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Ross Stores Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
188 Reviews
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188 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 20% discount throughout the year, with periods during which 40% discount is given to associates (in 75 reviews)

  • The employee discount is great on already reasonably priced merchandise (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • The annual raises are so small that minimum wage increases null them (in 85 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is a hassle because they basically do not give you as much time away as you would like (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Allocation Department at the Corporate Office in Dubin is a great place to start for entry-level position seekers.

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    Former Employee - Assortment Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Assortment Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Ross Stores

    Pros

    If you have a college degree and some part-time retail experience, then you have a decent chance at the entry level position, Allocator.

    Cons

    The Corporate Office has been going through logistical changes, presumably for the better. But there are some older employees that are cynical about the changes and always complain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of having the managers mentor career improvement, start a mentorship program by which people are matched up with management level mentors/mentees for the sole purpose of encourage and counseling on career growth within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Working there was fun and fast.

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    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Coworkers were really as second family. Managers are really friendly. But they want you to do the job of 5 persons.

    Cons

    You really don't get your job done having to run and do many tasks at the same time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your best and always ask for advancement training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience learned a lot of skills and was able to be promoted from with in and work all the way up to management

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in Perris, CA
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Perris, CA

    I have been working at Ross Stores full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    vp and directors worked well together and would address associate issues immediately and worked on ways to prevent problems before the started

    Cons

    Like many jobs favortism was a problem and some managment had troubles treating every equally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on associate relations and address the managers and supervisors that aren't following the processes. A lot of progress and was a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Development/Career Growth

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at Ross Stores full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Personal & professional development and career growth are the hallmarks of working for Ross. If you're accountable, have drive, and are a hard worker, you will go far in this organization. This company is very results driven and demands exceptional performance from both associates and leaders. In return, you'll have a great career path and be developed to your fullest potential.

    Cons

    Culture is driven on very direct feedback. If you're overly sensitive or "thin skinned," this isn't the right place for you. Work/life balance can suffer easily due to volume of work if you're not very good at planning and organizing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to celebrate wins more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Stockroom Associate

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    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at Ross Stores part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Management is very open and easy to communicate with. It's an easy-going work environment, and can only get as stressful as retail work gets.

    Cons

    Low hours and low pay doesn't guarantee a stable paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's not a lot of incentive to be promoted, and even less opportunity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    You learn a lot about business but the pay sucks. Get experience here and find a new job ASAP

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    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Ross Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The amount of knowledge you receive on how the business works.

    Cons

    Late hours. Schedule always changes. Pay sucks till you reach Assistant Store Manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us more payroll so I can have an extra person on the floor so we can leave an hour early every night.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Face paced environment, workers very hard. Made sure I greeted customers, and made sure they were always satisfied.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at Ross Stores part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a very comfortable environment for me, and I loved the work I did. The managers were nice and laid back, every associate was very friendly.

    Cons

    Sometimes I didn't get a break because we didn't have many associates and it's a face paced environment.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Store Protection Specialists

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    Former Employee - Store Protection Specialist in Signal Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Store Protection Specialist in Signal Hill, CA

    I worked at Ross Stores part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed, got to know coworkers, discounts

    Cons

    Minimum wage. No raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    ASM

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    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Ross Stores full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great way to learn the retail business, great lessons and you get to work really hard

    Cons

    compensation is low but the discount is great

  11.  

    Good environment and fair work life balance

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    Former Employee - Allocator in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Allocator in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Ross Stores full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Strong training program and good leadership

    Cons

    Not a very diverse career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more options for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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