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Updated February 24, 2018
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Pros
  • Excellent pay and benefits package (in 229 reviews)

  • Good pay good people good times (in 328 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not focused on enough (in 216 reviews)

  • No Work life balance, very physically demanding job ; alot of people have back pain or work related injuries (in 68 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (49)

    "Hard Work Pays Off, Love Aldi"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Tully, NY
    Current Employee - District Manager in Tully, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best things about working for Aldi is the opportunity that Aldi presents for those that want it.

    Company car, ability to make your own schedule, and having complete autonomy with your position are great. At the end of the day your name is on the side of your stores with Aldi backing you.

    The position is essentially being a business owner of your own district of 3-5 stores. It comes down to understanding that people drive the business and results stem from those who work in your stores.

    Cons

    Security alarm calls do happen from time to time. Since your stores are open operationally on the weekends, you may have to deal with calls/problems "off of work."

    Hours can be retail and on weekends, which happens throughout the industry.

    Advice to Management

    District changes have a huge impact on store morale, manager morale, and store turnover.

    Numbers may be black and white, but realizing that it is people who run the business will help in the expansion efforts over the next 3 years.


  2. "Amazing work environment"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. The people: they pay great wages and can be extremely picky about who they want working for them so most of my crew is made up of some of the most genuine and amazing people I have ever met in my life.
    2. The benefits! I remember working as a shift at Starbucks for $11/hour and seeing a posting for a shift manager position at Aldi for 16.50/hour (of management) and I was like "I have to apply, no way they'll hire me, but I have to try!" and I had an interview with my DM (who was extremely young, happy, and energetic and so personable) and the rest is history. They pay their people so well, and having benefits and a matching 5% 401k is amazing.
    3. The hours, I usually work 35-38 hours per week with 2-3 days off, it makes for a great work/life balance.
    4. MGMT is so willing to advance you if you show passion, good work ethic, and a great attitude. I'm used to crawling on my hands and knees for my boss's to notice me, working 45-50 hours a week during the school year to cover shifts and work 4 closes a week despite begging my manager to please stop, but my breaking point was when I asked for a raise from $11/hour to $12/hour because I couldn't pay all of my bills comfortably and I got denied. I've never had a more positive experience working at a company, especially with management. They're really doing something right.
    5. Everything, I'm currently 3 months in (2 as an associate and now training to be a shift) and I love it.

    Cons

    1. The work is physical, and you get timed on how quickly you accomplish tasks so if you work slowly this is not the job for you.
    2. You will never want to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Helpful (256)

    "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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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Loved ALDI!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aldi was a great place to work and I felt appreciated there.

    Cons

    The work is tough as there are few employees working at one time.


  5. "Better than I could have expected!"

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    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For someone that is still working their way through college, this 18+ work environment is incredibly flexible and willing to accommodate to even the craziest schedules

    Cons

    Seriously, I don't really see any cons. There is the occasional bad customer, but they don't last long and usually come back in a better mood after proper handling.

    Advice to Management

    Help out as much as you can, keep doing what you are doing. I don't think I can really give advice, they are pretty on top of it.


  6. "Amazing Opporitunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Newnan, GA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for a company that genuinely cares about you, premium wages, great benefits,

    Cons

    Typical with any retail management job, some stress can be associated with it.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Great future growth.

    Cons

    No moving up after store manager

  8. Helpful (4)

    "District Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Company car, cell phone, laptop
    Make your own schedule
    Autonomous decision making

    Cons

    On Call 24/7
    Upper management tends to micromanage you
    Not a place where creativity flourishes. Very old school thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your people to make real decisions.
    Get feedback on company culture and do something about it


  9. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Pay
    fast paced and never bored

    Cons

    long hard working shifts
    can be a bit cold in there sometimes


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in South Daytona, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in South Daytona, FL

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

    Pros

    They treat their employees good

    Cons

    Back breaking and hard work

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome


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