ALDI Store Manager Trainee Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2014
Updated Jun 4, 2014
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Store Manager Trainee Interview

Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
Application Details

I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
  • 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
No Offer
Negative Experience

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    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Syracuse, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • Are you available full time or part time?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Was recruited by a DM. He told me to go visit a couple of stores and get back with him to set up a formal interview. And if that 1st interview goes well he would pass me onto the Director of my area. O I think normally it would be a 3 stage interview process but if you are being recruited it will be a 2 stage interview process. If you are not being recruited you have to attend one of their job fairs that the advertise in the paper and on Craigslist.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Lawrence, KS
    Anonymous Employee in Lawrence, KS
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 6 days - interviewed at ALDI in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was called by a recruiter and they set up an interview very quickly(within a few days) with the District Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • When was the last time you experimented with drugs?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Saginaw, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Saginaw, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at ALDI in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    The store manager called me in for an interview after I hand delivered an app and my resume a week prior. It literally took five minutes. Easy as pie. I was under the impression that I was being interviewed for a mgr trainee position since it was the only thing I put on my app, and I have mgt experience. The store manager asked me if i was willing to start as a cashier though.. Kind of upsetting since it would've been a demotion for me and I still wonder why she called me in the first place.. Plus since the interview was so short, makes me kind of feel like she knew she wasnt going to hire me anyway.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Union City, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Union City, NJ
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    The 1st 2 interviews were with the district managers at a store location. One interview was a sit down, and the other was a store walkthrough. Both interviews were very straight forward and they ask many questions about your current job. A 3rd interview was help at the home office of the area.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at ALDI in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through career builder, received an email just a couple days later. I was able to schedule an initial 1 on 1 interview with the district manager a few days after that. He had me fill out an application and then he proceeded to ask me a few general background questions, then the basic "why ALDI" and questions like that. Was informed I'd receive a call back the following Monday if they were interested in another interview.

    District manager explained the position, the hours, pay, etc, and then explained the hiring process. Overall, no complaints about the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Why ALDI?   View Answer
    • What do you like the least about your current job?   Answer Question
    • What do you like the most about your current job?   Answer Question
    • Which one of your employers would give the best reference for you (and why)?   Answer Question
    • Which one of your employers would give the worst reference for you (and why)?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Lyndhurst, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Lyndhurst, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at ALDI in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The typical way a hiring works is that an advertisement is placed in the Sunday local newspaper, giving a specific date, time, and location in which applications will be taken. Following directions is an important part of the job; going to the wrong location or showing up at the wrong time will prevent applicants of a chance of getting the position. Usually there are hundreds of applicants for each position. The District Manager will hand out applications, and ask if you have read the job description and can complete the job tasks. No resumes are accepted, but it is best to bring one to aid in completing the application. Also, bring your reference information. If you are selected for an interview, you will meet with the District Manager. You will be asked a series of questions about your employment history, and will be watched before, during and after the interview to see if you will be a good fit. Slouching, not smiling, and lack of energy are not good. Talkative, energetic people get the job. You will also be asked questions that start with "What would you do if..." ("you saw an employee stealing," "an employee refused to do something you asked them to do."). They are looking for honesty, customer service and management skills, and energy level. At the first interview, you will also be told of the job requirements, pay rate, and benefits. They will be looking to see whether you really want the job. If the first interview goes well, a second interview is held with the Director of Operations. This interview is much the same as the first. Some questions about your background, and easy questions about what you would do in certain situations. Again, they are looking for honesty, customer service and management skills, and energy level. Usually the job offer is made over the phone if the interviews go well. There is no negotiation about pay, benefits, or responsibilities.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the riskiest thing you've done and not been caught?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at ALDI in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Ask basic questions that you would expect when applying for a retail job.. "what would you do if you saw an employee stealing?" Not too many difficult questions. Make sure to ask questions about the position, as it seems that is a big factor in their decision making.

    Interview Questions
    • What would do if you saw an employee steal from the cash register?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Process was very very lengthy...as mentioned by previous posters they ask you NUMEROUS times to come clean on any past crimes committed or stuff that would show up on a background check...scare tactics as well, telling you how difficult the job is and how hectic the work pace is, they do give you an opportunity to talk to curretn employees but they are often times to busy, the one exception was before the store opened at one interview, she was very open and honest...had 4 interviews and a cattle call open house where you just filled out an application...have heard from others that there is absolutely no work/life balance at aldi and they want to make you clear of that during the interview process..

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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