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ALDI Reviews

Updated June 18, 2018
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ALDI Jason Hart
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Pros
  • "Excellent pay and benefits package" (in 216 reviews)

  • "Good pay good training good work life balance" (in 351 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is not focused on enough" (in 235 reviews)

  • "No Work/life balance, but that makes sense for retail" (in 73 reviews)

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  1. "Store Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to learn a lot, interact with people, and see your work be tangibly complete. The pay is good and your day goes fast.

    Cons

    You have a lot you have to do, sometimes work can become a large part of your home life.


  2. Helpful (286)

    "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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    • Culture & Values
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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 :'-(

  3. "District Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with good ethics and rapidly growing business. Challenging career with significant responsibility.

    Cons

    Significant travel, long hours and tough work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    You need to love this job- it takes long hours, hard work and a lot of flexibility with scheduling, relocating and time on the road.


  4. "Store associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is better then most retail stores.

    Cons

    You are on your feet and going 90% of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Greg, Danyel and Bridgette are amazing at Woodhaven and have done an amazing job at training new hires.


  5. "Great Company, Leaders Make/Break Your Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to achieve results, never boring, really grows your leadership skills, opportunity to really impact the business.

    Cons

    Management can play favorites, senior company officials make snap judgments that affect the morale (and lives) of their employees without considering the ramifications. Work life balance is a struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the potential of accepting people with different points of view. Just because someone doesn't approach things the same as you, that doesn't mean that their ideas are any less valid.


  6. "Be wary"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Pittsfield, MA
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Pittsfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Half decent insurance.

    Cons

    No positive words for your work.

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to your employees who work hard and who customers love


  7. "Busy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI part-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced with high volume of customers.

    Cons

    Long hours can get difficult.

  8. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Eastpointe, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Eastpointe, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You start of at a decent hourly wage

    Cons

    Work Long hours before getting a break
    Managers are lazy and unprofessional
    May not get hours you are promised in the interview


  9. "None"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I can help with organization and I’m very big on customer service

    Cons

    It’s different from driving daily

    Advice to Management

    I love working with people and meeting new people, I’m very helpful and could be selfless a lot of the time but I enjoy seeing others happy


  10. "District Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, company car, and compensation

    Cons

    Longs hours with little recognition


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