Bon-Ton Stores Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2020

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3.2
36%
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31%
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Bon-Ton Stores President & CEO Kathy Bufano
Kathy Bufano
161 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 41 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. "Store Planner"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    they went out of business

  2. "Workable hours"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Selling Specialist 

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time

    Pros

    Worked around the hours I needed

    Cons

    Not treated as a person.

  3. "Company is out of business"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Planner in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Company is out of business

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  4. "Lack of communication"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The actual beauty supply companies were great to work with and so fun!

    Cons

    The BonTon store management was horrible. No one would ever have an answer for your questions or needs and would never try to figure it out. There was a new department manager every month if there was one at all. Management had weekly meetings where they couldn’t be bothered for 2 hours even for customers and they drank alcohol at these meetings regularly. In the middle of the day.

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  5. "Part time job"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales 

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores part-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule, nice people to work with

    Cons

    low pay, more training needed

  6. "Christmas Help"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Hill, PA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Loved the whole atmosphere. Coworkers, managers and customers.

    Cons

    Snowy days hard to get to work.

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  7. "Great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and teams were great.

    Cons

    The demands never seemed to end, shrinking headcount led to increased responsibilities.

  8. "Great Position"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything was great about the company

    Cons

    Nothing was wrong with the company

  9. "Relaxed environment at times"

    2.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receiving Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Receiving supervisor was friendly; led a relaxed environment that encouraged you to get work done at a reasonable pace

    Cons

    The store manager didn’t like receiving associates taking breaks or slowing down

  10. "Great people"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Promotion in South Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Went out of business in 2018

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