ALDI Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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ALDI Jason Hart
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Pros
  • Great starting pay and benefits (in 52 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits always a need for people so its easy to pick up hrs (in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is nonexistent (in 35 reviews)

  • Most District Managers are right out of college with little or no experience (in 48 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Store Manager ...Run run far away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at ALDI full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay that's it! This is a twenty word minimum so I am trying to fulfill the requirement so this will post.

    Cons

    District Managers are "kids" right out of college with no sense of "family". No help, constant turn over because they want you to run a store with no payroll. You can never be promoted higher then a store manager. Expected to come in on your off days weekly. 60 plus hours a week. You don't even get to hire your own staff or terminate anyone. It's all done by the DM's. Trucks are always wrong with wrong product. Inventories constantly with no one in the store that can do them besides the store manager. My advice run run run!!!! Do not work for this company!

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Give the stores payroll and quit timing everything.


  2. store manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at ALDI full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro for this company was the pay. Way more than anywhere else will pay for a grocery store manager

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations. U have to do the work of 4 people. That's how they make so much $. Can't take time off when you want. High turn over. Constantly under staffed. Discrimination. Only hire females for very physically demanding job. No room for advancement as store manager. They hire district managers straight out of college with zero retail experience yet they act like they know everything. They don't care where u live they out you wherever is good for them. No work life balance. It is a 50 hour salary position but you'll end up working 60-70 if u want to keep this horrible job.

    Advice to Management

    Get real. Its one thing to have high expectations, but theirs are unrealistic. Hold the same standard for every store instead of playing favorites.


  3. DMT Trainee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ALDI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary is the only pro

    Cons

    everything was awful working for aldi


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  5. Good Pay Bad Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Bellevue, NE
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Bellevue, NE

    I worked at ALDI full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and benefits great place to shop great prices

    Cons

    no work/life balance, terrible management, unreal expectations


  6. Buying Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL

    I worked at ALDI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no Pros to this position. If you consider being stagnant in the same position for the rest of your life a Pro, then there you have it.

    Cons

    Beware. This position is not what you think. I was led to believe this was an Assistant Buyer position but it turned out to be an Administrative Assistant. I was an Administrative Assistant to a "Buyer" that had 0 buying experience and had NO CLUE what he was doing. Basically, you answered the phone for your buyer, scheduled their meetings, and entered information into the system. There is no room for growth nor do they let you make any decisions whatsoever. I would not recommend this position to anyone. I felt very dumbed down and very looked down upon even though I had way more experience than the buyer I was supporting. This is NOT a good company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management. Period.


  7. Store Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits are the only positive I can produced .

    Cons

    Do not work here if you have a family. I am salaried for 50 hours per week and always work over that. Never under. Customers come first which is fine, but employees are treated horribly. They hire DMs straight out of school with no work or life experience. They demand way too much and is a very stressful job I would recommend to no one.

    Advice to Management

    Promote your store managers who actually know what the stores need instead of hiring pretty faces. This company is so backward and behind the times.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Worst job ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Amsterdam, NY
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Amsterdam, NY

    I worked at ALDI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay is considered good, but it kind of has to be to get anyone to work.

    Cons

    The stress is horrible. They set unrealistic standards. Expectations for amount of work to do during a shift are unreachable because they don't give enough employees to work with. You never see your family because there are nights you work unt 10-11pm and than have to be back the next day by 6am. Upper management is never satisfied and rarely appreciative of the hard work their employees do.

    Advice to Management

    Set more attainable goals for employees and appreciate your good ones.


  9. Worst experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Trainee
    Former Employee - Management Trainee

    I worked at ALDI full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Aside from the ability to make pretty good money and the people in the stores there are no pros.

    Cons

    Ethical practices, terrible management.


  10. Warehouse selector

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Warehouse Selector in North Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Warehouse Selector in North Syracuse, NY

    I worked at ALDI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Physical keeps you moving and time goes by fast

    Cons

    Far too many to list

    Advice to Management

    Workers are people too


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not the place for most people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Concord, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Concord, NC

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only good thing about this company is the benefits they offer and the fact that they are closed on all major holidays

    Cons

    Worked like a dog, if you do not appear "in shape" you will not be hired. if you appear "older" you will not be hired. the higher management system is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Give a little more respect to the employees. most of them work themselves too hard in order to reach their impossible time lines



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