ALDI Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
515 Reviews
3.1
515 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Aldi is a great company to work for because of the pay and benefits, especially as a manager (in 48 reviews)

  • Great Pay, loved the physical part of the job, no need for a gym membership (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to maintain a work life balance of any kind, but know some who managed (in 33 reviews)

  • Most District Managers are right out of college with little or no experience (in 46 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a company that takes care of people who put in the effort. The benefits are amazing! Paid holidays with our family's! Great paychecks! Plus vacation time, sick days, personal days, and a flexible schedule. You don't have to work Friday-Sunday every week like you do in most retail and service industry management positions.

    Cons

    You have to earn what you get. I don't think it's a con but this is why most people leave. They are expecting a lot from the employer but don't want a lot expected out of them in return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep coaching and developing! The store managers need better accountability practices to be used in coaching store employees. They would gain some ground in the minds of the associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - District Manager Intern in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - District Manager Intern in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at ALDI as an intern

    Pros

    Good people, great starting salary

    Cons

    a lot of responsibility and pressure.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Varied...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apprentice
    Current Employee - Apprentice

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good apprenticeship scheme (in theory), the days usually fly by, you don't need a gym membership!

    Cons

    The pay keeps you there, they work you incredibly hard (sometimes you wonder if anyone had met their time scales!) Very physically exhausting but you adapt, just very hard to get used to in general

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really love our management team as they're incredibly flexible, however other stores can have a very different reputation and can struggle to even keep staff a few weeks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    High Stress, but good pay. Little time for life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment helps the days pass, Smaller staff and helps build strong teamwork and accountability. Great starting salary and benefits. New stores continue to open allowing for growth.

    Cons

    Very high stress, and company culture asks that you are always available regardless of days or time off. Extremely high expectations often result in longer then scheduled days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can be slow to promote. And frequent upper management turnover make the environment unstable at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Career Day

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    An awesome career opportunity with a great starting clara and compensation package

    Cons

    I was at a career fair that Aldi was recruiting at. It seemed as though the recruiters already had employees in mind they were hiring before they even came to my university.

  7.  

    Great training and pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Compensation is the best in the business

    Cons

    Technology is outdated but the company is currently making upgrades

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was a great job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Sampling Chef in Batavia, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Corporate Sampling Chef in Batavia, IL (US)

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The corporate hours and setting are awesome.

    Cons

    You have to adjust to things always changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    You for what you get

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Joliet, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Joliet, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    The company has steadfast rules that employees must follow. Industry leaders as far as monetary compensation.

    Cons

    Once you get promoted there aren't too many positions to move up to further career. As a store manager you are stuck there until you retire, quit or get fired. Very physical as far as labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like you want us to treat customers More positive reinforcement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    I worked at ALDI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall great company to work for if you're ready to work! They compensate their people very well; however also set the bar of expectation really high. If you're ready for challenging and rewarding career then Aldi is your company. District Manager perks--flexible scheduling, company car, bonus structure, fantastic insurance cell phone, you name it and Aldi has the best around!

    Cons

    As a District Manager you're on call 24/7 and the job expectation is beyond perfection. Very difficult to feel satisfied in this position because you're best is never enough. Hard work, dedication and hours will get you promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Respectable employer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Compensated well.. Great Health Insurance..vacation..sick days..personal days and 401k matching.

    Cons

    Very physical, no down time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the positive reinforcement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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