Pros: excellent pay and benefits
Cons: extremely demanding, staffing issues, and poor communication
As far as a retail job goes, Aldi isn't too bad. The operational hours are good, and you have all major holidays off. If you arent afraid of hard, sometimes sweaty ( or super cold) physical labor then you may make it there.
One of the unique things about Aldi is the fact that you will do EVERYTHING. Every person employed in the store will work together to do all aspects. So for the person that thinks its an easy job sittting on register and ringing all day, you are wrong. Usually starting at six in the morning with stocking, going in the freezer for an hour or two, or scrubbing toilets and floors its all a team effort.
I would havve to say that the hardest part of the job was the everchanging policies and people at the upper management level. Often times you would have a district manager come in that just got out of college, and has no idea what so ever of the reality of retail.
The best part of the job was of course the pay. They know that you will stay once you make it through what I would call the "break in" period. But its not all about the benifits, you customers will put a smile on your face, and if you have a good team your co-workers will make it a fun place to be too. Becoming your family away from family.