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ALDI Reviews

Updated 21 September 2018
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ALDI Jason Hart
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  • "Work life balance is not focused on enough" (in 244 reviews)

  • "No Work/life balance, but that makes sense for retail" (in 75 reviews)

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  1. "Best job I've had in years!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Retail Store Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I left the restaurant business for a career with Aldi. I knew it would quite literally mean blood, sweat, and tears. But it's nothing compared to the job satisfaction I get from knowing I've made a customer smile or laugh. I love the fact that managers will say "please" and "thankyou", and actively recognise your hard work.

    It's all worth it, if you're willing to be a team player.

    The company structure means a pay-rise twice a year. What other industry or employer can guarantee that!?

    Cons

    I won't lie, it is HARD WORK, and those who are afraid of that would, and should be put off by it. The rest of us don't mind, because we don't mind getting up at stupid o'clock to ensure that produce, chiller, bread and freezer look amazing.

    Ultimately, it is about teamwork. Future employees need to understand that if you don't put in the effort, you will never get the rewards.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop revising the prod targets downwards ever year. Since the stores have lost one 48-hour contracted Assistant Manager position, those hours could be filled by 1.8 store assistants on shift to replenish stock.

    I'd also like to see all stores have full-time security guards to curtail shoplifting.


  2. "Fast paced environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Pitsea, England
    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Pitsea, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good pay , one of the highest in retail industry

    Cons

    Too much of workload
    Lacking customer experience focus, given unrecheable productivity targets
    Not enough recognition for hard working colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    You have to learn to manage your time effectively. If you are not ready for fast paced environment its not place for you to be at. We do get very good pay, but have to work 2 times harder than somewhere else. You must have thick skin as every day is hard day and most of the days you are set up to fail before you even start. TIME MANAGEMENT IS A MUST IN THIS ROLE.

  3. "Buying Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buying Director in Atherstone, England
    Current Employee - Buying Director in Atherstone, England

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work with exciting, intense and challenging environment. Would recommend to anyone who is a Buying Manager or above.

    Cons

    Very process driven which can often get in the way of intelligent commercial decisions. Otherwise nothing I report.

    Advice to Management

    Less presenting more doing. Listen to Buying Directors recommendations and enable empowerment/ responsibility of decision making.


  4. "Hard working and fast paced with fantastic benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Office in Bolton, England
    Current Employee - Head Office in Bolton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, given responsibility early on, structured company & fantastic management system

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the day

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Work life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    good pay if you are a student
    Career progression
    great benefits

    Cons

    long hours
    transferring to other stores takes forever

    Advice to Management

    listen to staff members
    stop thinking about yourselves only and how to increase your bonus


  6. "Aldi Area Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ALDI Area Manager in Wrexham, Wales
    Current Employee - ALDI Area Manager in Wrexham, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work . Great wage. company car

    Cons

    A lot of work although very rewarding after completion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. "Intense and fast paced, but old fasioned"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Neston, North West England, England
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Neston, North West England, England

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, thrown in at the deep end from day 1.

    Cons

    Focus on small details, e.g. tie colour rather than interactions with people. HR strucutre is awful with no regard for mental or physical health as hours very rigid and inflexible.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more flexibility to allow individuals to work more productively

  8. "Area Manager"

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

    I worked at ALDI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent salary, and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Narrow development scope, and limited opportunities for professional development beyond the day job.
    Secretive nature of company results in limited room for innovation and industry / sector collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Good company with good benefits.
    Senior management needs to review benefits beyond just the salary.
    Increase scope for innovation and professional development.


  9. "poor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England

    I worked at ALDI (More than a year)

    Pros

    pay is sort of ok

    Cons

    treat staff poorly and rig monthly pay so that you never receive overtime

    Advice to Management

    treat staff better


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Bolton, England
    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Bolton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, training and hours available

    Cons

    Not great work life balance as required to work weekends

    Advice to Management

    None


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