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ALDI Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent pay and benefits package (in 222 reviews)

  • Good pay staff are easy to get along with (in 317 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be difficult at times (in 204 reviews)

  • No Work life balance, very physically demanding job ; alot of people have back pain or work related injuries (in 66 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Shift manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, overtime, but they will get every penny they pay you out of you, If you don’t have a sense of urgency, please do not apply. Must be a multitasker

    Cons

    There is never enough people or time to get all the job done, upper management is constantly adding projects to your list of things to do, on top of being VERY busy all the time, your suppose to get everything done, VERY overwhelming, and most days SM’s can never take a much needed break.

    Advice to Management

    Aldis has become very popular, the old way of running the store is no longer working(minimum staffing) you preach customer service is first, but that’s not happening when you have minimal staff, expecting one person to do 4 peoples jobs is causing too much stress and causing major employee overturns, re-examine what it takes to REALLY run each store.


  2. "Great place to start."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Associate in Smyrna, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A typical workday is relatively straightfoward. You come in, check in with your shift-manager, and go from there. Decent pay (11.50-12.00 ) starting out with health, dental, and vision insurance kicking in after 90 days.

    Cons

    Little room to move up from the bottom so unless you're striving to be a store manager, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the little things your workers do for you.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay but not respected as a human being"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome pay
    Good workout
    Easy to work your way up if you bust your butt

    Cons

    Management has no respect for you.
    They will constantly give you bad feedback no matter if you work 24/7
    You have to be available all the time because they don’t do set schedules.
    You sit down to ring but don’t think cashiers are lazy they do everything in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Get yourselves together and work out schedules the right way. Apparently scheduling is rocket science for you guys. Please please please give the new people a break! Getting thrown into running a whole store by yourself gets stressful.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When it comes to pay they are definitely at the top. Benefits are great. Paid holidays, paid vacation. You get paid extra for working on Sundays.

    Cons

    The workload is insane. The work/life balance is definitely something they need to work on as well.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees are trained don't rely solely on the training center.


  5. "Store associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Love this company! They treat there employees awesome!!

    Cons

    It is very hard work and not enough employees want to actually work!!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "manager trainee"

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    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in South Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in South Plainfield, NJ

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

    Pros

    good benefits, if you lucky you meet great people to work with.

    Cons

    this job is just endless responsibility for everything. district managers are without experience , (worked with 6 in 5 years) , if you are store manager or manager trainee you dont have private life..they blame you for everything, no support from them..dont care about anything, just give you a feedback what is wrong and you have to fix it.. turnover in this company is huge, cashiers work for 3 people, if they call out, you need to find a coverage..if you dont, it is up to you finish their job...must be on the phone 24/7.. not worth it the money..they want more and more things done without people..


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Pay terrible job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay $13.25 starting with no experience needed
    Most coworkers are pleasant and work as a well as a team

    Cons

    Long hours regularly scheduled 10-12 hours shifts (3-4 times a week for part-time, 5-6 times a week for full-time)
    30 minutes for break no matter how long your shift is
    People are constantly quitting and calling out making the job way harder
    Managers always want you to move faster because Aldi purposely short staffs to cut costs and to keep the starting pay high and attractive
    Don’t fall for the high starting pay it’s not worth being constantly told your going to be rewritten up for not moving fast enough, not just at my store but all managers threaten, being purposely short staffed (2-3 associates and one manager running the store at any given time) and having 5,000+ customers in a day, long hours with short breaks
    Extremly physical if you have health problems/ mobility issues don’t try your luck here your going end up injurying yourself or be in constant pain after every shift
    Part- time workers work full-time hours with no benefits (32+ hours a week) parttimers should only be working 24 or less according to the company guidelines
    Managers inconsiderate with scheduling part- time student workers
    Did I mention most of your training is figuring things out as you go with little to no help from ANYONE and if you do something wrong they will be sure to let you know
    Just don’t do it most newcomers only last a week or two
    This job definitely isn’t for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance is important not just profits. If your employees get to go home at a decent time and kiss their kids goodnight or be there to put them on the bus in the morning they would be so much happier. If they didn’t have to miss out on all of these little things that make a big difference a persons attitude. Staff morale is huge and is worth investing in. Updated technology would better assist employees in reaching company standards. Adopting a more modernized scheduling system allowing employees to make their own schedule (similar to that of Amazon marketplace) would be a game changer in the retail industry and allow employees to establish their own work life balance and remove the burden of scheduling off of the mangers.

  8. "Hard work, little time."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always something to do, always busy. Great benefits. Sometimes even great people to work with. Good work and life balance for some.

    Cons

    Not enough time to get things done. Lots of wear and tear on your body. Upper management not helping when the help is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more staffing. More people to get job done will allow better success at store level


  9. Helpful (29)

    "Great job"

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    • 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


  10. "Warehouse Worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ALDI part-time

    Pros

    Great work culture.
    Allow very independent work with almost no micromanaging.
    Good pay for the industry.

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement in the company.


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