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ALDI Store Manager Trainee Interview Questions

Updated Jun 12, 2017
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Store Manager Trainee Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at ALDI.

Interview

It was three long interviews, they pry into your team work, and how hard you work. They make it very clear that you will be pushed hard and work very hard. They also want to know that you can delegate very well.

Interview Questions

  • Tell us about how you ran your last team and what were the pros and cons.   3 Answers

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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

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    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo Grove, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at ALDI (Buffalo Grove, IL) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I completed a job application prior to my arrival. I presented it to a very dis-interested young woman who asked me if I was there for the open house. She conducted a 45 second interview at the checkout counter. I think it's rather insulting if you're asking an applicant to come prepared for an Open House hiring event to give them a bit more respect for the time they spent in preparing and driving to the location. Second, I wonder why you don't wouldn't consider individuals who not only have more life experience let alone work experience to be candidates for your District Manager positions?! I find it odd that you would not be interested in someone who has more experience especially when they've operated a business that's open 24/7 as I have for the last 15 years.

    Interview Questions

    • The only question they asked was why the change from hospitality to retail?   1 Answer
    • I would ask Aldi, how can you hire people fresh out of college to fill such a pivotal role as a District Manager? They set the tone for the store operation and are the leaders. You mean to tell me there aren't other capable people out there that have the experience, desire and knowledge to perform the job?   Answer Question

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    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in South Windsor, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ALDI (South Windsor, CT) in December 2016.

    Interview

    You have a phone interview with the Recruiter then a call and physical interview with the district manager. You then go and meet with a store manager to walk the store. About two weeks later you get a call from the D.M to meet with the R.V.P. Once that's done they send you back to the D.M for a job offer.

    Interview Questions


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    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellmawr, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at ALDI (Bellmawr, NJ).

    Interview

    Employee referral. First interview with district manager went great! 1hr and 30mins long. Waited 2 weeks for a call for 2nd with another district manager and a director. They had other interviews so felt rushed and lasted 20mins. Both very hard to read. Told if I got a call by 5pm the next day I would go on to my final. No call received.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about your job history   1 Answer

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    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Florissant, MO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Went to hiring event, I came with my application and resume. Answered two questions from recruiter. Recruter told me they would be in touch. Got a call the next day for interview with District Manager

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for us   1 Answer

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    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Keene, NH
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at ALDI (Keene, NH) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Received call after submitting my application at a job fair and set up a date for in person interview.

    Had me sit under a light and not at a table so I could be nervous and he could see how I do under pressure.

    Quick questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Start from the beginning of your working career and tell me every job you've ever had.   Answer Question

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    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at ALDI (Grand Rapids, MI) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Quick and easy. I was in and out, everyone was nice and courtesy. I have another interview in a week hopefully all goes well. The whole process was great. I think it went well

    Interview Questions


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    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ALDI in May 2016.

    Interview

    Very odd process. Replied to an ad. Immediately a screener emailed me to send my resume to her. After 9 emails inquiring if they had received my resume she replied ad aplolgized for not replying sooner. A gentleman called from that company and said if Aldi was interested they would be contacting me. Aldi called set a phone interview up. It lasted possibly 10 minutes. Asked simple questions. Was told if I did not hear from them by the end of the following week they had gone with other candidates. Received a call from a district manager for a 1 on 1 interview. This interview lasted 5 minutes. It literally was to see what color and age you were. The questions were the same already answered on the phone interview and could have easily been done over the phone. Was told I would be contacted in 2 days of they wanted to do another interview.

    Interview Questions


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    Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at ALDI (Houston, TX) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I've attended 2 job fairs.
    One was at the actual store location, & was quick (3 minutes or less, if your application was previously filled out). The job fair was more for store associates & shift managers.

    The second job fair was geared towards manager trainees. It was headed by a staffing agency. It was very quick. You were given a brief booklet to give understanding of expectations of salary, & company focus.

    Interview Questions

    • Job Fair 1:
      1. Can you work part time or full?
      2. Own transportation?
      Job Fair 2 (Manager Trainees)
      1. Any questions?  
      Answer Question

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