Bon-Ton Stores - Great PT job if you just want some extra money to spend, NOT for full time | Glassdoor
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"Great PT job if you just want some extra money to spend, NOT for full time"

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

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

Pros

Pretty much what everyone else is saying:
-Generous discount
-Great merchandise (for the most part)
-Coupons can get you really good deals if you know how to use them (which we associates are pro at of course;)
-Bonding time with co-workers as we make complain about the ridiculous decisions upper management makes
-Hours are relatively easy to pick up since a lot of people tend to call off "sick" or want to shift switch
-Mid-level managers are pretty nice and easygoing
-I've met some ridiculously kind, sweet customers that just make your day!

This is a good job for a student or someone who just wants to earn a little extra cash to spend and buy some cute stuff at a great price!

Cons

-Very stressful workdays (esp. weekends) because they keep cutting hours so we are constantly understaffed and the department is on the brink of collapse

-Company doesn't weed out the incompetent employees and doesn't do a terribly swell job of training new ones unfortunately

-Coupon exclusions, my god!

-There are email/credit goals that the managers push on you...but if this is just a part-time, side job (as in your financial situation isn't that dependent on it), don't obsess about whether you meet your goal or not. Cause if you're a dependable employee who gets things done and makes customers happy, they won't fire you. And if they do, that's completely their loss. Don't take this job *too* seriously and you will have fun with it!

Advice to Management

Middle management is fine for the most part..sometimes I feel bad for them because they have so much pressure from upper level.

It's the store managers that need work. LISTEN to us about ways to improve our departments (because believe me, we are EXPERTS in that field) . Stop letting the Display people run the store and make everything completely unshoppable.

Other Employee Reviews for Bon-Ton Stores

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing management team has weak leadership"

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    Former Employee - Business Insights and Marketing Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Business Insights and Marketing Specialist in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, discounted downtown parking

    Cons

    Almost everything else. Company is completely devoid of culture. Also need to look to push peoples strengths and be open to change.

    Advice to Management

    Look to the future


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Meaningless busy work coupled with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Planner in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Assistant Planner in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you don't mind the drone work, the pay is not bad for the skills involved.

    Cons

    Never make the numbers, expectations often unrealistic.

    IT systems are in complete shambles. Unnecessary, repetitive tasks to do basic functions.

    Lots of busy work that any high school grad could do.

    Constant turnover among offices due to poor work environment. Office always understaffed and as result co-workers often over worked.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of inventory planning altogether. Any type of modern computing system could do your planning instead of relying on old excel sheets.

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