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Long time employee that had enough!!!

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

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

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

Pros

Pay, benefits. Excellent pay, much more than other companies, but hides the fact that they work you to death and expect the world of you.

Cons

Everything else. Extremely physical job, regardless of position. No time for breaks in this company.

Advice to Management

Store managers: you have the title of manager for a reason. If you are not sure what it means, LOOK IT UP!!! District Managers, you young kids are all book trained and never really see what is happening in the stores. Open your eyes and pay attention to the people who are actually doing the work in the stores. Stop playing games.

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    The best and worst company to work for.

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

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

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

    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 Management

    -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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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