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5 months ago
Im looking to get in touch with Category managers Non_Food, or Buyers non Food. Retailers across the globe are welcome. Biggest Overstock and EOL player of Europe here, Holding over 30k Pallets. Letsgo! Walmart ALDI Costco Wholesale Whole foods market, inc.Meijer Albertsons Companies, Inc.
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6 months ago
Considering a position for Assistant store manager at ALDI they’re willing to pay me well for my experience but I’m still getting my bachelors and wonder how the workload is and working around my schedule. Is it a company worth being in? ALDI
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- "You have good pay which is decent and also get to interact and learn how ti use some equipment" (in 2206 reviews)
- "Benefits are great and you’re going to need them because your body will be wrecked." (in 956 reviews)
- "The people I worked with were really great and made the environment much better to work in." (in 307 reviews)
- "Salary was good and always an option to work overtime" (in 295 reviews)
- "the staff were friendly and helpful" (in 163 reviews)
- "treated quite poorly by Managers and made to work long hours sometimes up to 12 hours" (in 635 reviews)
- "No work life balance Very physical No permanent day off Need to be available 7 day as week" (in 594 reviews)
- "the management is poor and rude" (in 512 reviews)
- "District managers have extremely high turnover so you wind up having multiple district managers all the time." (in 318 reviews)
- "District Managers are hired from outside the company with little to no experience as opposed to being promoted from within the stores." (in 168 reviews)
- 2.021 Oct 2023Store AssistantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
The salary offered for positions here is notably higher than what is typically available in similar roles elsewhere, which is a significant advantage. If you thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment, this is an ideal workplace for you. The focus on effectiveness and profitability ensures that there's never a dull moment.
While the emphasis on effectiveness and profitability has helped maintain competitive pricing, this focus appears to come at the expense of basic store maintenance and employee well-being. There are several items within the store that are broken or in disrepair, and these issues seem to go unaddressed. Additionally, the push for high performance seems to place undue strain on both the staff and managers, often requiring them to go beyond reasonable limits. It may be beneficial to adopt a more balanced approach that takes into account the importance of a well-maintained store and the health and satisfaction of employees.3
- 2.023 Aug 2023Store ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsLondon, England
Great salary and salary progression especially if you are on an old contract like me and this is the main reason why I have not resigned yet. I still have bonus in my contract while new store managers do not. It is hard to find a company that pays as much as Aldi for a Store Manager nowadays. The colleagues in store are hard working, good teamwork and collaboration. We are all on the same boat.
Where should I start? From Area Manager and above it is a very toxic environment. As a Store Manager you have so much pressure from above even if you are already working like a donkey daily. It is all about KPIs. No care about people. Area managers do not care how you achieve KPIs, you just have to achieve them in any possible way. You have to put yourself in grey areas to achieve them because they are so challenging and unrealistic. If you achieve them, the Area Manager is ok. If you do not, the intimidation and bullying behaviours start. They basically push you to even not follow the company policies to achieve them. But if an external audit comes well then they throw you under the bus pretending they do not know anything and sack you. I personally know 4 Store Managers that have been sacked or ill this year for stress or depression or bullying behaviour by their boss. It is just ridiculous.9
- 5.026 Jul 2023Store AssistantFormer EmployeeLittlehampton, England
Fast-paced and challenging environment: Aldi is a fast-paced and challenging environment, which can be a great fit for people who are looking for a job that keeps them on their toes. There is always something to do, and you will be constantly learning new things. Competitive pay and benefits: Aldi offers competitive pay and benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off. Opportunities for advancement: Aldi is a company that promotes from within, so there are plenty of opportunities for advancement if you are willing to work hard. Friendly and supportive work environment: Aldi has a friendly and supportive work environment. The company values teamwork and collaboration, and everyone is willing to help each other out. Flexible scheduling: Aldi offers flexible scheduling, which can be a great fit for people who are students, have other commitments, or simply want to have more control over their work hours.
Physically demanding work: The work at Aldi can be physically demanding, as you will be lifting heavy boxes and moving quickly around the store. This can be a problem for people who have health problems or are not in good physical shape. Unsociable hours: Aldi stores are open early in the morning and late at night, so you may be required to work unsociable hours. This can be a problem for people who have families or other commitments. Lack of advancement opportunities: Some employees feel that there are limited advancement opportunities at Aldi. If you are looking for a job with a lot of room for growth, Aldi may not be the best fit for you. Strict policies: Aldi has strict policies about attendance and performance. If you are not able to meet the company's standards, you may be terminated.1
- 3.018 Oct 2023Deputy ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearPrestwich, England
Better salary than other supermarkets. Keeps you fit. Good locations of stores. You can sometimes have the opportunity to work at other branches.
Early and late shifts starting as early as 5am and ending at midnight to 1am. Unsociable working hours. Employees are given too much work to be completed in their shift and expected to stay behind (unpaid) to finish the work. I got asked to clock out at 11pm but needed to stay to finish unloading palettes. Hours - I got told I would work full time but if sales are down they will send employees home to save paying them. Some weeks I would only be able to work 26 hours which is not full time. Some weeks I worked less hours than my contract but management would tell you that as long as you did it over the month it didn’t matter?2
- 5.019 Oct 2023Store AssistantCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLincoln, England
This job is the best paid in the retail section. It's a graft but you're quite fairly compensated for your work. Lots of excellent people to work with with mostly outstanding management. Very well supported and appraised at the job in my experience. Management are always good at swapping shifts and giving you time off when you need it. Very challening job for the industry but very fun and rewarding once you get into the swing of it.
A lot of early starts. Can be very physically taxing due to lots of heavy lifting and pulling. Not very easy to move up within the company as you have to wait for a spot to be free to move up. This does not happen very often and a lot of the time someone from another store will be considered before anyone from yours.1
- 4.03 Dec 2023Shift SupervisorCurrent EmployeeAlexandria, Scotland
steady wage that can be relied on good training program banter
Hard graft, replacement knees will be needed soon!
- 2.029 Nov 2023Buying Admin AssistantFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsAtherstone, England
not many but perks such as myaldi and aviva gp are good
hard to move up poor management directors with big egos
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ALDI has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 13,537 reviews left anonymously by employees. 55% of employees would recommend working at ALDI to a friend and 50% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
55% of ALDI employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated ALDI 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.