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Updated Aug 11, 2014
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Area Manager Interview

Area Manager
Darlington, North East England, England

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at ALDI in November 2013.

Interview Details Had a group interview for Aldi a few weeks ago. They want the kind of people who are willing to stab others in the back to get to the top.

Started by having to give a 2 minute presentation on anything (do not bring notes with you, one man had his confiscated and was told he was unprofessional).

Secondly had to do assessments - numerical reasoning and a personality test. We were told if we didnt have the right personality we would be immediately declined a position.

Most people were out to get each other which was very uncomfortable.

Finally we did a survival challenge. My group didnt actually seem to decide on anything as they all wanted to be the leader. I literally could not get a word in (and I talk a lot!).

Interview Question – you have 30 seconds to prepare a 2 minute presentation on anything   Answer Question


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Area Manager Interview

Area Manager
Chelmsford, England

I applied online - interviewed at ALDI in October 2013.

Interview Details online form, then assessment day.

Interview Question – the day ran as follows:
1. tests (maths, sequence, verbal); very time pressured, a lot of people seemed to run out of time so work fast!
2. 2 minute introduction of yourself (interesting fact, why aldi etc)
3. 2/3 minute presentation on your greatest achievement.
4. question and answer session (questions directed both ways)
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Difficult Interview

Area Manager Interview

Area Manager
Middleton, Greater Manchester, North West England, England

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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Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Area Manager Interview

Area Manager
Bathgate, Scotland

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ALDI in July 2013.

Interview Details Initial application followed by a group interview and finally a one on one interview.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Aldi (other than the money)?   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Store Assistant Interview

Store Assistant
London, England

I applied in-person and the process took 6 months - interviewed at ALDI.

Interview Details Complete radio silence for about 5 months before they got back to me and scheduled an interview. Got through to the next stage and had a work trial, which was complete waste of time as they had me arranging the products during the busiest hours, but it got me to the next stage which was again another interview, after which I got hired.

Interview Question – The questions they asked were all very basic, "Why should we hire you?" "What are your strengths / weaknesses?" "Tell an example of yourself working as a part of a team."   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Assistant Interview

Sales Assistant
Bridgwater, England

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ALDI in March 2013.

Interview Details I applied online after seeing an advertisement in my local paper, two weeks later I received a text from the district manager inviting me to a interview a few days later. All I was given was a Date, Time and Location, no information of any ID/Right to Work Document. I was under the impression it would simply be a 1-to-1 interview, but it turned out to be a small group interview. It started off us each giving a small bit of information about ourselves, we were then separated into two smaller groups and we had to give some information about ALDI and answer some basic questions. After relaying back to District manager (who was conducting the interview) we then had to come up with a new product for ALDI, after that we had a small 'presentation' about what it's like working for ALDI and were given the opportunity to ask questions. Finally we had 1-to-1 interviews to finish.

Interview Question – Designing the product, we only had 10 minutes to come up with a product, design what it looked like, figure out pricing and marketing.   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Trainee Area Manager Interview

Trainee Area Manager
Chelmsford, England

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in January 2013.

Interview Details 2 stages, a group interview (which includes maths and verbal reasoning tests) followed by a face to face interview. Initial contact was good but was surprised to turn up on the day and see 15 other people there. The group interview was a waste of time. You had two opportunities to speak and state your case. The first was when asked to introduce yourself and the second was when asked to speak about your greatest achievement. Everyone except me spoke about their placement years in retail. Despite the fact they advertise that retail is not important, I got the feeling that it was expected and the whole interview was a waste of my time.

Interview Question – prepare a presentation on your greatest achievement in 2 mins   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Store Assistant Interview

Store Assistant
Stoke-on-Trent, England

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at ALDI in September 2012.

Interview Details Sent my CV to a employment agency and met the lady from there, who gave me a brief description of the company and the job, and told me what day to attend the store for a group interview.
On the day of my interview (which took around 30 minutes), there was 6 of us in a room along with the area manager, who asked us to go around the table and tell everyone a little about ourselves, after that just asked a few group questions about why we wanted to work there, if we knew anything about the company, and what we noticed the store does differently than the likes of other supermarkets.
Was called back a few days later to be offered a work trial, which consisted of me attending the store for 1 hour to do some tasks to see how i coped with the work (this would be extremely hard to fail at during the work trial). was informed another few days later that i was successful and was asked if i could start as soon as possible.

Overall the interview process and job trial were very easy, even without doing my homework on the company i still passed the interview and got the job

Interview Question – What do you know about the company   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Area Manager Interview

Area Manager
Darlington, North East England, England

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ALDI.

Interview Details Group interview in Darlington.

The group of around 15 from the 300 applied were put through presentations, verbal reasoning tests, arithmetic tests and a survival exercise.

Prepare a two minute presentation on anything in less than two minutes.

A detailed Q&A with the regional MD was possible afterwards.

Interview Question – Prepare a two minute presentation on anything in less than two minutes.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations possible.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Chelmsford, England

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at ALDI in December 2011.

Interview Details Met with the chairman, discussed competencies, what I knew about the company and its performance, what I perceived the job to entail, examples of my tenacity.

Interview Question – Give me an example of your extreme levels of tenacity.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I didn't like the progression within the company and, in general, where retail is heading.

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