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Ross Stores

Operates discount clothing stores.

4400 Rosewood Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Employees: 53,900
CEO: Michael Balmuth
Stock Symbol: ROST

Website: http://www.rossstores.com

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The Company operates Ross Dress for Less ( "Ross "), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,097 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.

Brand name merchandise at Ross is priced 20% to 60% below most department and specialty store regular prices. At dd’s DISCOUNTS, the company sells more moderate brand name product and fashions that are priced 20% to 70% below most moderate department and discount store regular prices.

The company's buying offices are located in New York City and Los Angeles. The company has four distribution processing facilities–-two in California, one in Pennsylvania, and one in South Carolina.

The company has 53,900 total employees, including an estimated 39,000 part-time employees, with more temporary employees hired during the holiday season.

Ross reported revenues of $8.6 billion in 2011, up from $7.8 billion in 2010, with net income of $657.1 million.


In August 1982, six junior department stores in the San Francisco Bay Area were acquired and converted to the Ross Dress For Less off-price format.

Ross Stores went public with its IPO in August 1985, trading on Nasdaq under the symbol ROST. The Company expanded rapidly and ended fiscal 1986 with total sales of $534 million and 121 stores in 16 states.

New concept dd's DISCOUNTS was launched in 2004.

In 2011, Ross Dress for Less opened its 1,000th store in the San Francisco Bay Area and entered the Midwest region with 12 stores in the greater Chicago area.


As a Ross team member you'll receive a comprehensive compensation package including competitive pay, merchandise discount and benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Disability
  • Sick Pay
  • Vacation
  • Holidays / Personal Days
  • 401 (K) Savings Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase
  • Commuter Reimbursement
  • Pre-paid Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Care and Dependent Spending Accounts

Updated December 12, 2012