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ALDI Reviews

Updated 17 July 2018
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Pros
  • "Excellent pay and benefits package" (in 216 reviews)

  • "Good pay good training good work life balance" (in 351 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is not focused on enough" (in 234 reviews)

  • "No Work/life balance, but that makes sense for retail" (in 73 reviews)

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  1. "Really good job so fun people are nice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Long Eaton, England
    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Long Eaton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the people and customer but I enjoyed talking to them the most

    Cons

    Just wish I could see my family more

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. "Aldi IP"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Management in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    responsibility, challenge difficult but very enjoyable

    Cons

    hours worked, social life balance

  3. "Brilliant place to.work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Selecror in Cardiff, Wales
    Current Employee - Selecror in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team great pay very flexible

    Cons

    Every things going well so far


  4. "Hard work but well paid"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Area Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well paid, company car, efficient business.

    Cons

    Incredibly hard work, unrewarding, spinning plates and no thanks.


  5. "Great money, but otherwise little to shout about."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ecommerce in Tamworth, England
    Former Employee - Ecommerce in Tamworth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great salaries,
    Pleasant offices,
    Opportunity to work with impressive and interesting colleagues.

    Cons

    Rigid and counter-productive company culture,
    Damaging internal politics,
    Lack of trust in employees.

    Please think very carefully about what you want from your job before taking a corporate position at ALDI.

    Advice to Management

    Stop obsessing over the Aldi Management System! It is surely possible to run a profitable and successful commercial operation without treating employees like children.

    Trust your employees (particularly in corporate functions) and give them opportunities to showcase and develop skills other than process management.


  6. "Awful Structure & Long Hours"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in shifts
    Great for hard workers
    Above average industry pay

    Cons

    Soul destroying work
    Poor treatment from managers
    Little to no chance of progression

    Advice to Management

    Realise that the best people for progression aren't always the ones who pretend to care about everything to do with the company, and who gets on best with management.


  7. "Good and bad..."

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    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Chichester, England
    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Chichester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours fly past as you work; no two days the same; good rotation of tasks; good mix of shifts; good prospects for progression.

    Cons

    Expected to stay late beyond contracted shifts, extremely difficult targets, management standoffish, occasionally unsociable hours, very corporate atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Be more hands-on about solving staff issues.

  8. "Picker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker in Mitchel Troy, Wales
    Current Employee - Picker in Mitchel Troy, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and hour to work

    Cons

    Favorising own country felas by the management

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to hard workers


  9. "Good pay but understaffed"

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    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Roxburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Roxburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    About Average Pay
    Great co workers and managers

    Cons

    Understaffed, shop worked with 2 staff members during the opening.
    Very stressful

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more staff and self serve checkout


  10. "Store Assistant for just short of a year."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance. Working as a close-knit team. Management value your option. 2-3 weeks of paid training. Friendly staff. 28 days of paid holiday. Frequent individual and group meetings to discuss any issues or concerns. You can choose which shift patterns you prefer to work and on average how many hours you'd like (if they're available).

    Cons

    Working very late or very early hours. Working weekends. Hard work that includes labour intensive activities. Everything is timed so there is pressure to get tasks done in a very short time limit.

    Advice to Management

    Positive feedback should be given more regularly. Employees work extremely hard.


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