ALDI

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ALDI Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
617 Reviews
3.1
617 Reviews
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ALDI Presidents Chuck Youngstrom, Jason Hart & David Behm
Chuck Youngstrom, Jason Hart & David Behm
43 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to be!

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

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits! Communication from top down is quick and efficient and available to the lowest level employee. Product turnaround is fast and customers are the best in the business! 7 paid holidays a year and 6 closed holidays is unheard of for retail. No cards or loyalty stuff to mess with. Just sell some groceries and maintain your shrink.

    Cons

    Very physical work. Store managers are required to work every Saturday unless on vacation. Promotion beyond store manager is rare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience overall. Really great culture. Everyone is very friendly and the benefits are awesome.

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

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Being able to basically own your own stores is really great for a resume builder for the future.

    Cons

    Not too many of these.

  3.  

    Retail with Respect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Management is almost all promoted up from within, so they have a deep respect for employees. This translates to good pay from day 1, a benefits plan that follows not too long after that, and a clear division of work and life. My particular store was 100% female run from district manager all the way down to team members, which was very cool.

    Although my tenure was short for personal reasons, this was by far and away the best retail job I've ever had, and I actively recommend to friends looking for retail work to apply at Aldi.

    Cons

    If you're not in decent physical shape when you start as a team member, you're going to be sore for awhile. Customers can be taxing, but that comes with any retail job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Picker in Center Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Picker in Center Valley, PA

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Great Benifits. High pay. Nice hours.

    Cons

    Tough physical labor. Nor for the lazy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Fun, Hard-Working Environment

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

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

    Pros

    When i was looking for a job, I wanted something that I could go into work everyday and walk out knowing that i worked as hard as possible and made every dime of the money I made for that day. I am the type of person that wants to be moving around and working as much as possible, and this is the perfect job for me!

    Cons

    The only downside about working there I thought were the long shift hours. You could be there from anywhere from 6-10 scheduled hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 9 people found this helpful  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Saginaw, MI

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great pay. The job itself weeds out coworkers who don't have a strong work ethic. Promotes self-reliance and self-motivation.

    Cons

    Physically demanding. Sometimes long shifts (9+ hours), that are intensified but the amount of physical labor you do on daily basis.

     If you want to be full time you are essentially "on call" and need to have open availability. No taking classes or requesting certain nights off for your bowling league or whatever.

    Burnout rate for cashiers is very high.

    If you respond better to positive reinforcement, this is not the job for you. They only let you know when you are doing something wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain the chain of command better at hiring. And let people know full time means just that. Full time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    I love my company!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Painesville, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier in Painesville, OH

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

    Pros

    Aldi is a great place to work because they offer amazing benefits and great pay.

    Cons

    Work is very physical but you will get use to it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very great company to work for

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

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    It's a fast paced working environment

    Cons

    Some may be worried about the hours but you do whatever it takes to get the job done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep motivating

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

    Love this job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Selctor in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Warehouse Selctor in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    love the challenges to meet haul Time deadlines. Very physical job and it's not for everybody. Great benefits and pay is awesome.

    Cons

    During peak season expect long hours, and wish upper management would tell us more about changes that affect us, like 401k changes or how to reset the warehouse to benefit the workers, instead of the confusion we all face when a change happens with the pick path.

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

    Positive developing company that takes care of employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Good pay, opportunity, and development. Great company

    Cons

    Retail hours which isn't too bad sicnr they close at 9

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