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ALDI Reviews

Updated 15 December 2018
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Pros
  • "Excellent pay and benefits package" (in 231 reviews)

  • "Very good pay and pay rise every year" (in 387 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is not focused on enough" (in 264 reviews)

  • "No Work/life balance, but that makes sense for retail" (in 79 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Great first-time experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Morris, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Morris, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible scheduling at part time, very full hours if looking for full-time (35-40)
    benefits for full time
    great starting pay

    Cons

    The work itself can be very physical

    Advice to Management

    I have amazing management at my store, no complaints!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work your but off."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Manager in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ALDI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Money, benefits, fellow workers. Otherwise plan on doing everything in the store.

    Cons

    Health, company runs an extremely low payroll so customer service is non existence. . Expect too much!

  3. Helpful (356)

    "Not for the faint of heart but being able to keep up in this demanding, fast paced retail environment has it's perks."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Sugar Land, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Sugar Land, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ALDI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    + industry leading wages
      Associates - $12/hr, Shift Mgr - $16/hr,
      SMT - $23/hr, Store Manager - $75,000+/yr
    + great work environment
    + excellent training
    + health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k
    + 40-50 hr/wk with paid overtime

    Very fast paced so work hours fly by.
    I loved working at Aldi. The pay was great! Benefits great! Was training to be a store manager so a lot was expected of me but I was totally up for it. My store manager loved my work, associates loved my fairness, customers loved me.

    Cons

    + work/life balance
    + walked 28,000 steps/day!!!

    Never thought I would be fired for clocking in only minutes late!!

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to reconsider their firing practice. Totally unfair to be fired by somebody who has never seen you or your work. Voluntary turnaround is out of control due to work load. I get it, its not for everyone, but value those that you do have. I was looking forward to putting in 15-20 years of my life into this company while I watched the average employee last only 3-5. Not disgruntled, more like heartbroken :'-(


  4. "Aldi"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Selector
    Current Employee - Order Selector
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company pays really well

    Cons

    They expect you to work as much as they pay you


  5. "Good money, no life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Picker in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Picker in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ALDI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and can be flexible if you know how to play the game. Also met a good bunch of lads

    Cons

    No progression, Unless you are a lickarse. Lack of organisation at times and over disciplined. Always threatened with you're jobs for making small mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    I can spot a brown noser a mile off. You can still be reasonable with people and aim for a promotion.


  6. "Essentially you get paid to have a 'gym' membership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Associate in East Windsor, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Store Associate in East Windsor, NJ (US)

    I worked at ALDI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Smaller teams enables you to have more of a personal connection with your coworkers/employers
    Teamwork is great

    -You're not just stuck doing one job, you get trained throughout the store and become able to flex wherever the need

    -The company has made some great changes in regards to being more green, being more label conscious about the consumable products that they carry, as well as catering to the targeted demographic needs at each location.

    -I've heard the benefits were pretty great- I was still under my parents insurance at the time so I had no need to jump onto their plan

    Cons

    -Not great for someone with a bad back/knees/inability to lift 40+ lbs without struggling

    -Smaller teams means a lot less chance of finding coverage if someone is unable to work

    -Lot's of physical work

    -You're timed for everything that you do- especially sucks if you have a large shipment of pallets to get through

    -(Pending on where you live) Customers can be very demanding and unruly towards you, demanding that you:

       -Bag their items for them
            -Customers have complained about the lack of space to bag their items at the register and will insist that you do it
            -Completely ignore the bagging counters and attempt to bag their overflowing cart at the register in a way to 'get back
              at you'

       -Not to scan their items in the fashion that you were trained to, knowing that the company has very fast check out times
            -Note: If you're performing the task correctly, there is no need to worry about damaging any items. Though I suppose it
              looks different in the eyes of the customer

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes you just have to back up your associates a little more with the policies enforced. Don't make them seem like they're unaware of the store standards.


  7. "Slowly improving"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aiken, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aiken, SC (US)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    everyone does everything.
    easy to move up

    Cons

    paid bi-weekly
    pay should be more
    not consistent shifts as promised before being hired

  8. "Store Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate
    Current Employee - Store Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and if you're someone that like a fast day at work. This is the place for you. There is always something to do. Flexible with scheduling if you're someone that likes the pay, but can't work too much.

    Cons

    None that I have so far.

    Advice to Management

    Performance evaluations for shift managers done by store associates.


  9. "Aldi"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bolton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bolton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, high level of responsibility, great benefits and working hours. Positive office environment, hard working colleagues and atmosphere.

    Cons

    No cons to working for Aldi, the level of responsibility is high, it is very fast paced and essential you are hard working but is worth it.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management.


  10. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Harrisonburg, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Harrisonburg, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like to stay busy and work hard, Aldi offers that in spades.

    Cons

    Lose hours when store isn't busy.

    Advice to Management

    Trust Associates to do thier job if the Associate has been working there for over a year and is dependable.