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Cashier Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in July 2014.
Interview Details – Applied in June 2014 in person, I printed out an application and brought it in with my resume. I walked around the supermarket for a while and observed the workers for a bit just to get a sense of the environment and where I could possibly be working. I talked to the supervisor about the job and responsibilities as well as another employee about the hours and if my application looks good to turn in. I got called in for an interview about 3 week later which was held in the supermarket. It was a 2:1 interview with the district manager and an intern from a college.
The interview process went better then expected it didn't feel like an interview more like a conversation every time I got the chance I threw some questions in there or gave little comments about things that were said to me to let them know I am paying attention. They started off the interview by saying they are not looking for the perfect person just a perfect fit in the store. I brought a little notebook and pencil that I had on my lap during the interview. The day before I researched some of their interview questions and wrote them down with the answers in the back of the book just in case and I also listed about 10 questions I wanted to ask which was good because during the interview some of them were answered but I still had something to work with. While they where looking at my resume I gave them an updated version including work and academic programs I participated in. In total it took about 30 minutes and they showed some interest in my School and major/minor and what I want to do with it, I would say interaction is really important they should not be the only ones talking and every answer should have an explanation so they can continue to see who you really are.
They said to give them a week to call back and if I get called for another interview they would have scenarios for me and a general run down of what they would want me to do and how they expect to act.
- Explain a situation where you had to deal with a difficult person? View Answer
- With your major, what do you see yourself doing or what do you want to do with it? View Answer
- Why should we hire you? View Answer
- If we were to call your last employer what would they say about you? What would they rate your performance? View Answer
Cashier Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in June 2014.
Interview Details – Background: I'm a 25 year-old single woman with years of work experience in physical jobs, and administrative support roles. I relocated to Memphis to finish school, and I just wanted a part-time job for spending money.
I went to an Aldi Hiring event at one of the locations. Be sure to fill out an application in advance, and get there early because the line was out of the door when I left. One of the hiring managers just asked a few basic questions about our abilities and availability before taking our applications and advising that she would call.
I received a call that afternoon to come in for an interview the following week. The interview consisted of routine questions, and it placed a lot of emphasis on the amount of physical work associated with the position. I explained that I had UPS experience, so it wouldn't be an issue, but they kept harping on the physical demands. She actually said "Picture the hardest, most physically demanding job you have ever had, and multiply it by 10." That is NOT how you should sell a job. It was almost like they were purposely trying to turn me away from it.
A day after that interview, I was called in to meet with the regional manager at a store on the opposite side of town. He was very rushed and distracted during the interview, and asked if I thought I could handle the physical requirements. They were the exact same questions that I answered in the previous interview. I felt like I wasted my time and my gas mileage by going there, and I left the interview not caring if I received an offer or not.
I didn't receive an offer, and I think it may be due to the fact that I look over-qualified on paper. I wouldn't know since they didn't have the decency to call.
Interview Question – "Assume that I asked you to set up a display, and you did it wrong. I tell you that you have done it wrong, so you will have to do it over. I come back, and its still wrong. What would you do?" View Answer
Very Easy Interview
Cashier Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person - interviewed at ALDI in July 2014.
Interview Details – Open Interview, showed up 15 minutes early, resume and application in hand, dressed in a suit. Interviewer was in a full suit. Of the 8 or so that were early, I was the only one that was prepared, and not dressed in shorts/jeans and tank top/tshirt and flip flops. Ad specifically asked for application to be filled out prior. "Interview" lasted less than two minutes. Introduction, Can you work 40 hours?, Did you graduate high school? Do you have transportation? and can you lift over 40lbs? Answer yes, to all. "Great well it looks like you are qualified, We will be calling for interviews this evening" and that was it. Next guy after me was out the door before i was able to get to my car.
Shift Manager/Cashier Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at ALDI in June 2014.
Interview Details – Hiring event in June. It was really impersonal then I was trying to ask questions and the lady cut me off and said if we are interested then we will call you.
Interview Question – I was not asked any questions. It was a hiring event and I don't think the ladies were not really interested in asking questions to see if their was people/ person that were a good fit for the company Answer Question
District Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
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.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work in the grocery industry? View Answer
Purchasing Assistant Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
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
Store Manager Trainee Interview (Negative Experience)
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
District Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
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.
Interview Question – What is your biggest regret? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Store Manager Trainee Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
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
District Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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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