That's nonsense about Aldi being ageist. I was just hired as a Manager Trainee. I am 53 with 30+ years experience in retail. As for the interview process, you apply online. First contact was an email giving an interview time, date and location. There was no way to confirm the interview...you just show up. There were many other applicants, and it was just a quick screening interview with the District Manager, supposed to last five minutes. I then received a call from the DM asking for a second interview, which was with him and the Store Manager. If you are applying for an associate position, it may stop there. As an MT applicant, I next had to meet with the area Operations Manager. That interview was nearly three hours. Then the DM made the job offer. He told me he tends to give more weight to personality than experience because it's a better predictor of success. I can see what he means...working at Aldi is not for everyone. Let's just say that you won't need a gym membership if you work for Aldi, but you may need a lot of Tylenol.
How long are the hours for managers? 8 hour shifts? 10 hour shifts? 12 hour shifts?
Store manager has to work ten plus hours a day with no overtime. Expected to work days off also. Can not take an extra day off without using a vacation day
Don’t bother if you’re anywhere near the age of 35 or higher, especially for management. You can have all the experience they’re looking for and be extremely confident during the interviews, but if you have any gray hairs sprouting at all, you’re doomed. I’ve been to the “final” interview twice now, and the last time I got passed over by someone who can barely speak proper English. They are VERY discriminatory in their hiring practices.
After you reach 15 dollar they don't raise your salary anymore but you MIGHT get a ONE TIME bonus that government tax alot, instead of raising your salary up and give it to you slowly which the government would tax you less. Fine a better job... No one really last long because this company slave your behind and treat you like less then a dog gets treated.
No Aldi part employees (casual employees) working less then 25 hrs per week do not receive any benefits or holiday/vacation pay.