Ross Stores

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Ross Stores Reviews in Pleasanton, CA

Updated Mar 6, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 35 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Ross Stores Vice Chairman and CEO Michael A. Balmuth

Michael A. Balmuth

(22 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is great on already reasonably priced merchandise(in 60 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 70 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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    5 people found this helpful  

    Working for Ross is like shopping at Ross, you figure it out...

    Account Executive (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsDiscounts after already discounted crap.

    ConsDiscounts only good for Ross stores.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from Burlington's organization.

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Minimal employee development and little growth opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsJob Stability. Many corporate office employees have worked there seven years or more

    ConsSystems are dated. No incentive to achieve outstanding results. New processes take for ever to be considered, then rejected.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSame advice that most employees have--improve communication from top management to the staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Seems like two separate companies "functioning" on opposite coasts

    Assortment Analyst (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsSuccessful 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging, growing and positive environment

    Assortment Analyst (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsGreat growing company to work for.

    ConsOccasional long hours and some teams can be a little political

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Okay but not the best company I've worked for.

    Director Talent Acquisition (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsCompensation is better than average for the market and the business model is a successful one especially in a tough economy.

    ConsPolitical gamesmanship at the executive level makes it difficult to implement changes. Performance is evaluated on subjective points of view rather than on measurable objectives. Has a culture that is so focused on bottom line financial results that valuing people and recognizing contributions is not important.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Ross Stores is a great place to work. Great people, fast paced, able to make a difference.

    Information Technology (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsYou are able to work with Great people and really able to make a difference. The organization is fast paced and nimble.

    ConsNo real downsides to working at Ross. Corporate HQ is in the Bay Area, with the merchant org in NYC and LA. There are opportunities in other locations as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyable. Honest. No game playing

    Human Resources (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsThey responded to me quickly and did a phone screen.

    ConsThey did not make all requirements known from the start.

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    Disapointing experience

    Senior Beneifts Analyst (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsROSS has potential for being a great employer.

    ConsSome managers are not well experienced or have the proper training for being a manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRequire all managers to pass a managerial class.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Low Opportunity - Negative Work Environment

    Assortment Analyst (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsDouble Discount days 3x a year, benefits - nothing exciting but they're provided and it helps.
    Generally peers are great people and you make friends.

    ConsWorkload is disproportionate to pay and environment.
    Since reorganization of department, the opportunity was drastically dimished. Even though the goal was to create opportunity to become well rounded, they instead cut the chance for people to move up.
    Bad working equipment and no attempt to help with desk ergonomics
    There seems to be many conflicts of interest between managers and employees which leaves other employees behind.
    Some managers have no sense of confidentiality making it difficult to trust them at all.
    Heavy micromanaging since supervisors were mainly concerned with how they will look not how they can help you grow and develop.
    No incentives to further education.
    Turnover is getting higher and higher.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake employees seriously when they are asking for help. Make sure people aren't in pain while they're trying to complete their work (ie. ergonomics, tiny computer monitors). Show more appreciation for the employees, especially when they work long hours to prepare upper management for important meetings with other departments.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable company with good people to work with

    Process Analyst (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    Pros- Has a dedicated training team
    - Good people to work with

    Cons- Salaries are not as competitive as other companies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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