ALDI Interview Questions

Updated Mar 21, 2015
Updated Mar 21, 2015
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    District Manager Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at ALDI in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    There was an information session before the actual interview where the interviewers spoke with us about the position we had applied for and asked if we had any questions. This was followed by a dinner and we were allowed to ask more questions.

    The interview was difficult and awkward. One of the interviewers came and left the room, the chair wasn't set up at the table, and the interviewer stopped me multiple times during the questioning to have me move my chair or take my portfolio. I realize that this is an interviewing tactic, but I had never actually experienced it before.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you found out an employee had taken a candy bar without paying for it?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if an employee stole a ham?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if an employee stole an entire cart full of groceries?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at ALDI in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    First interview at career fair- one on one with director. Second at warehouse with 10+ other interviews in a group interview and had to do a presentation on the spot. Third interview with VP of division at a store.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for a discount grocery store?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Straight forward. Salary is a 5000 increase each yr for the first four years.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Shift Manager Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at ALDI in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Ad in local paper said to apply in person the following Friday from 3-8PM. I arrived at 3, was told to fill out an application, and get in line. This is a grocery store, it is busy Friday afternoons. There was a single line, there were 75-80 people in front of me, it went half way around the store, we were trying to stay out of the way of the customers. What was management thinking? Such an inconvenience to the customers, much less potential employees. I have worked in grocery for 20 years, after waiting in line for half an hour took my resume and application and left. What was management thinking?

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    District Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at ALDI in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my college job search. I got an on campus interview, which lasted about 20min and went well. Generic questions about my work history and why I wanted to work for Aldi.
    I was asked to go with 5 other students from my college to the main offices. I had an hour interview with the VP at the offices. It was the hardest interview I ever had. I was asked questions about what I would do if an employee stole a pack of gum, 20$ or a pack of steaks. I was asked questions about hiring employees and firing employees. How I would handle a variety of situations.
    We also had a group interview where we had to mention something that was not on our resume. Every person talked about the fact that they had studied abroad. We were then taken to lunch on Aldi's account.
    No one in my panels was offered the position. It took them almost 2 months to contact us back. Which was with a generic letter. It was very disappointing.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if an employee stole a pack of gum/$20/chocolate bar/pack of steaks?   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Aldi District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Haines City, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Haines City, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ALDI in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    I heard about the position through my University and spoke to a couple of people until I got invited to the pre-night dinner, where they provided us with dinner and a presentation on the company and answered our questions. I went to that and the next day was my interview. The 1 on 1 interviews were about to be no longer than 15 minutes (which, i though was insufficient) but mine ended being about 40 minutes. I loved the individuals and their energy. I know many say it is a lot of hard work but I think it depended on the personality and how much of a challenge they wanted. The following week (4 days later), I got a call inviting me to the final round interview. It was a whole day filled with 1 on 1 interviews (6 specifically), a tour of the distribution center and a local Aldi, essay questions and a simple IQ exam. At the end of the week, I received a call extending me an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What is it exactly that you want to do in your life? Where does ALDI come in?   Answer Question
    • What do you do on your free time?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There's really nothing much to negotiate on besides that of your location-maybe. The starting salary is 70,000 and it would basically be considered an insult if you tried to negotiate that.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ALDI in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interveiw process was three seperate interviewsAll of the interviews each of the district managers that are looking o hire you ask the same question multiple tiimes in different ways to see if you answer differently,Their are very long pauses after each answer making you feel like you need to add more to the answer like you didt answer it suffeciently.I left the last interview feeling like i did not get the job and i felt like i was interviewing for the secrect service.It was a very serious tension in the room.

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Front End Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Collingswood, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Collingswood, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at ALDI in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    like a interrogation

    Interview Questions
    • More than once you are asked if you are hiding something from your past criminally.   View Answer
    • When is the last time you used drugs or broke the law.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The interviewer treats you like your in a criminal interrogation, not a job interview.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Warehouse Picker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greenwood, IN
    Anonymous Employee in Greenwood, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at ALDI in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was told someone would call within 2 wks to let you know or not if you moved ahead to the interview process. I was not called. I am a well educated woman in her early 40's with 2 sons to raise but I guess having some education behind me or the fact I am a temporary worker somewhere else who wanted a better job with some actual benefits (I will get NONE if I am hired on permanently where I am at now) was too much to ask for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at ALDI.

    Interview Details

    I never actually applied. ... I had my resume posted on Career Builder and was contacted by a recruiter at a staffing agency. From the time the recruiter contacted me to the final round of interviews, it took about 2 months. I had a brief conversation with the recruiter about what I was looking for in a career and a company, and she thought it would be a good fit, so she sent me on to an initial interview with the Director of Operations. That day, I received an invitation to attend the final round of interviews with a group of other candidates.

    The final round of interviews entailed interviews with several VP's and Directors. The day also included a visit of their warehouse and a visit to a nearby store with two district managers who have both been in position for several years. Ask tons of intelligent questions and make a great impression!

    ALDI paid for hotel/travel for the final round of interviews, but not the initial meet & greet type interview. Overall it was a very smooth and informational process.

    If you are open to relocation, prepare for the interview, and fit the personality of the interviewer, you shouldn't have any problem at least getting to the final round of interviews. Like I said before, ask a lot of questions - most of my interviews were me asking them questions rather than them asking me!

    Just be yourself; explain your background and your interests with the position & company - It is a conversational type interview. They did ask a few questions, mostly about accountability and the type of leader you are.

    Interview Questions
    • Rate your assertiveness on a level from 1 to 10? ... Also, confidence & organizational skills
      How would you go about giving out an unfavorable task?
      What actions would you take if an employee that performed above standard consistently had a bad attitude?
      What type of leader are you?
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    ALDI is a phenomenal company with a lot to offer - no need to negotiate salary or relocation!!!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Delray Beach, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Delray Beach, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at ALDI in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    career fair

    Interview Questions
    • what would they say about me, if call my previous job?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

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