Retail Associate/Cashier (Current Employee), East Wenatchee, WA – December 1, 2013
Pros: great employee beniftsand 20 percent off
Cons: poor management
I had no employees problems with other co workers. The biggest issue is with Ross and the scheduling. I was extremely flexible. I always was taking up other people shift and most of the time it was last minute notice. The problem was that management would call you in 2 hours and need to rush to get there. I learned on if i ever became a manager what – more... not to do on the managing of short notices. I learned a lot of different things and much about retail as whole. – less
Cash Office (Former Employee), Edinburg, TX – November 21, 2013
Challenging to keep up throughout the day. Not all stores are equal. Depending on the area, some stores are easier to work at than others. In my area, it was definitely the most challenging to keep the store tidy. Alot was asked of employees and compensation was poor.
Overall, i love the people that i work with & the environment is pretty laidback. On the other hand, management i think is a bit unfair at times.
Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee), San Dimas, CA – November 21, 2013
Pros: employee discount
Cons: managment, not a lot of oppurtunities to move up in the company
A typical day at work for me would be in the fitting rooms where my responsibilities would be to number one, keep track of all the merchandise that comes in & out of the fitting rooms by counting each item that comes in & out to make sure hard tags are still properly in place & no tickets are missing while still greeting each customer w a smile. Then – more... every half hour, i am responsible to check both the men's & women's fitting room of any merchandise that has been left, hardtags that have been pulled off, & any other damage. Usually, when its kinda slow i help out the other departments around me by recovering & last, i make sure i have my sizing done before it comes time for me to clock out. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Jackson, TN – November 16, 2013
Pros: meeting new people
I had a young man come in and wanted a gift for his girlfriend. He didn't know what to buy her because like he said she was a woman. I laughed at his remark and told him its easy, if you cant figure out an item she would want get a gift card from her favorite store! He thanked me and got a gift card from ross dress for less along with some bath goodies!
Sales associate (Former Employee), OR – November 15, 2013
Cons: not very exciting
Ross was easy to get used to. simple rules and policy's to abide by. fast paced work environment that made the days fly by, and really nothing to complain about. Breaks were scheduled, rules were clear and there was never a time when I was treated unfairly.
Cashier/Sales associate/Stock team member (Former Employee), Missoula, MT – November 14, 2013
Pros: got a discount
Cons: no room for advancement ever!
I enjoyed working at Ross very much. The management staff and employees were all fantastic people, just not to work around. There was way to much drama, I'm a strong believer in leaving the drama at the door as soon as you walk into work. There was no chance of ever being promoted, it seemed like all the advancements were based off of favoritism. Also, – more... every one of the managers were not good managers. Goofed around too much and didn't really take anything seriously. I felt as though I was treated very unfairly there and did a lot more work then what had gotten recognized. – less
The best place for great clothes at cheaper prices
Stocklead / Customer Service (Former Employee), Kennesaw, GA – November 12, 2013
Pros: competitive prices
Working at Ross is an experience to have, above all others, if you're ever in the retail industry. The customers are always satisfied with great prices. The best thing about Ross is it's ability please anyone in any culture; a very diverse company. I would recommend this store to anyone who is looking for great merchandise with reasonable prices.
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – November 12, 2013
Although the job is pretty self explanatory, it was a bit difficult due to the mess that accumulates throughout the day. Especially for evening shift, as the work load at the end of the day can be a bit much. It was fun working with customers and handling the clothes and shoes as well as all products sold there. It just wasn't for me.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Panama City, Fl – November 11, 2013
Pros: good start out job
Cons: no hours, drama
It's a good job to start out at when you have no job experience but you don't get any hours & it's minimum wage unless you're a manager & then you get a lot of hours. They say they'll help you advance to be a manager but they don't. At least in the Panama City location. They know how to put you on a good guilt trip in any situation. Especially when – more... the main store manager came in to check on the store. They were always on you about everything but they will forget about something important on your end. Also talk about drama....They would forget to give me a break at times. The benefits suck...It was always busy. Very, very busy. Had a huge cart of returns that always needs put away. It's okay when you're on a register & the day goes quickly unless they ask you to stay longer because there is probably ALWAYS someone calling off & it never seemed like just 1 person but 2 people. Doesn't make sense.
All in all. It was an alright job to start out if you're a teenage girl looking for some drama. – less