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ALDI Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
103 Reviews
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ALDI Presidents Chuck Youngstrom, Jason Hart & David Behm
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103 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You are very well compensated for the work that you do, both in 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
  • Difficult to maintain a work life balance of any kind, but know some who managed (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Just don't bother

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ALDI

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here. My experience was really negative and I regret wasting my time with them.

    Cons

    Job presented as direct hire and the last minute was changed to temp-to-hire. Two weeks after starting I received an email from a different recruiter than the one that placed me - FOR MY JOB. They never provided me with any feedback and I was never trained for the job advertised, not given anything to do - I had to make up stuff to do. It was all very, very shady. The rest of the staff was very cliquish and there is no cooperation between areas at all, no room for new ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brutal work environment, not for 40+ year olds.

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at ALDI

    Pros

    Above average pay, decent benefits. Promotions are available due to the lack of retention of employees. Good job for those appreciate intense working conditions.

    Cons

    Extremely tight and unreasonable labor budgets. High turnover due to excessive work loads and minimal staffing. Not
    a long term position for most people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come to grips with reality, stop working/oppressing employees into leaving their employment.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Great pay no appreciation

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at ALDI full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, cheap benefits, paid holidays

    Cons

    Salary works 50-70 hours a week. District managers come fresh out of college

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more experienced district managers not kids fresh out of collage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't trust the interview

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are fantastic. If you're in a store that cares to train you, you'll go far.

    Cons

    Most managers I've come across expect you to know everything without training you and have an "well, I had to do (some terrible thing), so you do too". I've been lied to on numerous occasions, including the interview (I was told work-life balance existed there- it absolutely does not). And if you're sexually harassed by your boss, the company will not investigate it and blame you for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be true to your commitments, understand that your people are people and have lives, take HR issues seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Roebuck, Jefferson, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Roebuck, Jefferson, AL

    I worked at ALDI

    Pros

    the pay, you can move up in the company

    Cons

    lack of social life (especially if you have kids), working over the schedule time, not enough training in management, lack of employees and some stores,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to hire people who have worked in the grocery management before because the people who are working now are struggling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst 4 years of my life.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in South Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Store Manager in South Windsor, CT

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salary is very good, they are closed a few more holidays than most other retailers and their health benefits are less expensive compared to other employers.

    Cons

    As a Manager, there is no work / life balance. Very long days get even longer when your closing mgr calls out and you can't find a replacement so it's you that has to stay. It gets even better when you are driving down to your store at 2 am because of an alarm call due to your freezer or your multi-deck failing. You will work like a dog putting out 24 pallet deliveries 4x a week. You are made to play tricks on your employees to see if they are doing their job. In the end it doesn't make a difference how hard you worked, how many hours you spend in your store, how much pride you put into your stores presentation and preparedness, you will still be discharged. Not everyone is "made for Aldi" is their favorite line, and they certainly got THAT right. Skip over this employer, you'll be glad you did. Trust me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate the hard working, dedicated employees that you have working for your company. This advice could save the company a ton of money, unless of course its just easier to pay for lawsuits, unemployment cost and whatever cost are involved with holding job fairs every week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Intense and overworked

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Batavia, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Batavia, IL

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Insurance, structured environment, well known company

    Cons

    You are given 10+ hours of work to be completed in 8 hour shift. Training is non existent, expect to write your own notes for training. Unrealistic expectations. Socialization with co workers unacceptable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for employees as well as management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    they gave us a 25 cents an hour raise!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    The work life balance does not exist. The insurance is okay.

    Cons

    Most of the people I work with are poor or live paycheck to paycheck. These people work very hard everyday. To disrespect them with a 25 cent raise is disgusting. The people writing these raises and making the rules get percentage bonuses. Maybe these people can take a vacation or pay for their child's school. The people who help keep these stores stocked and open sometimes without a break maybe they can buy an extra gallon of milk and loaf of bread every week with their small raise. ALDI, SHAME ON YOU!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least try to pretend you give a d**n. Act like human beings, not robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    worst job of my life

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I worked at ALDI

    Pros

    sorry cant think of one.

    Cons

    slave labor. back breaking work with no breaks and no positive reinforcement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    where do i start....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't do it!!!

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    Current Employee - Associate in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Associate in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    Pay sounds good! benefits are affordable!

    Cons

    Can't have a personal life, pay isn't worth the amount of work they expect!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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