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ALDI Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2019

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3.3
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ALDI CEO Jason Hart
Jason Hart
846 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay for the hard work provided(in 443 reviews)

  • "Great working environment , great staff , great pay(in 391 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (428)

    "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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    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ALDI full-time for 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...

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    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...

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    ALDI2016-10-05
  2. "Section Leader"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Section Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is above average. No frills company with a lot of support

    Cons

    Stuck in position with no potential to climb

    Advice to Management

    Do our skills match and guidance. Removal of administrative role for our employees

    ALDI2019-06-18
  3. "Great salary"

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    Former Employee - Store Assistant 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Salary, flexible hours, great team, good values, training provided

    Cons

    pressure, speed, need to achieve a lot in limited time and often limited staff, long shifts

    ALDI2019-06-17
  4. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Assistant in Aberdeen, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Hours , pay ,

    Cons

    Late finish early starts none

    ALDI2019-06-14
  5. "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood, IN

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

      Pros

      Great people and you get compensated for the hard work you do.

      Cons

      Long hours and too fast pace at times

      ALDI2019-06-13
    • "Great"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dresden
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Good pay, good hours, good colleagues, vacation days

      Cons

      long hour, crowded and stuffy stores, no air conditioning

      ALDI2019-06-11
    • "Content"

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      Current Employee - Store Assistant in Coventry, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good pay, and if you’re not stuck on till you will benefit from getting fitter if you’re committed. Always running around getting jobs done. Although it feels like the newer staff we have are not taught to work efficiently. I am rapid on the shop floor but I never rush an old lady on the till for example . I stand by that and my managers at my store respect that too by the way.

      Cons

      Hard work. Doesn’t bother me but many can’t cope with workload. Hours can be inconsistent which can lead to money issues. Hours vary from 24-5 hours to 40 hours a week depending on recruitment

      Advice to Management

      Give the underdogs a chance. Not just the ones who visibly brown nose the managers. The hardest workers don’t have time to be chatting to managers etc on shift. It’s often those than need to be given a chance. My store as funny as it seems don’t seem to value hard workers by how hard and quickly they work but by how tall they are. I can never prove that. But sad situation to be in.

      ALDI2019-06-11
    • "Great Place to start"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Galway
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at ALDI full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Good money, some opportunities.

      Cons

      Long hours, work on weekends, very early morning starts or late night finish .

      Advice to Management

      Introduce morning and evening teams, just like factories do. People will be less upset with rota if they will know from the beginning what they are getting.

      ALDI2019-06-10
    • Helpful (2)

      "Hard work is rewarded"

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      Current Employee - Store Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Fast paced, tight knit staff, rewarding, creative, fun, pay is great. I love working here and it’s a great opportunity for anyone looking for store management experience. You learn a lot and meet many amazing people. Company culture is more positive than other retailers although still more negative than I’d like. I feel like they do at least appreciate and reward hard work here moreso than my previous company. Not a ton...

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      Cons

      Hard on your body, work can be exhausting at times, poor work life balance, ridiculous corporate ideas showered upon you occasionally which can lead to frustration and stress. Try not to let it effect me too much, keep a positive attitude and try your best to hit your goals and I feel if you are sincere and making an effort they are willing to encourage and guide you. Any store management job will be stressful I would...

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      Advice to Management

      Understand that your employees are people and telling us to “just work faster” when we are already working 60+ hours a week isn’t very helpful. Be positive more often than negative.

      ALDI2019-06-02
    • "More than a cashier"

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      Current Employee - Store Associate 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Constantly moving, opportunities to collaborate with other associates, fast paced, good benefits!

      Cons

      Training in this fast paced environment can be stressful

      ALDI2019-06-09
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