ALDI Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    hard work but rewarding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    Not for Everyone

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

    I worked at ALDI full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Management Opportunities
    Somewhat Flexible Schedule
    Yearly Compensations

    Cons

    No "Real" Breaks
    No potential for growth
    Most of the time work 2+ hours after scheduled shift

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees, stop hiring district managers right out of college and hire ones who have actual experience.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Wasted Time

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

    I worked at ALDI full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Meet some awesome co workers. Pay is excellent. Customers are enjoyable. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    They own you. If you want to be successful, sell your soul. They will tell you they know family is the most important thing. They will crucify you if you fail them. You are a number nothing more. Dont kid yourself. I gave up so much of my personal life for success at work. When push comes to shove upper management will shove you under the bus. Numbers are all the matter. People are insignificant.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job well and you wont have to sacrifice your subordinates to save your own skin. Hire DM s that know something. Recent college graduates are so inexperienced they hurt the stores performance, but they are easier for the company to control and monitor which I suspect is the goal


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Great benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  6. Helpful (3)

    Shift Manager

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

    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

    Good benefits and adequate pay. Some of the best health insurance in the nation. That is about all that is good about Aldi.

    Cons

    hours vary from 5am to 10pm and usually extend past that. If we extend past that we get scolded. Training from store down is minimal so there is a lot of time wasted trying to find things out that we should already have knowledge of.

    Advice to Management

    Train and find out what makes your team tick. Not everyone needs to be talked down to to be motivated.


  7. store manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro for this company was the pay. Way more than anywhere else will pay for a grocery store manager

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations. U have to do the work of 4 people. That's how they make so much $. Can't take time off when you want. High turn over. Constantly under staffed. Discrimination. Only hire females for very physically demanding job. No room for advancement as store manager. They hire district managers straight out of college with zero retail experience yet they act like they know everything. They don't care where u live they out you wherever is good for them. No work life balance. It is a 50 hour salary position but you'll end up working 60-70 if u want to keep this horrible job.

    Advice to Management

    Get real. Its one thing to have high expectations, but theirs are unrealistic. Hold the same standard for every store instead of playing favorites.


  8. DMT Trainee

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

    I worked at ALDI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary is the only pro

    Cons

    everything was awful working for aldi


  9. Helpful (8)

    Inconsistent expectations and poorly structured training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Rockford, IL

    I worked at ALDI full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Stores are closed on most holidays. Lots of work makes the day go by quickly.

    Cons

    DMs are hired straight out of college and often have poor leadership. Most cannot think for themselves or challenge their own leader which makes decisions take much longer than necessary. Expectations vary greatly among DMs which causes inconsistency between stores. Training is poor on all levels. Most employees feel like they don't know how to do their job properly and there is never any time to give additional training to them.

    Advice to Management

    Provide proper training to your employees. Hire DMs with some actual leadership qualities and don't let them be condescending towards your store staff.


  10. Good Pay Bad Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Bellevue, NE
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Bellevue, NE

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and benefits great place to shop great prices

    Cons

    no work/life balance, terrible management, unreal expectations


  11. Buying Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL

    I worked at ALDI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no Pros to this position. If you consider being stagnant in the same position for the rest of your life a Pro, then there you have it.

    Cons

    Beware. This position is not what you think. I was led to believe this was an Assistant Buyer position but it turned out to be an Administrative Assistant. I was an Administrative Assistant to a "Buyer" that had 0 buying experience and had NO CLUE what he was doing. Basically, you answered the phone for your buyer, scheduled their meetings, and entered information into the system. There is no room for growth nor do they let you make any decisions whatsoever. I would not recommend this position to anyone. I felt very dumbed down and very looked down upon even though I had way more experience than the buyer I was supporting. This is NOT a good company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management. Period.



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