ALDI

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ALDI Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
589 Reviews
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589 Reviews
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ALDI Presidents Chuck Youngstrom, Jason Hart & David Behm
Chuck Youngstrom, Jason Hart & David Behm
30 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Yukon, OK
    Former Employee - Cashier in Yukon, OK

    I worked at ALDI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of over time high pay awesome people fast advancement with hard work

    Cons

    Cannot advance to district manager without degree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice if you like to work really hard.

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    Former Employee - Aldi Shift Manager in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Aldi Shift Manager in Hammond, IN

    I worked at ALDI (less than an year)

    Pros

    Steady pay for hard work plus great benefits for anyone looking for 100% paid health insurance. Also has a nice employer matched pension.

    Cons

    You have to work really really hard and you are responsible for doing everything. You have to be the cashier, the stockperson, receiving person, the person responsible for opening the store or for closing the store. The scheduling sometimes can be a little crazy as well. You don't have good opportunity for advancement even when you have a degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Shift Manager, and former cashier

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    Current Employee - Aldi Shift Manager in Kewanee, IL
    Current Employee - Aldi Shift Manager in Kewanee, IL

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay at ALDI is well above average. The job is really never boring. The benefits are pretty decent. If you work yourself hard enough you will be promoted to at least Shift manager in a short period of time. This company is rapidly growing so there is always an opportunity to move up within the nonsalaried pay ranks if you are willing to commit yourself to working hard and working often. After 6 months of employment you get one week of vacation, after a year of employment you get another week of vacation. The company has an HSA account ($1000 that goes toward your medical expenses) for every employee with medical insurance.

    Cons

    This job is not for those with small children as the hours you will work make it difficult to maintain a good work/family balance. You will work from 1pm to 9 or 10pm one day and then have to be at work at 5:30am the very next day. You will not get weekends off unless requested. There are no more than 6-12 employees per store. You will not get two days off in a row. The medical insurance is good in theory, meaning it's Cigna, so it is actually very difficult to find a doctor that is "in network" or that even takes your insurance. The District managers are quite literally fresh out of college and are very inexperienced. ALDI does not believe in positive reinforcement so if you cannot handle criticism this is not the job for you. ALDI does not give raises every year. After t\you've "topped out" they give you a "bonus check" that is supposed to compensate for any raises you feel like you should be getting. You will be considered full-time if you work 25 or more hours. Overtime is not usually possible and is strongly discouraged. Your hours will range in the 30 to 35 area, and if your store is not making sales that month your hours will be cut. As a shift manager or higher you will be expected to make ALDI your life. You are not allowed to clock out for lunch. You get one 15 minute break if you work 5-6 hours and two 15 minute breaks if you work 7+ hours, no more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honesty is the best policy, consider being more forthcoming when hiring about the job's hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Good pay good benefits

    Cons

    Not enough employees.. Streasful and very physical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    ALDI District Manager Internship

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    Former Employee - Aldi District Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Aldi District Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at ALDI as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is ridiculously high for an internship.
    The other interns I met, the mentors I had, the executives of the company are all AMAZING. They are wonderful and absolutely care about what you are doing and really care about you. The VP of the district would ask me about how my half marathon went, and always remembered the details.
    The company works to make the internship a REAL experience. You directly shadow multiple DMs and Executives, have to actually present a real project to the company, sit in on all their meetings, literally hire and interview people, you do it all.
    They will hire people who are of mostly any year in school, so as a sophomore in college I got this internship.
    The company culture is amazing.

    Cons

    The MAIN and pretty much only con was that the work/life balance is not there. Realistically though, they pay really well and there will always be a trade off for this. So it depends how much you love the work. Personally, I didn't find the work rewarding, but that was because I knew off the bat I wasn't interested in the work and just wanted to get some good interning experience. Most DMs work 50-60 hours a week and seem to basically live at work/ live their lives for work. It's a very rigorous environment where you are expected to be top notch all of the time. They are more stuck in the German ways of the company even in the US-- which means they are somewhat outdated and very rigorous with their work ethic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to make the work/life management more realistic to the times of today.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Order Selector

    Current Employee - Order Selector in Oak Creek, WI
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Oak Creek, WI

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Great pay, great insurance and part time. Nice yearly raises. You can plan your own schedules more or less by letting management know ahead of time. They prefer time taken off to be during the week instead of weekends. Cameras all over warehouse so if you are accused of doing something you didn't do, you can go to management to review the footage.

    Cons

    Physically hard on the body, too many workers have been injured and messed up back, neck, shoulders, hands and arms for life. Working every other weekends is tough on a family, I worked in the freezer side and no matter how hard you worked you were cold...and you always work hard enough to sweat so then its even worse in the freezer. They provide the gear, but I don't think they make anything to keep you warm in 0 degree freezer. Pallets have fallen off from 2 stories high narrowly missing a coworker. You only get 2 15 minute breaks unless you work 8 hours (which is rare). Plan on working holidays (except Christmas). A lot of co-worker back stabbing and blaming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing wrong with stair stacking. It can save Aldi in workman comp claims and is easier on the Selector's body.

  8.  

    Well led company high high expectations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ALDI full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    High compensation, high responsibility, and a quality product to sell

    Cons

    Work comes first always. Repetitive nature of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take note and take action with a VP or a Director is spreading a negative culture that need not be

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate in Batavia, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate in Batavia, IL

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Company culture, work life balance, professionalism, convenient west suburbs corporate campus, good salary, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Never know who is getting promoted, have to show your stuff and get specially selected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more coaching to those who express interest in career advancement above and beyond just explaining the requirements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A positive working experience where you are given more responsibility to accomplish more.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Hours can be very flexible, major holidays are off, the benefits are great. Promotion is mainly based off work ethic, not how long one has been there.

    Cons

    Work schedule very sporadic, usually not given until 3 or 4 days before the next week begins. Possibility to travel to stores in which you didn't get hored at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce standards and goals. With limited staff, one persons slack causes a lot of setback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Hard work but great pay and benefits

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    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Easton, PA
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Easton, PA

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Physically will get you in shape quick.

    Cons

    If your staff is not trained well you will undoubtedly work more than you anticipated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are not hands on and ready to sweat, you will not.be successful here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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