ALDI

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ALDI Reviews in Batavia, IL

Updated December 25, 2014
Updated December 25, 2014
591 Reviews
3.1
591 Reviews
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ALDI Presidents Chuck Youngstrom, Jason Hart & David Behm
Chuck Youngstrom, Jason Hart & David Behm
32 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate in Batavia, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate in Batavia, IL

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Company culture, work life balance, professionalism, convenient west suburbs corporate campus, good salary, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Never know who is getting promoted, have to show your stuff and get specially selected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more coaching to those who express interest in career advancement above and beyond just explaining the requirements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work great pay

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

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

    Pros

    Loved the flat structure and the drive for results

    Cons

    Not good at recognition and identifying poor performers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Good pay
    Overtime
    Good office
    Good team
    Good benefits

    Cons

    No ability to be a free thinker
    Lack of training
    Lack of consistency amongst other divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop better training guides

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Intense and overworked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a great job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Sampling Chef in Batavia, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Sampling Chef in Batavia, IL

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

    Pros

    The corporate hours and setting are awesome.

    Cons

    You have to adjust to things always changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    Through the lens of young Gen Y's

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

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

    Pros

    -This review is for the Corporate Administration department in Aldi in Batavia, IL
    -The work/life balance is the most obvious advantage in that you will work 40/41 hr weeks
    -Everyone is extremely friendly, professional and polite, however the office demographic is skewed towards +40 and older so you won't be going to happy hours
    -High standards for professionalism so don't expect to do pranks on co-workers and such

    Cons

    -The way to progress in the Company is to get hired into a District Manager role after college and be promoted to Director level later on in your Aldi Career
    -The organization is very flat, progression is difficult and there aren't defined paths for any progression
    -The office lacks the "fun" atmosphere you find at techy, young companies
    -Changes take time and patience, this is not a Company you can walk in and make changes for the better right off the bet
    -Everything is paper based and reviewed by at least 3 members before it's submitted to the final approval
    -The systems can use some improvement, you will most likely be working in excel most days
    -There is currently no remote connectivity and you will not be working remotely unless you are in IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an HR team dedicated to employee feedback and making improvements to retain employees with potential by listening to their needs for career development, training and progression. This is needed in the Corporate Admin department and can have a significant impact on increased productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Upper management has no morals or conscience. They treat the assistants with no respect.

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

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

    Pros

    good work-life balance as the hours are set at 40 per week.

    Cons

    Everything else, especially the culture of the place, which is very degrading and there is no room for advancement unless you director lets you apply for a position within (which is near impossible).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote assistants to buyers and completely re-vamp the company culture. We are all equally motivated to make the company successful!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Batavia, IL
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Batavia, IL

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

    Pros

    Fair and Balanced work / life. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a great deal from this job.

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

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

    Pros

    You don't have to know anything about buying. They will train you.

    Cons

    Do not promote from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have great talent amongst your Assistant Buyers. Would be beneficial for the company to promote the Assistant Buyers to Buyers. Having DM experience should not be a requirement for being a Buyer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Aldi USA

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

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

    Pros

    Great salary and vacation schedule.

    Cons

    No choice on benefits plan...one size fits all.
    Can't go anywhere in th company unless you have been a DM.
    Archaic technology.
    Don't allow thinking outside the box...it's the Aldi way or nothing.
    No defined career path for anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start focusing on your employees futures/careers instead of your own. Yes you pay well but money isn't everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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