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ALDI Interview Questions

Updated Aug 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Shift Leader/Cashier Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Murfreesboro, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at ALDI (Murfreesboro, TN).

    Interview

    Hiring job fair, if you pass that, they call you back to speak with DM (1wk wait for my situation), called back after a week for personal interview with store manager, took another week to wait and here, then offered job..

    Interview Questions

    • Best quality and worst quality about yourself   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Trenton, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at ALDI (Trenton, NJ) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I was asked 2-3 questions, that prompted more questions based upon my answers. This was a pre-screen process, not the actual interview. I was somewhat offended that I was not called in for an interview. He said you will be called within a week and if you make it through the final cut we will call you if not we will be filing your application in the trash. The gentleman interviewing me was fairly young and had much less retail/supermarket experience than me.

    Interview Questions

    • #1 Can you life 50lbs?   1 Answer
    • #2 What can you tell me about ALDI?   1 Answer
    • #3 Questions about availability.   1 Answer
  3.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at ALDI.

    Interview

    Applied through a career fair at my university and was invited to attend a "dinner", it's not a dinner but rather only finger food. They talk about the position and pay attention so you can have questions for the next day. The next day I had a one-on-one interview with the VP of the area. It was a very quick interview 10-15 min and most of it was them asking questions about the position. The questions he did ask me were about my resume so be ready to talk about it and try to turn it into something good for aldi. Heard back about a week later and was told i was invited for an on-site interview in O'Fallon, MO. Haven't gone yet.

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    District Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at ALDI (Columbus, OH) in April 2017.

    Interview

    There was a preinterview dinner the night before where they told us about the company and allowed us to ask questions because we wouldn't have time during the actual interview itself the following day. It was a great way to hear more about the position and to get a chance to make an impression before the interview. The actual interview the next day was about 20 minutes long with one of the executives from the presentation the night before.

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    Store Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at ALDI (Tulsa, OK) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Group interview where they take your application and ask you if you've read the job description. They make sure your contact information is correct before you leave. They will call you to be interviewed by the district manager at which point the district manager informs you, it can take up to two weeks for them to call you back to be interviewed by the store manager if you are selected to move forward.

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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oxnard, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at ALDI (Oxnard, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Career Fair. Waste of time. I thought there gonna be more serious process for choose the right candidates to the next interview. Unfortunately they just collect applications. They great and say goodbye. Thats all they do. I dont know why they do this but they waste other peoples time.
    This first step you could do just send an email or apply online, that would be the same result.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have your application with you?   1 Answer

  7.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at ALDI in April 2017.

    Interview

    Met an Aldi Recruiter at my Universities' career fair in which they told me about the 10-week summer internship position and what it entailed. I was invited by the Aldi representative to attending an informational dinner the following evening. The dinner had a presentation from the VP of the division as well as two DM of local Aldi locations. The presentation gives you all information that you need to know about the role and you can discover what they are looking for. TAKE NOTES the material they give is really helpful to know and will help in the later stages of the interview.

    The day after the dinner I was invited to an interview with on of the District Managers. The interview was very straight forward, mainly explaining my CV and behavioral questions. Two days later I got an invitation to interview at the Aldi Regional Headquarters, which was two weeks away.

    At the Regional Headquarters, I met other applicants and had to do a written essay. The questions were along the lines of 'what draws you to become a DM for Aldi' and 'why would you be a successful DM'. There were 30 minutes given to write both essays. After the essay, we all interviewed with three different Aldi employees, all at different positions. Questions were not too tricky. Remember one which was 'what is the biggest impact you have made on a project' the remaining questions were just going over CV. After the interview, we were given a tour of the distribution center then given a tour of an Aldi store. Two weeks later I was told I had the position, I started the position two weeks after receiving the offer letter.

    Overall very professional interview process, very happy with the experience

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    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at ALDI (Baltimore, MD) in April 2017.

    Interview

    In person screening before interview. i Listened to at least 8 different applicants answer basic questions, but I got asked only a couple of those with no more than a quick glance at my application. It was blatant age discrimination I'm in my 50's but look early 40's. I had more management experience of the kind they were looking and I was dressed more professionally - only 2 of us out of 15 had a suit on. My screening lasted under a minute. Others I saw lasted about 3 minutes. I had looked forward to an in-person screening as I feel I present well, but it was over so quickly, the screener skipping the questions like "can you move 50 pounds..." He looked at my job history for literally 1 or 2 seconds-no possible way he read anything, yet asked about which job was most like a grocery store. He seemed to feel obligated he had to ask something-anything. He did not say what the two screeners were telling everyone: how the process moves forward, when you could expect a call by, etc. he just completely blew me off immediately.

    Interview Questions

    • Which job that you listed on your application is most like a grocery store?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (5)  

    Management Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lebanon, TN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at ALDI (Lebanon, TN).

    Interview

    Initial interview was more standard but the on-site interview experience was very intense. The interviewers are not friendly and were more stern. The interview process involved an information session, a 30-minute interview in a career center, a personality assessment, and an all day, on-site interview which involved 3-4 interviews with top leadership, a tour, lunch with current district managers, and store tour. You could clearly tell the impersonal division between leadership and normal workers. Aldi itself has a great mission, but the culture was stiff and lacking.

    Interview Questions

    • What other companies are you applying to?   Answer Question
    • If you saw an employee stealing $100 from the cash register what would you do? What if it was $20? What if it was out of your own purse?   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (6)  

    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Having talked with a manager trainee, as well with other employees, I was told that ALDI is not the best at getting back to you quickly, and that the key was persistence. And persistent I was, with my having already applied for this position 4 times.

    All 4 times were hiring events. The first 3 were at different stores. They were quick in-and-out things where the person collecting applications asked only 3 questions:

    * Do you have a high school diploma?
    * Do you have a reliable means of transportation?
    * Do you understand what this position entails?

    No one seemed to care that I already had my application pre-printed and filled out, or that I had included a resume.

    The 4th hiring even was different. That was held at banquet/conference room on the top floor of a local Marriott. At this event, candidates were shown the company's benefits information (which we could not keep), a where a recruiting rep had 5 to 6 people gather around the table as she collected applications, talked about the company, and asked if we had questions.

    In all 4 cases, I never received an opportunity to take this process to the next level, despite the different application strategies I've used. I have my speculations, but prefer to keep them to myself as I have no concrete way of substantiating them.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have a high school diploma?   1 Answer

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