ALDI Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
510 Reviews
3.0
510 Reviews
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Pros
  • Aldi is a great company to work for because of the pay and benefits, especially as a manager (in 48 reviews)

  • Great Pay, loved the physical part of the job, no need for a gym membership (in 76 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to maintain a work life balance of any kind, but know some who managed (in 33 reviews)

  • Most District Managers are right out of college with little or no experience (in 45 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    promotions, training, culture, perks, leadership

    Cons

    company value, leadership, timeoff policies, compensation, training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    worklife balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great work culture

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

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    Hard business culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Gold Coast
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Gold Coast

    I worked at ALDI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a good company to work for if you are looking to start a retail career. They are very results/performance driven, so you learn how to be direct, efficient and make tough decisions under pressure. There is also opportunity for advancement as the company expands here in Australia.

    Cons

    It is a very hard business culture. There is a strict hierarchy and communication chain, and a lot of cultural overhead. There is little opportunity to develop friendships with colleagues, and if fact, socializing is actively discouraged. The management style is very rigid and uncompromising; often to the detriment of staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    You dont need a gym if you work at ALDI.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    worse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Sydney

    I worked at ALDI full-time (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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  9.  

    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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Winners vs losers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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

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