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Good place to gain management experience and skills.

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Current Employee - Shift Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Shift Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

Pros

The pay and benefits are great. Can easily move up in the company. Great place you young adults to start out. Great place to gain management experience and skills.

Cons

You have no social life. Your hours will vary depending on how busy the store is. Overtime happens a lot. Nice pay but again you won't have time for yourself. Prepare to work very hard everyday. The staff is so small you literally will do the work of 5 people. Prepare for sore wrists.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keeping the staff small is great but you'll end up killing everyone if you don't hire more people.a

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    Great pay for the industry

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Rocky Mount, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Rocky Mount, NC

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

    Pros

    The company starts its cashiers off at around $10.80 per hour - which is unheard of for the grocery industry!
    The store managers never ask the cashiers or assistant managers to do anything THEY wouldn't do. The workload is pretty evenly distributed.
    If you don't get a raise, you at least get a bonus check that is based on the number of hours you've worked that year.
    A weeks worth of vacation after only 90 days of employment
    Outstanding health insurance

    Cons

    Stressful because of the lack of manpower.
    Very few chances for advancement due to the lack of expansion.
    Don't allow managers to have ANY restrictions in their schedule (cannot attend school)
    High turn-over of district managers, therefore you never really get to show your enthusiasm or skill to the same person for more than 8 months.
    Lots of pressure to meet productivity
    Only 2-3 people working in the store at the same time, so lots of things need to be done with little help
    Refuse to fire people who need to be fired
    My supervisor has a MASTERS degree, yet he cannot obtain a DM position because they refuse to promote from within. He works 50-70 hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your full-time employees to attend school. Having an employee who wants to further their education is an ASSET, not a nuisance.
    Your district managers should have a contract with their stores that is at LEAST 3 years. It is disheartening to the employees who want to advance to see a DM leave and have to start fresh with a new one in such a short amount of time. This KILLS the morale at many locations.
    Give the people who work in the store an opportunity to advance.

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    It SUCKS

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Oxon Hill, MD
    Former Employee - Cashier in Oxon Hill, MD

    I worked at ALDI part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They have a lot of bussiness so you will never just sit around.

    Cons

    You might be the only one working and the refuse to hire more people. They sometimes dont ever give you alot of days to work

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