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Updated August 19, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Shift Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Great place to work, but work you will"

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    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Compensation plan is top notch. benefits, 401k, company car, and the pay is phenomenal, especially considering this is a first job out of college for most DM's.
    - For the most part you make your own schedule, so it's as flexible as you need it to be.
    - Independence, which can be a double edged sword. The best directors will provide direction and allow you to run with it, only stepping in when you need help or guidance.
    - The training program the company provides to get you prepared to be a DM is second to none. While you may not fully appreciate it when you're in the middle of it due to the insane workload, when you get to your district you'll realize that the training program was invaluable, and the time spent in store will allow you to better relate and be more credible with your employees.

    Cons

    - Work/Life balance. It's always something that is discussed in meetings, but once the meeting is over so is that train of thought.
    - Sometimes the physical aspect of the job can be overwhelming. If your store is struggling, be prepared to spend a lot of time (hopefully in store clothes and not in a suit) helping out.
    - It's retail, so there will be odd hours at times. Overnights, weekends worked, early mornings and late nights. While only the weekend work is mandatory (one Saturday and one Sunday a month), the others are infrequent, but can be frustrating at times.
    - Changed districts roughly twice a year. It was great to be able to work with so many different managers, each with their own style, but it was difficult to establish a rhythm in a store. Once you had a store where you wanted it to be and could begin to really dig in to fine tuning it, districts would change and it would happen all over again.
    - Also very frustrating to turn a store around and invest time in it to make it productive, only to hand off your hard work to someone else.

    Advice to Management

    - Allow your DM's to spend more time with their stores to fully develop routines.
    - Be mindful of the mix of stores you're giving to DM's. If you're giving someone all challenge stores they will be stressed beyond belief. If you give them all easy stores, it can really stunt the development of the DM. Both lead to frustration and a lack of motivation.
    - Work/Life balance isn't something that should be paid lip service to. It's been an issue in each employee survey and it's there for a reason. We all expect crazy hours in Q4, but that isn't sustainable year round.


  6. "Store Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Don't have any cons at this moment


  7. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everything about this company is a pro

    Cons

    Can't find any issues myself

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  8. "Aldi"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Pay is very good for grocery store

    Cons

    Hard work, it's not just sitting.

    Advice to Management

    Equality


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and pay

    Cons

    Not same pay every day

    Advice to Management

    Pay shift mangers . Manger pay all the time


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Rosemount, MN
    Current Employee - Associate in Rosemount, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    managers, coworkers and district managers are amazing. everyone cares about one another. 100% willing to work with you on anything and invite ideas. feel very appreciated.

    Cons

    its a lot of work, labor wise and only a few employees are on at a time but thats how prices stay so low and the pay off is great. my only real con is long hours almost everyday but you get a good paycheck!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!! I love this place


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