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"Great pay for the industry"

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Rocky Mount, NC
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Rocky Mount, NC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The company starts its cashiers off at around $10.80 per hour - which is unheard of for the grocery industry!
The store managers never ask the cashiers or assistant managers to do anything THEY wouldn't do. The workload is pretty evenly distributed.
If you don't get a raise, you at least get a bonus check that is based on the number of hours you've worked that year.
A weeks worth of vacation after only 90 days of employment
Outstanding health insurance

Cons

Stressful because of the lack of manpower.
Very few chances for advancement due to the lack of expansion.
Don't allow managers to have ANY restrictions in their schedule (cannot attend school)
High turn-over of district managers, therefore you never really get to show your enthusiasm or skill to the same person for more than 8 months.
Lots of pressure to meet productivity
Only 2-3 people working in the store at the same time, so lots of things need to be done with little help
Refuse to fire people who need to be fired
My supervisor has a MASTERS degree, yet he cannot obtain a DM position because they refuse to promote from within. He works 50-70 hours per week.

Advice to Management

Allow your full-time employees to attend school. Having an employee who wants to further their education is an ASSET, not a nuisance.
Your district managers should have a contract with their stores that is at LEAST 3 years. It is disheartening to the employees who want to advance to see a DM leave and have to start fresh with a new one in such a short amount of time. This KILLS the morale at many locations.
Give the people who work in the store an opportunity to advance.

Other Employee Reviews for ALDI

  1. "Every day is a different challenge"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - District Manager Intern in Greenwood, IN
    Former Intern - District Manager Intern in Greenwood, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ALDI as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At ALDI, no two days are the same. As an intern, you are exposed to many levels of the company, from cashier to Director of Operations. Working in the store gave me a great understanding of ALDI and the grocery/retail industry in general.

    Cons

    Hours are very long at times (55+ while in the store) and as an intern you are paid weekly, not hourly.
    Divisional office is no the most up beat and friendly place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Relax a little


  2. "Great Learning Experience and a STEP forward in my Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Lear the importance of PRODUCTIVITY

    Cons

    Manager Trainee can potentially make more then Store Manager

    Advice to Management

    Work hard and Pick up lots of hours. Just like anything else you do the more you work the better you get at it.

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