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Helpful (2)

It pays the bills

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Shift Manager in Greensboro, NC
Current Employee - Shift Manager in Greensboro, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent benefits that are inexpensive Pay rate higher than other retail grocers Fast pace and many responsibilities makes the time pass quickly

Cons

* They always want you to work faster and more efficiently, yet provide employees with outdated and inefficient equipment * They do not take advantage of new technology * All employees must be available to work from 5am-11pm every day * Extremely physically demanding work - you will not have the energy to do anything after work! * I've seen many employees get seriously injured...broken feet, torn muscles, back injuries requiring surgery, carpel tunnel, deep cuts * Shift Manager rate of pay is advertised as $15.80 per hour, but actually it's a $4.00 per hour premium on top of cashier rate of pay. When the manager is there, you only make cashier rate, yet you still have all the training and ability of a shift manager. * Low morale due to no incentives, no encouragement, just constant negativity. * Lots of drama between co-workers * Limited room for advancement

Advice to Management

Invest in newer equipment and technology so employees can do their job more efficiently and safely. Create a monetary incentive program for lower level employees. As it stands, only Store Managers get monetary incentives, yet it is the lower level employees doing all the 'grunt work'. Realize that by only having 1 cashier available with the other employees as back up sets you up for customer complaints for long lines and smashed groceries. You will never have the front end service of Harris Teeter without utilizing more hours. Stop trying to be like other grocers and stick to being Aldi.

Other Employee Reviews for ALDI

  1. Very fast paced environment

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

    I worked at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    If you do not like a fast paced environment then this is NOT THE JOB FOR YOU. People are very friendly

    Cons

    Feet hurts at the end of every shift


  2. Helpful (1)

    Single? No home life? Tons of energy and patience? Like clueless college kids as your DM? This job is for you.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Days fly by, even when they are 12-16 hour days. All major holidays off, although not all paid. Your 1040 looks nice, until you divide your pay by actual hours worked.

    Cons

    AS A STORE MANAGER Unrealistic expectations Minimal staffing Extremely physical and demanding A thankless job

    Advice to Management

    District manager, let the Store Manager BE the Store Manager. Stop micro managing and maybe throw in a compliment every few months or so. If sales, productivity and store conditions are great, don't stop me from doing my work to point out a dust bunny behind some shelving.


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