ALDI Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
502 Reviews
3.0
502 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Aldi is a great company to work for because of the pay and benefits, especially as a manager (in 46 reviews)

  • Great Pay, loved the physical part of the job, no need for a gym membership (in 73 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to maintain a work life balance of any kind, but know some who managed (in 32 reviews)

  • Most District Managers are right out of college with little or no experience (in 45 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager

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

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

    Pros

    This is a company that takes care of people who put in the effort. The benefits are amazing! Paid holidays with our family's! Great paychecks! Plus vacation time, sick days, personal days, and a flexible schedule. You don't have to work Friday-Sunday every week like you do in most retail and service industry management positions.

    Cons

    You have to earn what you get. I don't think it's a con but this is why most people leave. They are expecting a lot from the employer but don't want a lot expected out of them in return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep coaching and developing! The store managers need better accountability practices to be used in coaching store employees. They would gain some ground in the minds of the associates.

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

    You for what you get

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has steadfast rules that employees must follow. Industry leaders as far as monetary compensation.

    Cons

    Once you get promoted there aren't too many positions to move up to further career. As a store manager you are stuck there until you retire, quit or get fired. Very physical as far as labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like you want us to treat customers More positive reinforcement.

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Great flexible hours and great people to work with

    Cons

    Hours are often long and customers can be a pain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier in Wilson, NC

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They Offer great benefits including pay, insurance, and vacation and sick time.

    Cons

    The company does not work with students attending college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with college students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ALDI

    Pros

    Easy to move up, great pay and insurance.

    Cons

    Very strenuous work, a lot of back pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in tune with each other.

  7.  

    Nice people but a lot of work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Abington, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Abington, PA

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

    Pros

    Great pay and Benefits, the work is hard but it's worth it.

    Cons

    A lot of physical work. If you think you're just going to be ringing people out you're wrong. Cashiers do everything, from cleaning bathrooms and stocking to keeping the parking lot clean. Stocking and taking inventory of the freezer is the worst. Must meet speed quotas for ringing up items.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better scheduling

  8.  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - District Manager Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - District Manager Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ALDI as an intern

    Pros

    Good people, great starting salary

    Cons

    a lot of responsibility and pressure.

  9.  

    I loved my job others say it's to much work for them

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier in Queens Village, NY

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

    Pros

    Good pay start off 12.25

    Cons

    they make you work in a fast. Not a lot of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management are cool people but depends on them some don't do there job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A fast paced job for someone who likes to keep moving physically at work!

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

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here are that it is a full time job, great pay, benefits and great teamwork with coworkers who don't mind working. We have fun at work and get our work done.

    Cons

    I haven't worked here long enough to give a review, but I really like my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just listen to your employees and lead by example and for goodness sake be happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Work hard, great pay for middle management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities to manage and make decisions independently. Employees are empowered to make decisions and have a great deal of opportunity to trouble-shoot in many areas of the business.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency with promotion ability. This is a 7 day a week operation leads to reduced work/life balance which is general nature of retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to be involved with their future with the company in terms of promotion. Employees are not given opportunity to apply for positions within the company. Allow a job share opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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