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ALDI Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "Excellent pay and benefits package" (in 233 reviews)

  • "Good pay and friendly staff members" (in 403 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance and you're always working more than other people" (in 272 reviews)

  • "No Work/life balance, but that makes sense for retail" (in 83 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Great first-time experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Morris, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Morris, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible scheduling at part time, very full hours if looking for full-time (35-40)
    benefits for full time
    great starting pay

    Cons

    The work itself can be very physical

    Advice to Management

    I have amazing management at my store, no complaints!


  2. "Sales Associate"

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

    I worked at ALDI part-time

    Pros

    They were flexible with my school schedule

    Cons

    I did not have a set schedule every week

  3. Helpful (366)

    "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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    • Senior Management
    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 :'-(


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Great money and benefits as long as you're willing to do hard work

    Cons

    No work life balance and you're always working more than other people


  5. "Hard Work, High Expectations, Great Company To Work For"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ALDI (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and monthly bonus, regular communication from senior leaders, fantastic benefits, most holidays off, and once your store is established a family unit.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging at times, physically demanding job not for the weak or faint of heart.

    Advice to Management

    The most challenging times in your store will be the callouts or when your team members quit, keep plenty of applicants in the pipeline and work with your DM to staff, hold your team accountable, without exception.


  6. "The experience i’ve had in my travels to Aldi the store itself was very organized and professionally ongoing."

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    Former Employee - WalMart Overnight Stocker in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - WalMart Overnight Stocker in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits , energy and wanting to learn the tasks an associate assigned through the aldi company has.

    Cons

    A task thats not understanding coming from one , that could easily get finished within the easier explaining of another’s instructions .

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for taking the time to view my application through glassdoor, i look forward too having the further opportunity of fulfilling a career through aldi’s warehouses or the store itself period and meeting all higher level assisters.


  7. "Aldi Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Hard work, lots of hours

  8. "Good Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This was a really fun job. I got along with the coworkers and scheduling was fair and easy to manage.

    Cons

    Hard work, but worth it.


  9. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Germantown, WI
    Current Employee - Associate in Germantown, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k
    Paid vacation
    Paid holiday
    Regular raises

    Cons

    Workload
    Heavy lifting
    No discounts


  10. "Great work place"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Associate in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great insurance, wonderful coworkers, great food, good 401k, good pay

    Cons

    Odd work hours, heavy lifting, chain of command doesn't work to well

    Advice to Management

    Work as a team with employees, inform employees of changes