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Ross Stores Overview

Dublin, CA
10000+ employees
1957
Company - Public (ROST)
Retail
$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

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    Specialist, Store Protection at Ross Stores

    The Store Protection Specialist provides a visible presence at store entrances/exits, mitigating theft and fraud and maintaining a safe and secure environment for associates and customers. Responsible for greeting customers, deterring opportunity for theft by physical presence in a company issued vest/uniform, and monitoring the Code 50 policy.

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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

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    Pros

    I absolutely enjoyed my internship experience! The internship program is very well organized and they really do take care of their interns. In the short 10 weeks, I can confidently say that the internship experience prepared me for what it means to be a retail leader and manage a multi-million dollar store. I gained a better insight into managing an entire store of staff and merchandise, theft prevention, HR, hiring and onboarding, product placement and other related topics. Overall, great experience.

    Cons

    The only con is that you might work with and management unprofessional or unmotivated staff members. This can at times feel like babysitting. Other than that, I would say the experience was pretty great.

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Ross Stores Interviews

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    Application

    The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Ross Stores.

    Interview

    They take FOREVER in the interview process. They might have you meet with a team one person per interview (don't know why they can't schedule in one day and not waste your time) and drag it on for a month to two months and they might have you meet with other teams and drag it out even further. I did not feel their HR person was very professional at all. They do not provide timely feedback as to where they are in the hiring process, and you have to reach out if you are curious - they don't give updates on their own.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask questions related to the position you are applying for and want to know if you have off-price experience.   Answer Question
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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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