ALDI Reviews

Updated July 5, 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 (19)

    District Manager

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    • 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. The Real Aldi

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, family like working environment, if you want hours you should have no problem getting them.

    Cons

    EXTREME physicality. the monotony is a very real thing you must learn to understand and perfect.

    Advice to Management

    More employee's please! Give raises consistently, there is no better thank you than money.


  3. shift manager

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Akron, OH

    I worked at ALDI

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

    Pros

    I liked working for Aldi. The pay was great. Raises were annual and sometimes you would get 2 due to competitive wage reviews

    Cons

    LPolicies would change frequently which would affect hour hours. The only thong i didnt like is that the company is so customer based that customers seemed to have power over your job.they would call and complain and even if it was fou d to be without merit it was still counted against you.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. not bad

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    Former Employee - Store Associate
    Former Employee - Store Associate

    I worked at ALDI

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

    Pros

    nice environment. store manager was good.

    Cons

    There weren't really any cons


  6. Shift Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier in Roswell, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay is great,
    benefits are great and low cost
    staff is usually pretty small so you easily become a family
    easy to move up in the company

    Cons

    the work / life balance can become nonexistent.
    we run off such a tight staff [in my case, a cashier and shift manager per shift], if one is to call out, a shift manager can end up running the store solo or end up working a double.
    there is little room for error. almost everything is timed very tightly [not really a con, but can be annoying on occasion]

    Advice to Management

    understand that on occasion, the hours based on sales method doesnt work. especially on weekends. it's really hard for manager to take care of their tasks when they are also backup cashiers.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Store Associate

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    • 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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    No Work/Life Balance But Very Well Compensated

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    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


  9. ALDI

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    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.


  10. store manager

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    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.


  11. Store Manager

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    • 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.



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