Ross Stores Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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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. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    A lot of hours and very flexible with schedule

    Cons

    Hectic environment , Messy ,Chaos , rude customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have to be able to multi task and move quickly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    You give a lot and receive very little.

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    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Ross Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quickly Advance, Good Benefits, Flexible Schedule.

    Cons

    Zero correlation between reward and effort, Punishing hours especially during the holidays, low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees a living wage and give part time associates more hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Very nice first retail job

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Glenwood Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Glenwood Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    -The managers are very interested in getting to know you and what works for you.
    - They are always smiling, positive, and willing to explain. My co-workers are fun to be around too and it's a pretty laid back atmosphere as long as you do your part.
    -They are accommodating with their hours. They were fine with me being able to work different hours and lengths on different days because of my weird schedule, and asking for a day off in advance usually works out well.
    - Payday is every two weeks and you can choose to have them deposit it directly into your account which is handy.
    - Employee discount is pretty great!
    - All the employees at the registers and on the floor are girls at this location, which I actually kind of liked.

    Cons

    - When I first started no one knew what I had been trained on and what I didn't know yet. Remember to speak up if you don't know something or there's paperwork that no one has had you do yet.
    - Like any retail job, be sure to have comfortable shoes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for being so welcoming! Just keep doing that!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Almost a year working as a sales associates .

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    20% discounts and double discount every 4 months.

    Cons

    Get to work a few works if part time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. My experience was good it was my first job so it was perfect for getting job experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ross Stores

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is the knowledge that you gain from working in retail. I was able to learn different positions and if I wanted to I could have worked my way up in the company.

    Cons

    When I worked here it was a little unorganized when it came to things like the sales floor and management but the company was still overall a good first job. oh an the pay was horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should just make sure that they practice what they preach. Sometimes the managers at this location played way too much for my liking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great growing experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people. I learned a lot and was able to grow within the company.

    Cons

    It was a little boring at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Fashion Meets Friendly

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    -Work-life balance, great benefits, bagel fridays, summer fridays
    -As a buyer, being located in NYC is central to success. The office location is great for running out for appointments without losing too much of the day.

    Cons

    There is a minor lack of sharing among the departments. You know the people in your department and the people on your floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more events to get to know more people in the company. Also, consider extending employee perks.

  9. 1 person found this helpful

    I Love it

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wesley Chapel, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wesley Chapel, FL

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

    Pros

    The people love to work with them and love to help others.

    Cons

    Management does not give hours out to people who have open schedule to work any time, And can do the job. They play there favorites and the job don't get done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    What an amazing company to grow and develop with. I miss it.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Ross Stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ross is all about training and development. I learned how to manage a team, run an effective store and how to always put the customers shopping experience first and foremost.

    Cons

    Floor associates are critical but hard to keep if you don't teach them how to manage their time for better recovery outcomes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New hires should start out at 9.00.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Assistant store manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    They have a great growth oppurtunity

    Cons

    Schedules very, and have to work weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are a great company to work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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