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ALDI Reviews

Updated 24 May 2018
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ALDI Jason Hart
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Pros
  • Excellent pay and benefits package (in 216 reviews)

  • Good pay good training good work life balance (in 349 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not focused on enough (in 230 reviews)

  • No Work/life balance, but that makes sense for retail (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Supportive Management & Opportunities to Progress"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security (Growing company)
    Supportive management (worked in 3 stores)
    Professionalism
    Best pay in retail
    Fantastic company looking to constantly improve
    Privately held company so they are not solely driven by making maximum profits for shareholders

    Cons

    Work/life balance may not be great (Early starts or late finishes)
    Can be a physically demanding job
    Every task has a target time (some of which are very ambitious)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and keep improving the working environment.


  2. "If you don't brown nose you won't progress"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chelmsford, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chelmsford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team spirit, great pay, chance to move around the country and take your job with you.

    Cons

    If your face doesn't fit and you don't conform to brown nosing then you have nearly no chance at progressing in this business. If you work all the hours under the sun to prove yourself it will still go unnoticed. You can't trust any senior manager as they will divulge everything upwards, downwards and sideways. Get given false hope of progression for it never to materialise.

    Advice to Management

    - Stop employing graduates who have no life or people skill experience
    - Change pay structure to go off of merit not time with the business
    - PRAISE your employees to empower them instead of always looking for negatives to push further up the retailer chain and perhaps see your staff turnover drastically fall if you dare to actually engage with your employees

  3. "Atrocious exit process"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team spirit
    Good people
    Good pay
    Hard work
    Good benefits
    Made friends for life in my 2 years there

    Cons

    Awful management
    Low hours in slower times of the year (summer)
    Company record profits not passed down to employees
    Atrocious exit process
    Poor career progression
    Favouritism

    Advice to Management

    Improve exit process as 2 week delay for last pay slip unacceptable, only from the kind hearts of family and friends did I not end up in serious debt due to delayed final payment


  4. "Graduate scheme"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, good culture, car

    Cons

    long hours, work nights, work weekends

    Advice to Management

    depending on location means variables will vary massively - advice to management is to provide more support


  5. "Store Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Sheffield, England
    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with
    Lots of different jobs to be done to keep you from being bored

    Cons

    Couldnt get enough hours
    Sometimes very early starts and very late finishes

    Advice to Management

    Staff have lives too


  6. "Shocking"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ALDI (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, that's all really. Growing business

    Cons

    No work life balance, long hours, poor area managers - graduates with no experience

    Advice to Management

    Change the area manager structure. Store Managers I worked with were also extremely poor.


  7. "Good if you want long term retail career in staying in store"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Leicester, England
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good teams
    Hard work
    Efficient working practices

    Cons

    Depends what manager you have depends how your experience is, it can be very bad or good
    Repetitive
    Basic work

    Advice to Management

    Dont promote due to friends

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a dream job for me"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Stock Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    better than average pay for the retail sector

    Cons

    lots of manual work, no opportunities for progression

    Advice to Management

    resign


  9. "Great work ethics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime opportunities meaning extra cash can be earned

    Cons

    Could be quite tiring as you never know when exactly you get to finish work


  10. "Health and safety"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Debden, England
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Debden, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff nice, and I can't say more, becouse there's not. Actually I can add that even your brake is in rush, no health amd safety clothing offered

    Cons

    They ask you tp sign health&safety without be8ng trained, so they are covered in case of accident. Climb the shelves to store products, big pallets to do within 30-40 minuit on your own(3 m)

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you train the staff and dont make them sign papers just for you to be legally covered


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