Ross Stores – 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 2012 revenues of $9.7 billion. The Company operates Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,091 locations in 33 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 108 dd’s DISCOUNTS® in eight 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:

1982 Ross offers its very first bargains in six California locations
1985 Ross Stores becomes a public company
1992 Ross introduces Home Accents
1994 Ross adds Bed and Bath department
1995 Sales exceed $1 billion
2001 Ross begins expansion, entering the Southeast U.S.
2003 Two new distribution centers open -- in Fort Mill, SC and Perris, CA
2004 A 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
2007 Ross celebrates 25 years of bargains and grows to $6.0 billion in revenues
2010 Growth 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

Ross Stores Reviews

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    My experience was wonderful. Ms. Sheila Edward and all the staff were super nice. I felt like part of the family.

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Tamarac, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Tamarac, FL (US)

    I worked at Ross Stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The schedule was very flexible. They always work around my scheduled.

    Cons

    Maybe a higher pay rate.

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    None. Ms. Sheila Edwards, Store Manager (Store 152 in Tamarac, Florida), and all Supervisors worked as hard as us. She always taught us to strive to do better (Tough Love). While I was working at Ross I learned Team Work. For the first time, I saw how decent, hardworking people gave more than 100% everyday to please our customers.

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    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Ross Stores.

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    Asked fair questions about retail, clothing store experience, honesty, etc. The store manager and an assistant manager interviewed me quickly. I was super overqualified for this position, so it was no problem to answer a few simple hypothetical situations and questions.

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    There was no negotiation. This was for my 2nd job and I've had over a decade of retail and customer service, yet I wasn't even started at $8 per hour.
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Ross Stores Awards and Accolades

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Retailer of the Year, YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards, 2013
Michael Balmuth 27th on Weath Creation Index, Chief Executive.net, 2012
Ranked #299 out of 500, Fortune 500, 2011
#7 out of 500 companies for Total Return to Stockholders on a Five-Year Basis, Fortune 500, 2011
#11 out of 500 companies for Total Return to Stockholders on a One-Year Basis, Fortune 500, 2011
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Additional Info

Website www.rossstores.com
Headquarters Dublin, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1957
Type Company - Public (ROST)
Industry Retail
Revenue ₹500+ billion (INR) per year

You might know us by our store names: Ross Dress for Less (“Ross”) and dd’s DISCOUNTS (“dd’s”). Ross Dress for Less® offers everyday savings off the same name brands carried in department and specialty stores. We have 1,200+ Ross Dress for Less stores in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam, with more on the way as we enter new markets and meet more smart shoppers... More

Mission: Our mission is to offer competitive values to our target customers by focusing on the following key strategic objectives:
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