ALDI
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ALDI Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014

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District Manager Interview

District Manager

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ALDI.

Interview Details – One phone interview, one face to face interview, an entire day interview, one final interview with hiring manager. I only made it to the face to face interview. The VP of the District Managers was easy to talk to, although he did ask hard questions. He seemed to judge me from the get-go.

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Average Interview

Purchasing Assistant Interview

Purchasing Assistant

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ALDI.

Interview Details – They make it clear in the interview that you will never grow in the company and will have to be satisfied where you are at and they make it clear they do not want to have to hire for the position again so you better be prepared to stick around. They also made it clear there is no real culture or 'fun' to be had and how serious the office environment was. While I completely understand hard work, I think companies thrive when there is a mix of both so I was shocked at how forward they were with this information. I consider some of what they said to be severe drawbacks to a corporate company...however, some may see that as a good thing. It was a great learning experience with regards to the structure of ALDI...but not a company I could see most people wanting to be apart of if they would like to grow in their careers. Definitely not for me.

Interview Question – What would you do if you came into an environment where you had to learn your new job but everyone was too busy to help you?   View Answer

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District Manager Interview

District Manager

I applied through college or university and interviewed at ALDI.

Interview Details – Applied through University Career Site, got an on-campus interview. It took about 30 minutes, questions were mostly general ones like, weakness/strengths, why should we hire you. One on one interview, recruiter was very polite and patient but hurried to finished right after we passed the 25 minute mark.

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Store Manager Trainee Interview

Store Manager Trainee
Baltimore, MD

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ALDI.

Interview Details – I attended a store hiring event, was called about two weeks later for an over the phone interview and was asked at the end of the call for a face to face interview a week or two later. Face to face interview with a District Manager lasted about 45 minutes.

Interview Question – would you be willing to take an offer of a lower position if the position of store manager trainee was not offered to you?   View Answer

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Very Easy Interview

Store Manager Trainee Interview

Store Manager Trainee
Syracuse, NY

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at ALDI in April 2014.

Interview Details – Aldi had a hiring event at Destiny USA. I went expecting to be interviewed. I also expected lots of others. Both were true. We all stood in a line and one by one proceeded up to an open counter and handed in resume/ application. There were several questions asked but nothing but general questions. Lots of folks didn't even bring a resume.

Interview Question – Are you available full time or part time?   View Answer

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Easy Interview

District Manager Interview

District Manager

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ALDI.

Interview Details – First went to an ALDI dinner, then Interview one on one and then spent the day at Dallas corporate office. At the corporate office, there was a written test, 2 one on one interviews, a tour, and lunch.

Interview Question – Name a time that you have failed and did not learn from it. Also there is a written test you will be taking that tests spelling and math skills.   View Answer

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Cashier Interview

Cashier
Danville, KY

I applied in-person and the process took 6 days - interviewed at ALDI in April 2014.

Interview Details – Saw an ad for a hiring event at a local ALDI so I went out, brought my resume and ALDI app. Started 11:30 AM there were about 20 people there by the time it started (with more coming in). Just handed the resume and app to the store manager since the actual hiring manager wasn't there yet, everyone went in a line and took about 3 minutes to answer her questions whether they'd be available, able to lift 50 pds etc. Got a call the next afternoon asking to come in for an interview several days later at 8:30 AM. Showed up, there were only 10-12 people there this time. We all got a tour with the general manager around the store, in the freezer/backroom. Then when back up front and all got 2:1 interviews with the hiring manager and the GM. Asked basic questions, got reminded a lot that there's only two people in the store at a shift, and that you'd basically be doing everything.

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District Manager Trainee Interview

District Manager Trainee

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ALDI in March 2014.

Interview Details – The first interview was an in-store interview with a District Manager. The DM was nice and friendly and very frank about the position. I was leery about the hours of work the position would require, but was eager to continue learning more about the position. During the second interview at the district headquarters, the interviewer was running late, and I found out they had scheduled both myself and another woman for 10am. I was there at 9:30am for a 10am interview, and wasn't taken back to interview until 10:30am. The interviewer seemed rushed to squeeze in all of her interviews that day.

Interview Question – I was asked where I had the biggest room for improvement. When I answered that there is room for improvement everywhere, and trying to think of a professional way to answer, the interviewer told me I had to pick just one. She seemed rushed.   Answer Question

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Average Interview

District Manager Interview

District Manager
Valparaiso, IN

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in March 2014.

Interview Details – First step was an informational dinner. I then had a 1 on 1 interview at my school followed by a group interview at the Valparaiso division. At the main office I had 7 interviews and a tour of the facilities. You also have to write two essays and take a math and english reasoning test.

Interview Question – Common questions. Why Aldi? Why would you be a good fit? If you could pick three attributes that a district manager should have what would they be?   Answer Question

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District Manager Interview

District Manager

Interviewed at ALDI

Interview Details – I went through University Recruiting and was interviewed at my University. The process was nice and easy and the questions asked were based off my resume. There were no real trick questions or anything they were trying to get to know me. It seemed they really took the resume as being the ticket to who you really are.

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