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Bon-Ton Stores Reviews

Updated August 17, 2018
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Bon-Ton Stores President & CEO Kathy Bufano
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Pros
  • "Outside of the people we have a phenomenal employee discount" (in 71 reviews)

  • "Great people, Plenty of opportunities for advancement if you look in the right places" (in 35 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. "Assistant buyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people are really great

    Cons

    Very traditional in their ways


  2. "A Great Work Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    + People
    +Friendly Work Environment
    + Flexibility
    + Employee Discount

    Cons

    Upper managements at times is clueless.

  3. "receiving supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexible on hours, staff friendly

    Cons

    poor execution on their processes. short staffed. cut store level success but increased corp level buildings/staff/budget


  4. "Tet"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Yes they are good to me

    Cons

    There are none and thats it


  5. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Recrui in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Recrui in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bon-Ton Stores (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home capabilities were nice.

    Cons

    troubled company, low sales. was unsure about stability


  6. "Store Manager"

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

    I have been working at Bon-Ton Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy, trust, dedicated Team, integrity, support!

    Cons

    Liquidation of all nameplates...MANY stores remained profitable ..could have survived as your small town go-to department store.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunate failed hustle in the end led to the loss of a legacy nameplate. Should have cut losses years ago and trimmed the fat of underproductive stores through ongoing analytics of P& L by location. Other department stores have remained viable through this tactic.


  7. "Good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Management in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Management in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was able to grow and take on ever increasing responsibility because the Company believed in developing its people.

    Cons

    The Company didn't last, which was a shame.

  8. "general manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Bon-Ton Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding Culture , Customer Service, and Team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Company had alot of debt which ultimately led to their current bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    Should have hired top corporate executives that had a vision for change to
    better compete in the changing landscape of retail.


  9. "Store manager"

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Wyoming, PA
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Wyoming, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bon-Ton Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family, promote from within

    Cons

    company closing. Hours very long at holiday time frame


  10. "Maintenanace/Receiving"

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    Former Employee - Maintenanance Receiving in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Maintenanance Receiving in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.Good teamwork

    Cons

    As the company's debt grew it was harder to perform the necessary repairs in the store to maintain the facility.

    Advice to Management

    Not applicable because Company is liquidating


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