ALDI

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4 people found this helpful  

Good first job but not worth the money in the long run.

Former Employee - District Manager in Kansas City, MO
Former Employee - District Manager in Kansas City, MO

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

Pros

Pay and benefits were good. Good opportunity for a recent grad.

Cons

Company is stuck in the Stone Age. A lack of technology makes communication slow and time consuming. The pay is great for being right of college but after a few short months they throw you to the wolves running a store. 70-80 hours a week is common and basically expected while running a store. Once you finish training and take over a territory your hours stay about the same. The only way to move up in the company is to work yourself to death and show upper management that you care about nothing but your job. There is a lot of turn over at the DM level and many burn out quickly. In the division I worked in there were very few DM's over the age of 40 because most would quit or be fired by then.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More training needs to be done on being a DM not a Store Manager. If the company would focus less on productivity and more on their employees quality of life the amount of turn over at all levels would be reduced drastically.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't waste your time

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

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay. For my area Cashier pay was $12 an hour. Which is really really good considering other grocery stores in this area pay minimum wage. The customers were all really great.

    Cons

    This place is a joke. I was so excited when I got hired. On my first day I filled out all necessary new hire paperwork, met the store manager and other shift managers and thought to myself "this place is going to be amazing to work at!" I was very very wrong. My "training" consisted of watching videos and "practicing" on a computer for 4 hours. I had no clue as to where anything in the store was, and any requests to help out with stock were shot down. I was told I could "wander around on your break and check out the store." I don't think so. They have unrealistic expectations of employees. I am just upset that I wasted a month, and turned down other job offers in order to work for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. Have enough people on staff. It's a grocery store, not NASA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unfortunately, still with the company

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

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

    Pros

    Full time is 20 hrs or more.

    Cons

    No raises until you hit your 5 yrs, back breaking work, high turnover rate, health benefits are bad, no time for anything else in your life- definitely not a job for parents with kids. Expected to go in early or stay late, but never asked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make store managers take management classes, some have no idea how to run a store, mine in particular. Give the employees some type of incentive to stay, we work very hard for you, take care of us, please. (5 yrs before getting a raise is not an incentive, more of a reason to leave)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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