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Ross Stores Reviews

Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
1,157 Reviews
2.6
1,157 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Development/Career Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

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

    Pros

    Personal & professional development and career growth are the hallmarks of working for Ross. If you're accountable, have drive, and are a hard worker, you will go far in this organization. This company is very results driven and demands exceptional performance from both associates and leaders. In return, you'll have a great career path and be developed to your fullest potential.

    Cons

    Culture is driven on very direct feedback. If you're overly sensitive or "thin skinned," this isn't the right place for you. Work/life balance can suffer easily due to volume of work if you're not very good at planning and organizing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to celebrate wins more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company, Summer Fridays and Bagel Fridays win it for me! Overall, it is a company that chooses to have strong

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Ross Stores as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall, it is a company that chooses to have strong balances between working hard and being realistic. For the most part exceptions are completely in-line for interns. The intern program itself really is one of the best out there!

    Cons

    Sometimes it is easy to get lost in the bigger picture. For the most part, people pay attention and make sure you are happy,productive, and on relevant projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! Try to continue the smaller/medium sized company mentality that has somehow/miraculously been able to be preserved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    an okay place if you are looking for a side job or maybe your first job for extra cash

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in North Myrtle Beach, Horry, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in North Myrtle Beach, Horry, SC (US)

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Managers are nice (at least at my store), flexible hours, easy to get time off, not a very difficult job, and employee discount is good.

    Cons

    store is always understaffed, received very little training and pretty much just learned everything on my own. high employee turn over rate. practically everyone working at my store has been there less than a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to your bosses about a better training program, and work on keeping employees. also work on staffing your stores adequately.

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  5.  

    no benefits, no respect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Worker in Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Shift Worker in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    nice co-workers,flexible hours,local management is very nice and works alongside regular employees pitching in

    Cons

    top management doesn't care about employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your employees they make a company what it is

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Supportive management, opportunity for growth, good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Control Analyst
    Current Employee - Merchandise Control Analyst

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Management is supportive and dedicated to helping you grow within the company. Offers a good pay compared to the rest of the industry and has a great working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Communication from Upper management is minimal and can be frustrating to understand why things are implemented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience learned a lot of skills and was able to be promoted from with in and work all the way up to management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Perris, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Perris, CA (US)

    I have been working at Ross Stores full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    vp and directors worked well together and would address associate issues immediately and worked on ways to prevent problems before the started

    Cons

    Like many jobs favortism was a problem and some managment had troubles treating every equally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on associate relations and address the managers and supervisors that aren't following the processes. A lot of progress and was a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    My favorite discount store!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    Lots to choose from, great security, great quality

    Cons

    Not always in the right size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Stockroom Associate

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

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

    Pros

    Management is very open and easy to communicate with. It's an easy-going work environment, and can only get as stressful as retail work gets.

    Cons

    Low hours and low pay doesn't guarantee a stable paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's not a lot of incentive to be promoted, and even less opportunity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ross stores

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Ross Stores

    Pros

    20% off store items and upper management has a great attitude towards training

    Cons

    Low payed employees leading to a group of individuals that are hard to motivate or even cultivate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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