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Bon-Ton Stores Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Outside of the people we have a phenomenal employee discount (in 64 reviews)

  • Photo studio only) There are lots of great people to work with in a fun atmosphere (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Merchant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work alongside

    Cons

    Upper management against innovative, creative ideas --> not a clear process for your ideas to be heard


  2. "part time only"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bon-Ton Stores part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexible hours. great for part time work. understanding management work/life.

    Cons

    not a career job. often overlooked unfairly.

    Advice to Management

    give raises and hours to employees who have been there the longest and stop giving all the hours to temporary employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Selling supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Selling Supervisor in DuBois, PA
    Former Employee - Selling Supervisor in DuBois, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly.
     full timers good benefits.
     pay not bad.
    Great discount.
    Nice store.

    Cons

    Management cares very little about solving issues of any kind.
    pay for part timers is awful.
    play favorites so unfair treatment especially at Dubois location in Pennsylvania.
    Never listen to concerns.
    Never accept new ideas.
    Managers hide all day in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your selling supervisors, they are there to assist you!!


  4. "Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bon-Ton Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, decent pay.

    Cons

    Corporate Management is and has been asleep at the wheel.

    Advice to Management

    You need to staff your stores in order to remain profitable.


  5. "Retail job."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management team and coworkers.

    Cons

    Hourly rates are not good.

    Advice to Management

    Bigger raises.


  6. "bonton review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, flexible schedule, good insurance, 401 K

    Cons

    low pay,pressure to open credits, failing sales lead to sometimes toxic work environment

    Advice to Management

    better communication


  7. "floor sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bon-Ton Stores (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discount offerings to employees is great for sales etc.

    Cons

    Poor staffing not enough for regularly sceduled days

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire more staff.Customer are not happy not enough of staff on departments for service.

  8. "No Integrity"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bon-Ton Stores full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent discount - on some items.

    Cons

    Insurance is not great, costs are high. Work/Home life balance is a joke. Want to get ahead? Be a brown nose-because who you know is all that matters.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. If it's not too late.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IT Technician"

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    Current Employee - IT Technician in York, PA
    Current Employee - IT Technician in York, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, lots of perks and fun stuff

    Cons

    Lack of communication occasionally.

    Advice to Management

    better training


  10. "It's great for the first few months..."

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

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

    Pros

    Work with your schedule, great coworkers

    Cons

    Management doesn't help and is rude. Pay is low. Overworked!!!


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