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Dublin, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
Less than $1 million (USD) per year

dd's DISCOUNTS – Why Work For Us?


BEHIND EVERY BARGAIN



Our customers love a great deal. That makes our mission simple: to provide exciting bargains, every day, in every store.

It takes an incredible team of individuals to make that possible. Whether you’re new to the workforce or an experienced professional, there’s an opportunity for you. We’re passionate, committed, collaborative, and hands-on—from our Corporate and Buying Offices to our checkouts.

So if you’re ready to be part of a Fortune 500 company that’s growing —you’re ready for a brand new opportunity at Ross Stores, Inc.


CORPORATE PROFILE


Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with fiscal 2016 revenues of $12.9 billion. The Company operates Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,340 locations in 36 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. Ross offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices. The Company also operates 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS® in 15 states.


Who We Are

A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

In 1982, Ross Dress For Less was launched with six off-price stores in California. Today, Ross Stores is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 company with more than 1000 stores in 29 states. Here are just a few highlights from our history:

1982Ross offers its very first bargains in six California locations
1985Ross Stores becomes a public company
1992Ross introduces Home Accents
1994Ross adds Bed and Bath department
1995Sales exceed $1 billion
2001Ross begins expansion, entering the Southeast U.S.
2003Two new distribution centers open -- in Fort Mill, SC and Perris, CA
2004A new concept, dd's DISCOUNTS is launched in CA providing exceptional values on the brands and fashions found in discount department stores…all at 20-70% savings
2007Ross celebrates 25 years of bargains and grows to $6.0 billion in revenues
2010Growth continues with annual revenues of $7.9 billion and over 1,000 Ross Dress for Less and dd’s DISCOUNTS locations combined at year end

AN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

Ross has grown over the years thanks to a hands-on, hardworking culture that rewards those who are practical, creative, and straightforward. We have a rich history of promoting our most resourceful associates from within. At the same time, we’re always looking for new talent to keep our team—and our ideas—fresh and current.

A COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

At Ross, we value and respect diversity. What matters is how a person performs on the job. That’s why we promote the hiring, acceptance, and appreciation of every individual. Our workplace is one in which personal dignity and respect for the individual is expected in all interactions with our associates and our customers.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

At Ross, our focus on social responsibility can be seen throughout the Company, from efforts to increase sustainability in all of our operations, to our commitment to charitable giving and our dedication to creating a work environment where associates can grow and succeed.

GIVING BACK

At Ross, our culture emphasizes supporting and being part of the communities we operate in. Our signature community program is First Book Foundation, which raises and donates money to purchase books for the kids that need them most. All money raised in the store stays local. Additionally, each new store that opens, dd’s DISCOUNTS donates $1,000 per store to a local Boys and Girls Club.

What We Do

OPPORTUNITIES AT EVERY LEVEL

A spirit of teamwork and creativity thrives within the Ross organization. That’s because every area is vital to our success.

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

Located in Pleasanton, CA—in the San Francisco Bay Area—Ross HQ supports the entire Ross network with functions such as finance, IT, HR, store operations, merchandise planning and allocation, and real estate/property development.

BUYING OFFICES

Our buying offices in New York and Los Angeles are the source of Ross merchandise. Located in the centers of the retail fashion districts, our buying staff finds bargains and negotiates deals from around the world. But it’s not just buying. Everything from forecasting and strategy development to regional analysis and planning happens here.

DISTRIBUTION CENTERS

Our four state-of-the-art distribution facilities (in Carlisle, PA; Moreno Valley, CA; Perris, CA; and Fort Mill, SC) are the lifeline to Ross stores. From here, every piece of merchandise is received and distributed to our stores nationwide. This requires a diverse team of distribution, transportation and logistics professionals.

STORES

Our company relies on our retail associates and management teams to deliver the treasure hunt experience for our customers every day. Each store offers an easy-to-shop environment that showcases our great deals—and keeps customers coming back for more.

Benefits


AS A ROSS TEAM MEMBER you’ll receive a comprehensive compensation package including competitive pay, merchandise discount and benefits including:


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Disability
  • Sick Pay
  • Vacation
  • Holidays / Personal Days
  • 401 (K) Savings Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase
  • Commuter Reimbursement
  • Pre-paid Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Care and Dependent Spending Accounts





dd’s DISCOUNTS is a member of the Ross Stores, Inc. family. Get started on a new career today!



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    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at dd's DISCOUNTS (Mesa, AZ) in December 2017.

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    I applied online. Two days later, they called me and asked if I could come in for an interview the following day. I came in the store about 15 minutes before the scheduled interview and had to wait a few minutes for the hiring manager. The interview took place in the back office. I had a copy of my resume, which she appreciated. She asked me questions about the things on my resume, my education, and experience, as well as asking more questions that she had prepared. She then asked if I had any questions for her, and I asked 3 questions. She told me that I had great questions. At the end of the interview, she asked if I was interested and I said yes. Now I'm just waiting for the background check so I can start working there.

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