Customer Service-Retail Associate (Former Employee), San Carlos, CA – June 8, 2013
Pros: employee discounts that also include double the discount 4 times a year, flexible availability, friendly coworkers, fast paced.
Cons: if your gonna have lunch breaks bring your own unless you want chipotle or wingstop everyday.
Ross is very fast paced and this specific store was one of the nicest Ross's you'll ever see. I got promoted withing two months of working there because I had open availability and management was very impressed with how hard I worked. This company really does want to see associates grow within the company and the district managers are very friendly as well. As for the store manager we did go through about 4 different ones during my time here. What customers don't understand about this place is that it's just a high end goodwill but they come in expecting it to be neiman marcus. You will constantly be on your feet and hearing your name over the intercom to assist with the lines. Also during Christmas always looks like a tornado just hit the store and expect to stay an hour later than your schedule.
it was fun unloading trucks and processing clothing to be put on the floor that day and it was a strategy job when it came to making sure u make the right moves to complete everything in the stock room in one day. i learned how to time manage a lot better and how to control a larger group of associates. my co workers were a joy to work along side with and the enjoyed me as there manager. the hardest part of the job was not knowing exactly what was coming on truck and was either over payroll or under payroll. the most enjoyable part of this job was the whole job its self.
Retail Associate (Former Employee), Magnolia, TX – July 30, 2015
The store is nice and leaves room for advancement, but the Ross as a company isn't worker friendly. It is the average fast paced environment of a retail store which allows long shifts to go by quickly.
Front End Supervisor (Former Employee), Corpus Christi, TX – July 28, 2015
This by far is the worst place I've ever worked in my entire life. You are overworked and underpaid. The expectations is unbelievable for the amount the pay per hour. There is never enough hours to go around. Management is unprofessional, rude and just mediocre. There is lots of finger pointing and false accusations towards valued workers who work hard to keep the store running. There is lots of favoritism to the point it's sickening. Lots and lots of theft. Security doesn't pay attention cause they are too busy hiding in the dressing room on their cellphones.People are always calling in left in and right so we are always short staffed. Overall it's a horrible place to work and I advise people not to work for any ross store.
Store Protection Specialist/Security (Current Employee), Stockton, CA – July 28, 2015
The job involves standing on your feet for long periods of time and being alert while looking for shoplifters. Ross is unorganized and management could be better. There are not opportunities for advancement
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Douglasville, GA – July 28, 2015
Every shift that i came into start my job all the employees made me feel at home. They would greet me as i was clocking in the start my shift. The head cashier would notify me of what my duties of the day were and I would get started right away. Anything i needed they were usually able to provide that to me.I enjoyed all the my managers they were very helpful and nice. I never really had a hard time at my job i adapted to everything very well.
Great people, wonderful management. A fun work environment.
Stocker/Cashier (Current Employee), Rocklin, CA – July 27, 2015
Pros: Fun atmosphere, and great people
Cons: Very difficult to obtain full-time hours
I really enjoy working for this company. They give me respect, and ask for my input on company projects. I work in the back meaning early start and early finish. My favorite aspect of this job is being able to be bale to go above and beyond a customers request.
AREA SUPERVISOR (Former Employee), Avondale, AZ – July 27, 2015
at the store I worked at the need for communication was one of the major things that could have used some improvement. I loved commig to work everyday. the daily ralley meeting were a great idea learned a lot.