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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

Company Updates

  • Exciting News! Coming in at #8, we have been been recognized as one of the 20 major companies leading the global fashion industry right now, according to the McKinsey Global Fashion Index. We owe it all to our amazing Associates who support our strong business model and our customers!

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    20 companies dominate the world's fashion industry. Here's who makes the list.

    20 major companies lead the global fashion industry right now, according to the McKinsey Global Fashion Index. These companies account for 97% of global economic profit in the sector. Nike, Adidas, and H&M are among the well-known names on the list. According to the report, mid-market players are increasingly losing out to luxury and value brands.

  • Don't you just love fresh produce? Women from our IT team recently spent some time at Fertile Groundworks, a garden in Livermore, CA that partners with local soup kitchens and food pantries to provide produce year-round to the hungry.

    In addition to providing fresh produce, they hope to teach Tri-Valley residents how to garden and the importance of organic and sustainable farming. Ross volunteers help with miscellaneous garden maintenance activities, including planting, harvesting, and weeding.

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    Ross partners with Fertile Groundworks

    Fertile Groundworks in Livermore is a learning garden that provides organically grown and sustainable crops to help feed the hungry in the Livermore community. It used to be known as Asbury\'s Garden of Grace.

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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 $14.1 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 1,620 locations in 37 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam . dd’s DISCOUNTS® has 213 stores in 16 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.

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    I have been working at Ross Stores full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's great to work every day with talented, smart, driven, helpful, accountable coworkers and leaders! Culture is positive, and consistent with the brand. Company performance is strong due to a solid business strategy. Leaders are truly developmentally focused with their team members, providing actionable timely feedback, which I appreciate. Ultimately, it is a great cultural fit for me.

    Cons

    The hiring process can take a while, so be prepared. But the team kept me informed throughout the process, and in the end, it was definitely worth the wait.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the rock solid focus on executing the business strategy.

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Ross Stores Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Ross Stores (New York, NY) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Started with a quick 30 min on-campus interview in late September followed by an invitation to their super day interview in NYC. They paid for all transportation costs, even flights. Super day consisted of individual 30 min interview sessions with 2 senior buyers and planners.

    The planners were looking for more analytical mindsets and buyers were looking for more conversational people. If you are looking to land the buying position you have to find common ground with your interviewer and make it more conversational instead of a stiff interview.

    Overall it was a really quick process, took a little over a month from initial interview to final offer.

    Interview Questions

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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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