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Boscov's Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • The business is family owned and run and that vibe resonates throughout the company (in 9 reviews)

  • Good co-workers, employee discount, and many wonderful regular customers (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is minimum wage for quite a while before you earn raises (in 9 reviews)

  • Department Managers pushed to breaking points, both mentally and physically, by some members of upper management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "High Stress"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boscov's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Boscovs has a Family type Atmosphere due to being family owned. This also makes it easy to test new products and pricing without a lot of red tape.

    Cons

    HR does not address concerns. Many things are swept under the rug and inappropriate and unprofessional behavior are allowed to continue.
    No work/life balance


  2. "Safe, but monotonous place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Creative in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boscov's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You would have to literally TRY to get fired.
    No real dress code in some areas, no policy against tattoos.
    AMAZING discounts, sample sales, and employee shopping days.
    Holidays and birthday off.
    Employee cafeteria.

    Cons

    The pay was next to nothing. I worked my tush off in both positions, but if you are even slightly creative, you get pushed down.
    Some people were pushed up to management jobs and did NOTHING to earn it.

    Advice to Management

    You should really get to know your employees and truly evaluate their skillsets when choosing their pay rate. 5cents an hour extra is NOT an acceptable raise. it should be at least a quarter or more a year to keep both parties happy. Well-paid and well-praised employees are generally happier than those who are not.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Boscov's"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Boscov's full-time

    Pros

    Met some nice people. Strengthened customer service skills.

    Cons

    You never see or hear management throughout your day. If you're not a department manager, they likely don't even bother to learn your name or what department you work in. It's retail, so of course the pay is terrible and you give up your nights, weekends, and holidays. Not really much room for career advancement either.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not Worth it in the Long Run"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy going, decent paying for a retail job, easy work, yearly raises, earn vacation time after 6 months, eligible for healthcare after working average 20 hours for 6 months

    Cons

    Management is very biased, people are managers who shouldn't be, the store manager is terrifying, they almost never give a full 40 hours, healthcare prices are through the roof

    Advice to Management

    Just get your selves together, stop promoting people that shouldn't be promoted just because you like them. Stop blaming coworkers for sales being down when the store is located in a dead mall.


  5. "Sakes associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Meriden, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Meriden, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boscov's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great time management skills, customer service and inventory tracking.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion, lack of challenging environment, overall poor treatment of employees.


  6. "A day at work here"

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Associate in Whitehall, PA
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Associate in Whitehall, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boscov's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Upper management is great. The store and assistant managers are both funny and helpful

    Cons

    Pay is so so but probably average.


  7. "A good temporary place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Pottstown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boscov's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people that you work with are very helpful and nice, most of the time.

    Cons

    if you're looking for a stable position look elsewhere.


  8. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at Boscov's full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule depending on how nice is your manager

    Cons

    Not a long term job


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Personal Banker in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boscov's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked for Bosco's for 20 years it is one of the best companies I worked for.

    Cons

    If you want to work for corporate you go to the corporate side if you want to work for retail you go to the retail side


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boscov's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented and that starts with the owner Mr. Albert Boscovs. Friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive.
    There is no advancement and promotion to further one's career.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the complaints of the employees and take appropriate action.


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