ALDI Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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ALDI Jason Hart
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34 Ratings

Pros
  • Great starting 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
  • Work-life balance is nonexistent (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (18)

    District Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aldi District Manager
    Current Employee - Aldi District Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great pay, great benefits, autonomy, many perks, great colleagues and leaders, lots of training opportunities, a company that truly cares for its employees and puts people first.

    Cons

    It's a challenging job but I wouldn't call that a "con"... I love my job!


  2. Helpful (4)

    Store Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at ALDI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is definitely not enough to support a family, but it's alright for a single person. The environment is extremely fast-paced, and management can be tough, but, generally, you're treated fairly. Paid major holidays. All tasks can be completed easily if you have a strong work ethic and a sense of determination.

    Cons

    A small staff leaves little room for error. One person's mistake or tardiness with completing a task can put the entire team behind schedule for the remainder of the day. Expect extreme pressure to trickle down the ladder from VP's and District Managers straight to you. Expect your store to feature associates that barely breathe while on duty, moving from one task to another with no lull for the duration of the shift, and associates who do just enough to get by without being fired. The work of the latter will likely be sloppy if it isn't skipped entirely.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the managers get so focused on telling you what else to complete and what was done improperly/what must be fixed that they forget to applaud you on a job well done. If someone messes up, tell them of course, but positive reinforcement pushes your team to move faster.


  3. Helpful (3)

    No Work/Life Balance But Very Well Compensated

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - District Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits.
    Amazing opportunity to grow and learn from peers.
    Steep learning curve.
    Character builder.
    Very cutthroat.
    They give you a company car.

    Cons

    I cannot even explain how crazy the hours were while working here. It was a never ending job that never ceased to fill my head with worries and curveballs. If you can survive the first two years of boot camp, then maybe you are strong enough to


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  5. ALDI

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Federal Hill, MD
    Current Employee - District Manager in Federal Hill, MD

    I have been working at ALDI (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    ALDI has a great benefits package.

    Cons

    Lots of work. Not good work/life balance.


  6. store manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ALDI

    Pros

    The compensation is above industry standards. The work pace is very fast and is very physical. You are always very busy so the time seems to fly by.

    Cons

    The workload is very heavy and is mostly done by management, The lack of assistance from sales associates is due to a rigid budget of labor hours used for each day of operation.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to be more understanding with the problems of operating a store and needs to be proactive in assisting store management in solving these problems.


  7. Store Manager

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

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits program.

    Cons

    Extremely physical with constant lifting of up to 45 lbs anywhere from floor to above your head.

    Advice to Management

    If you just want to be a "manager" this is the wrong job for you. Aldi managers are working managers. I walk anywhere from 12-18 miles a day in a 10-12 hour shift.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Store associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ALDI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Definitely would go back. Great pay for someone my age. Very fast paced. Definitely upbeat

    Cons

    No set hours. Couldn't have another job with it. Extremely busy not enough wirkers. Manager not good. In organized

    Advice to Management

    They should really look into ppl
    Upon hiring them . Because some of the people I worked with were just omg I can't even explain. Lazy not willing to help
    Out or anything


  9. Helpful (1)

    Aldi, hard work for great benefits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company offers Great benefits: vacation paid, sick time, paid holidays. It is fast paced and keeps you in shape; you are constantly moving.

    Cons

    There is little room for growth. If you start as a cashier you can become a shift supervisor, then you can become a manager trainee, and the last stop is store manager.


  10. store manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, IN

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits good people to work for

    Cons

    none I am happy with my job

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Helpful (6)

    Casual associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at ALDI part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Great Starting Pay
    Great job to have in college.
    Also you get to seat down while you ring up customers.

    Cons

    As a partime associate you do not get any benefits except for 401 k after one year. Yeah that's right no vacation, bonus, holiday pay, etc. It is nearly impossible to move up to management. They rather hire someone fresh out of college then to promote someone with the same credentials from within. You max out on raise after two years. You might get a smaller raise at the end of the year depending on sales.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. You have employees in college who should be promoted to District manager once they graduate. Give all employees benefits.



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