Ross Stores Interview Questions

Updated Oct 16, 2014
Updated Oct 16, 2014
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    Location Planning Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Ross Stores.

    Interview Details

    Hiring and Interview process were very smooth. HR did a great job with their college recruiting. Program overall was good but your experience really depends on who your supervisor is.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - intern program
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Assistant Buyer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ross Stores.

    Interview Details

    First had an interview over the phone that lasted about 20 minutes. About a month later I received an offer for a second interview that was to be held at their offices in Los Angeles. They flew me out and I had a panel style interview with 4 buyers. They lasted about 30 minutes each. I received an offer about 3 days later.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you have worked with a group. If there were problems, how were they addressed?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Interview Details

    I first met with an HR manager after she found me on LinkedIn. Questions were pretty standard, though she did test me on my fashion trend knowledge. About a week later, I met with one of the Buyers. She was extremely nice, and the interview was pretty easy-going.

    Interview Questions
    • During my second interview, we played a "rate yourself" game. I would suggest thinking carefully before rating yourself, so that you seem confident yet also a bit self-critical.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beaverton, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beaverton, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Ross Stores in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this position on Friday and received a call on Sunday about an interview on Monday. The phone call was very abrupt and I could feel like the manager was in a hurry of some sort because she barely let me say anything in regards to the interview, let alone try to have a conversation with her.

    The interview day came and I went into the store 10 minutes early and while I was waiting, I didn't really feel in a comfortable atmosphere whatsoever, like the other employees were judging me, which I guess they might have to do. Regardless, I waited a total of 20 minutes before I was taken back by a "Loss Prevention" person to meet with the manager. When I sat down with her, she seemed really cold and distant. Like she didn't want to be interviewing me. Also, with every interview I've been to, the interviewer always asks "Tell me about yourself" or something along the lines to try and break the ice and get to know the interviewee. This didn't happen as the manager went straight into the questions.

    She asked a total of 4 questions:
    1. Why do you want to work at Ross?
    2. Who's the most dependable worker you know?
    3. How does your previous work relate to this job?
    4. How would you react/work in a high-demand situation? (In other words, how do you react when you're really busy all of a sudden).

    Then after answering those questions and answering questions that I had, she told me about the position and what it entailed. Then after that the interview was over. It lasted about 10 minutes. Tops. I personally know that I could've talked a lot more about each question and given scenarios that fit with my answer but she just kept cutting me off and not allowing me the proper chance to show what I have to offer. Also, because I'm a student from out of state, theres a good possibility that she won't hire me anyways. Regardless, I would have liked a better opportunity to show that I could give to the position. Nevertheless, I was offered the position the next day.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Ross Stores in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    received a phone call to come into for an interview (after filling out online application a couple days prior); asked about prior work history, asked about schedule availability; interview explained what type of position was available and asked if I was OK with it; was hired on the spot, just have to wait for background check to process

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation as this was an hourly wage position, it is minimum wage - acceptable for a first time job
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Anderson, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Anderson, SC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ross Stores in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and a week later I was called in for an interview. They lady who I was suppose to interview wasn't there so I met with the Department Supervisor reallllyyyyyy brief. I had my resume with me and all she wanted to know is a little about my previous work history. A week later I was called for some background information and I received a call today saying I start my training next week!

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Store Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Ross Stores in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went in for the first initial interview at the Burbank location then was taken to interview to be a part of the Pasadena location. It's been two weeks since then and they still haven't finished my background check.

    Interview Questions
    • They had a lot of math questions on the application. What is 3/4 of 1/2? And others where you have to find the the pattern in the line of numbers   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    But I'm still waiting on the background check to go through so that I can go to orientation. It's been 2 weeks, I've been emailing back and forth and they said that my background check is incomplete, so now I'm waiting for a response from HR.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ross Stores in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    it was not hard just have your resume and good questions and just be focus An poised and no what you saying be respecful polite and generous and just look like you really care about working there and have good posture sit up straight no slouching and just be yourself cause they are really there to help you give you a chance and you gotta take advantage of that it get you a job be serious no playing around and always leave a good impression when its over.

    Interview Questions
    • probably how long you expect to stay cause i really didnt no how long i be there   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Ross Stores.

    Interview Details

    Came in for a sit down interview. I was asked a few questions like, "How would you handle a disgruntled customer". After answering the question, I was told what I would be paid. There's No negotiating pay,

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Ross Stores.

    Interview Details

    Very long interview process-- took about 3 months and they were very vague as to when an answer would be reached. I didn't end up getting the job because all available jobs were being saved for college graduates and interns in order for the company to save money.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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