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ALDI Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
501 Reviews

3.1
501 Reviews
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Hartmuth Wiesemann
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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.  

    Demanding, yet rewarding experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - District Manager in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    Pros

    Executive Level at a young age, freedom to make your own decisions and learn from the mistakes that you have made. Seeing the people you hire grow and develop around you is very satisfying.

    Cons

    It is almost like you are a Glorified Babysitter. There are very few times when you are rewarded for quality work. Same salary for all DMs regardless of sales volume of your stores. Salary dependent upon length with company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take it by the Horns, and be proactive. This is not a consulting position. Type A personality often recommended.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You work hard and time flies. Pays well for the work.

    Cons

    It can get a bit stressful.

  3.  

    Great work experience for a retail career

    Former Employee - Casual
    Former Employee - Casual

    Pros

    Constantly working hard. Pushes you physically.

    Cons

    The people in charge have no leadership or communication qualifications. These are essential tools to create a positive working environment.

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  5.  

    Get out what you put in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Aldi provides each employee with a large amount of responsibility and expects hard work and initiative in return for great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The upward mobility process is not very transparent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Springfield, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Springfield, MO (US)

    Pros

    Good company benefits for full time people

    Cons

    At the end of the day you still work in a grocery store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great, but extremely physical

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Aldi is a great company to work for because of the pay and benefits, especially as a manager.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges are the physicality of the job and the productivity goal the are required to run the store.

  8.  

    Best place to work very .

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor  in  South Windsor, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in South Windsor, CT (US)

    Pros

    Great hours and great people.

    Cons

    Employees very friendly and management works hard to make a far yet friendly environment . Hours and benefits you can not beat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Start!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Assistant  in  Stratford-upon-Avon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Stock Assistant in Stratford-upon-Avon, England (UK)

    Pros

    I must admit, following the reviews I read on here I was a little apprehensive about starting in my new job as a 'Stock Assistant' in the Stratford-upon-Avon store. Following my first week, I can say that I have thoroughly enjoyed it! I was greeted with a very warm welcome and the managers and floor staff have all been very supportive (and patient!) and I can honestly say that I couldn't have wished for better colleagues and managers! The pay is also excellent for a 16 year old and is even still set to rise! Now is a great time to join this prosperous business.

    Cons

    My only issue is that I can't fit in as many hours as I'd like when I start at sixth form in September!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up and this company will continue to prosper!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Loved working for this company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerk  in  Lawrenceville, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Clerk in Lawrenceville, GA (US)

    Pros

    Wonderful management and compensation. Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Some really early hours and not much leeway in scheduling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more hours for clerks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    Great Place if your Willing to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager Trainee  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Omaha, NE (US)

    Pros

    This company is amazing and efficient. I came from another company, different industry and Im pleased with the change. The Pay is amazing, the benefits are above all. I want to remind people that say they don't gets breaks and have to come in on their days off, do not equate that to Aldi but your SM or AM and bring it back to the store level. Ive always gotten my breaks, maybe not when I wanted them, but definitely got them. This is not a easy job at all, you work very hard for your money, but the time goes by sooooo fast, before you know it it's time to go home.

    Cons

    Being promoted from SM to DM, or transfers to different States.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So far so good, No job or company is perfect but so far this company meets all my needs. Upper Management has a open door policy and if you have any concerns you can go all the way up to the top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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