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Bon-Ton Stores Reviews

Updated November 12, 2018
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Bon-Ton Stores President & CEO Kathy Bufano
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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 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "Disorganized management, poor work-life balance" (in 19 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"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    they went out of business


  2. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time

    Pros

    Laid-back work environment
    Casual dress code
    Excellent products

    Cons

    Business innovation
    Frequent meetings
    Outdated equipment

  3. "Director"

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

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time

    Pros

    Great people at peer levels

    Cons

    Management was not able to come out of bankruptcy


  4. "Inventory Planner"

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

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced never a dull day

    Cons

    Continues fire drills for the same information

    Advice to Management

    Should have moved faster


  5. "Sales Associater"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fair compsenation for retail but not for what was expected of employees.

    Cons

    Management ran company into ground.


  6. "gonow"

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

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores part-time

    Pros

    Great customers, professional co-workers, nice discount

    Cons

    Schedules issued sometimes only a few days before work week started. Not enough store security.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing credit cards so hard…keep the rewards program because it was a favorite. Create a reward system for those employees who come in when there is an emergency shortage and those who always come to work. Offer health insurance and vacation to our part time co-workers, too


  7. "I had a good experience there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores part-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers, helpful managers, usually nice customers, good employee discount.

    Cons

    Too much pressure to get customers to sign up for a Bon Ton charge card.

  8. "Analyst"

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

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and growth opportunities while open

    Cons

    Out of business due to management decisions


  9. "Great until they liquidated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bon-Ton Stores full-time

    Pros

    Great people, fun, exciting

    Cons

    Retail hours, could get a bit political

    Advice to Management

    Don’t spend more than you make


  10. "VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time

    Pros

    People were great to work with - family environment.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and poor strategic vision


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