ALDI Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. If you have no value for your physical or mental well being, this is the place for you

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier

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

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

    Pros

    The salary is good, but you earn every penny of it and then some. The customers are awesome.

    Cons

    No work/life balance . Schedule. If you are a parent be prepared to never see your children.

    Advice to Management

    If you want top notch customer service, hire more people. Your running the few employees you staff in each store ragged.

  2. Very exhausting job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Altoona, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Altoona, PA

    I worked at ALDI

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and wages and off most holidays

    Cons

    Time consuming, over worked,hours are terrible, no advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Communication and praise.

  3. shift manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

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

    Pros

    ALDI has great pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Work extremely hard , no future for female advancement, train you exactly how the want you to think.

    Advice to Management

    Be equal ,

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  5. Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, OH

    I have been working at ALDI

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

    Pros

    Pay is good if you get a full 40+ hours

    Cons

    new people make same $ as people that have been there for years. Lack of communication and to many bad changes. Can't just call off. Have to schedule sick days.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and less changing things that work to things that don't.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Underpaid for the amount of work you do

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The only benefit about this job is that it pays really well and that you get extra pay for working Sundays.

    Cons

    Management was all about statistics and constantly pushed you to be faster even though you were working as hard as you could. You had to do the work of 3 people just to get off work on time.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more people at a time so its not as hard on our bodies. Stop worrying about 'stats' and worry more about the quality of work each employee is putting into the job. The stats don't tell everything.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Fast paced and physical. Low pay but excellent insurance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager, Jefferson Division in Jefferson, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager, Jefferson Division in Jefferson, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefit package exceeds industry standard. You will learn all aspects of running a business, even as a lowly cashier. The regular customers make the job worthwhile.

    Cons

    The company does not allow you scheduling requests. You are expected to be available from 5am-10pm every day. And you WILL be scheduled shifts that allow you less than 5 hours sleep. You are expected to load up on caffeine to get the done! Long hours in the freezer and cooler. Horrible food safety practices. As a rule, you never get a meal break. Legally mandated breaks are offered but managers are pressured to "fake" a break! The running joke.. A good ole "Aldi break" means you punch it into the computer timecard hours afterwards. If you do not take a break? The manager will manually edit your timecard the next day. If a manager thinks you stayed too late, they will sometimes "shave" your hours. This is because the store managers get bonuses that are affected by productivity metrics. It is extremely hard to advance beyond Store Manager. The company hires young, inexperienced college graduates for the district manager position. Some are eager, bright eyed and great to be around. They have a lot of pressure on them, so naturally they will give you lots of directives. But others are demeaning, abusive, and unrealistic. Salaries are uneven. Grandfathered employees make sometimes double what new recruits receive. New employees are LOCKED at 10.50/hr.(you will never get a raise). Bonuses DO NOT HAPPEN for non-GM's.

    Cultures and values? This company values PROFITS PROFITS PROFITS! Nothing more, nothing less. My next job will be in the public sector or at least in a non-privately held company.

    The company is succeeding on the strained backs of its lower level employees, while executives reap profits. Top level management is so culturally removed from the daily life at the stores... It's disgusting.

    Advice to Management

    Your stores need a separate stocking crew. Or at least allow your workers more than 5 hours sleep at night! It is very difficult to get home at 930-10p and wake up at 330-4am, day after day. Follow break policies and give your stores more budgeted hours. It is impossible to get everything up to standard on a barebones crew day after day. Even one more person would make all the difference. Our store brings in MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, and the company is stressing over a few hours a day at 10/hr???!!!

  8. The worst training ever. No regard for your physical health.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. You get a week vacation after the first six months.

    Cons

    They don't care if you get hurt. There training is disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Don't work there if you want a life. You are not allowed to request holidays off. They expect you to run shifts with you and one person.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Greedy management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Cashier in Pelham, AL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Pelham, AL

    I worked at ALDI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, health benefits, paid vacations

    Cons

    They favor part-time employees over full time employees, cant go to school and be full time, discriminating against parents who have households to take care of because they are in school, will make you drop to part time if they found you are a student. No room for growth beyond store management. Full time employees do not get typical full time hours,later found that dms and store managers get bonuses and incentives when they cut your hours, as if they dont get paid enough already.

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing your dms and store managers take money from the people who keep your stores running smoothly as if they dont have households of their own to keep together.

  10. Helpful (2)

    your hard back breaking work and dedication does not pay off!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ALDI (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, but pay not enough considering everything you have to do! One person does the work of at least 2-3 people.

    Cons

    worked there for many years, started having back issues do to all of the heavy lifting and was let go for basically no reason.

    Advice to Management

    it is not often you find dedicated, loyal and hard working individuals that put there family life on the back burner for a company.....all you want to see is the numbers.... you could careless for the people that breaks themselves down. Take heed.

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  11. Helpful (2)

    Overworked and understaffed

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

    I have been working 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

    Health Insurance for employees who work more than 20 hours a week.

    Cons

    Understaffed, had 3-4 employees running an entire grocery store. Stocking, ringing, cleaning everything. Only 2 employees would close down the store at night. In total I think we had about 10 full time people running a store that brought in over $30,000 in sales on a weekend. Not to mention the complete lack of references after you leave (they only will confirm that you worked there during a time frame) and it's impossible to get corporate on the phone. They also lowered the started pay from $10.80 to $10 during the 2 years I worked there. Despite making more money those years.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and increase the starting pay. Aldi makes enough money to do both.

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