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ALDI Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Fast paced, great pay and benefits (in 160 reviews)

  • Great pay depending on your location (in 251 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life Balance was not the best (in 151 reviews)

  • No work/life balance, no time to actually manage or train, revolving door DMs (in 48 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, many things to do in the course of a day but a feeling of accomplishment is very reachable. Benefits and pay are very competitive.

    Cons

    Need to be able to handle the pressure of handing out many tasks to a small crew. You will have to do a lot of it yourself which is not always a bad thing.

    Advice to Management

    If you can brush things off quickly and stay focused on the task in hand..you'll have a great career with Aldi. Retail in general and is not for everyone, so if you get frazzled easily and often, look else where. Aldi is a great company!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Three Rivers, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Three Rivers, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid vacation, holidays, and sick/personal days; 401k; 90/10 insurance is affordable/vision, dental, and medical; company paid life/accident insurance; opportunities to move up to management and beyonday, benefits, great team, great work environment, lots of opportunities for growth.

    Aldi keeps a small staff of around 8-10 highly effective team members, so everyone matters and everyone is expected to pull their own weight. They expect a lot out of you but it is well worth it--be prepared to work HARD! You're always on the move here: associates and managers alike will ring up customers (ring speed is timed), take returns, clean, neaten the aisles, throw the truck and stock, etc.

    The importance of guest experience is stressed and every employee does their best to make sure every customer is a repeat customer. You quickly start seeing familiar faces around the store! Aldi is always finding new ways to make the food healthier, the prices lower, and the experience easier, and it is your job as an associate to make sure it all runs smoothly--from the front end, to the back!

    Cons

    High stress, physically demanding, not an easy job in general


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It will be good to work as a Cashier in Aldi because it gives you the opportunity to learn more, its easy and good salary.

    Cons

    You need to stock some stuff.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Solid Company - But You'll Work For It"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Toms River, NJ
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Toms River, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Busy place to work. If you like fast-paced work that changes on a whim, this place is for you.
    Well Structured.

    Cons

    If you're one who likes to 'coast' along, you won't last a day. Only those who know how to work will survive & excel with this company. Lolligaggers, those constantly checking to see when their break is coming up, constant bathroom breaks, love to gossip or think flirting will keep your job, you will be sadly disappointed & shown the door.

    Advice to Management

    Try to have more back-up inventory on items that consistently sell.


  6. "Varying shifts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Lagrange, GA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Lagrange, GA

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

    Pros

    Meeting new customers was always fun and exciting.

    Cons

    Lack of hours usually less than 30 hours per week.

    Advice to Management

    I wish this employer hired more high school and college students. Especially during the holidays and school breaks.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "District Manager Would Not Recommend to a Friend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, Autonomy, Responsibility are the positives associated with this position.

    Cons

    Lack of promotional opportunities, district of stores changes often, lack of work/life balance. Pressure above from director and VP level can be miserable.

    Advice to Management

    With Lidl coming to the United States, there is fear among executives in the company that they are prepared, therefore all actions now are re-active. Never forget the "golden rule". Turnover is higher than should be given that too many people feel as though they are not treated appropriately.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Aldi Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Great hard working people, good scheduling, pay upgrades longer you work there, employees are nice and wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Not really a con but there is a ton of work, being an associate is not just sitting at a register all day, you get up stock shelves fast, clean up after childish adults who make a mess of the store.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, sometimes difficult to close with only three people especially on busy nights, but I think you are doing all you can.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Manger"

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

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

    Pros

    It look like a great job new Esperance spare is something different in the dollar store or dollar general or the gas station

    Cons

    Too much don't know the downsize work in there but I do want to spare is to be a worker there in a family member as Porten

    Advice to Management

    Keep distort playing keep everything updated make sure the paper right is updated every day measure the schedule of every week make sure deploys know what to do measure of the customers happy make sure everything gets completed throughout the whole day


  10. Helpful (3)

    "MIT"

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

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

    Pros

    As a Manager you own the store and answer for the good and bad within your store. Fast paced and little down time, which keep employee drama to a minimum. Good training skills before placing you in your own store. Other store managers are helpful if you have questions or issues. Amazing benefits and they do take care of their people.

    Cons

    As a manager, you are required to throw a load and do all administrative work. Your hours will be counted in for hours for the day as one of the employees. Very physical and will wear your body down in no time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and treat them as you would want to be treated. Be fair in your scheduling.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ALDI (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Pay is good and having paid Holidays off is a plus. The hours of operations is also great. Great benefits an a excellent 401k plan.

    Cons

    Needs a larger staff. The small staff affects customer service. Company would do so much better with better customer service. Allowing managers to have a little more control over their stores they are the ones that are there the most.

    Advice to Management

    Be a motivating manager. Spend quality time training you are only allotted so many hrs. And don't put work before your family it will make you recent your job. But most of all love what you do and who you work with.



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