ALDI Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
481 Reviews
3.0
481 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Aldi is a great company to work for because of the pay and benefits, especially as a manager (in 44 reviews)

  • Great Pay, loved the physical part of the job, no need for a gym membership (in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to maintain a work life balance of any kind, but know some who managed (in 29 reviews)

  • Only hire District Managers just out of school, some it was their very first job they ever had (in 43 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great work culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    The hierarchy is flat in the head office, salary is above award and hence not much politics and people are prepared to be loyal for the rest of their lives. Work dynamic is always simple, effective and clear because of the management system and ethics everyone complies to. Very open to employees opinion and takes action to improve employees satisfaction. 5 weeks annual leave from first year, extra maternity leave payment.

    Cons

    The other side of the coin is that there is not much room to get promoted, crappy job titles at assistant level prevent you to get another job outside. Management system also prevented beneficial ideas to get through efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While superlatively valuing store talents and transferring them into the head office, may consider embracing other professionals more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    You dont need a gym if you work at ALDI.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Sydney

    I have been working at ALDI as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Work-life is neutral. However sometimes hectic. three months training which is stressful, later the job becomes a routine.Pay is good compared to other retail giants.

    Cons

    Too much physical work. 30 min break is very less for the amount of hard work we put in.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    worse

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Sydney

    I worked at ALDI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    not the best company to work

    Cons

    every single day is a challenge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hard work, lots of responsibility and autonomy, great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Get to experience all aspects of retail management and operations. Plenty of opportunities for training and advancement if you are willing to show your commitment and proactivity. Aldi expects you to take ownership of everything you do and gives you the freedom to do it your way, as long as you consistently deliver results.

    Cons

    Physically very hard work, most shifts you end up sweaty and filthy. Aldi demands high levels of efficiency and productivity, which can be stressful when unpredictable problems or demanding customers cause you to fall behind schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    great pay for easy work

    Cons

    long shifts can be tiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more employee benefits for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Store manager Aldi

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    Paid well. Fast paced. Responsibility

    Cons

    Little chance of career progression. Lack of recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow managers more control in stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Winners vs losers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager  in  Ohio
    Current Employee - District Manager in Ohio

    I have been working at ALDI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Responsibility respect promotions to those who earn it. Manage mostly great employees

    Cons

    No free rides, occasional bad employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire cry babies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    a job not for everyone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Brisbane
    Current Employee - Cashier in Brisbane

    I have been working at ALDI

    Pros

    Fast paced, good system and decent pay

    Cons

    low staff retention rate, physically demanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on retention and hire experienced manager

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hard work, good money, can be stressful and long hours.

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    Former Employee - Deputy Manager  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in Sydney

    I worked at ALDI

    Pros

    The wages and salary are very high, especially compared to other supermarket companies. All the staff I worked with were all good in teams, they seem quite picky with who they choose to work there. If you want to have certain days off in advance, it can be organised.

    Great place to be promoted, a lot of people (including myself) moved up very quickly with great reward.

    Cons

    Long hard hours. As few staff working in a store as possible - if you are in a quiet store, there could be only two other staff with you for the entire store. Even though you are told you have sick leave etc. It is near impossible to take, there will probably be no one to cover your shift and your manager will find ways to guilt you into coming in. Once the roster is set, your days off each week will change and most of the time you have no choice when you will be working.

    One problem I had at the four stores I worked at, was that it was common to be forced to work overtime and then the roster would be changed to make it look like you hadn't. The store managers were doing this because there was often a lack of people, and a lot of work to be done. The area managers were pushing for no overtime to be done at all - the area managers are graded by senior management on overtime hours as a cost they must push down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aldi has a great culture, hard working staff and pays very well. But nearly every level of manager seems to be manipulating rosters or some kind of forms to meet unnecessary targets.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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