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"May work for some but definitely was uncomfortable and turned me off being a buyer"

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Former Employee - Assistant Buyer I in New York, NY
Former Employee - Assistant Buyer I in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Less Cattiness then at other fashion companies
 ALOT of work and personal responsibility so you have exposure to enough things
You are given a fair amount of freedom over your buys if you can defend it.

Cons

-The overuse of temps (keeping a year then firing and getting new ones) slows down job functions when ever 6mo you have to retrain new temps, especially when the ones you had were AMAZING!

-Division of buying categories often led to overlap for buyers, making it harder to not get Catty if your sales were going elsewhere
-All lands on your buyer, if they are too busy to train or leave town often you may learn nothing
-Unrealistic Goals
-Additional reporting to higher ups that can impede some of your higher priority work
-Long work hours
-Different categories have different responsibilities, so one assistant can get all they need done with time to spare while another has another 3 hours on their day, but are considered at the same level and looked at as equals in relation to promotions.
-A handful of the management people seem a bit racist and definitely sexist.

Advice to Management

Start new buyers with people that have TIME to train. Starting a new buyer that has a HUGE business is overwhelming and they will eventually burn out.

Other Employee Reviews for Ross Stores

  1. "store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ross Stores full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    40-45 hour work weeks
    discounts
    no 6 day work weeks even during holiday season

    Cons

    never enough payroll
    can never make their mind up on processes
    never question anything


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    "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Ross Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job, especially for a first job! The system is easy to understand. 20% discount. Flexible scheduling. Not all customers were bad and were a joy to serve.

    Cons

    New employees were hardly trained- I was given a couple of hours my first day and then the next day was on my own. Many of the customers were hard to please. Management seemed clueless about certain things. A lot of my co-workers didn't seem to enjoy what they were doing so it definitely affects how things got done.

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