Pros: discounts, gain retail knowledge, employee of the month gets you $50.00
Cons: not enough shifts or hours, no benefits, low pay, stressed managers, you clean restrooms.
Ross is a good place to work for because it gives you a good direction of the retail industry learning the odds and outs etc. I worked multiple departments from cashier, stockroom, fitting room and front – more... end supervisor, I learned a lot and survived there because i never said no. If they asked me to stay, I stayed, If they asked me so and so called out so do you wanna learn a new department today? I was like sure lets do this. I never said no, even if i didn't like it or didn't want to do it, I never said no, it made me more knowledgable about the store our merchandise, and our customers. Which resulted in more hours and more shifts, and trust me when i say working part time in retail is brutal. I would see others who weren't fast enough or didn't pull their own weight in working or lazy etc. They would be let go. I hired in as a seasonal and they liked how i worked so they kept me. Oh yea another way i survived was that I stayed out of politics, I was polite and courteous to everyone even to those who don't deserve it. My advice work hard learn as much as you can, do as much as you can, and once your comfortable find another job that lists all the skills you learned here find full time and get paid more. This job is good as a stepping stone to find another better job, but not good to have a career here. Management is always stressed out here and we get new managers at our location like every year, I'm not kidding! We had some good ones and we had some ogres. I have not been promoted and yet still do supervisor duties and do not get the said title or pay. one more thing if you get employee of the month you get $50.00 added to your paycheck automatically. and we do get employee discounts of 20% off all store merchandise and every couple of months we do get double discounts to 40% off on all merchandise but that lasts for like 3 or 4 days then its done. and you have to wait for the next double discount. – less