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Bon-Ton Stores Reviews

Updated February 18, 2019
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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 39 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. "Bon Ton was a great company to work for."

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

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere made it a fun place to work

    Cons

    Future of company was always in doubt


  2. "Bonton"

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    Current Employee - Photo Fashion Stylist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Photo Fashion Stylist in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in

    Cons

    Company went bankrupt which is unfortunate

  3. "Team of great associates!"

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible scheduling, great workplace environment!

    Cons

    Extended holiday hours, not enough floor coverage.


  4. "good experience"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in West Bend, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in West Bend, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast paced environment with projects to work on

    Cons

    customers could be rude, low pay for employees who worked there for years


  5. "Negative Experience"

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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 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Discount and nice co-workers

    Cons

    Negative environment, management often bullied employees.


  6. "Incompetence was their downfall"

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    Former Employee - Selling Supervisor
    Former Employee - Selling Supervisor

    Pros

    Some of the people I worked with were great.

    Cons

    Buyers were totally out of touch with what stores actually needed. Stock levels on some items were frequently either near zero or completely out of control- no store needed literally thousands of the same style of tank top. My store manager was great, but corporate had no interest in anything that would actually make stores run more efficiently or help us keep valuable associates.


  7. "OOB"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    It was an alright place to work.

    Cons

    The place is Out of business

  8. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment never gets boring.

    Cons

    Can be long hours to get the job done right.


  9. "Thank God its over"

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    Former Employee - ESTEE LAUDER COUNTER MANAGER in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - ESTEE LAUDER COUNTER MANAGER in Carlisle, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bon-Ton Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot of sales and coupons.

    Cons

    Little to no communication in mangement.

    Advice to Management

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  10. "Bon-Ton Stores"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good balance of work and home. We had a great group of personnel that worked at the company.

    Cons

    Company went out of Business.

    Advice to Management

    They should have reacted better when the sales went down and continued for many years before trying to set things straight. Their reaction time was too slow.