Ross Stores Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
879 Reviews

2.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is great on already reasonably priced merchandise (in 62 reviews)

  • You have a 20% discount card, and on special occasions that 20% doubles to 40% (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Minimum wage start off isn't what I'd like to be making working there (in 72 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is a hassle because they basically do not give you as much time away as you would like (in 22 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Internship Program, competitive pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Location Planning Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Location Planning Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ross Stores full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent, structured training and a very friendly environment

    Cons

    Can be a bit tedious and was too easy at times

  2.  

    Great internship program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buying Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Buying Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Ross Stores as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked at the New York Buying Office so this review is purely based off that office. The buying internship program was structured, classes were efficient. The buyers and senior management were incredibly kind and attentive. Overall, this was a great internship experience, especially if you want to learn about off-price retail.

    Cons

    The office could be decorated a little bit better. Fifth floor looks the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Flexible hours nice team work good health ins.

    Cons

    Low pay too many new people each month

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  5.  

    Great opportunity for growth

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Dublin, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are great, company is stable and growing, opportunities are always available.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on details that aren't relevant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, great location

    Cons

    Long hours, can be under appreciated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say hello

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Tons of opportunities for those who work hard and produce results. Upper Management always available to help and support stores. Stores within district really support each other. Store managers work alongside employees which helps create a motivated positive store atmosphere. I loved the family this company gave me!

    Cons

    High turnover of lower store management due to low pay. Had to sell positions on growth opportunities which resulted in low experience supervisors who became overwhelmed easily. Store would benefit from more payroll each month because the amount of work required was not supported by what was given which meant management had to be cashiers instead of driving the business and focusing on employee engagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    $200 more per week in payroll would make a night and day difference in the positive outlook of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Easy and Fun Sales Associate Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Bristol, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bristol, VA

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

    Pros

    Really great and flexible management. Great summer job.

    Cons

    The people you work with might not be top notch, but they are nice enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Alcoa, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Alcoa, TN

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

    Pros

    excellent place for a first job

    Cons

    very little hours,no benefits,no advancement

    Recommends
  10.  

    They always help me wen i Kneed help finding something

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in West Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Ross Stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a grate stor, amassing work place & hard working cow-workers, they help aught costumers in anything they kneed help in.

    Cons

    keeping thing clean and tidy and in place, getting home in time to due all the house hole duties that kneed to be dune

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always keep an eye on what your cow-workers are doing and keep them working, make shire everything is were it is, also that everyone is doing there job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    High Paced Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ross Stores full-time

    Pros

    Excellence in upper management, training and development

    Cons

    Very little work/life balance. Expectation of excessive work hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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