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Aldo Reviews

Updated April 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great Discount and sturdy product" (in 134 reviews)

  • "50% discount on shoes, co-workers were nice," (in 100 reviews)

Cons
  • "Absolutely zero work life balance" (in 39 reviews)

  • "Monthly sales goals can be a stretch from time to time" (in 69 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful Company with a passion for their employees and customers!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company goes above and beyond to care for the employees and make sure they are happy. They fight to keep jobs and really express true customer service and unity! LOVE THIS COMPANY! I am truly proud to be ALDO CREW

    Cons

    I have no cons, this company is doing wonderful.


  2. "it's alright for a while, not long term wise"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work place,
    easy job

    Cons

    cheap, no commission, low pay,

  3. "You’ll own a ton of shoes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    -Great Discount
    -Growth potentials
    -Good place to start your management career
    -bonus potentials (you have to put in a lot to get it though)

    Cons

    -Long hours
    -Not enough support from DM or RM
    -unrealistic goals
    -product quality has gone down

    Advice to Management

    Support your stores more


  4. "Decent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Milford, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Milford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aldo part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good pay
    -Mindless Work
    -Easy Job

    Cons

    -Manager was rude
    -Manager didn't play fair when it came to shifts


  5. "Its okay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet a lot of interesting people, good for first job, great for discount on shoes

    Cons

    work every weekend, no break, very long hard hours


  6. "store manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aldo full-time

    Pros

    50% off discount on all merchandise.

    Cons

    over worked. under paid. too many rules, every day was something different from the DM. would often work alone with no break because they needed to cut back on hours. just awful experience. do not ever become a manager for aldo.


  7. "Great company. Terrible store management"

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    Former Employee - Key Holder
    Former Employee - Key Holder

    I worked at Aldo part-time

    Pros

    1. Great 50% off discount.
    2. Customers are amazing.

    Cons

    1. Terrible Pay.
    2. Schedule conflicts (especially with college students)
    3. No room to grow or transfer as a keyholer within the same district.

  8. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aldo part-time

    Pros

    Everyone was very nice and friendly

    Cons

    There were no cons working for Aldo


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager, Absolutely no work life balance and unprofessional communication at times from DSM/RDSM"

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

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

    Pros

    Your weekly bonuses from making sales goals. Company contests prizes including cash. Company meetings. Employee discount is 50% off.

    Cons

    Absolutely zero work life balance. You never get off on time due to all the tasking the company springs on you on top of one person coverage and still maintaining your sales goals. You can't get to every customer when your alone being the seller, the cashier, and running your own shoes which allows plenty of customers to steal your inventory. You have to hold your bowels alot. They don't care how they constantly over work you with low pay. They say they will give raises but really dont. The expectations can be unrealistic when they don't set you up for success because they're tight on payroll. The turn over is never ending which gets you denied of vacations. The DMs threaten to fire you for not making the shoe care goals, they make you work extra, holding workshops with your entire team that you won't get extra payroll for-even if your making your individual goal. The DMs micro manage your every move and constantly bring you down about the shoe care, it's highly stressful and demotivating. You are a robot/number expected to be there 24/7 to make sure you team is making their numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it professional at all times. Be more realistic. Set your team up for success. Don't be flip floppy/messy between managers or directions your giving.


  10. "Italian shoes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newbury, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newbury, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts on shoes and networking

    Cons

    They’ll make you do everyone else’s job plus yours while the others socialize

    Advice to Management

    Find a better manager one that’s not rude to colored employees