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Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Portland, OR
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Portland, OR

I worked at Ross Stores full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

I had an all-around amazing, caring, hardworking, understanding Store Manager. I am also lucky enough to work with extremely friendly, talented, and passionate team members.

Cons

Very strict about certain policies yet they don't have a clear cut attendance policy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please get to know the hardworking individuals that work hard and show loyalty. Stop promoting from outside the company because it drives down morale.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very low wage. Stupid policies

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    They can be flexible with schedule. Lots of call-ins are allowed. If you're loss prevention you'll have better wage and you wont deal with bottom-of-the-barrel customers

    Cons

    Managers. General Store manager probably gets a bonus so he probably has an incentive to cut hours or not schedule many people for a given shift and just let them deal with it...oh and customers are douches half the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop following stupid company policies, grow some balls, and use common sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Seems like two separate companies "functioning" on opposite coasts

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

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

    Pros

    Successful company that continues to grow each year.

    Great people, brand new corporate office, good exposure to the retail industry.

    Easy to move up if you stay motivated and hard-working.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to work with the New York office. They do not seem to follow through with Allocation recommendations, and the "partnership" management stresses is more like a secretary/boss relationship.

    Information is not always communicated between teams, and in some cases it is done inherently. This usually ends up making one group look incompetent, even though it wasn't their fault.

    Managers are relatively young and cliquey, and sometimes immature, which can lead to an uncomfortable working environment.

    Workloads are not balanced amongst analysts.

    No online retail platform, which may hurt the company later on.

    For salaried employees, working hours are not as flexible as they should be. New York office has summer hours and corporate office does not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with all groups involved when communicating information, and avoid micromanaging every aspect of a project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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