ALDI FAQ

Have questions about working at ALDI? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at ALDI.

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62 English questions out of 62

December 16, 2019

What is paid time off like at ALDI?

Pros

Good pay, lots of benefits included such as paid break, sick leave, holidays etc.

Cons

Stressful, highly busy fast paced, lots of physical duties such as lifting included.

Good pay, lots of benefits included such as paid break, sick leave, holidays etc.

December 16, 2019

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August 8, 2020

Does ALDI offer dental insurance?

Pros

good pay benefits (health, vision dental) and 401k

Cons

no work/life balance Burnout very quickly You better be at at high volume store, otherwise you will be doing a 2 people job

Advice to Management

Get more people per shift regardless of what the sales volume is for a store.

good pay benefits (health, vision dental) and 401k

August 8, 2020

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May 11, 2020

Does ALDI offer family leave?

Pros

ALDI generally has a great work life balance with the exception of a few teams, competitive base salaries, and is growing very quickly. It’s a great job if you are content with the role you are hired in to and do not have an appetite for progression. It’s also a recession-proof business that has not historically been the type of organization to restructure and engage in layoffs, so there is as much job security as one could hope for here. Pay includes annual increases above a COLA each year on anniversary dates, and vacation days offered are a good amount.

Cons

There are not clear career paths for all employees unless you started as a district manager. If you did not come up through the district manager program, becoming a director eventually through internal promotion isn’t possible as of today, unless hired into that position directly. Because of this, often there are skilled managers who were external hires, in more focused areas of the business, with advanced degrees and years of industry experience, who get passed over by younger and less experienced people because they were DMs for a few years. Benefits are below average. The health/dental insurance is fine, but the 401k includes an extremely long vesting schedule, and there is no work from home policy or parental leave policy, so many younger people with growing families end up having to take unpaid time off. Culturally they are modernizing over time, but if you come from a laid back culture you will feel the conservative, hierarchical atmosphere immediately.

Advice to Management

If you want to truly compete in the future, you can’t rely on DMs to compete with professionals that are specializing with your competitors. Operationally, DMs have immense knowledge, but outside perspectives with unique talents are going to help modernize your business. By not creating a career path for talented analysts and managers, these people have no incentive to stay for the long term unless they value job security only.

The health/dental insurance is fine, but the 401k includes an extremely long vesting schedule, and there is no work from home policy or parental leave policy, so many younger people with growing families end up having to take unpaid time off.

May 11, 2020

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April 17, 2019

Does ALDI have a pension plan?

Pros

Good hourly pay, benefits, pension scheme, Sabatical

Cons

Physically hard job,nof for an office job lovers

Advice to Management

Follow their handbook rules and standards

Good hourly pay, benefits, pension scheme, Sabatical

April 17, 2019

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January 9, 2019

Does ALDI offer employee discounts?

Pros

Close proximity to home makes working there extremely convenient. The pay is very favorable and the discount on shopping is very nice.

Cons

There is a little less variety in aldi as opposed to lidl especially in terms of bread and frozen dinner foods.

Advice to Management

Add a mini bakery like in lidl to compete with them in selling baguette rolls, doughnuts and other baked goods that shoppers can get in the same place as their regular shopping as opposed to going to the supermarket then the bakery.

The pay is very favorable and the discount on shopping is very nice.

January 9, 2019

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