Ross Stores

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Ross Stores Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
92 Reviews
5.0
92 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.  

    Great company, Summer Fridays and Bagel Fridays win it for me! Overall, it is a company that chooses to have strong

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ross Stores as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall, it is a company that chooses to have strong balances between working hard and being realistic. For the most part exceptions are completely in-line for interns. The intern program itself really is one of the best out there!

    Cons

    Sometimes it is easy to get lost in the bigger picture. For the most part, people pay attention and make sure you are happy,productive, and on relevant projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! Try to continue the smaller/medium sized company mentality that has somehow/miraculously been able to be preserved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My favorite discount store!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Lots to choose from, great security, great quality

    Cons

    Not always in the right size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Supportive management, opportunity for growth, good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Control Analyst
    Current Employee - Merchandise Control Analyst

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Management is supportive and dedicated to helping you grow within the company. Offers a good pay compared to the rest of the industry and has a great working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Communication from Upper management is minimal and can be frustrating to understand why things are implemented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoy working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Fairfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Great management team. Enjoy working for a company that provide such amazing benefits whether you're a FT or PT associate. Store manager is friendly and always engage with her associates and i love the fact that she has an open door policy. Gives feedback to her associates and communicates opening jobs at other Ross stores.

    Cons

    More raise from the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with MAPS for high potential associates for them to grow within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Ross is a really good employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    The thing I like is the employee and the fact that I'm always working different positions there. The management is real nice as well.

    Cons

    There is nothing I can think of.

  7.  

    Planning department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planning Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Planning Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Ross Stores is a wonderful company to work for, especially in their corporate offices. The environment is very supportive and energetic while the company offers great benefits in addition to work-life balance.

    Cons

    Can't think of one. The company really cares about its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do what you are doing. The company is going forward very well and the corporate offices have low employee turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work place!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Self-floor and Cashier in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Self-floor and Cashier in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Busy friendly coworkers very nice

    Cons

    Customers can be difficult sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cash Office Associate in Pittsburg, CA
    Current Employee - Cash Office Associate in Pittsburg, CA

    I have been working at Ross Stores part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Many locations in the area

    Cons

    Because of when I started, I am paid less than newer employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    I Love Working for Ross Stores

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fitting Room Associate in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Fitting Room Associate in Fresno, CA

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

    Pros

    Working at Ross with Associates and Management that treat you with respect while working fast and efficiently

    Cons

    Part-time work is not enough hours to live on and make ends meet year round.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell corporate that when hiring associates for part-time which is at least 20-30 hours a week then that's the hours that should be given; not 10-15 hours a week. It's misleading and not fair to employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Well structured company with sustained growth and a strong focus on internal development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Store Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Contractor - Store Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Ross Stores as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous amount of opportunity for advancement
    Strong focus on internal development

    Cons

    Pay seems to be on the low side of the average, especially for internal promotes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide additional incentives for high acheivers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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