ALDI is not as great as they want you to think.
Shift Manager (Former Employee) – Wexford, PA – October 12, 2018
Aside from store associate ---> shift manager, ALDI rarely promotes from within. If you have aspirations of being a store manager or district manager and are currently working within a store, forget it.
The pay for a store associate is adequate. The pay for a shift manager versus the expectations they have of you is ridiculous. As a shift manager you can never do enough to please them.
Benefits are the high point for this company. Medical, dental and vision care, plus 401k. New hire referral bonus as well.
As the company is growing and stores are being remodeled, they are making tasks harder and expecting the same level of service. They do not employ enough people per store to cover the daily needs and expect everyone to pick up the slack.
Schedules change 3-4 times a week, sometimes only a day in advance. They expect you, at times, to come in early, work late, switch days off, work on your days off. You don't always receive breaks and lunches.
It's a great company benefit wise, but when it comes to the expectations versus compensation, and opportunity to advance past a shift manager position, ALDI is sorely lacking.
Great benefit package
Rarely promote from within past shift manager, Schedule can change at any moments notice, Expectations are way too high for what you are paid