Ross Stores Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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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. Helpful (1)

    Cashier and stock

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Good discount is 20% off .
    Willing to work with your schedule. Good for people who only need to work as fulltime.

    Cons

    Mostly everyone is hired as partime. Very few people are fulltime . Very little hours. Always cutting hours and never have enough people wording on very high turn around rate. They really suck with the pay its min- wage.

    Advice to Management

    To stop being so prideful and getover themselves, so very unorganized always having to refix the schedule. Nothing but favor for a lot of employees that dont work good.

  2. Get place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy place to work. The hours are perfect for full time students. Its what you make it. Not much drama

    Cons

    Training is not great. No room to move up. Mangers are not assertive. A lot of hours on your feet. Basic

  3. Sales Associate/Stock Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ross Stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environmental, fast paced, parties given for achievements

    Cons

    Unrealistic daily goals, miscommunication

    Advice to Management

    Give me hours

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  5. Front End Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor

    I have been working at Ross Stores part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They work with your schedule and you are inside working. You get to see clothes come in first, as well as what people return and see how cheap they get after being marked down. Great employee discount.

    Cons

    No way to move up (I am a college student, believe me, I have tried). Managers are often moody and bullies. Mostly work with females, which get really sensitive. You don't get a pay increase for being an FES. You still make minimum wage with increased responsibility. District managers come in from time to time and the place gets really stressful. This position really is way too much stress for minimum wage. Stay on the sales floor, don't "move up" to FES if you don't want to deal with the stress. They used to recognize their employees with "true" cards, but they gave up on that after the holiday season. Im pretty sure I got employee of the month, but they never recognized me for it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more if you are going to give them more responsibility. Treat your employees better. We can give better customer service if we were happier employees.

  6. Executive Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work! Solid leadership team.

    Cons

    Career development track.
    Formal individual development/learning opportunities to further develop skills.

    Advice to Management

    Formal training and learning opportunities for support team.

  7. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ross Stores part-time

    Pros

    Great Co-workers And I love interacting with customers

    Cons

    feet kill me at the end of the day

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work in

  8. Work hard, little recognition

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Citrus Heights, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Citrus Heights, CA (US)

    I worked at Ross Stores

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

    Pros

    If you keep busy and get your job done, the time flies.

    Cons

    Management gives a lot of responsibilities, too many for your shift. Then you can't leave on time if everything isn't perfect, and even if you do get done on time, you have to help other departments that need it. Only part time is usually available.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to those that work hard.

  9. I worked at Ross Stores

    Pros

    The management is friendly
    The staff is friendly
    There are chances to move up positions fairly quickly
    Discount on items

    Cons

    Start out Minimum wage
    This is a high stress position
    The store is messy
    Moves you to different positions a lot

    Advice to Management

    Great management

  10. Great company with a lot of growth potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Location Planning Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Intern - Location Planning Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Ross Stores as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    nice management, growth potential is high, very friendly managers who let you learn on the job

    Cons

    can be a little slow sometimes

  11. Good Part Time Company
    Was working there during college

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Good flexible schedule while working on my college degree

    Cons

    None. It was a part time job while I graduated

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