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Boston Store Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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Pros
  • The employee discount, usually lunch is provided, the managers are very friendly most of the time (in 7 reviews)

  • offered insurance to full and part time employees (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, constantly adjusting hours (in 3 reviews)

  • Because it's part time you only get 20 hours a week (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "It’s a good job if you like to feel occupied."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Racine, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Store part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and hours, management isn’t as bad as people think, people just need to communicate better and do they’re job.

    Cons

    The management isn’t so bad as people think, the coworkers just like to do the “minimum” amount of work possible.


  2. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Janesville, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Janesville, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Store part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee discount, upbeat atmosphere, good managers who are very helpful. A good place for a high school student or someone who didn't need to pay rent, bills etc. Pay is extremely low compared to other retailers.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, very hard work for the pay, no benefits or paid time off, very strict attendance

    Advice to Management

    Don't schedule people for hours they never agreed to work. If they miss time for this reason you should admit your mistake and not write them up.

  3. "Don't Waste Your Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Boston Store part-time

    Pros

    Work with your schedule
    Good for a few months

    Cons

    Pay is bad
    Managers don't really listen
    Will always agree with the cutomer even if it makes the associate look bad
    Force you to open the credit cards
    Lack of communication


  4. "Sales area manager"

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

    I have been working at Boston Store full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced. Never dull moment.

    Cons

    Crazy pace. Two steps forward, one step back approach at times.


  5. "Loss Prevention Agent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Agent in Greenfield, WI
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Agent in Greenfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Store full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great! The work is consistent. Its fun catching thieves. LP is well-respected in the store. LP team is completely independent from the rest of the other employees, it has its own manager.

    Cons

    LP team is small so schedules are not flexible. There is a fine line between the managers and LP team, and the employees confuse you for being management when you're not. There are a ton of rules for making a good stop and it can get frustrating when you're dealing with a known thief.

    Advice to Management

    Put a window in the LP offices so they can get some fresh air or light in there.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Boring job, low pay"

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

    I worked at Boston Store part-time

    Pros

    Staff is friendly for the most part, management shows their appreciation often.

    Cons

    A lot of frustrated customers due to not being able to use / understand the coupons. Work is repetitive. Low pay.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "ELIZABETH Arden counter manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Elizabeth Arden in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Elizabeth Arden in Brookfield, WI
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Store full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Perks! Free product, nice people fun atmosphere ! Room for advancement.
    Great product! Fun to sell what you believe in! Highly recommended for a retail job. Arden rocks!

    Cons

    Nights and weekends. If you don't want to work these shifts, this won't work for you! Must be highly motivated, A personality to do this job effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Store full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are plenty of locations to work at.

    Cons

    If you are a good worker, they will work you until you break to make up for the other bodies they hire to fill out the floor.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Try"

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

    I worked at Boston Store part-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, great discount, good hours of you made an effort

    Cons

    Never let you have any time off, HR management is bad with communication


  10. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Boston Store part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Good discount for employees

    Cons

    Crappy management
    The coupons never work on anything
    Customers are rude
    A lot of work and little pay


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