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Review averages

  • 11 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    9.0909090909091%
    Good (2)
    18.181818181818%
    Satisfactory (3)
    27.272727272727%
    Subpar (5)
    45.454545454545%
    2.33
  • 6 applicants say

    Excellent (2)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (1)
    16.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (1)
    16.666666666667%
    Subpar (2)
    33.333333333333%
    2.94

Company summary

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 261 stores, which includes nine furniture galleries and five clearance centers, in 25 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings.  The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves.

Company outlook

Our Vision

Be the best hometown department store for the family, for the home, for generations.

Our Mission

Offer inspiring style at a great value, tailored to today's modern family, providing an exceptional customer experience in every community we serve.

Our Heritage

In 1854, the first store in the Bon-Ton family of department stores opened. A family composed of seven of the longest-lived nameplates in retail, each with its own storied past, coming together over the past 160 years. Through it all, our associates have been the bed-rock upon which all our success has been built. Each generation has been adapted and found new ways to serve and engage our customers with great service and merchandise.

Today, we have over 24,000 associates, more than 270 stores, 5 distribution centers and one state of the art fulfillment center. We serve vibrant communities from the Atlantic states and New England, to the Great Lakes region, and across the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains. Over a half-a-million people visit our stores and websites every day.

Benefits

Our Benefits

When you dedicate your time, effort and skills to The Bon-Ton Stores, we want to give back to you. Whether you are a full-time, hourly associate, a salaried professional, or part time associate, our benefits package will help you create a balanced, well-rounded life.

Full-Time Associates
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Group Legal
  • Auto and Home Insurance discounts
Other Great Benefits
  • 401k Plan
  • Vacation, Sick and Holiday Paid Time Off
  • Associate Discount
  • Professional Development
  • Volunteer Opportunities
Part Time Associates
  • Supplemental Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance

Location


  • 331 W. Wisconsin Ave
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203
    United States

For applicants

What we offer

How would we describe the company culture?

Our Values

A career with the Bon-Ton stores means enjoying every day at work. We succeed when you love what you do and who you work with. These are the values we live by. 

Results

We hold ourselves accountable for driving results and good stewardship of our Company. We are committed to excellence and exceeding the customer's expectations. We work with integrity. We walk the talk.

Innovation

We are proud of our heritage, but we seek new ideas and embrace change needed to drive future growth. We learn from the past, but we focus on what we can make better tomorrow.

Caring

We care about our customers and give them exceptional service that is always friendly and welcoming. We care about our associates' well-being, and are invested in their success. We give back to the communities we serve.

Style

Every product and every customer experience should express our brands' approach to fashion – current, tasteful, unique, and inspired – to connect with our customer's lifestyle. Our style is her style.

Entrepreneurship 

We focus on continuous improvement in each of our areas. We challenge ourselves to deliver exceptional customer experiences in every interaction and find solutions to make them even better.

Collaboration

We are one team, working together for a common goal. We are open and transparent in how we communicate. Our diversity makes us stronger.

Passion

We are excited about re-energizing our business. We approach all our challenges with energy and drive. We love what we do.






What else should applicants know about us?

Diversity

The Bon-Ton’s success is the direct result of the efforts, dedication and contributions of our associates. We are committed to building a culture and environment that reflects the communities we operate in. We serve a diverse array of customers and our associates mirror the diversity of these communities. The more diverse our family of associates is, the greater our ability to serve our customers.

To support our company initiatives we must build and promote an environment that supports inclusion and diversity. Diversity describes the many differences in people in the world around us. Inclusion is the acceptance of those differences and appreciation for the value that others add to our world. These differences can be defined by race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, sexual orientation, physical abilities, age or religious, cultural or political belief. By understanding our diversity we begin to practice inclusion, realizing that differing backgrounds give way to differing ideas and opinions that, in the end, bring out the best in all of us.

How do we do this?

The Bon-Ton views workplace diversity as an organizational strategy that focuses on our greatest assets, our associates and customers. Talent management, succession planning, associate development, communication, and customer advocacy are all integral parts of this strategy. Reaping the benefits of a diverse workforce entails not only recognizing our differences but setting aside outdated notions, but understanding that when we respect individuals for who they are, we foster a culture of inclusion and creativity that leads to improved productivity and mutual success.

The Bon-Ton is committed to establishing a culture of diversity as a business principal. Diversity is not about getting most people to fit into the culture, but about developing the culture around the diversity that exists. How associates think and how their opinions impact their ability to get along with, influence, and work with those around them is what matters.

Join the Bon-Ton Family and you will see how committed we are to serving the communities we operate and embrace diversity as one of its valuable assets.

Reviews for Bon-Ton Stores Inc

Reviews - What employees say

2.33 Employees say
2.94 Applicants say
  • 21.Feb 2017
  • Employee
Company culture
4.00
Support from Management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Level of Autonomy
4.00
Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
3.00
Eco-consciousness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job security
3.00
Handicap Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive/Diverse
4.00
  • 08.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Management should be aware of how the store appears to outsiders and strive to keep it clean and tidy.
  • 08.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Cashie

1.28

Company culture

Poor.

Support from Management

Poor

Teamwork

They were lazy

Communication

Did communicate about current coupons

Gender Equality

Neutral

Attitude towards older colleagues

Attitude was fine but they expected them to do less

Career Development

Not good for further opportunities. Only good for part time work while in college or high school

Overall Compensation for your work

I did a lot of work but we were paid minimum wage. We weren't valued


Review averages

  • 11 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    9.0909090909091%
    Good (2)
    18.181818181818%
    Satisfactory (3)
    27.272727272727%
    Subpar (5)
    45.454545454545%
    2.33
  • 6 applicants say

    Excellent (2)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (1)
    16.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (1)
    16.666666666667%
    Subpar (2)
    33.333333333333%
    2.94

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