Boston Store Reviews

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
10 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great coworkers terrible customers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Store

    Pros

    Pay was good, management was good, coworkers were great

    Cons

    Customers are rude, I've Been in retail 12 years and I had never been treated so badly by customers until working at Biston Store. The customers are rude and treat the sales people like dirt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to store policies and have a back bone, the fact that customers now if they throw a fit over trying to return items without a receipt they will get money back, you have created spoiled gotten customers. Also, giving discounts to customers when ever they throw a tantrum is a problem as well

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    DO NOT WORK HERE!!!!

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    Former Employee - SALES CLERK  in  West Bend, WI
    Former Employee - SALES CLERK in West Bend, WI

    I worked at Boston Store part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers were for the most part nice once they go to know you and you worked there awhile

    Cons

    The managers and I mean all managers treat the associates like complete dirt. They expect you to do everything (merchandising, sales sets, markdowns, signage, getting credits opened, emails, cashier, etc) and they do not appreciate their staff no matter how great the associate is. They constantly talk to associates in a condescending and hostile manner. Anybody who calls in sick is berated and yelled at on the phone. The pay is horrible...expect minimum wage 7-8 dollars an hour in smaller cities. DO NOT WORK HERE!!! I have never worked for a place before that has management that is so classless and lacks any sense of leadership and motivation to work as a team. Horrible experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish I could give advice but when you are dealing with individuals who are classless, rude, condescending, uninspiring that comes from within an individual and cannot be changed. A leader is somebody that workers will look up to and inspire to be. Need to clean house and get individuals that actually know how to motivate out of encouragement than yelling at associates and talking to them like dirt. NEWS ALERT!! That does not inspire people, that encourages poor worker moral and then people don't want to give 100% and quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Boston Store part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Potential to make a lot of money if on commission

    Cons

    No room to move up, competition with co-workers, no chance for a raise, always working weekends, too many sales so no one would buy anything full price

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be opportunities for growth and leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brookfield, WI

    I have been working at Boston Store part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The store culture and the customers

    Cons

    I just started a few months ago. Had one review, It was good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company has no respect for workers

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    Former Employee - Selling Supervisor
    Former Employee - Selling Supervisor

    I worked at Boston Store full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good co-workers for the most part. easy to get a day off for the most part if not during holiday times.

    Cons

    there is NO training. upper management is CLUELESS. they invest no money into the company and expect that sales and morale with increase. workers are unhappy because the company cares more about how many credits you have opened rather than how you perform at your job. the company is always increasing their store hours and give less budget to staff the store. there is no room to grow in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IF YOU WANT YOUR COMPANY TO SUCCEED, CREATE A SENSE OF URGENCY FOR THE CUSTOMERS. STOP BEING OPEN FROM 7AM TO MIDNIGHT DURING BIG SALES AND INSTEAD CREATE A SENSE OF URGENCY FOR CUSTOMERS TO COME INTO THE STORE DURING NORMAL HOURS. the stores are open all night and it is a ghost town!! the company needs to let each store dictate their own hours since bigger towns will be busier than smaller. holding every single store in a region to the same standards is the reason this company is failing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Madison, WI

    I worked at Boston Store part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment. Career grow opportunities.

    Cons

    You are not allowed to take vacation or day-off during special events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Manager, with company for 10+ years

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Boston Store full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good products and good discount. Insurance was pretty good and inexpensive.

    Cons

    Accountability is low, pay rarely ever increase once your hired (maybe 5-10 cents), high stress, inconsistent with most procedures, lack of training, overall morale of employees around you is low, serve understaffing with an increase of hours the store is open, customers over the last five years are getting progressively worse and worse (excessively rude, inconsiderate of how to treat other human beings), many members of management and staff are overworked and unappreciated, with hire anyone and are afraid to get rid of poor associates that continually make it harder for everyone else who cares about there job to succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Nice people to work with, but very little training

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Boston Store full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people
    Great products
    Good discount

    Cons

    Lack of training
    Under staffed
    Very stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training Training Training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    yin yangyin

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Boston Store part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employee discount…wonderful co=workers…reasonable drive to work.

    Cons

    Leadership can be inconsistent…would appreciate ability to have input

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time actually working our jobs instead of only sending folks with clipboards around.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Average Retail Employer

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Boston Store part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule; Friendly Co-Workers; Great Department Manager; Medical & Dental Benefits Offered to Part Time Employees; Excellent Store Discount; Unchallenging Work

    Cons

    Retail Hours; Commission Based Salary in Shoe Department So Competitive Environment; Have to Consistently Make Sales Goals; Do Not Invest in Employees; Lack of Career Opportunities

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