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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AS A ROSS TEAM MEMBER you’ll receive a comprehensive compensation package including competitive pay, merchandise discount and benefits including:
- Sick Pay
- Holidays / Personal Days
- 401 (K) Savings Plan
- Employee Stock Purchase
- Commuter Reimbursement
- Pre-paid Legal
- Life Insurance
- Health Care and Dependent Spending Accounts
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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. ”
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Ross Stores part-time for less than a yearPros
The schedule was very flexible. They always work around my scheduled.Cons
Maybe a higher pay rate.Advice to ManagementAdvice
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.RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ross Stores.Interview Details
I applied online and within a week received a phone call to come in for an interview. The interview did not last long, the manager kept an eye on the time and kept it to 30 minutes. I had read on Glassdoor that if you receive a phone call to come in for an interview that Ross was going to hire you. Start date was contingent on passing a background test.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsThere is no negotiation on salary, it is set at minimum wage.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
- I was asked just a couple questions: What was my most favorite job and why? What was my least favorite job and why? Answer Question
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...
Mission: Our mission is to offer competitive values to our target customers by focusing on the following key strategic objectives:
• Maintain an appropriate level of...