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ALDI Assistant Manager Interview Questions

Updated May 16, 2017
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Assistant Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at ALDI (Chicago, IL).

Interview

It is best to go to a job fair that they r holding. The district managers r there they r the ones that do the hiring. You usually have the first interview with them then the second will be with a store manager. If both of those go well you will get a call back to do drug test and background check. After all that if you get a call back ur in.

Interview Questions

  • I cant say any question in particular. Just be yourself and tell the truth.   Answer Question

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at ALDI in September 2009.

    Interview

    A one off with district manager. Job was posted as a career day event. turned out they were just taking applications. Did get a call for an interview. Basic questions, why do you want to work, how would supervisor discribe your work. What are your strengths, likes and dislikes about current job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why willing to take pay cut   1 Answer

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at ALDI (Cleveland, OH) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Be yourself be on time the questions are simple. Customer service is number one always. They will ask about past jobs and give an example of a time where you displayed great customer service.

    Interview Questions


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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at ALDI in May 2007.

    Interview

    The DM said throughout the interview that since he gets over 500 apps a day, 1000s on-line résumé’s: that company hires the best candidate. Most of the questions were your standard interview questions. Thinking that because I'm a seasoned manager for over 18 years that I was a sure in: boy was I wrong. It seems to be that he wanted you to talk about how much you can do: rather than what you have done. One of the questions was, why do you want to work for the company. Maybe just being honest and saying’ “the money” is what he wanted to hear. I don’t know?

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to work for the company?   1 Answer

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Horrific, they make you go through a ridiculous amount of stages. for being a company focused on efficiency they sure do drag it out. After 3 months and going through 4 stages of interviews, my rejection came through the form of generic email. For a company that supposedly cares about people, I would have thought the least they could do, seeing as I invested 3 months trying to impress them is have the decency to ring me and tell me in person. After all they had no problem ringing me to tell me I was not allowed a beard if successful! All in all one of the worst interviews and processes I have ever seen!

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Aldi   1 Answer

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bolton, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at ALDI (Bolton, England (UK)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Director was very uninterested and displayed closed body language.

    Online application with some scenario based questions - too many to remember.
    Video Interview: Quite stressful, dress up smart, make sure you have good lighting and a good angle (director commented on the angle of my camera when I met him - told him i had no desk or table in my house. Questions: 1. Introduce myself (10 seconds). 2. Why I want to work for Aldi (30 seconds).
    I can't remember questions 3, 4 & 5.
    6. Provide an example of a time that you managed a team to deliver a high standard of work (60 seconds). 7. How did you ensure that the team was on track to deliver? (30 seconds). I can't remember questions 8 & 9.

    Phone Interview:

    Basic questions about my flexibility, able to drive etc.
    Where I work now.
    Why I want to work for Aldi.
    Time when I've worked efficiently.
    What I know about the business model.
    What I know about the working culture and management structure.
    There was a few other questions. I just dropped in facts and figures about Aldi.

    Individual Interview: - 30-45 mins

    This was with an operations director. He really put me at ease and it was very relaxed, he didn't grill me and just said the aim of the interview is to get to know me and my experiences.

    1. Briefly about myself - I just glossed over the last couple of years, he was keen to know why I left my last job, where I was currently working and my notice period.

    2. Give examples of when I've had to plan and work efficiently at short notice

    3. Example of leading a team successfully.

    He asked some follow up questions about what I would do if one of my team was being difficult and the success of my actions and the outcome.

    Scenario question. I got to choose a number between 1 and 4 and he gave me a scenario. Mine was about finishing my shift and there was still a lot of work to do. - what would I do?

    5 minute maths test. Super easy, no calculator allowed, he timed it. Just basic adding and subtracting, calculating percentages (super easy) and just looking at graphs and tables to figure out the month with the highest revenue etc. with a couple of adding and subtracting.
    I finished well within the time limit and I always panic when it comes to maths.

    3 minute presentation on my store visit (you get an email before your interview to say what you need to present.

    Was told theres a few more people to be interview and either we all get the job, or none of us. Or we all or some of us go into a talent pool which means they want you but there are no positions as they have now been filled internally, but I would find out in a few days by email.

    Overall it was the best interview I've ever had and Aldi and this director are a credit! Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

    HOWEVER the Director whilst nice, was very uninterested from the start, it was as if he had already filled the position, his body language was very closed, he was biting his nails as if he was bored, it was pretty unprofessional and not very courteous.
    I received an email declining me and it said due to the volume of applicants they couldn't provide feedback, even though the director told me there was only 6 people including myself that were interviewing for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Give examples of when I've had to plan and work efficiently at short notice   Answer Question

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at ALDI (Liverpool, England (UK)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The first section of the interview process is very long there were alot of question which almost made it off putting to apply for, then there was a maths test as well as competency based questions

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at ALDI (Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Completed an application with questions and Assessments. Was offerred an initial phone interview, this lasted about 30 minutes, answered questions in relation to managemnet style, why I want to work for Aldi etc.

    Never heard back from them, even a thanks but no thanks. Was told later by Aldi that they dont hiew people to manage a role unless they have worked that exact role.

    Interview Questions

    • Phone interview, why do you want to work for Aldi and your management style   Answer Question

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Applied online and through their Local Shop Manager who said he would forward to District Manager for Vacancy in Greystones. Got cofirmation email from online application and was told by manager that I would be interviewed soon! When I came in a couple if weeks later I was told they rang and got no answer but they do not leave messages...I had no missed calls so someine was lying...my advice is just get your staff to tell the truth and not lead on their customers! This went on for months, everytime I saw the manager instore he said I should gear soon or I missed their call!
    Now I shop elsewhere as it's embarrassing and I'm glad I didn't get the call!


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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ALDI (Manchester, England (UK)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I firstly applied online, which was a general application form. Then I had a video interview, which took around 20-30 minutes. The questions are displayed on screen and you have 30 seconds to prepare and 30 seconds - 1 minute to answer. The questions I remember were along the lines of, 1. Tell me about yourself, where you're from etc 2. What do you know about Aldi's working culture? 3. Why do you want to work for Aldi? 4.When have you had to lead a team and what was the outcome? 5.What is your management experience? 6. What is your management style?
    Telephone interview concentrated more on the actual job role and your management style. This is where I messed up a bit, I think they really want you to know the job description and requirements inside and out. Questions were along the lines of, 1. Why do you want to work for Aldi? 2)What daily tasks do you think your job will involve? 3.What do you think is expected in this job role? 4.How do you lead, motivate and develop your team? 5. When have you had to plan and lead a task and how did you deal with any stresses/what was the outcome/why was it successful? 6.Again, Aldi's working ethic/culture... blah blah blah. They basically want you to know the job description really well for the telephone interview (which I didn't look at much) and really focus on job criteria like targets and KPI's (which I didn't, lol!) and maybe relate this to prior experiences.
    After this stage, it's supposed to then lead to a 1-1 interview, didn't get that far. But it may be a good thing as the hours do seem too harsh!!

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