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ALDI Reviews

Updated 17 February 2019
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  • "Excellent pay and benefits package" (in 233 reviews)

  • "Good pay for the hard work provided" (in 410 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (21)

    "Great first-time experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Morris, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Morris, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible scheduling at part time, very full hours if looking for full-time (35-40)
    benefits for full time
    great starting pay

    Cons

    The work itself can be very physical

    Advice to Management

    I have amazing management at my store, no complaints!


  2. "Experience working at ALDI Australia."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - The ability to demonstrate hard work, and be rewarded for it
    - An appreciation for the methodology behind store operation, being exposed to a myriad
    - Flexible working hours
    - Ability to work alongside higher management and learn from them

    Cons

    No real cons, must be willing to work extremely hard.

  3. "They thank you with your salary, not with words."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Ballarat
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Ballarat
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great rate of pay, typically two (EOFY and one more of their own accord) pay rises per year. 6am starts mean you get most of the afternoon off. Flexible hours are great for my coworkers with children. Fortnightly pay day makes you manage your budget. Generally the store manager and the assistant store manager are lovely.

    Cons

    It's rare to get a thank you or acknowledgment of a job well done, although they are working on this. Covering a shift in another store is often met with hostility from the store you're helping out? Nothing is done about deputy managers singling people out and harassing them, even when complaints are put in- even when that person has had multiple complaints from other people (customers and staff) in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Store Managers- start abiding by the 'fairness calculator' with rosters. Closing regularly SUCKS which is why you never do it.
    Area Managers- take complaints seriously, instead of sitting the staff member down for the 27th record of conversation and then brushing it aside.


  4. "Well paid - fast paced"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Good Team
    Decent Autonomy
    5 weeks annual leave
    Fast Paced

    Cons

    Long hours - 50hr per week min contract often means 55-60+
    High pressure
    Strict budget/efficiency metrics due skinny margins
    Extremely broad role with limited support roles
    Unreliable and outdated technology

    Advice to Management

    Create more supporting roles so managers can narrow their focus on staff development, mentoring and customer critical tasks.


  5. "Store Management Trainee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ALDI full-time

    Pros

    good money, equality, convenient location

    Cons

    lots of hours, no work/life balance


  6. "Store Management Trainee If you want to work as a labourer than this is the job for you !"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager Trainee
    Current Employee - Store Manager Trainee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro is the pay is alright but one has to decide is it worth having injuries to your body for a lifetime as Aldi doesn't care if you have one.

    Is it worth going through the mental stress of being blamed for anything and everything.

    Is it worth working when they say they going to pay you but the underlying message is clock off but continue working for free.

    Cons

    Every person at every level is so much under pressure to reduce wages that it is a joke the amount of work they want to get done in the limited time.

    Chances of physical injury is very very high and if you get injured than it is your fault or you may have had it before.

    The care factor is next to zero.

    If you want to be blamed for anything and everything that is possible in this world and want to go through a constant mental harassment than this is the job for you!

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting so much pressure on yourself and staff before someone actually loses their mental balance.

    Just stop the concept of overtime or extra hours if one gets harassed for it when they do it.

    Just implement fix pay and don't bother about clock on or clock off as it is a joke anyhow.


  7. "Good Pay..Heavy worload"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ALDI part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and friendly staff members

    Cons

    less staff resulting in increased workload

  8. "Deputy Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ALDI part-time

    Pros

    Very active job and high energy

    Cons

    Minimal staff to keep in line with the business model


  9. "I used to love it until new management came over!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI part-time

    Pros

    Really nice customers and as many hours as you like.

    Cons

    bad management. everyone is always gossiping

    Advice to Management

    you should change your management at ALDI Souther River, WA


  10. "Unrealistic expectations/hard work"

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    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ALDI part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mmm... that you get paid!

    Cons

    - Your regulated breaks are non-existent unless you ask for them.

    - Running load expectations are unrealistic - extremely unrealistic! You work your butt off... actually basically run as fast as you can to run the load, and then still get told you need to go faster!

    - They tell you, they are all about work/life balance and taking care of their staff, but when it comes down to the bottom line...mmm. Expect to be asked/demanded of, to change your life around them/for them... ie. if you are asked to stay back, and have something personal already planned when your shift finishes, be expected to can your plans and stay back for them at their definite request.

    - The work is very physically demanding. And I knew that going into it. And I keep myself fit, but it works every single muscle in your body... good and bad I guess.