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ALDI Reviews

Updated 22 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Excellent pay and benefits package" (in 233 reviews)

  • "Good pay and friendly staff members" (in 405 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance and you're always working more than other people" (in 273 reviews)

  • "No Work/life balance, but that makes sense for retail" (in 83 reviews)

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  1. "Aldi"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bolton, England
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bolton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, high level of responsibility, great benefits and working hours. Positive office environment, hard working colleagues and atmosphere.

    Cons

    No cons to working for Aldi, the level of responsibility is high, it is very fast paced and essential you are hard working but is worth it.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management.


  2. "Fast developing organisation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Bedford, England
    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Bedford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Busy and well paid environment

    Cons

    None for me personally

    Advice to Management

    Remove 48hr cap on working and introduce staff instore discounts

  3. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store in Mansfield, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Store in Mansfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Feel apart of a team

    Cons

    Hours are not nice but what do you expect if you work in retail


  4. "Long hours , decent pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Stourbridge, England
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Stourbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is excellent ,

    Cons

    Hours are long and Unsociable


  5. "Store Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Leicester, England
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Days go by very quickly as there is always something to do.

    Cons

    -No work/life balance
    -Expectations of the staff are too high
    -Not very mentally stimulating

    Advice to Management

    Try not to treat people as a number.


  6. "One to avoid"

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    Former Employee - Logistics in Chelmsford, England
    Former Employee - Logistics in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big brand - not likely to disappear so regular work. It's financially secure for the times we are seemingly in, Free uniform & safety shoes, some incredibly decent people at all levels.

    Cons

    Company wants its pound of flesh for what they pay.
    NO overtime rate paid considering, low hourly contracts offered.

    Brown nosers making life difficult for others.
    Lack of flexibility in choosing days/ times/ hours worked.
    Low possible progression for staff who are not related to management.
    High turnover of graduates taken on who after initial period are let go – as company wants continuous fresh talent & ideas!

    Inadequate ride on trucks to do job, constant pressure to load and go leads to stress hanging around to get to store in time!

    Disgusting toilets facilities in the RDC. Insufficient facilities for the very high staff on site.
    Massive trailers of food waste binned which could be redirected to homeless or those in need. Very small % is actually given
    Lack of maintenance inside & out i.e. loading bays not working/ out of order for ages, pathetic red pieces of card used hung on inside bay doors to indicate a bay is in use implemented by management to prevent significant numbers injured loading HGV’s where driver driven off and staff fall from height!
    Crap safety procedures to limit accidents happening.
    Pickers occasionally collapsing at work in the aisles.
    Back breaking work-repeatedly lifting.
    Weak department managers who have abused their positions turning long serving staff down repeatedly who asked to transfer depts' from picking to others - then when asked again claim they don't remember although having been asked 3 times..

    Advice to Management

    Some of the RDC management needs to be listened to. Complete overhaul here from top to bottom regarding management. High staff turnover for a reason you know what they are act on it


  7. "Good money, no life"

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    Former Employee - Picker in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Picker in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and can be flexible if you know how to play the game. Also met a good bunch of lads

    Cons

    No progression, Unless you are a lickarse. Lack of organisation at times and over disciplined. Always threatened with you're jobs for making small mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    I can spot a brown noser a mile off. You can still be reasonable with people and aim for a promotion.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Job from Hell, The Real Aldi !!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store in Wirral, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Store in Wirral, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, even the famous ‘generous wage’ has took a downgrade, with new contracts only giving £8.50 an hour to new employees and for the job (jobs) you are expected to do it is undoubtedly not sufficient pay!

    Cons

    Firstly you are worked like a horse and if anything that is an understatement, you are tasked with a workload great enough for 2 and sometimes 3 people and don’t even think about falling short as there will be consequences and your name will then be tarnished for the foreseeable future. Like many others I joined with the intention to work my way up to the ‘Aldi dream’ of a company car and travel to the promised land, this is nothing but false hope.... unless you do the graduation scheme straight out of university there is no such thing to work towards. In turn this means the highest rank you can work up to is assistant store manager which would typically take 3-5 years, not bad right? Think again. This role will only ever be offered to you through working like a slave week in week out with utter consistency for the full duration. You will consequently dedicate your life and sacrifice in some cases family and any hobby’s you have to reach this role. Once obtained your life will then be Aldi, Aldi, Aldi, you will be on a salary and work a minimum of 48 hours a week with one day off. Throughout an Aldi career you will also be subject to critical judgement and there will be no praise for doing something great however do something bad/unsatisfactory and you will be shouted at and in some cases punished with a warning. In conclusion a job at Aldi is a life sentence of dedication and sacrifice as you serve a prejudicial hierarchy, I am left asking, how can a job as simple as stacking shelves and serving customers become so glorified and yet behind the scenes resemble slave labour?

    Advice to Management

    Start by changing the slave like break system, 10 hour shift = 2 X 15 minute breaks and then back to modern day slavery. Try praising your hard working employees and implement a reward system or atleast acknowledgement of their efforts like other industry leading supermarkets, we are humans at the end of the day not robots.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good money but no work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store in Wolverhampton, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Store in Wolverhampton, England

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

    Pros

    Good Salary and Good colleagues

    Cons

    You have to work like a Robot. Only get 30 minutes break in 10 hours shift


  10. "no life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good money, good training and development

    Cons

    no life, working like a dog....

    Advice to Management

    nobody cares about employees