Ross Stores

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Ross Stores Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
1,036 Reviews
2.6
1,036 Reviews
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Ross Stores Vice Chairman and CEO Michael A. Balmuth
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 20% discount throughout the year, with periods during which 40% discount is given to associates (in 75 reviews)

  • The employee discount is great on already reasonably priced merchandise (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • The annual raises are so small that minimum wage increases null them (in 85 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is a hassle because they basically do not give you as much time away as you would like (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    It is frustrating to see people be handpicked to move ahead while other people quit because they have been ignored.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at Ross Stores part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only good thing is the discount. The job is aimed at children who still live at home so they can get money off merchandise.

    Cons

    There is currently a constant feeling of 'I'm the next to go' among certain demographics. It is exhausting to go to work for any shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In store management is out of control. If you aren't aware of your rights, they will trample them. Even to the point of breaking the law.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at Ross Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Positive attitudes of employees fun place to work

    Cons

    Putting in a lot of long days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Payroll

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at Ross Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to run if your not a inner city store

    Cons

    Stores are asked to work with very little payroll. Merchandise flow is inconsistent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company forces Management to in force unrealistic expectations on associates

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Ross will pay new managers extremely well if you negotiate.

    Cons

    Constant upper management changes. Associates are are expected to work at unrealistic pace for low wages.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Everyone was really nice at my locations

    Cons

    they dont pay much there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you can move up quickly if you a hard worker

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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