ALDI Reviews

Updated May 4, 2015
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ALDI Jason Hart
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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. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    Freedom to make important decisions and the ability to lead and develop people!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, great pay and benefits, freedom to make decisions

    Cons

    Very challenging and a lot of responsibility

  2. hard work but rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Huntsville, AL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good policies, good upper management

    Cons

    Hard work long hours high demand for improvement

  3. Helpful (2)

    District Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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!

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  5. Great job!

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Pay, easy work, co-workers and management

    Cons

    Not enough hours were given per week

    Advice to Management

    None

  6. Great benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Eastpointe, MI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Eastpointe, MI

    I have been working at ALDI

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    If you are not afraid of hard work this is the job for you, its a retail job so expect inconsistant hours. They have high expectations, there is no sitting around. And schedules will vary based on store sales. The benefits are worth their weight in gold! As with every job, your experience may differ with management.

    Cons

    Retail schedule, need I say more! Site works on lean management style so if someone calls off, can be troublesome for those on staff. Always expect a call to come in last minute.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management, value your good employees!

  7. Shift Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Findlay, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Industry leading pay with benefits available at full time status. Flexible scheduling and vacation time. Always room for promotions. Being able to work quickly and efficiently under pressure is a key requirement for any position in this business. Enables employee to enhance self discipline and time management. Easy communication with upper management.

    Cons

    Varied shifts often cause issues outside of work. Consistency of scheduling is not existent. Expectations of work are higher than most other jobs in industr.

    Advice to Management

    Being in a management position it is easy to say that communication is a must during every shift Sometimes information is not given as necessary and can cause issues.

  8. Cashier/Shift Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay w/ no experience, awesome benefits, flexible hours, good workout

    Cons

    Exhausting, life consuming, very physical and stressful

  9. Tough job

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in York, SC
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in York, SC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and insurance.

    Cons

    Wears your body down, poor management, you are never good enough

    Advice to Management

    Know what's going on in store and have more management

  10. Helpful (8)

    Learn to balance yourself. Smiling and "How are you?" and "Thanks! Have a great day!" make all the difference!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate (Bottom Level) in Hendersonville, NC
    Current Employee - Associate (Bottom Level) in Hendersonville, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best pay for the type of work. Great benefits. Physically active. The day goes by SUPER fast because you're so busy. Paid lunches. Pay for referrals. Paid vacations. Three paid sick days per year. Five paid holidays (if you don't work then you still get paid your normal wage, if you do work then you get paid the normal wage that you would have if you hadn't worked PLUS 1.5 times for working so you actually get 2.5 times your normal wage!) Aldi adds in $3 per paycheck (biweekly) for you to save for new work shoes every few years. You also get paid an extra dollar per hour on Sundays.

    Cons

    You have to learn to balance yourself. Aldi says it's about the customers but they also want you to be super fast. But when your super fast your customers think you're rushing them so it's a bad experience for them. You have to find the right balanced speed so that your management is happy and your customers are not rushed. It's a VERY hard balance to find. I cannot stress that enough. It's almost like someone will always be upset, unfortunately. But there are some tricks that your seniors can teach you to help you go faster. And at the same time, smiling and greeting AND thanking EVERY SINGLE CUSTOMER make a huge difference. Get in that habit quick.

    Advice to Management

    Push your newbies but treat them with respect. They are people too. They are not your slaves or children that you can talk down to. Give them goals, don't threaten them. Give genuine praise often and they will take your corrective criticism more seriously and work harder to apply it. Yes you have numbers you need to meet but people are individuals and they learn differently and at different speeds. I had my codes memorized in a few days and once I do something two or three times on my own I don't need to ask for help anymore. But I also build up speed slower than others. I'm a hard worker but I started out slower. I've been here for two months and only in the last week have I hit 40+ items per minute and 1000+ items per hour. And my first few weeks was nothing but register. Once I know my way around my job and I have more experience, I'll be great at it, I know that. It may not happen on my first day but it will happen. And I'm one who will stay with a job for years and years. Remember that when you have new ones. Give them a chance. From what I hear, Aldi has a hard time holding onto employees. Now I know why. You can loose good employees if you don't treat them right and give them a chance. My store manager is great. My training manager was a you know what to me and had a reputation of being that way with others. She treated me like I was five and she yelled at me. Even the other trainees noticed it. There's nothing professional about that and there no way I'll EVER sub at her store. Don't be that manager. Oh and don't forget to joke with and laugh with your employees, it goes a very long way in building a team spirit :)

  11. Front end cashier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cicero, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cicero, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    At my location my co-workers were great. They are great with giving you time off as long as you give them a two week notice. I also really liked the enviorment and you start to form relationships with loyal customers .

    Cons

    There is no set schedual. Also ,the time you are schedualed to get off is not the time you will get out. Cashiers do the other departments returns and also have to help other departments if they are backed up with work.

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