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    Yesterday was the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for our new fulfillment center in West Jefferson, OH! Glad to be a part of this great community!

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Bon-Ton Stores President, CEO, and Director Brendan L. Hoffman
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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandising Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandising Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Awesome schedule (for visual) - M-F, no evenings, no weekends -Discount - 20% + coupons -Paid holidays off (visual) -Being a visual merchandiser is the best job. You work extremely hard, but I had fun every single day -Met some amazing people

    Cons

    -Not a ton of opportunity to move up -I feel like this happens everywhere in retail - but there were NEVER enough employees scheduled to keep the store clean/assist customers. I frequently had to leave projects/tasks to help people -I hated seeing sales associates have meltdowns at work - just too few resources and payroll to juggle large tasks and assist customers

    Advice to Management

    Most of the managers at my location were awesome, but to those few: stop being lazy, quit eating your chips in the training room and get your s*&% together And for those corporate suits: more payroll = more associates = happier customers


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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lockport, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bon-Ton Stores (Lockport, NY).

    Interview

    Applied online. Set up interview online as well. Went to interview and got hired on the spot. A couple days later, I started training. It was a pretty easy interview and it was only with the hiring manager. Looked at your resume while talking to you in office. Worked in the mens and home department. Great people and love the customers.

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Bon-Ton Stores Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Recent Grads , Experience™ a ConnectEDU company, 2013
100 Best Retailers to Work For , The Retail Life, 2012

Additional Info

Website www.bonton.com
Headquarters Milwaukee, WI
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1898
Type Company - Public (BONT)
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Bon-Ton is one of the leading fashion retailers in the United States, operating stores in 25 states from the Northeast to the Midwest and the Great Plains. We provide high-quality merchandise at competitive prices in stores under different nameplates. You may know us as your neighborhood: Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Carson's, Bergner's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's, or Younker's As we've grown we've maintained the tradition of each local store name because of our commitment to the communities in which we live and work. We want to stay true to ... More

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