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Ross Stores Overview

Dublin, CA
10000+ employees
1957
Company - Public (ROST)
Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Success is definitely in store.

Everyone wants a career that’s engaging, exciting and exceptional in every way. That’s exactly what you’ll enjoy when you join one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing retail organizations in ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to offer competitive values to our target customers by focusing on the following key strategic objectives:
• Maintain an appropriate level of recognizable brands, labels, and fashions at strong discounts throughout the ... Read more

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  • Enjoy data analysis and uncovering key trends? Want to learn how to forecast and create customized dashboards for a Fortune 500 Retailer? Check out this new internship in Store Operations!

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    Corporate Intern - Store Operations at Ross Stores

    As a Corporate Intern at Ross you will have the opportunity to experience the world of off-price retail and be a part of a growing Fortune 500 company. This position is based in Dublin, California at our corporate headquarters. This internship prepares students for a potential career in retail, allowing you a real-world perspective on a career at Ross.

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Ross Stores – Why Work For Us?


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Meet a fast-growing retail leader.

Over the past 30+ years, Ross Stores, Inc. has grown from a six-store chain into an $12.9 billion, Fortune 500 Company. We operate our off price businesses in a way that keeps costs low so we can pass the savings to our customers. With this model, we continue to open new stores and our sales growth has outpaced traditional retailers for the past three years. Ross Dress for Less® has 1,340 stores in 36 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. dd’s DISCOUNTS® has 193 stores in 15 states.

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Opportunity is always in season here. 

Everyone wants a career that’s engaging, exciting and exceptional in every way. That’s exactly what you’ll enjoy when you join one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing retail organizations in the nation – Ross Stores, Inc. Discover how satisfying your future can be by joining our team. Career areas include:

Buying & Planning:Located in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, our Buying Offices are the heart of the business. Buying and Planning teams stay on top of what’s trending, what’s hot and what’s hard to get.

Corporate: Enrich your career, expand your skills and achieve your potential – you can do it all at our Dublin, California headquarters and other locations. Your contributions can make a difference.

Retail: Want to go where off-price retail has never gone before? Our unique “no frills, big thrills” approach has driven our growth and success, while delighting and surprising shoppers.

Supply Chain: It takes a collaborative team of operations supply chain experts, systems analysts, dock supervisors and technology specialists to keep it all moving with speed and efficiency.

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We believe you never stop learning.

We search for the best and brightest on college campuses around the country. And in case you’re wondering, fashion and business aren’t the only majors that matter to us. It takes talent, drive and skills of all types to sustain our thriving business. No matter where you work in our Company, you’ll learn new things every day and gain experience that goes well beyond the textbook.

We help students in many field of study explore the world of retail. Consider these possible internships

  • Retail Leader
  • Buying and Planning
  • Loss Prevention
  • Distribution Center
  • Corporate

An internship with Ross can lead to a career of endless opportunities within our growing and fast-paced business.

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We’re a place where veterans thrive.

We continue to grow – and continue to need high-quality talent. We’ve found that transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses are a great fit for our culture and offer the qualities we seek in our associates. Ross Stores offers many points of entry, across our entire organization, depending on your service, experience and interests. Veterans appreciate us for the following reasons: 

  • A culture that focuses on leadership, execution and problem solving
  • A similar experience to the military, with an emphasis on control, policy and protocol
  • Training opportunities through targeted and on-the-job learning programs
  • The flexibility to relocate across our many locations for new opportunities

 

We have a comittment to Diversity

Diversity at Ross means promoting the acceptance and appreciation of every individual. Through our policies and training, we instill a culture of respect and dignity throughout the workplace, and require every employee to exhibit this in every interaction they have with customers and their peers. Our diversity program includes:

  • Standard training on Ross' Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for full-time employees during hiring and orientation.
  • Non-harassment trainings for all Associates.
  • Benefit coverage offered to same-sex domestic partners.
  • Support for cultural events in communities.
  • Commitment to broad communication with translations to seven languages available to our distribution center Associates.

As a result of these efforts, our workforce is diverse, composed of people with a range of economic and ethnic backgrounds. Currently, 72 percent of our Associates are people of color and 77 percent are women.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer committed to diversity. Our full EEO statement is available at corp.rossstores.com/eeo.

Ross Stores Reviews

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    I worked at Ross Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for! When you have the mindset to move up within the company or your store, it's very possible. It only took me only 1 year of working there that I was able to become a manager/supervisor.

    Your hired as part-time when you start, so there are less scheduale obligations you have.

    They love to promote from within, and the management team works close with you to make sure it happens. Even the coporate managers/leaders, know who are once you've made the steps to move up.

    It's all about support, and they definitely give it you. There is a lot of self reflection/review your expected to fulfill, however it is very helpful to see your own progress and how you're developing and achieving your goals.

    Also, the fact that Ross doesn't descriminate against anyone, you meet amazing peoeple to work with. There stories and backgrounds are just amazing, truly my most favorite coworkers I have met, were from Ross.

    Cons

    Not all managers are the same and there tends to be some obvious favortisim between management and associates. But that's any company.

    Sometimes when your store is understaffed, if our part-time you will work full-time hours, but with out the benefits and pay. Becuase some stores are only allowed any a limited amount of full-time associates, but hours need to be worked.

    Expecatations can be be very high, and if you don't meet them, sometimes they will "coach" you to work a different shift or postion.

    Advice to Management

    Communication can use work.

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Ross Stores Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Ross Stores (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    Applied online and received a call the next day from the store manager. He went over my work experience, discussed the pay rate and asked why I left my previous employer. He asked to have a 1:1 interview with him the next day. The interview lasted about 30 minutes it was all about going over my experience and what the job entailed. Next step was the interview with the District Manager which was a few days later. He was very nice it was more like a conversation than a interview he was very impressed with my resume and went over a few things from my past work experience and offered me the position immediately.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you leave your previous job?   1 Answer
    • What is your end goal with the company if you decide to join the team?   1 Answer
    • What would be the hardest part about transitioning to this type of work compared to your previous work?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a time you gave too much information.   1 Answer
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Ross Stores Awards & Accolades

  • STORES Top Retailers 2017, National Retail Federation, 2017
  • Ranked #219 from #237, Fortune 500, 2016
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Best-Performing CEOs in the World, Harvard Business Review, 2014
  • Retailer of the Year, YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards, 2013
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