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ALDI Reviews

Updated 18 October 2017
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ALDI Jason Hart
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191 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • Excellent pay and benefits package (in 193 reviews)

  • Great pay depending on your location (in 299 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be difficult at times (in 196 reviews)

  • No Work life balance, very physically demanding job ; alot of people have back pain or work related injuries (in 62 reviews)

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  1. "customer assistance"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Swinderby, England
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Swinderby, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good hours, decent pay, good people

    Cons

    normally quite busy all the time due to students


  2. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Liverpool, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work ethic with the ability to change your mindset.
    Great challenge with no two days being the same.
    Working with great people to achieve difficult, stretching goals.

    Cons

    People progressed into management based on their workability rather than their management ability.
    Because of the Area Management programmes, there are a lot of inexperienced managers straight out of uni with minimal people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the reasons for promotions as there is clearly a problem with employee turnover.


  3. "Great hours team leading experience"

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    Current Employee - Catering in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Current Employee - Catering in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALDI part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hours to suit great staffing

    Cons

    Not enough hours to suit

    Advice to Management

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  5. "Minimal Training"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay & helpful store deputy manager.

    Cons

    No flexibility, training promised not carried out.


  6. "Store assistant"

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    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and flexible hours

    Cons

    Very physical and very sexist and agest


  7. "Good place to work, very flexible"

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    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Hinckley, England
    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Hinckley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible around university and pay well considering you don't need qualifications.

    Cons

    Some of the management can treat people unfairly. This is probably due to Aldi's fast paced environment.

    Advice to Management

    Some training on communication for yourselves would be great.


  8. "Could be a great company!"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hourly pay rate, good team at my store, uniform provided, promotion opportunities

    Cons

    You have to work very hard for your money, uniform should be updated for all staff each year or 2 without having to beg for a new shirt, Bare minimum pension contribution, bare minimum holiday allowance, area managers should be store managers that have been promoted so they understand the running of the store properly.

    Advice to Management

    Increase holiday allowance with length of service to reward staff who stick with you, increase the pension contributions to 5% at least as you CAN afford it, replace uniforms for staff each year, Let managers progress to area managers, employ security guards in each store to clamp down on thieves, reward staff with incentives and bonuses etc.


  9. "assistant store manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at ALDI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good group of store assistants

    Cons

    Staff are very overworked. expect to exceed working hours. once you add up the hours worked for salary members per month, your lucky if you come out with mimimum wage. " You dont have a work life balance"

    Advice to Management

    need to sort out your wastage for the bins. shocking when poor and homeless are starving in our country. Also sort out work life balance


  10. "Deputy Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Basildon, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Basildon, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good atmosphere between colleagues.

    Cons

    Bad work life balance, under staffed, over worked, under valued (unless you're a salaried manager) ULTRA FORMAL attitude towards Area Managers (You're managers, guys, not super heroes)

    Advice to Management

    Better ways of communicating with your people.
    Store Managers should NOT be holed up in the office and literally order people around. Also, get your managers to be ACCOUNTABLE!


  11. "Deputy Manager"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Not much really, nice employees

    Cons

    Crazy long hours, hard work


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