ALDI Interview Questions

Updated 25 Sep 2014
Updated 25 Sep 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chelmsford, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chelmsford, England
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at ALDI in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    online form, then assessment day.

    Interview Questions
    • 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)
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Middleton, Greater Manchester, North West England, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Middleton, Greater Manchester, North West England, England
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • I found the tests the hardest part there is only 20 mins to fill out all the tests time was an issue.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bathgate, Scotland
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bathgate, Scotland
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • Why do you want to work for Aldi (other than the money)?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Store Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ALDI in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Online application - lots of questions. Phone call inviting me to an informal get to know you group interview in store. Around 6 of us with the area manager. Everyone wore shirt/tie etc. Went around the room introducing yourself. You then done a maths test - adding/subtracting/multiplication/division/long multiplication. Then you done a shop floor walk where you had to find positives and negatives about the store. You then go back in and discuss your findings.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about yourself - I do not think i sold myself as much as i should have at this point. I went first. Everyone else really detailed their work history/education at this point. If its been a while since you left school practice your simple maths skills. You do not get a calculator.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Store Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bridgwater, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bridgwater, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Average Interview
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    Trainee Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chelmsford, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chelmsford, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • prepare a presentation on your greatest achievement in 2 mins   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Darlington, North East England, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Darlington, North East England, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • Prepare a two minute presentation on anything in less than two minutes.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations possible.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Store Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Middleton, Lancashire, North West England, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Middleton, Lancashire, North West England, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ALDI in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initally saw the advertisement in the ALDI store and went on to apply online. The interview consisted of a group interview (25 people). The interviewer divided 25 people to 5 different group. There was a group task. Then there was sell me type presentation, where the interviewer assigned the group a product to sell to him. Then there was a quick 10 minutes mathematical aptitude test, the level of it was of below GCSE level. After that the final round was question and answer session, where anyone can answer questions asked by the interview. The questions were specifically aimed at ALDI business model, store management etc. Finally an opportunity was given to ask questions to interviewer.

    The job was not interesting because of very low salary (starting £23,000) and reaching maximum of £30,000 after 3 years. The interviewer clearly mentioned that there would be no promotion in this job. In his word, this is the glass ceilings. Physical and mental strength also needed to carry out this job. The promotion within the company are only given to college graduates who joined the company as Area Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Group Task Cave Man expercise, Where a group of people stuck together in a cave and only person is allowed to get out. Who should be given chance to get out and why?   View Answer
    • What do you know about ALDI?   Answer Question
    • Which products you like from ALDI and why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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