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Bon-Ton Stores CEO Kathy Bufano
Kathy Bufano
153 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good coworkers, helpful managers, usually nice customers, good employee discount(in 72 reviews)

  • "Great people, Plenty of opportunities for advancement if you look in the right places(in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too many coupons and not enough staffing(in 59 reviews)

  • "The bankruptcy and liquidation process was very poorly managed with extremely bad communication to the company from upper management(in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Bonton"

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    Current Employee - Photo Fashion Stylist in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bon-Ton Stores full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in

    Cons

    Company went bankrupt which is unfortunate

    Bon-Ton Stores2019-02-12
  2. "Treat your employees better"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Had great co-workers, easy work.

    Cons

    Refused to move anyone to part time or full time after those holding the positions left.

    Advice to Management

    Obviously a little late for that.

    Bon-Ton Stores2019-05-06
  3. "Boring but okay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Laid-back environment, slow shifts

    Cons

    Boring, rude management and patrons

    Bon-Ton Stores2019-04-25
  4. "Apparel Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Fast pace environment in apparel product development

    Cons

    Health of company. was closed in 2018

    Bon-Ton Stores2019-04-10
  5. "Solid People in The Trenches, Management Not So Much"

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    Former Employee - Systems Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    For the most part a conscientious, dedicated work force. Company struggled for 10 years, but even as it struggled, it supported community events and causes; attempted to show associates they were appreciated.

    Cons

    Responded too late to the culture shift in public's shopping habits - e.g. e-commerce. Remote ownership (Saks) and some remote senior management did not seem to be fully committed to company. And too much debt.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Bon-Ton Stores2019-04-09
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fun Job"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager 

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great team of hard working people

    Cons

    Store closed due to bankruptcy

    Bon-Ton Stores2019-03-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Closed"

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      Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager 

      I have been working at Bon-Ton Stores full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good people Career driven Promotions Indoor parking Downtown location

      Cons

      Management Bonus/perks No incentives Vacation amount Closed corporate office

      Bon-Ton Stores2019-04-02
    • "Overworked and unsupported"

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        Former Employee - Project Coordinator 

        I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time

        Pros

        Company had s long history and there were many great people to work with.

        Cons

        Every person on my team was overworked and expected to produce a crazy amount within 40 hours a week. There was no support.

        Bon-Ton Stores2019-04-02
      • "Worst job ever"

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        Former Employee - Sales Associate in Allentown, NJ

        I worked at Bon-Ton Stores part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Decent pay and flexible hours

        Cons

        horrible managers and overall terrible environment.

        Bon-Ton Stores2019-03-27
      • "Decent company"

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        Current Employee - Shoe Stock Associate in Milwaukee, PA

        I have been working at Bon-Ton Stores part-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Flexible Schedule Holiday Pay rate is great

        Cons

        Horrible communication Bad Management

        Bon-Ton Stores2019-03-12
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