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Bon-Ton Stores Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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Found 747 reviews

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37%
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16%
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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. "Bon Ton was a great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family atmosphere made it a fun place to work

    Cons

    Future of company was always in doubt

    Bon-Ton Stores2018-07-06
  2. "Okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores part-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good entry level job

    Cons

    Some management issues, low pay

    Bon-Ton Stores2019-06-14
  3. "Alright Place to Work"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate 

      I worked at Bon-Ton Stores part-time

      Pros

      Decent staff, nice people to work with.

      Cons

      I believe they went bankrupt.

      Bon-Ton Stores2019-05-29
    • "Was once a great place to work"

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      Former Employee - Full Time 

      I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Nice management, good perks discount

      Cons

      Corporate didn't understand local market

      Bon-Ton Stores2019-05-28
    • "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 3 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
    • "Boring but okay"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate 

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

      Pros

      Laid-back environment, slow shifts

      Cons

      Boring, rude management and patrons

      Bon-Ton Stores2019-04-25
    • "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 3 years

      Pros

      Fast pace environment in apparel product development

      Cons

      Health of company. was closed in 2018

      Bon-Ton Stores2019-04-10
    • "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 10 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
    • Helpful (1)

      "Fun Job"

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      Former Employee - Human Resources Manager 

      I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great team of hard working people

      Cons

      Store closed due to bankruptcy

      Bon-Ton Stores2019-03-17
    • 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 3 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
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