ALDI Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
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    Retail Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pendle Hill
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pendle Hill
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at ALDI in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Heard back from them after a month, they invited me to a interview. First round was a group interview. They ask some basic questions regarding our flexibility, days and time we will be available to work. After this round selected people are asked to move to the next room where one of the area manager presents us with the company profile for around 20 minutes. once this is done, there is a one on one interview with the area managers with few general questions and two or three numerical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The numerical questions. basic addition and subtraction question regarding the money counting.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation at all.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Store Assistant/Deputy Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ALDI.

    Interview Details

    Was called about my application about 3 months after I applied for an impromptu phone interview. Was then invited for a group interview. Area Manager walked our group around a store asking us questions about what we knew of Aldi. I was the only one who seemed to have done their homework and could answer her questions. Later in the one on one interview she seemed to want to gauge my willingness to do physically hard work and my ability to provide good customer service.

    Interview Questions
    • All fairly standard questions, describe a time when you went 'above and beyond' to provide great customer service. Tell me about a time when things didn't go to plan and what you did to resolve it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Application Details

    The process took 2 months - interviewed at ALDI in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Aldi's recruitment process for the management trainees are handled through Hudsons.

    I had an initial screening interview over the phone with a Hudson junior recruiter - very easy questions, just basic interview stuff. Only took about 10 minutes.

    I was then invited for a 1 hour interview with a more senior Hudsons recruiter - the questions here are focused on your leadership qualities: how would you train people, solve problems, deal with angry customers, etc.

    I was then successful and went onto the assessment centre round. This is essentially the final round and we had a group activity plus interview with a senior ALDI manager. It went the whole day. In the group activity we were given a hypothetical plane crash scenario and had to prioritise a list of items we would take with us.

    I bombed out I guess because I didn't get the position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Store Manager In Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 6 days - interviewed at ALDI in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Apply at Job Fair. Once you get the call you will go to 3 Interviews...first with DM, then Store Manager, who will walk you around the store to see if you can keep up and how you handle the freezer, Finally the RM will have the final interview and make the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the one thing your last employer would say you needed work on?   Answer Question
    • you will be asked repeatedly if you are aware and ok with how physical this job is and are you willing to do it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Straight up. throughout the interview they are very informative and lay everything on the table.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aldi District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was very unorganized and provided false hope for employment. I attended 2 different smaller interviews before making it to the final stage. I had to take 3 trips to Pittsburgh where they covered barely any expenses except a hotel for the final interview. The final interview was a day long process where I had to miss school. Overall it was very dry and there was not much that intrigued me. The people were nice but the atmosphere was very dry and seemed rehearsed as if they had done it a million times. I am glad I did not receive an offer. They expect so much because they give a large salary but you basically are expected to give up your life.

    Interview Questions
    • They used a lot of scenario questions where you had to build upon answers you had given in the past. I thought the essay they required us to write was extremely dumb.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 months - interviewed at ALDI in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews total which I thought was a little bit overkill. I submitted an in person written application with my own printed one attached. I got a call, came in and talked with the DM. Then another in person with the manager, and a final with the DM. Three months it took for the entire process!! I was shocked when they initially called me because it had been so long. Drug test and background checked followed.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were very simple but they want to know everything about your history professionally, from your first ever job to present.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at ALDI.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my college recruitment website, I was brought in to meet the VP of my Division. I was confirmed and move on too a second interview at the Center Valley Head Main Office. I was interviewed with three other interns and given a math and literacy test. We toured the Warehouse and other various locations, very smooth process. Highly professional.

    Interview Questions
    • Just know about Aldi, know there history, sustainability efforts/customer savings efforts.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Everything is available on the website. Pay etc is all clear and highly competitive
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Background: I'm a 25 year-old single woman with years of work experience in physical jobs, and administrative support roles. I relocated to Memphis to finish school, and I just wanted a part-time job for spending money.

    I went to an Aldi Hiring event at one of the locations. Be sure to fill out an application in advance, and get there early because the line was out of the door when I left. One of the hiring managers just asked a few basic questions about our abilities and availability before taking our applications and advising that she would call.

    I received a call that afternoon to come in for an interview the following week. The interview consisted of routine questions, and it placed a lot of emphasis on the amount of physical work associated with the position. I explained that I had UPS experience, so it wouldn't be an issue, but they kept harping on the physical demands. She actually said "Picture the hardest, most physically demanding job you have ever had, and multiply it by 10." That is NOT how you should sell a job. It was almost like they were purposely trying to turn me away from it.

    A day after that interview, I was called in to meet with the regional manager at a store on the opposite side of town. He was very rushed and distracted during the interview, and asked if I thought I could handle the physical requirements. They were the exact same questions that I answered in the previous interview. I felt like I wasted my time and my gas mileage by going there, and I left the interview not caring if I received an offer or not.

    I didn't receive an offer, and I think it may be due to the fact that I look over-qualified on paper. I wouldn't know since they didn't have the decency to call.

    Interview Questions
    • "Assume that I asked you to set up a display, and you did it wrong. I tell you that you have done it wrong, so you will have to do it over. I come back, and its still wrong. What would you do?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Warehouse Selector Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at ALDI in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Turned in application . Got a call next day to set up first interview. Meet with director of warehouse for an 1 on 1 interview and did tour of warehouse with warehouse supervisor . Received a second call for second interview and an lift test the following day. Meet with warehouse supervisor for lift test and a detailed jobs description . Was offered the job that same day.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle an fellow employee not following that safety rules of our warehouse.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at ALDI in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Everyone hires on as a clerk and has to work their way up to the top so be prepared for a part time position that can lead to management in a few years.

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of heavy lifting, and it is not presented that way at interview. You will be asked about your competence with money exchange. Be sure you can do simple math well and at a fast pace.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Unable to fulfill the physical requirements.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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