ALDI

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at ALDI

Pros

Pay
Learning what the heck they actually do
Independent
Relationship Building
Great company thats growing!

Cons

Long *Sigh*..
Just read the other reviews

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Share EVERYTHING with your DM's before you bring them on.. It may save you some turnover.

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    The best and worst company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    -Good health benefits.
    -Many holidays off such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter (not paid, but closed), Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day
    -3 sick days every year
    -3 personal days every year
    -Vacation days increase with time employed

    Cons

    -Higher management (district managers and operations managers) treat lower management (store managers and RS managers) very poorly.
    -Unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Treat employees better, especially store managers.
    -Start a profit sharing incentive to run stores better. Better bonuses (available to all store employees at some percentage, varying based on positions) make better managers.
    -Either pay overtime to salaried management (who are expected to do as much physical labor as all other employees) or reduce the amount of physical labor for salaried management.
    -Be more flexible in policies regarding work/life balance and management schedule.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    FAST paced, intense and not for the faint of heart.

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

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

    Pros

    You are never bored and the days fly by. For retail work the money is way better than average and the store close at a decent hour. The benefits aren't bad, but not great, and once you get established as a manager and prove you know what you are doing they tend to give you a wider berth to operate within. The DM's handle the hiring process, including the background check and drug testing along with all the new hire paper work.

    Cons

    Like any other retail store the days can be long sometimes. Aldi stores tend to operate with a minimum staff, so if someone has an unplanned extended absence things can get rough really quickly for a store manager. The job is VERY physical!!!! Throwing the inbound trucks and handling all the special buy items can be back breaking work. Sometimes even the college kids leave worn out at the end of the day. This is the only aspect of the job that I find really daunting. Sometimes the long hours and extreme physical nature of the job results in injuries (we've had several at our store).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Two things come to mind.

    1. Find some way to help mitigate the physical load on the managers during the busiest times of the year, Christmas and spring. These stores are designed to handle the everyday business just fine, but the six to eight weeks a year that are incredibly busy and/or involve a mountain of special buy products coming into the store can be physically and mentally overwhelming.

    2. The DM's need to keep the big picture, the big picture. What I mean is a DM will come into a store that is operating at a very high capacity and is well kept and stocked. Instead of saying, "good job, keep it up" they often times offer up a fifteen minute diatribe about high the back of the shelves have dust on them or there are only 4 cases of pineapples out instead of 5. You get the idea; customer service, sales and a tidy store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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