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ALDI Reviews

Updated April 25, 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 (4)

    "Store Associate/ Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay, Great benefits, Good cooperate

    Cons

    No hours
    Under staffed
    Management is horrible


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Olathe, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are the only things to look forward to in this company

    Cons

    Aldi is growing like crazy and becoming a very popular grocery store but the company does not want to change. stores need more employees in it so they can better serve their customers. they still choose to run their stores too thin. Making it so much stressful and harder on current employees.

    Advice to Management

    District managers are young and straight out of college don't understand about work-life balance and their standards are way too hard. most district managers do not have enough experience.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "What I See"

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

    Pros

    The flexibility in schedule the ability to learn all that I can at almost any time. The hours are really great too.

    Cons

    I hate when we do have enough product to put on the floor. Telling the customer's not we don't have anymore and not knowing when it'll be in. And having to hear that they'll have to go to another store for something so simple.

    Advice to Management

    Management tends to work well with the associates in giving us heads up on what's to come. Able to work with scheduling.


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  5. "Store Manager"

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

    Pros

    great environmen,t nice people, great pay

    Cons

    very busy but thata about it

    Advice to Management

    great staff


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worst place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Whitehall, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Whitehall, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits and flexible hours

    Cons

    Only part time jobs, all sales associates have to do all the work (no department division) Dont care about employees wellness, poor salary for alot od work.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Awesome prices and a busy environment."

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

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

    Pros

    The amount of work that you do on a daily basis makes your day speed right by. You are always busy and never bored.

    Cons

    Minimum staff puts pressure on you. Customers are rude. Everything relies in your speed. Constantly moving. Small breaks. Dirty stores.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be rude to your employees and listen to any ideas they have.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Overworked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Hixson, TN
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Hixson, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is great and hours are flexible if you request long enough in advance.

    Cons

    Having only 4-5 employees on hand most of the time is insane. Doing $30-50k sales a day and expecting everything to get done while half (if not all) of your 4-5 person staff is ringing up customers is pretty ridiculous. The grey hairs on my head have double since I started there.

    Advice to Management

    Push for more employees to be in store daily to help with excess work.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "These reviews don't lie"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Great pay! I wish there was more (20 word minimum)

    Cons

    The pay is great at ALDI and that is how they reel you in. However, once in you will realize that almost everyone you encounter will attest to the lack of training. Even those who managed to get promoted will agree, as if they don't even know how they made it as long as they did. The micromanagement at this company is ridiculous. They hire district managers straight out of college, these (potentially great) young men and women haven't even learned how to be responsible for themselves and now have the responsibility of 30 - 40 employees, half of which could and would do the job better, but aren't considered worthy due to lack of a degree. Hey ALDI...did you know "on the job experience" is comparable, in some situations (not all BUT some). Turnover is absolutely RIDICULOUS...I saw over 20 employees leave in my 18 months with the company. They range from associates on up, including 2 store managers and 1 district manager. Why doesn't anyone want to stay with this company?

    Advice to Management

    Training is the key! Also reconsider your policy for advancement. I agree, every store manager isn't a candidate for district manager. This doesn't mean there aren't a few gems out there worth considering.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Shift Manager"

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

    Pros

    The job keeps you moving. The pay for a grocery store is good and hard to beat in the same line of work.

    Cons

    At least in the Carolina's not sure about Aldi's in other divisions but as a shift manager you don't get paid the same everytime you work. If you're not scheduled to be manager that day you don't get paid a manager rate instead you get paid the same rate as an associate. Meanwhile, you're expected to still assume a manager role. Also if the store manager is in the store you don't get paid as a manager. Another con is the company (or maybe just the Salisbury division) sets itself up as a company that promotes within which simply isn't true for the most part. It's easier for an outsider to apply for a hire position and get it than trying to work yourself up in the company. Also if you're the ambitious type that likes to work hard and move through the ranks once you become a store manager that's pretty much as high as you can go majority of the time. In my division the positions attainable are associate-shift manager-store manager. So, the biggest con for Aldi's for me is you don't get a set pay rate as a shift manager and limited job advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    *Believe in you associates/staff
    *Always train your staff for advancement/the next level, it'll only help you as well as them in the end
    *Do Not expect this to be a desk or office job, it's not. Work Hard
    * Remember you set the tone for how your store ran here.
    * Great customer service is a must


  11. "Great environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Jersey (NJ) in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - New Jersey (NJ) in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    40hrs, great pay and benefits. Coworkers are really great to work with and the manager works with you if you need a schedule arrangement

    Cons

    Work is very challenging and you never get a minute to yourself. Constantly on your feet. Expect to do some heavy lifting in the morning and work inside a freezer.

    Advice to Management

    Less work. Other than that mangement is great and they make sure we have quaterly meetings to keep us i formed and updated.


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