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Updated September 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent pay and benefits package (in 205 reviews)

  • Great pay depending on your location (in 292 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be difficult at times (in 190 reviews)

  • No Work life balance, very physically demanding job ; alot of people have back pain or work related injuries (in 60 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Great job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Don't apply within..."

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay...good benefits...great customers sometimes

    Cons

    You almost have to be insane to work here.They expect you to run insane productivity numbers and still maintain that the customer is #1. How can the customer be #1 when there is one employee in the building trying to ring, throw a truck and mop up a spill. There is no concern for the employees safety with only one employee there. While it is good pay and benefits, you are basically stuck in the same position for a while. They hire DM's straight out of college and don't hire from within, even store manager with or working on a degree cannot be promoted. They say they are working on work/life balance for employees but that is a lie. As a store manager you are expected to be there when and however long they say. Technology is not in their vocabulary. There are so many ways this company could improve in this aspect its not funny. Anyone that posted and said that they liked this job is a lie. Every DM I talk to is miserable as well as manager. The only reason they don't go anywhere else is because of the pay, but they are not happy. Aldi did a survey that told them that pay was not the number one thing on an employees list. Still they do not see how to make their employees happy. Get your head out of your asses and realize that just b/c you pay someone a lot of money you cannot expect them to be happy and go along with everything you say. This is a German company, but we are not in Germany. WAKE UP!!!!!!!YOU SUCK!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Convert the company standards to American cultures and realize how important employees are to your organization. There are many ways to achieve a decent productivity goal without killing the managers in the process. If customers are really #1 then show it, and show your employees that you care. Don'f fool yourself either, neither your employees, DM's and even management above that aren't happy. They are all mindless zombies who have a script to follow every day. Have you ever heard the saying Penny for your thought...well there are plenty of employees that would give you their thoughts for free...if you would listen!

  3. Helpful (12)

    "They suck you dry then they dump you."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay. You can build a strong resume while they use you up.

    Cons

    Aldi cares absolutely nothing about anyone or anything except their bottom line. They create fear. They create unrealistic goals, that you have to cut corners to acheive. If you don't meet the goals they can fire you. They know about the corners they force you to cut, however, if they want to get rid of you they use them against you.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in ambiem. That has to be the only way you can sleep at night.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "cashier @Aldi"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Oconomowoc, WI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Oconomowoc, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were very good when you compare this job at other companies.

    Cons

    No time off for personal/family life. Work pretty much every weekend, some nights very late.Very hard physical labor. Not much opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    You know when you have a good employee who works hard and is reliable. CHERISH THEM! Treat them with respect and give them some nice days off (a Sat. would be nice) once in awhile.
    Instead of the constant turnover of employees...a good trained crew is a managers best asset!


  5. Helpful (8)

    "store manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    opportunity to strengthen your resume

    Cons

    You will never fully succeed at this job. There is a preponderance of perpetual issues that upper mgmt brings to your attention daily. There is no work/life balance/ more realistically it is all work and no other life total imbalance and yet you still cannot succeed.

    Advice to Management

    No advice here. you know how to generate revenue and it's on the backs of managers that work for free and the cashiers that struggle to get a 5 minute break.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, pay, paid holidays, more holidays off than average retail company

    Cons

    they treat you like dirt, no advancement, you are always looking over shoulder, unrealistic productivity goals, no balance of life and work

    Advice to Management

    get your heads out of your asses and treat your employees better. fix problems don't just blame store managers.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Aldi"

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    Current Employee - District Manager Internship in Batavia, IL
    Current Employee - District Manager Internship in Batavia, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Aldi is the pay

    Cons

    The downsides of working at ALDI is the stressful environment, and the District Managers that lack leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Don't discriminate

  8. Helpful (5)

    "A beat down"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer good pay and great benefits compared to other other companies in the same industry. Will be opening many stores in the future.

    Cons

    Its the toughest place that I worked and I am still critized for not completing enough work. Stress level is off the chart!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Aldi's is a good place to work if you want no life."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Olean, NY
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Olean, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It pays very well
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Hard on your body
    Very unprofessional environment
    Working all the time
    Cannot move up past shift manager, they dont promote to store manager
    The availability they require

    Advice to Management

    Work with students who are in school, and hire managers who arent catty and can act professionally.


  10. Helpful (13)

    "Get your running shoes on."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Ashland, KY
    Current Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Ashland, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to stay very busy with stocking and helping customers your so busy at all times the time goes by so fast you don't even realize it. Better to wear a watch.

    Cons

    Working off picklist to make sure was'nt shorted product and running registar when more than five to a line that is your resting time but make sure you are ringing over 40 because you are being timed. and have to memorize all the store product codes hope you know produce!!!! When the line goes down get ready to run and fill all out of stocks working priorities customer service safety, signs, out of stocks, freezer, cooler, produce and meat, bread milk, specail buy and mixed pallets and full pallets. Should take you 20 min or less on mixed pallets. Don't forget your daily bank deposit and your people running regisar needs breaks too. Your on your own! When a customer ask were somthing is you have to take them not point and when someone ask how much is this go scan it. Are you out of this. Do you have any more in the back and don't forget your mark downs and priority number 2 the signs Weds and Saturdays price change night and don't stay later than you are scheduled but make sure it is all done. Make sure you manage to get safe count payroll, balance all registar drawers no more than 15 over/under, sales book, end of day done sweep, mop, scrap complete store and floor scrubber too. Try to keep in mind your only one person. Can't do it all. Then you get so many district managers right out of college and they all want it a done a diffrent way. Plus don't forget when your running registar and customer comes up to tell you ( do you know you are out of potatoes in the back you can't put potatoes out and run registar too. Plus be sure and check you dates on all products when your scrapping or opening. Plus check the MTD for your orders do so they are not late make sure those get done on time. Learn it all in about a month or less because you'll need to sign off on your training manual. remember take it home and do it and don't work off the clock (lol) thats the kind of things you here....or employees will say i'm not helping your making more money than i am even though you are in training. YOUR ON YOUR OWN. no family time called in on your days off then getting chewed out for time managment. never miss a day or late to hard to make management happy. Micromanage to bad .District managers there every other day. If they have to be there that much why do they need a manager trainee or store manager? not worth the money. 19.50 sounds great but not worth it. same money out there keep looking you will find it. If your considering a career there atleast shop there a while to see for your self talk to employees

    Advice to Management

    Make management trainees salary just like the store manager if they have all that to get done and you expect the same quality of work and the same amount as a store manager then make them salary like a store manager. At least this way they can slow down a little do payroll and orders after the store closed with no customers to bother them. and a chance to learn and absorb all the information the right way with out being rushed just get it done make it happen. this way it cuts down on back stock and gives you a chance to get orders right. Need to slow way down on District manager visits to the store every other day. If they have to look over your shoulder every move you make let them run it all they want to do is come in and tell you every thing that is wrong never get to hear the one thing you done right!!!!!


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