I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in November 2013.
After visiting the hiring event, I submitted my resume and application to the recruiter. He had asked me several questions regarding the position.
- If I had read the job description that was posted in the entrance.
- If I had open availability between 7am - 11pm
- If I had any objection to a drug test and background test
As I made a brief introduction and answered his questions, he had informed me that if they were interested, I would get a call back to schedule another interview. I came in thinking I would be speaking to and having a much longer interaction with the hiring recruiter/manager. It was very impromptu and very short, almost like a 'hi/bye' deal. At the end of the week I got a call back to schedule a follow-up interview. During this interview I was asked to:
- Give me a brief introduction
- Why I was interested in the job / why did I want to work for them
- That I should divulge any information regarding a criminal background, if I had taken any drugs in the last year, and if that would show up in a drug test.
- If I had any driving violations in the last year
I was also asked 2 personality/situational questions:
- What would I do if as a manager, an associate had stolen a candy bar. And, based on that scenario, what would I then do if an associate stole $20
- What is the LEAST favorite thing I have encountered in my experience of customer service.
At the end of the interview, I would receive a call-back for an interview with the Director of Operations. And, that that would be contingent on if that current interview received a "seal of approval" from the recruiter. After telling me the "correct" answers to the situational questons, I was if I had questions of my own
Interview Question – What type of punishment would be administered to an associate who took a candy bar, then - what would be the type of punishment to an associate who took $20? View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at ALDI in November 2013.
Interview Details Applied online and was told to attend a presentation dinner. Learned about the company,job, expectations, etc. only a twenty minute interview the next morning. I was only asked two questions, how should you treat employees and what do you do if you catch a worker stealing. Was not asked for any other information and interview was done in ten minutes.
Interview Question – I can't believe there wasn't more asked at the interview. Seems like a pretty arbitrary way to hire. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ALDI in November 2013.
Interview Details Interviewed at a career fair with a district manager, very straight-forward questions, all "by the book". For some reason the focus was on dealing with insubordination. Got called approximately two weeks later to see if I was interested in a different office than specified. I said yes, and was flown out to the office (expenses paid). Completed a simple scale-oriented personality assessment online (20 minutes) before flying out. I interviewed onsite with a VP, and a few regional managers. Before the interview, I was given a "spielling and grammer and maths test" (about 30 minutes). Not sure what they do with the results. The interview questions were straightforward in a "salesman" format. Basically you had to talk fast and sell yourself. Some interviewers were prepared, others had never seen my resume, so be prepared to repeat yourself a lot to the people within the company during the day. Had lunch with a lot of managers. I toured two stores and went through the "typical day" process with a district manager. That was educational and provided a lot of insight into what to expect. Went back to the office for a
Interview Question – Multiple iterations of "why do you want to work here?" View Answer
Reason for Declining – The operational amenities were dated and a lot of things were done on paper, and that was worrysome in terms of day-to-day activities. The perks were good but the commitment limits future employment opportunities by the nature of the hands-on grocery management experience.
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in November 2013.
Interview Details I was surprised that the interview process is so in-depth. I had three interviews total.
Interview Question – There wasn't anything difficult or unexpected, I prepared myself well. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – It was not the right fit for me at the time.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in October 2013.
Interview Details Started off with a recruiter phone call that was the initial phone interview. The next week, I had a group interview with 2 DMs. And the week after that, interviewed with a Director. Then began screening process.
Interview Question – What are you like as a leader and how do you lead? View Answer
Reason for Declining – I feel "Aldi management" is not real management.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at ALDI.
Interview Details Very Poor communication. They want to hire and train people their way. Like the young college kids that don't know a good job. They want you to work 70+ hours a week, but make the salary look attractive. They expect you to move wherever they want you to. The person interviewing me vented about the job and that it wasn't that great
Interview Question – what would you not most like about the job? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at ALDI.
Interview Details Good, man was very talkative and easy going. Typical interview questions.
Interview Question – If an employer was to steal from the register what would you do? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Havent heard back yet.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in October 2013.
Interview Details Talked to them at career fair that my college attended and then applied online. Had first round interview on campus. Was contacted that day to set up the second round interview which took place at the distribution center. You had several interviews, lunch and a tour of the facility. They requested a drug test a week later and once I passed I was extended an offer.
Interview Question – If you caught someone stealing how would you deal with the situation as a manager? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Internship -- no negotiation
Interviewed at ALDI
Interview Details I drove past the store and there was a sign outside stating that they were hiring. I stopped in and got a resume, filled it out and dropped it off the next day. I was called back two days later, and sat down with the store manager for a brief interview. Was informed of job duties, and expectations, then was set up with an interview with the district manager. Had my interview with the DM and was asked the "basic" interview questions, and was offered a position.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in the company in 5 years? Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at ALDI in October 2013.
Interview Details Online application then invited by letter to assessment center. Assessment centre started with short introduction with 3 facts about yourself, then quick Q&A they want you to have a lot of knowledge of aldi's products and business model. Then all given 5 mins for a 3 min presentation on anything (couldnt be one of your previously given facts). People did presentations on placement years, jobs and volunteering. One person in our group came with laminated certificates and sat smiling in the prep time, the point of the exercise is to see how you cope under pressure don't look over prepared. Then we had a raft survival task sorting individually priorities items then discuss and come to group conclusion. We then had the fun part of the numeracy, verbal reasoning and personality tests.
Interview Question – I found the tests the hardest part there is only 20 mins to fill out all the tests time was an issue. Answer Question
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