Boscov's Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Boscov's Vice Chairman and CEO Jim Boscov
Jim Boscov
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Pros
  • The clothing and employee discount are great (in 3 reviews)

  • Full time employees get a vacation and 2 personal days after only 6 months of hire (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Customers aren't usually nice, people leave a mess in the fitting room every 5 seconds, and it's usually minimum wage (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't focus on every department, they pay attention to certain departments and forget about ones who could use their help (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Accounting

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Morgantown, PA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Morgantown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boscov's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, laid back

    Cons

    No avenue to move, expand skills, or be challenged

    Advice to Management

    Cut drama with more professional attitudes


  2. Work ethics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule while in college to be honest I really found nothing else positive about this working experience although gave me knowledge of retail and how to work with customers and run a register

    Cons

    Pay was horrible and the store is depressing lights too dim customers could.sometimes be rude management was unprofessional and not a greet area in mall many changes could be made

    Advice to Management

    Expand mall for customers add additional stores and restaurants to attract more customers update cosmetics of mall inside and out many changes could be made


  3. Sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Always have sales, lots of nice merchandise

    Cons

    management don't really care for the employees, open on holidays, too much work and salary is low

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and concern


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  5. Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is still family owned.

    Cons

    Not really any cons to mention


  6. Boscov

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sales, commission, vacation, promotions, schedule

    Cons

    micromanagement, aggressive customers, signs, stock space

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up on micromanagement


  7. VP/DMM

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boscov's full-time

    Pros

    Family owned with good compensation and enviroment

    Cons

    FAmily owned located on in small city


  8. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends

    I worked at Boscov's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many of the employees have been there for years so you don't have to put up with moody teenagers at a summer job. Receive holiday pay for Black Friday, Memorial Day, etc. No complaints about management or organization. (No news is good news, right?)

    Cons

    Like any retail job you deal with weekend and late night hours. Pay is minimum wage for quite a while before you earn raises. Commission-based sales are in certain departments and not others and honestly do not pay out that much.


  9. Retail Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it's family owned, people are nice

    Cons

    no benefits, on your feet all day, working nights. weekends


  10. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boscov's full-time

    Pros

    Working at Boscov's for over 20 some years. Great company, great benefits, climbing up the ladder or learning a different job is encouraged.

    Cons

    I hear that working in the shoe dept. is very stressful, being that you don't get any raises, work off of minimum pay forever but get commission.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the shoe dept. It was just in the paper that everyone has gotten raises EXCEPT the shoe dept, even depts. with commissions. To keep getting paid the same year in and year out you will never keep employees in that department.


  11. Loss prevention

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boscov's full-time

    Pros

    I worked in loss prevention where I found most of the people outside my department were nice and friendly. Management were great too.

    Cons

    My department was very unhelpful and did not help you succeed at your job, not to mention to much favoritism inside.

    Advice to Management

    It would be better if you had a more hands on approach when training new hires. More supervision and forthcoming with information.



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