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ALDI Atlanta Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "The job pays great, but you have to work hard for it!"

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The store has Good pay, benefits, room for growth! Loyal friendly customers I hope to advance and it will go smoothly if not I'll give another review

    Cons

    Overworked, hard job with only few people in store. Upper management doesn't care !!!!!!!!! Sometimes your back will kill you so taking of is typical

    Advice to Management

    Get some self check outs, it will still save labor cost for a one time cost of a machine


  2. "Dyfunctionally inefficient, wasteful company"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is higher than other grocery stores

    Cons

    Arrogant and cynical district managers
    Don't like employees without open availability
    They try to drop you to part time if you are in school, so that they will not have to give you benefits.
    Shift managers only get paid a higher rate when the store manager is not there or another shift manager is not on duty although you are still doing manager duties.
    Once you're a shift manager, they do not like to promote any higher.
    The shift managers are training, manager trainees but making half the pay.
    Raises are not based on performance so the hard workers make the same as the slackers.
    Always under staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Pay shift managers a constant higher rate rather than how it is set up now and they will care more about store conditions even when they are not the one in charge. Employees at my store are looking to move to Lidl once they come into town.

  3. "Former shift manager"

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    Former Employee - Aldi Shift Manager in Woodstock, GA
    Former Employee - Aldi Shift Manager in Woodstock, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ALDI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Better than average pay for a grocery store.
    Used to have incredible health, dental, vision insurance, long and short term disability, paid holidays.

    Cons

    Child like district managers.
    No work life balance at all.
    Employer expecting 2 employees to run the entire store and at the same time you are being timed on everything.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage people, not just numbers. Show appreciation for the employees who obviously care about their job and representing the company well.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Unreal pressures"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay is fair as long as you are with them for some time.

    Cons

    they are never happy no matter how hard you work you always try harder and accomplish more but no matter what they won't be happy.

    Advice to Management

    set real expectations that can be accomplished not the ones that you plucked from the air.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Shift mgr"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ALDI (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health insurance, pretty much only good thing

    Cons

    Work like a slave, managers running around like chickens with their heads cut off, no longer off on all holidays, no employee standards set, high turnover rate EVERYTHING IS ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Value hard working employees and give recognition to those who give 110% everyday


  6. Helpful (31)

    "District Manager"

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ALDI is a company that really cares about its employees. We focus on our people so that our people can take care of our customers. Although it is a large company, it gives you the small family feeling.
    This is a great job coming out of college. The benefits and pay are unmatchable (unless you want to be working 100+ hours/week in banking), the people are hard-working, and the environment is challenging (in a positive way). I couldn't ask for a better company -- the autonomy that is given to us as DMs is beyond belief. We are able to set our own schedules, focusing on the stores and staff that continually need further development.

    Cons

    "With great power, comes great responsibility."

    As a DM, you are essentially a business owner and with most of us having 3-6 stores, it means that we own 3-6 businesses. We are the ones that store managers call when something goes wrong and we are responsible for everything and everyone inside those businesses. There are times of high stress, but the fact that this is a job that continuous to challenge and push me, i can't complain.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Good pay, good benefits, but you will be worked to the bone"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic! The health insurance is top notch and DIRT CHEAP. Aldi matches 401k contributions. The pay is solid for no real requirements

    Cons

    Since stores generally run on a skeleton crew, the work will be back breaking. I actually developed an overuse injury from stocking shelves as we were required to stock the store in very small windows of time. Once you reach management levels, you only receive that management pay for hours where you are the acting manager. Essentially, you receive a promotion in name only. Burnout is very common as you'll likely be working odd/extreme hours

    Advice to Management

    Hire more part time work to help stock in the morning or for special events. The physical side of the job is backbreaking and leads to a lot of burnout.

  8. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Marietta, GA

    I worked at ALDI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    opportunity for advancement is available

    Cons

    management is not the best


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Least Understanding Company I've Ever Worked For"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ALDI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the compensation and benefits are very good

    Cons

    the work is physically demanding 100% of the time; district management is inexperienced and stressed out much of the time; store staffing levels are minimal and district management is not proactive enough about keeping turnover from leaving the store staff short-handed

    Advice to Management

    listen to the managers and staff in the stores instead of frequently making decisions on minimal input from store staff; realize minimal training and/or experience you may have received does not make you the expert in every situation; figure out why most managers are working 70-80 weeks and make a game plan to reduce their work load before they quit or get hurt and leave


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company provides great pay and good employees.

    Cons

    A lot of heavy lifting.

    Advice to Management

    Praise employees for good work and promote from within.


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