ALDI Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
509 Reviews

3.1
509 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager in Training

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 company

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    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
  3.  

    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
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    Demanding, yet rewarding experience

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

    I worked at ALDI full-time for more than a year

    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
  6.  

    Get out what you put in

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

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    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
  7.  

    Great culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It can get a bit stressful.

  8.  

    Great work experience for a retail career

    Former Employee - Casual
    Former Employee - Casual

    I worked at ALDI part-time

    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.

  9.  

    Good place to work to work

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Springfield, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Springfield, MO (US)

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

    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
  10.  

    Great, but extremely physical

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI

    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.

  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    Great Place if your Willing to Work

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

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

    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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