ALDI Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 September 2014
475 Reviews
3.0
475 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very competitive pay and benefits, even for the lowest paid employees (in 38 reviews)

  • Great Pay, loved the physical part of the job, no need for a gym membership (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to maintain a work life balance of any kind, but know some who managed (in 24 reviews)

  • Only hire District Managers just out of school, some it was their very first job they ever had (in 40 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager in Training

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    Former Employee - Manager In Training  in  South Florida, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Manager In Training in South Florida, FL (US)

    I worked at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Busy work, Always moving. Time goes by fast, Paid Lunch, Over-Time, Nice Salary, No time for Drama, Fast Paced.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a job where you can just skate bye...Then don't come here. Only 3 associates on the majority of the day. you and 2 others will have 3 hours in the morning to receive and stock 26 pallets from dry goods to freezer and walk-in...this is not a con, just a warning that when you clock on...you will not stop moving until your shift is done. you three don't finish the truck, then you will stay after to complete it so the night shift can do their jobs. this is a TEAM environment..If one person can't pull their weight...you will have to make up for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training is very well laid out. You will be competing with other MIT's in the area for Store Management Position. Bust your Butt and keep a fast pace from the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out. This will feel like boot camp at first so be ready. All holidays are paid and closed...Survival of the fittest...very rewarding...Loved working there. Had to relocate so my time was up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Coral Springs, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Coral Springs, FL (US)

    I have been working at ALDI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, and benefits. Tons of hours. Fast paced.

    Cons

    Physical labor to the extreme

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire decent people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Rewarding but hard work

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at ALDI part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pays well and hours aren't too demanding

    Cons

    Little training, hard physical labor and fast paced enviornment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold everyone to the same standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN (US)

    I have been working at ALDI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everything is great!!! Great Pay, benefit are great

    Cons

    Very Hard Work some days with little help

    Recommends
  6.  

    Hard work, management over promises.

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/Cashier

    I have been working at ALDI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with a lot to learn. Can learn something new every day. Getting promoted from a cashier to shift manager is very attainable.

    Cons

    TONS of responsibility. The training process has a way of making every little thing seem like a big deal so it's hard to learn how to prioritize and gets very stressful. Work-life balance is TERRIBLE and trying to move up from shift manager to store manager trainee ends with tons of over promising from superiors. My superiors asked me to transfer to a store literally 10 times farther away than my current store with no additional pay. I have been trying to get promoted for about a year and have been strung along this whole time. (You'll get it by February...or March... By the end of summer...by thanksgiving... By Christmas...by the end of the year) I have already been unofficially trained for this next position the only thing left is leadership which will take actually getting promoted to be able to learn. Well they want me to go to another store way farther and learn my leadership there. But they say they are not ready to promote me. Well the position is designed to teach me leadership so I don't understand why I wouldn't be promoted. And I love within walking distance of my home store and this other location is a 30 mile round trip. That would result in a MUCH larger expense for me but I wouldn't be paid any extra for the extra work. I have done so much at the shifts are rate that I feel they are just trying to get me to do whatever they want without having to pay me extra but 1) it's not fair to me not to be reasonably compensated and 2) if I did this I would be living paycheck to paycheck. I just cat afford it and I feel like I do as much work as an MT already just without the proper pay rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your people who are ready to promote. Stop trying to get them be puppets. We are real people. Treat us like people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company. Great pay. Great benefits. Hard work.

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager
    Former Employee - Shift Manager

    I worked at ALDI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pay is considered to be pretty well compared to other retail competitors. Management does their due diligence in acquiring new staff to ensure that they are a great fit for the company. It was hard to find an employee that was not a hard worker and overall good individual.

    Cons

    Workload can be a bit much. Expectations and time frames are pushed to the max. Much more physically demanding than is perceived to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think some of the hardest working, most qualified individuals are at the ground level. I'd like to see more promoting from within from the store manager to district manager level and beyond.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great part time job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Strong company, like to hire from within. Good hourly pay.

    Cons

    Long hours, the staff is small.

  9.  

    Working at Aldi

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Great place to work. Management seems to really care if employees are happy.

    Cons

    Not really any cons. I really enjoy working at Aldi.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Associate  in  Springdale, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Springdale, AR (US)

    I have been working at ALDI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company has great benefits, compensation is above average for working in a grocery store. Great opportunity for advancement, and pay reflects that.

    Cons

    Stores should be just a little larger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Bad Communication with Dms and Store Managers

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at ALDI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    easy to prom people and you work hard.
    benefits are great the people around are great

    Cons

    Dms think everything are easy just because they run the store only one month, they dont have comunication with managers and employes even they think they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to VP must do "evaluation to the Dm thru the employes and mangers" and not thru the DO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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