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ALDI Manager Trainee Interview Questions

Updated Jul 30, 2017
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Manager Trainee Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Easton, PA
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at ALDI (Easton, PA) in July 2017.

Interview

First interview was a job fair. Stopped by, gave a resume & application talk with interviewer about 10-15 minutes. Got a phone call the next day for interview the following week. Interviewed with Manager and it lasted about 30 minutes, very informative and positive interview. Answered a lot of questions, very knowledgeable. Got a phone call the next day for a 2nd interview with another manager. Interview was about 10 minutes, very short, not very open to discussion, definitely not a good vibe in the interview. Feel like I bombed it. Didn't get another phone call, instead I got a letter saying, "not at this time."
1)Both interviewers were delayed 30 minutes late.
2)Only did interviews on Mondays during the work day 9am-11am
3)Didn't ask for references
4)Even though my current company works with them, the store manager knew a lot about what we do. But the regional manager didn't know anything about what we do.

Interview Questions

  • Screening question - Do you have reliable transportation?   1 Answer
  • First interview - What does my current job entail?   1 Answer
  • Second interview - What is the best part of what I do now?
    What is the worst part of my job now? How would that change?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for ALDI

  1. 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

  2. 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
  3. Helpful (2)  

    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dayton, OH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at ALDI (Dayton, OH) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Slam, bam, thank you ma'am. You show up at the hiring event, read a binder with Aldi info, and get a scripted, rapid-fire spiel about how your application and resume get passed along. A 45-minute drive to get less than 5 minutes of someone's time.


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    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at ALDI in July 2016.

    Interview

    First step was a attending a hiring event. Called me two days later. Had a brief interview on the phone. Then set up second round interview for the day after. I am to meet an HR manager at a local branch for a 1:1 interview

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (8)  

    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at ALDI (Tulsa, OK) in May 2016.

    Interview

    A recruiter called me at work and asked if I would be interested in applying. They scheduled an interview for the next week. First interview was group and then a few were selected for 1 on 1 with dm. I wasn't impressed with interview process because I felt they were not able to answer the questions I presented. I have been with current employer for 10 years and decided it would not be the best career investment

    Interview Questions

    • What is biggest weakness   Answer Question
    • Where would ur most recent boss say you need the most improvement   Answer Question
    • Great challenge as a manager and told me that they noticed I had multi unit experience but they told me they do not usually promote within   1 Answer
    • Name a time you had to make a hard decision   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time you had to fire someone you didn't want to   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The DM stated in the interview... I see you have muti unit experience but it is very rare Aldi promotes within. At that point I decided not to invest in the company


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    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at ALDI (Saint Louis, MO) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I was been call and show up on interview with two stud-hist who are discriminated me and tel to me "You are very smart and over certificated candidate,give to as week and we will call you for second interview,but all is dirty lie ,they never contact me again.

    Interview Questions

    • how much experience I have in the retail/groceries store?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Discrimination on base of not been natural born in the USA,and don"t to know somebody who will be yours Back Up.


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodbury, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at ALDI (Woodbury, NJ) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I went to a hiring event on a Thursday. Where i had a brief interview and they asked me basic questions. Can i lift 45 pounds, can i stand on my feet for long periods of time and do i have a high school diploma. I gave them my application that i filled out. ( make sure you print the application at home and fill it out beforehand) I was then told that i would hear from them no later then Monday and if i didnt hear from them by then, that they went in a different direction and good luck on my job search.

    When Monday came I figured that they were going in another direction because it was 4pm and I hadn't heard from them. Then just before 5pm I recieved the call. They scheduled me for a 1 on 1 interview a week and a half later with a district manager.

    When I arrived at my 1 on 1 the DM took me into the back for my interview. I was asked to go over the information on my application in regards to my current and past employment. The interview was very casual in my opinion. Dont get me wrong it was very professional but the DM made me feel very comfortable and at ease while answering there questions. I was asked why did i want to leave my current job and come work for Aldi. At the end of the interview i was asked if i had any questions for them which i did. I highly recommend doing your research and ask questions about the company. Do not only ask questions about pay and benefits but ask questions about where the company is going. Ask questions about your interviewer regarding how they like working there and how long they have been with the company. I feel as though the interview went very well. At the end of the interview I noticed that i had been in there for 1hr 20min which i take as a good sign since the time flew by and the interview was very educational for both parties.

    I was told that they would get back to me in a week to week and a half and if they chose to move forward that they would set up a interview at there corporate office in PA.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to leave your current hob and come work for aldi?

      What is a customer service issue you had and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
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    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Altamonte Springs, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at ALDI (Altamonte Springs, FL) in December 2015.

    Interview

    I went to a "SO CALLED" hiring event. I just want to point out to Aldi generally a hiring event you actually do somewhat of an on the spot interview. I waited for a minute a younger girl came out of an office, she said full-time is 5am-11pm do you have a problem with that?, I said no. She said do you have a high school diploma? I said I have a GED. She said ok well we are just taking up applications if we want to go further with you then you will receive a call.

    Interview Questions

    • Full-time is 5am-11pm, do you have a problem with that?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (4)  

    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at ALDI (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in August 2015.

    Interview

    I took my application and resume to hiring event at a hotel on a Saturday. I was told if they were interested I would receive a call within the next week. I was called the following Monday for an interview with two District managers. I met with the two them who informed me that if they were interested that I will receive a call by the end of the week. I was called back for a second interview the next day. and now I am waiting on a call back.

    Interview Questions


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