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ALDI Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
9 Reviews
2.2
9 Reviews
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ALDI Presidents Chuck Youngstrom, Jason Hart & David Behm
Chuck Youngstrom, Jason Hart & David Behm
9 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.  

    Retail with Respect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Management is almost all promoted up from within, so they have a deep respect for employees. This translates to good pay from day 1, a benefits plan that follows not too long after that, and a clear division of work and life. My particular store was 100% female run from district manager all the way down to team members, which was very cool.

    Although my tenure was short for personal reasons, this was by far and away the best retail job I've ever had, and I actively recommend to friends looking for retail work to apply at Aldi.

    Cons

    If you're not in decent physical shape when you start as a team member, you're going to be sore for awhile. Customers can be taxing, but that comes with any retail job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR LIFE HERE!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Decatur, GA

    I worked at ALDI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Repetitive work. Interesting health insurance.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, Unset schedule. 20 year old Dm's who know nothing about the store and want to tell you what to do! Only 3 sick and 3 personal day per year! No time off for holidays. Flex pay bull crap never get the correct overtime. 10n cent raises or no raises at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get dm's who listen to employees who've been there for 3 years or more. They don't know what they're doing when they come in the door. Get a proper training system, these new cashiers and assistant managers know nothing! Give us incentives to work there, give us a bonus or a raise! Recognize hard work and loyalty. Horrible company, worst I've ever worked for!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Loved working for this company.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerk in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Clerk in Lawrenceville, GA

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

    Pros

    Wonderful management and compensation. Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Some really early hours and not much leeway in scheduling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more hours for clerks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great job for young people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Store manager was great to work for. Loved most of my co-workers. Decent pay, benefits. Can get more hours traveling to other stores.

    Cons

    Highly stressful environment. Customers don't understand the process and make your job harder. Environment varies widely from store to store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring District Managers straight out of college. Most of them don't have any common sense.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Okay, nothing great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Pay, same shift times each day, holiday pay

    Cons

    treated poorly, never spend time with family, hard to get upper management to call or meet, VERY rude management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are people just like you, not slaves.

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

    meh

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Ok-ish benefits
    better pay than other grocery outlets
    if you and managers are tight, they dont act like tools

    Cons

    Job is almost slavery. I was held accountable for things i never did.
    Managers purposely choose who to give the HEAVIER trucks to. If you are a nice guy who works hard, they will murder you.
    Once had 21 mixed pallets with 4 coolers all over 8 feet. And they wanted to let cashiers start doing grocery, cooler and freezer while managers only do produce
    You do shift manager's work all the time..
    Bosnians.. oh bosnians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better. That is why you have high turn over rates
    Have people who are respectful act as leaders
    Hold people accountable for their actions and stop blaming others
    Properly compensate workers, managers love to " shave" employees time on the system. I had to correct mine!!
    Stop micro management!!! Disgusting.
    One cashier cannot do four heavy trucks per week and close the rest!!!
    Have rules as to how managers make schedules.. too much preference and favoritism is bad for store morale.
    Breaks are a joke, serious work rights are violated at these stores
    Backbiting and gossiping. Its funny, because the persons who disrespect managers, calling them black this or white that behind each others back are all chumy with each other
    Managers would like to think that they are doing you favors when you work just as hard as them
    this place may pay better but working conditions will gnaw at your core. Only person who really gets compensated for time and effort are managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Satisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    The People
    The Responsibility
    The Opportunity for Advancement

    Cons

    The work is challenging, which is not a con for the right person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work but not when your store manager was promoted to the position in one year.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    pay
    people
    benefits
    uh
    uh
    thats it

    Cons

    my store manager is a so called know it all.Was promoted in a year and lacks the experience and knowledge to run a busy store, Yet my dm defends the store manager and my store manager set goals that he or she cant even achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire store managers for experience and not looks. looks dont make money at aldi EXPERIENCE do

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    its always something.....!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    the money and benefits are nice at first and the customer are the greatest. there is always work so never a dull moment

    Cons

    you spend your life around the store, sick days are a joke, with the amount of employees you have its you or no one!! they are always pushing you with no rewards for the cashiers or shift managers. we are the face of the store and when we make the customer happy the dm or manager gets rewarded!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this is the perfect job for single people with no children and who or not interested in having a family

    No opinion of CEO

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