If you appear to not be able to move quickly, they will not consider you. They want employees who can move fast and be able to lift heavy boxes. If they hire younger, more able bodied workers, they don't have to hire as many people. Yes, they are very age discriminatory.
I am 53 years old and was asked for a second interview within 2 days of the job fair interview and I went 3 days later I was called for my 3rd interview with the district supervisor. Knowledge, appearance and being outgoing are my strong points. That I feel is why I was called back. I go for my final one on Monday. So make yourself a Commodity!
If you are over 40 years old you can apply but will never get a call back!
I applied four times never Got a call for an interview!
When I put wrong college 20 years younger) graduation dates in, low and behold they called me for an interview. Not just once but twice this happened!
Age discrimination is wide spread at Aldi.....proving it is very hard!
Are you in an older age group? The reason why I ask is because this company does sometimes discriminate against older workers. Not all the time and not all the stores do, however there are definitely those out there who do. During the time I worked for this company, there was like maybe 1 individual over the age of 40. The vast majority of everybody else from regular associates to even management were in their twenties. This continued on for several years that I worked for Aldi, and in total there were only like maybe 2-3 individuals max (over age 40) who ever seemed to be hired on here at this company. So maybe subtle age discrimination was happening all along, and if it happened to you then I would encourage you to seek out assistance from your appropriate state agency who handles age discrimination. This posting isn't meant to sound better or anything. But I did work for this company long enough to see that age discrimination really does exist here and that's not just a myth. Maybe it's because of the physically demanding type of work which is done. The company might just assume that older workers aren't physically as capable as their younger peers. I'm not saying that was the case for you and your situation. However, since you stated in your original posting that you "applied for years" that kind of sounds like maybe you fall into a certain age bracket. Maybe you were age discriminated against and didn't know it at the time. Just take this for what it's worth and advocate for your rights as a worker. Apply again and then if you still don't hear anything back this time around, then maybe you have a legitimate age discrimination claim.
It is hard to get a job there because once people get in they don't want to leave. The pay and benefits are great with advancements in moving up the ladder.
Answered - Associate (Former Employee) - Morris, IL
Not sure why it's hard-- keep applying
Answered - Selector/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) - Williamston, MI
It could be your availability or physicality. Aldi is somewhat competitive to get into.