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ALDI Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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ALDI Jason Hart
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Pros
  • Great pay and benefits that a lot of other jobs do not offer within the first year (in 149 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits for full time employees and a great work life balance (in 234 reviews)

Cons
  • Die Work-Life-Balance ist dennoch nicht vorhanden (in 147 reviews)

  • No work/life balance, no time to actually manage or train, revolving door DMs (in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Not worth the money and the money is really good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Excessive hours, district managers are hired straight out of college and have a compulsive need to show their dominance to subordinates that are older than them.

    Advice to Management

    No one cares how much younger you are them. Most people ALDI hires enjoys a challenge. Be tough but fair stop trying to show your superiority, you are only showing your inadequacies.


  2. "Don't be fooled by the $11.50 starting wage."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are generally very nice.

    Cons

    Your workload is that of 3 to 5 people at any other retailer. You have a time limit on everything you do. As due the warehouse personnel as well. Which means they're in a rush to unload stock and get out ASAP which causes more mistakes. If they drop pallets and the stock bursts everywhere, they leave it for the store crew...which is you. As mentioned earlier, you have a time limit on stocking. You don't take items out of boxes, you lift the boxes weighing up to 50 lbs as high as 8 ft in the air on a consistent basis. Expect to be sore everyday, despite your level of physique. The money isn't worth the physical nor emotional stress. At first you think the compensation is really good, industry leading. But it's a ruse to get you in. You will soon realize that you're doing work suitable for more than 3 people. Do yourself a favor and stay away. I've worked very physical jobs and this one just blows all of those away. You're nothing more than a guinea pig to Aldi. There's a reason they have such a high turnover rate.


  3. "Unreal pressures"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay is fair as long as you are with them for some time.

    Cons

    they are never happy no matter how hard you work you always try harder and accomplish more but no matter what they won't be happy.

    Advice to Management

    set real expectations that can be accomplished not the ones that you plucked from the air.


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  5. "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are way above market average.

    Cons

    Expected to work 70 hours a week. You only manage less than 5% of your day. Every second of your day is accounted for. You will go home wiped out everyday after your 11-12 hour day of non-stop working the floor. DM's do not care about their people, they are only focused on hitting unreachable productivity. You will be threaten to be fired daily. You work most days with yourself and one other person. Entire time consist on 9 employees. DM's have no management experience, they are recruited out of college.

    Advice to Management

    Hire DM's with experience. Set consistent expectations so when the DM leaves after a year the next DM will have the same standards and not try and reinvent the wheel. I know that is what you want from them but it does not work on the store level. Since no one above Store Manager has ever worked in the store it is hard for you to set realistic expectations.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Olathe, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are the only things to look forward to in this company

    Cons

    Aldi is growing like crazy and becoming a very popular grocery store but the company does not want to change. stores need more employees in it so they can better serve their customers. they still choose to run their stores too thin. Making it so much stressful and harder on current employees.

    Advice to Management

    District managers are young and straight out of college don't understand about work-life balance and their standards are way too hard. most district managers do not have enough experience.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Shift Manager - Backbreaking Slave labor for ~ 25K a year"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Manager
    Former Employee - Shift Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Benefits. If unrealistic daily goals do not cause you stress, then perhaps this is for you.

    Cons

    Workload is unrealistic. You are expected to complete the work of 5-7 employees at a "normal" grocery store. They hold the carrot of "store managers make more than $50K a year" in front of your face to get you in the door.

    Advice to Management

    Running an entire store with only 2 people to do every task during a 10 hour period is laughable. Some people are more desperate than others for income (like those with children to feed). If the Aldi US continues to run its business with such a small number of employees, they would likely save money in the form of decreased turnover if they found a nefarious way to only hire desperate single parents with mouths to feed and no other translatable job skills.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "These reviews don't lie"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Great pay! I wish there was more (20 word minimum)

    Cons

    The pay is great at ALDI and that is how they reel you in. However, once in you will realize that almost everyone you encounter will attest to the lack of training. Even those who managed to get promoted will agree, as if they don't even know how they made it as long as they did. The micromanagement at this company is ridiculous. They hire district managers straight out of college, these (potentially great) young men and women haven't even learned how to be responsible for themselves and now have the responsibility of 30 - 40 employees, half of which could and would do the job better, but aren't considered worthy due to lack of a degree. Hey ALDI...did you know "on the job experience" is comparable, in some situations (not all BUT some). Turnover is absolutely RIDICULOUS...I saw over 20 employees leave in my 18 months with the company. They range from associates on up, including 2 store managers and 1 district manager. Why doesn't anyone want to stay with this company?

    Advice to Management

    Training is the key! Also reconsider your policy for advancement. I agree, every store manager isn't a candidate for district manager. This doesn't mean there aren't a few gems out there worth considering.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Shift manager/associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager
    Current Employee - Shift Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people are the best people you could every meet! It can be fun work environment if you have the right employees.

    Cons

    Some people are the worst! Upper management is very lazy and rude.

    Advice to Management

    Watch store managers very closely. Your paying them a lot of money to do nothing like sit at the register and have others do their work!


  10. "Shift Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is better than any other retail store, but you will be pushed hard for that money and still feel like its not enough for your troubles.

    Cons

    Everything about this job. The store manager doesn't always let people take breaks, and he harassed this one kid into quitting without even training him. He told everyone in the store that he hated him, and he went around telling everyone that they're not needed. One of the workers is suing for harassment, and the rest are exhausted, underpaid, and overworked. This is hands down the worst company I have ever come across, and im ashamed to admit I work there. The managers treat people like pigs and try to manipulate them into resigning.

    Advice to Management

    Stop harassing people or more workers will start suing.


  11. "Shift supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valparaiso, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valparaiso, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and lower employees are a family

    Cons

    Sometimes best interest of employees isn't the consideration

    Advice to Management

    Budget is important but so are happy workers



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