ALDI
3.1 of 5 388 reviews
www.aldi.com Essen, Germany 500 to 999 Employees

ALDI Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2014
ALDI – Newark – “Outside an Aldi store in Newark, Ohio (Photo…”

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Hartmuth Wiesemann

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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When employees matters NOT

Shift Manager (Former Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I worked at ALDI full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits and stores close early

ConsVery hostile, dangerous and environment

Advice to Senior Managementtreat employees better

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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How much can you physically stand?

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New Rochelle, NY

I worked at ALDI

ProsFast pace so it doesn't feel like you are there 12-15 hours when that is what it often ends up being. They will pay well for you to turn your life over to them.

ConsSay goodbye to your physical wellness. You will most likely not get breaks for lunch or any breaks at all so you end up eating crap or nothing at all. You are working so physically hard that you will continuously lose weight regardless of what you eat anyway. You are not properly fueling your body so your body may rapidly break down. Almost everyone has carpal tunnel- even if they don't know what all that "numbness" is. Arthritis, bone spurs, back pain, injuries, lack of nutrition, lack of sleep, lack of family/friend time will definitely be in your future if you choose this career path- do not doubt this even if you are going for the DM position. The trade off for the money is quite steep.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt is sad that there is no concern for work-life balance or your wellness. The company does have the expectation of owning you. The company values - work, work, work, because you never do good enough. No matter what you do, it is in the culture to always find what you do wrong and pinpoint that to "make you better."

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Upper management has no morals or conscience. They treat the assistants with no respect.

Assistant Buyer (Current Employee)
Batavia, IL

I have been working at ALDI full-time for more than a year

Prosgood work-life balance as the hours are set at 40 per week.

ConsEverything else, especially the culture of the place, which is very degrading and there is no room for advancement unless you director lets you apply for a position within (which is near impossible).

Advice to Senior Managementpromote assistants to buyers and completely re-vamp the company culture. We are all equally motivated to make the company successful!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ridiculous

Cashier (Former Employee)

I worked at ALDI full-time for less than a year

ProsDecent pay and Okay Benefits

ConsLong shifts or no shifts (varies), not enough breaktime - especially if you're there for 13 hours, physically draining, manipulative management, no opportunity for improvement/advancement for cashiers/shift managers, must be able to move extremely quickly, lots of opportunities to hurt yourself on the job, consistent need of workers who are in competition with themselves, nothing is ever good enough for these people.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop manipulating employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I thought I was treated excellent until I was injured on the job; they treated me like crap and fired me for no reason/

Cashier (Former Employee)
Kalamazoo, MI

I worked at ALDI full-time for more than a year

ProsGood start off pay with flexible hours. Not boring at all...constantly working and on your feet

ConsDon't get injured because they will fight workers comp and unemployment

Advice to Senior ManagementBe real

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Aldi not an employee friendly place to work

Shift Manager/Cashier (Current Employee)

I have been working at ALDI full-time for more than 8 years

ProsYou have every major holiday off

ConsYou are worked like a slave, not enough employees to assist with the high customer demands, or to maintain store. Not recommended for women with small children or anyone who has a life because your first priority will be Aldi not your family (sad but true). High turn over rate you just don't sit on the register you work harder than you've ever worked in your life. You will be prone to work related injuries

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with respect! When hiring for District Managers the best managers are those who've been with the company and have worked their way up the ladder, not newly hired college grads who have only interned a month or two to become a DM. Those type of people never understand what happens in the real grocery store environment. And cannot relate to the pressures that the staff endure day in and day out. It's a billion dollar company relax!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overworked, and treated with great disrespect as an employee.

Cashier (Former Employee)
Pinellas Park, FL

I worked at ALDI full-time for less than a year

ProsThe job was physical and kept me moving around.

ConsOverworked, not enough employees, schedule unpredictable and changed at last minute often. Management was disrespectful and degrading. I hated my employment with this company and I tell my friends and family not to shop there, and they don't.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your store managers to be more respectful to employees and show gratitude when employees are working overtime for weeks in a row at times, or it was the complete opposite, only receiving 20 to 25 hours a week or less. Hire more than 6 employees to run an entire store, which creates overworked and tired employees. II left a 15 year career with Publix to work at Aldi, and it was the biggest mistake I've ever made. Everyone I know who is still employed by Aldi, expresses their hate for their employment with Aldi. I tell everyone I know about my experiences with my employment and as a shopper at Aldi, and they no longer shop there.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Store Manager Trainee (Former Employee)
Deerfield Beach, FL

I worked at ALDI full-time for less than a year

ProsPay was ok. But you don't get to work 40 hours.

ConsI left my fulltime job that I was in for 8 years to accepted a job at aldi, that was the biggest mistake I have ever made in my life. Aldi is a joke. When I went for the job interview I was told that, they have a training store just for Manager in Trainee only and you work 40 hours a week that wasn't true. Aldi doesn't give you more than 30 hours a week, sometimes they even give you 20 hours a week, that's how low aldi go. if you have a family, an you the head of household please don't waste your time with ALDi. They have really high turnover I wish I did my research before accepting that job. My first week at aldi the store Manager gave me a list on the store product in the prices for me to remember, at the end of the week I was giving a test on it. That was the only training I received when I work at aldi. After that no one showed me anything, I was left alone to train myself, every time I went to work I was either stocking shelves or on the cashier register. after a month working at aldi I was transferred to in other store, that store has no store manager, only the assistant manager, cashier and the District Manager in Trainee, two weeks after I transferred to the store, the District manager in trainee quit. District Manager demand so much from you, even thought he knows you not proper training. The district manager have me coming to the store three times at 5:00 am after I left the store 2:00 am so he can trained me on how to do inventory and to place order, when I get to work he wasn't there I waited 2 hours before he finally showed up, no apologizes nothing. When I finally get inside the store he told me he doesn't have time to trained me, I can go home now. Assistant manger at that store is very jealousy because the district manager don't promote them, if you ask them for help they would tell you, they don't know how to do it, after they been at aldi for 5 or more years, in second later after living that aisle, If you made any mistake they would took picture of it send it to the district manager. No team player. Aldi will used you then let you go. And no promotions. I found out a position I was qualified for, when I called the area manager she told me aldi doesn't promote employee, she want her store manager to be a store manager for life. Don't believe anything this management told you during the interview, they treat their employer like crap you never do enough for then, you don't run fast enough. a lot of heavy lifting that can cause serious back problem. Don't quit your job for aldi, now I learn my lesson. I was grateful my position at my old job was still available. I wouldn't know what to do if I didn't get my job back with 5 children's to taking care of

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to come up with a training system.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Manager Trainee (Former Employee)

I worked at ALDI full-time for less than a year

ProsPay..but even then not worth it

ConsLong ridiculous hours-back to back work shifts-Upper Mgmt has unrealistic expectations of employees, lack of support from trainer and division manager-produce out in 1.5 hours, pallet unloaded in 45 minutes-if you don't get this done you are out the door. You never will get a break as a store manager-according to division manager "my store managers never take a break during their 10 hour shift" - this comment made to me when I explained that I couldn't get a drink of water during my shift. My trainer explained to me that the reason she didn't place enough staff on when I was first overseeing shifts alone was because she "wanted to push me". If you have sick children, parents, or anyone else that depends on you, explain to them that if anything happens while you are at work too bad as you have no time to accept phone calls or leave the building. This is the WORST job I have EVER had!!!! The money is the incentive - don't do it!!! Low prices on products means long, exhausting work hours for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to remain truthful to your employees and treat them as if they have something to offer other than the grunt work you pay them to do.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Glad that I moved on

Shift Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at ALDI part-time for more than a year

ProsThey pay very well but expect you to work very hard.

Cons-crazy work hours (leaving at 12pm to be back at 5am to open)
-unrealistic goals that try to match stores in district that are completly different
-horrible inventory management procedures

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be more personal and not so rude. Maybe work a shift once in awhile so that you have a better understanding of the store. An hour walk through doesn't show much.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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