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ALDI Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  • Fast paced, great pay and benefits (in 166 reviews)

  • Great pay depending on your location (in 259 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Store Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Plenty of overtime, if that's what you're looking for.

    Cons

    Very hard and physical work. High over turn rate. Often terrible management and leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job. Learn how to communicate with leadership and employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good but they work you to death !!! Training was terrible. Training management is so burned and frustrated, you cannot get much out from them

    Cons

    99% of Aldi store managers I know hate the job but do it for a good pay. That company will work you to death, after a year or so you don't care about the money they pay you. It is impossible to have life outside of work.Manager at Aldi is nothing more than a glorified slave ....... You will never hear any positive feedback from DMs

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating human like slaves ! Hire DMs with at least little management experience and not just unexperienced college kids


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in DeKalb, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in DeKalb, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The money and the benefits are the only good part about this place. The money isn't that great and there's little room to move up.

    Cons

    Everything else. This place is a joke. The management treats you like crap as do the district managers, which are kids straight out of high school with a god complex. They always play favorites and look for any excuse to fire someone if they don't like them. An assistant manager had been with the company 25 years and was fired 2 months before retirement so they didn't have to pay her. A store manager finally quit after nearly 25 years because she couldn't take it anymore. Stay far away from this god forsaken place.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people equally and like human beings. Also, don't gossip like you're in middle school


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Over worked and under paid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health care, pay is good until you break it down by the actual hours you really work, 401K, closed on a lot of holidays but that is changing

    Cons

    Glorified stocker, work 60-70 hours a week, without overtime, and they expect more, physically demanding, home life really suffers, often the only employee in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Make store managers actual managers not just a fake title. Physically and mentally overwhelming position. Promote store managers to district manager positions, instead of hiring 23 year olds who have no life or work experience.


  5. Helpful (13)

    "Manager Trainee, Politics & Personal Relationships is Focus"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was excellent, the Cigna benefits were excellent.. Outside of that nothing.

    Cons

    As a Manager Trainee unless you can create a personal relationship with a DM to help get you in a store they will begin to get rid of you after 12 months. To get a store they either have to build it or they have to fire the store manager you will replace. The Store Managers know this when you arrive at their store. They will defend their job and of course will scapegoat the MT.

    This is an hourly position. Store Manager is salary. This creates a bad situation as many MT's understand they are hourly. The DM's are young and inexperienced. For many this is their first real job. If you get a bad DM its pretty much going to be over for you. Their system of expressing concerns is a way to weed you out if you have a complaint before it goes to high. If you want to stay employed do not under any circumstances complain to a superior or you will be fighting to keep your job. Reward and promotion are solely based on personal relationships. It is much like high school sadly.

    Advice to Management

    Follow your own policies, find a way to objectively review people and their performance. Do not punish people for whistleblowing


  6. "Interview"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Oxnard, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    no pros at all just cons

    Cons

    Career Fair. I thought there gonna be a real interview...
    There was a bored guy who collected the applications.
    You can send emails, online applications nowadays.
    Same result!!!

    Advice to Management

    Do not waste other peoples TIME!!!!!!!!!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "CORPORATE - No Opportunity for Promotions Within"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Batavia, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Batavia, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Experience
    Dependable schedule
    Effective stepping stone for career as a buyer

    Cons

    No opportunity for promotions within the company
    Limited incentive for good performance
    Increasingly demanding work load
    Inconsistent management


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Shift Leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ALDI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were great

    Cons

    Labor intensive job, very physical

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employees to allow them to continue their education.


  9. "Management Traniee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthcare , 401k, compensation

    Cons

    Work life balance, upper management, schedule


  10. Helpful (2)

    "MIT"

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

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

    Pros

    fast paced, good pay & benefits

    Cons

    lots of lifting and pulling

    Advice to Management

    communicate with your staff


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