Life at the Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
A REFLECTION OF OUR GOALS & VALUES
When you come to Bon-Ton, you'll be embraced by a culture that celebrates being a mid-sized retailer. We're not too big. Not too small. We're just right. "The Right Place to Work," as we like to say. But what makes our organization the right place for you? There is not one easy answer since what some value may not be seen as important to others. In the end there are some common values that affect everyone and how they feel about where they work:
- what they do and accomplish
- who they work with
- who they work for
The common element among all three of these job satisfiers is people - more specifically the way people in an organization are treated, valued and recognized. Through company values that encourage respect and demonstrate true appreciation for the unique differences of each individual, we strengthen our culture and create an environment in which each associate is recognized for his or her contributions to the business. At Bon-Ton, you'll find a culture that embraces the individual - the values and needs that make this the right place for your career.
Another key element of the Bon-Ton culture is the emphasis we put on diversity. Maximizing diversity is not simply a people issue, but also a critical business issue. Business challenges are escalating and different approaches are needed. The retail market is evolving and new ideas are required. For any organization, including ours, the ability to respond to these changes requires a diverse group of people who combine their unique talents to drive creative business solutions.
At Bon-Ton, you'll find associates who differ in countless ways and you'll find leadership which values the many talents that such a diverse group can offer. Our success as a business is impacted by the rich diversity of talents, values, and skills of our associates. We welcome you to add your unique talents to the Bon-Ton team!
CELEBRATING WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Here's something that makes us very proud. Did you know that at Bon-Ton, the average tenure of our associates is more than 5 years? That's unheard of in the retail industry, but not surprising to us.
Why do associates stay? Because we're different.
We're big enough to offer challenging careers like other retailers. We know that each of our associates has something unique to contribute: different interests, skills, dreams and ideas. And we encourage those differences because that’s what drives our creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and our success.
Many retailers want to brag about how big they are, but that's not always a good thing for the local customer or an individual associate. At Bon-Ton we know that bigger isn't always better. We work hard to stay close to the individual communities in which we live. As we've grown, we've kept individual store names because we respect the history and value the customer loyalty found in each of our name plates. But we don't stop with the local customer. We provide a work environment and a career path focused on the individual as well.
Get to know us. Discover the difference in the people of Bon-Ton!