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ALDI Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent pay and benefits package (in 222 reviews)

  • Good pay staff are easy to get along with (in 317 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be difficult at times (in 204 reviews)

  • No Work life balance, very physically demanding job ; alot of people have back pain or work related injuries (in 66 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (19)

    "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. Helpful (228)

    "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 :'-(

  3. "great business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    pay is great and efficient

    Cons

    no cons, loved the company


  4. "Cashier, store assoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Time goes fast, I personally have strong strength in customer service so love the customers, raises are good

    Cons

    Cut hours, can not plan out financial life Some coworkers are great, others are negative and catty.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier/ floor"

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

    I worked at ALDI part-time

    Pros

    Pay is good, customers and employees are great to work with

    Cons

    When new district manager comes in everything is changed. Our input was not heard


  6. "Store Associate"

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Aldi have great Benefits & good store managers

    Cons

    I love Aldi there are no downside about it

    Advice to Management

    NOT TO STRESS OUT ABOUT EVERYTHING IT WILL GET BETTER


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Shift Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Plainfield, IN

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

    Pros

    Very fast paced job. Lots of room for promotions if you work hard.

    Cons

    Rely heavily on management to push productivity, Which is fine, but they do not take into account that we can't make people work harder if they don't want to so management ends up staying over a lot to finish other individuals uncompleted tasks because they are too slow.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to only get paid as a shift manager some of the time, but still have to be held to the standard of one every shift.

  8. "Working here is a smart choice."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like that hours vary, the excellent benefits and that you aren't doing just one thing on your shift.

    Cons

    It's a very physical job .

    Advice to Management

    Every store should have a way to recycle ♻️ the plastics and glass that gets thrown away.


  9. "Lucky to work there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    People. Benefits. Pay. Location. Advancement. Professional.

    Cons

    No cons unless you are a slacker. Just show up, do a good job and get on with life.


  10. "Store Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    you learn to do all the departments work and you get to meet a lot of different people

    Cons

    working with lazy employees and not getting recognition from supervisor


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