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ALDI Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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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. "District Manager Trainee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    you start with a really nice salary in addition to a business car and a business phone. Good training programm!

    Cons

    Especially in the beginning of the training you have to work a lot of hours (50-70). Sometimes you end up getting little sleep in between two shifts.

    Advice to Management

    The management in the company is very well organized with a simple hierarchy.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Aldi USA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Work attire is free. Good vacation time. Store is closed some holidays. Gain floating holiday for working during open holidays. $2 free every pay check for work shoes. Great 104k and health insurance. Above minimum wage hourly pay.

    Cons

    Random schedule every week. Work all shifts at random: Open Shift 6am to 2pm. Mid Shift from 11am to 7pm. Closing shift from 2pm to 10pm. Required to work cash register, stock shelves, clean store, customer service, and inventory.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good College Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Gary, IN
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Gary, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for kid out of high school

    Cons

    Stressful, fast paced. Not many people working at once so your have to do a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Teach the associates more in depth so they can help with more things


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great job, hard work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ALDI (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good hours, diverse work

    Cons

    No work/life balance, no time to actually manage or train, revolving door DMs


  6. Helpful (1)

    "String you along for months"

    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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard work, benefits, pension, expansion, bonuses

    Cons

    District managers, District ops, ethics, length of training

    Advice to Management

    Don't waste people's time


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Leads he industry in pay scale.

    Cons

    Quality of Life is amazing...if you live to work.

    Advice to Management

    Defining and balancing the application of policy and procedure can be more rigid.


  8. "Selector review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Selector in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Selector in Valparaiso, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment. Friendly management

    Cons

    Physical Work. Hours differ day to day.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager Trainee (MT)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MT Retiree in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - MT Retiree in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation & good benefits. The pace of this job will enable you to cancel your gym membership. Small store teams facilitate " work family" environment.

    Cons

    No promotion opportunities beyond Store Manager position. The pace and work load will eventually impact your well-being (physically & mentally).

    Advice to Management

    Focusing on utilizing top-notch employees for designated training programs will create better training for new employees and allow current managers to continue to focus on store operation. ALSO allow store management to participate in part with the hiring of new employees (they should be part of the process of picking their team). Lastly, new employees are very attracted to the hourly rate of pay and really have no idea what is required to actually do the job profiently. Create a physical vetting process by exposing potential new hires to mock work environment prior to qualifying them for the position based upon a resume and a decent interview.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay, not very flexible, closing sucks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI part-time

    Pros

    The pay is way above the industry standard and you get to sit while cashing people out. Break time is good up to an hour for breaks

    Cons

    Long hours often going way past scheduled time. Very few people scheduled at the same time. Often only two people will run the entire grocery store

    Advice to Management

    Try to get your employees out the door when you scheduled them to leave. As a college student I often dont have time to stay long and study


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate Buying Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Buying Assistant in Batavia, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Buying Assistant in Batavia, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent PTO, Starts at 18 days a year. Work Place environment is amazing. Such nice people! There is a raise every year by roughly 2k.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement. ALDI makes you aware of this before hiring you, but once actually being in the position there is no way you can advance.

    Advice to Management

    Give room for advancement for corporate buying assistants. Also, with over 1,000 employees at the office (most of them women) your employee retention rate would increase if you had a daycare.



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