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Updated Jul 22, 2014
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Area Manager Interview

Area Manager

Interviewed at ALDI

Interview Details Group Interview, Meeting an existing area manager in store, personality assessment, final interview with director.

Found initial 3 stages fine as a competitive background in sport creates a great base for demonstrating determination and commitment. Waiting on final interview.

Interview Question – Most challenging personal experience?   Answer Question

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Store Supervisor Interview

Store Supervisor

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in July 2013.

Interview Details Online application - lots of questions. Phone call inviting me to an informal get to know you group interview in store. Around 6 of us with the area manager. Everyone wore shirt/tie etc. Went around the room introducing yourself. You then done a maths test - adding/subtracting/multiplication/division/long multiplication. Then you done a shop floor walk where you had to find positives and negatives about the store. You then go back in and discuss your findings.

Interview Question – Tell us about yourself - I do not think i sold myself as much as i should have at this point. I went first. Everyone else really detailed their work history/education at this point. If its been a while since you left school practice your simple maths skills. You do not get a calculator.   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Assistant Buyer Interview

Assistant Buyer
Batavia, IL (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in January 2014.

Interview Details 3 Interview Process, pretty basic, lot of behavioral questions. Very professional environment and hiring managers are direct with laying out the growth opportunities at ALDI. Big emphasis on professionalism, organization, and details. Employer is more old school, have to fill out paper application.

Interview Question – Lots of Behavioral Questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager
Leamington, England (UK)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ALDI.

Interview Details Group interview - Meet with the Operations Director. You are first given a Math Test. The math test is basic arithmetic. The group is then broken into teams and given a topic to discuss, debate and reach a conclusion on. The team then appoint a spokesperson. to give feedback. The Operations Director watches how the team interact and who contributes to the debate.

Interview Question – What makes a good manager.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was not able to negotiate.

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Purchasing Assistant Interview

Purchasing Assistant

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ALDI.

Interview Details They make it clear in the interview that you will never grow in the company and will have to be satisfied where you are at and they make it clear they do not want to have to hire for the position again so you better be prepared to stick around. They also made it clear there is no real culture or 'fun' to be had and how serious the office environment was. While I completely understand hard work, I think companies thrive when there is a mix of both so I was shocked at how forward they were with this information. I consider some of what they said to be severe drawbacks to a corporate company...however, some may see that as a good thing. It was a great learning experience with regards to the structure of ALDI...but not a company I could see most people wanting to be apart of if they would like to grow in their careers. Definitely not for me.

Interview Question – What would you do if you came into an environment where you had to learn your new job but everyone was too busy to help you?   View Answer

3 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Store Associate Interview

Store Associate

I applied through another source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ALDI.

Interview Details Showed up to the hiring event. People showed up in jeans and I'm assuming they didn't get called back for a second interview. I went to a group interview the same day for a really easy interview and a tour around the store. Got called back a few days later to come in and have an interview with the store manager and I was offered the position.

Interview Question – What would you do if the store was out of strawberries and a customer wanted some?   View Answers (2)

3 people found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Store Manager Trainee Interview

Store Manager Trainee
Baltimore, MD (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ALDI.

Interview Details I attended a store hiring event, was called about two weeks later for an over the phone interview and was asked at the end of the call for a face to face interview a week or two later. Face to face interview with a District Manager lasted about 45 minutes.

Interview Question – would you be willing to take an offer of a lower position if the position of store manager trainee was not offered to you?   View Answer

1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

District Manager Interview

District Manager

I applied through college or university and interviewed at ALDI.

Interview Details Applied through University Career Site, got an on-campus interview. It took about 30 minutes, questions were mostly general ones like, weakness/strengths, why should we hire you. One on one interview, recruiter was very polite and patient but hurried to finished right after we passed the 25 minute mark.

Interview Question – What is your biggest regret?   Answer Question

3 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

District Manager Trainee Interview

District Manager Trainee

Interviewed at ALDI

Interview Details I had three rounds of interviews: the first was at my university after a recruiting event, the second was at the divisional office where I received a mileage expense for commuting to the interview and interviewed with five Directors and the VP, toured the warehouse and a store, and took an IQ test at the very end of the day, the third round was with two directors and the VP where I was offered the job on the spot.

Interview Question – One Director intentionally tried to make me react or cry while I was being interviewed. It is important to remain calm and collected clearly communicate your reason for wanting the job as well as your capabilities and what you can bring to the table. A lot of trainees drop out of the training program because of physical exhaustion training in the store and running a store for several months. You need to show them that you have a thick skin and can complete the training. Hardest question: what is five qualities of a leader?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation you start at 75k with a company car and move up a four rung wage scale at each anniversary.

2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cashier Interview


I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at ALDI.

Interview Details Went to a hiring event at one of the stores. They asked if I have any experience working with money. They asked me to come back in 2 hrs for the 2nd interview. Got hired that same day.

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no negotiation

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 Former Shift Manager/Cashier in Chicago, IL (US)

Pros: “Competitive pay in comparison to other grocery stores This is a good-paying job for a college student You are always able to pick up hours because someone is always calling off” Full Review

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