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Updated August 20, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Shift Manager"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Derby, CT
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Derby, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Lots of room for growth. Very fast pace never the same day. A lot of advancements and growing fast.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons. I enjoy my job. The benefits are fantastic . Pay is great management is really well trained.


  2. Helpful (176)

    "Not for the faint of heart but being able to keep up in this demanding, fast paced retail environment has it's perks."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + industry leading wages
      Associates - $12/hr, Shift Mgr - $16/hr,
      SMT - $23/hr, Store Manager - $75,000+/yr
    + great work environment
    + excellent training
    + health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k
    + 40-50 hr/wk with paid overtime

    Very fast paced so work hours fly by.
    I loved working at Aldi. The pay was great! Benefits great! Was training to be a store manager so a lot was expected of me but I was totally up for it. My store manager loved my work, associates loved my fairness, customers loved me.

    Cons

    + work/life balance
    + walked 28,000 steps/day!!!

    Never thought I would be fired for clocking in only minutes late!!

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to reconsider their firing practice. Totally unfair to be fired by somebody who has never seen you or your work. Voluntary turnaround is out of control due to work load. I get it, its not for everyone, but value those that you do have. I was looking forward to putting in 15-20 years of my life into this company while I watched the average employee last only 3-5. Not disgruntled, more like heartbroken :'-(

  3. "Shift Manager"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A company that cared about its employees and offered me many opportunities to grow. Opportunities to earn more money working at other stores

    Cons

    No set schedule, lots of hard work, retail work at the end of the day, sometimes unrealistic expectations of employees.


  4. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    It's very physical and you don't need a gym membership (once again, there's Aldi saving me money!). The starting pay is great, it's $12.00 now I believe. It's a great atmosphere and requires a lot of work but can be rewarding.

    Cons

    Some managers are really lazy and hard on their employees. I ONLY say this because it's a situation of "do as I say, not as I do". You'd better do things properly even if the manager NEVER does because either way, you'll be talked to or called in.

    Advice to Management

    I absolutely love my job, I just wish store managers were held to the same expectations. If they are, I wish the higher managers would pay more attention.


  5. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Great pay great benefits!

    Cons

    It is Hard to advance


  6. "Best In Industry"

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay/benefits, growth, awesome team culture, room for growth

    Cons

    I have enjoyed all parts of my experience at Aldi.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Great focus on employee development.


  7. "Shift Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Great communication between staff and management, including district manager. Positive work environment.

    Cons

    Irregular scheduling. Lots of physical activity in extreme hot or cold temperatures. Small staff doing lots of different jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire candidates that are both willing and able to do all required tasks and jobs, and hold those accountable that are not willing to do the work.

  8. "Great company, with many opportunities."

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    Former Employee - Casual Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Casual Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    8 hour shifts fly because the store is usually busy and there are 2-3 people on a shift unless it's holiday season. Pay is better than most with raises and extra $1/hour Sundays. You do not have to take an unpaid lunch if you take two 15 minute breaks. You get to sit at the cash register !

    Cons

    Schedule availability must be open for full time and if part time one weekday must be open and both weekend days.

    Advice to Management

    All managers I worked with were respectful, and most went beyond what was expected so everyone's job would be easier.


  9. "Aldi Shift Manager"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits package.

    Cons

    The insistence on smaller staff size can make it difficult for Manning purposes and schedule making.

    Advice to Management

    Consider using Flex hours or 12-hour shifts.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "ALDI changed my life for the better"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I lost 30 pounds in my first 4 months working here. Lots of opportunities for overtime. Competitive pay. Fantastic benefits. If you are committed to working hard and improving daily you can thrive at ALDI.

    Cons

    Physically demanding and tiring. Work/life balance can be difficult at times. Open 7 days a week, they are looking for availability from 6 am-11 pm Sunday-Saturday.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make improvements to employee retention and train associates adequately in all areas. A 10% discount would be nice too.


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