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About Burlington Coat Factory

Number of Employees: 28,000+

Headquarters: 1830 Rte. 130 N. Burlington, NJ 08016

Burlington Coat Factory is a department store chain that sells clothing, shoes, housewares, furniture and baby items. With more than 450 stores in 45 states, Burlington Coat Factory has come a long way since its inception in 1924 as a wholesaler of women's outerwear. Started by Monroe and Henrietta Milstein, the first store was literally housed in an old warehouse in Burlington, New Jersey. Having already been a women?s outerwear wholesaler in New York City, Milstein had years of experience in clothing women. Soon, the company expanded its offerings to include services, like baby registries and tailor shops, luxury linens, specialty merchandise and home d'cor.

What to Expect When Interviewing

The majority of applicants that interview for a position at Burlington Coat Factory report a positive interview experience. Potential employees can expect a fairly straightforward interview process consisting of a face-to-face interview with a store manager in which standard interview questions are posed. An example might include a question such as, "What does customer service mean to you?" Management positions may be required to take a personality test, be asked to submit to a drug test and participate in a group interview. Potential employees can apply online or in person, and phone interviews are sometimes conducted.

Recent Awards

  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008