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They pay you generously to be a work horse
District Manager (Former Employee) –  SCJune 16, 2018
Terrible culture, fear-based leadership, zero work-life balance, No autonomy, This company hires very young "executives" fresh out of college with no work experience so they can brain wash them into exactly what they want them to be. They throw money at you and then they own you.
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Not For Me
Shift Manager (Former Employee) –  Liberty, MOJune 15, 2018
Was recruited from being a Store Manager was told that I would be trained toward their MIT program but spent more time being a cashier then actually being trained as a manager.
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Great Place to work
Shift Manager (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJune 15, 2018
Aldi is a really great place to work, it is very fast paced and busy. You will always have something to do there. Working as a manager really help me with leadership skills
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Extremely long hours
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNJune 15, 2018
Extremely long days as a store manager. Stores are staffed to be profitable and not necessarily for making work easier or balanced. Daily activities includes stocking, cashiering and providing customer service.
Pros
Had a great team
Cons
Limited hours for team
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Lots of turn over
Shift Manager (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, INJune 13, 2018
Great company but can't seem to keep people hired on. I went through three store managers while In was employed with Aldi in the four years I was there.
Pros
Great money
Cons
Never really had time with family
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Strict work setting
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Dearborn Heights, MIJune 13, 2018
Once you are hired in the expectation level from managment is outragouswe, you have to learn plu# and scan 80 plus items a minute within your first week, not to mention 10 to 12 hour days, if they call you in early your to be A1 and available to them, anytime any day, encluded scheduled days off.
Pros
Good Pay
Cons
No Life outside work, Management demeanor
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Loving staff
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJune 13, 2018
Aldi is a great place to work. Very loving and wonderful place to work. Aldi management team is always willing to teach so you can grow in the company.
Cons
Healthcare, Holidays paid off
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Good but not for long
ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJune 12, 2018
Aldi is a good starter job to work. The pay is nice and the hours are long . If you go to school they are flexible with that. Morning shift starts at 5am so be prepared to lift heavy that early. The store closes at 9 but youll probably be there at least an hour and a half afterwards cleaning up and getting ready for the next day.After a while the hours seem to get longer and the customers are always annoying and needy. Be prepared to work your butt off even when other coworker arent. Take personal days to yourself to relax and unwind because its really face paced and stressful.
Pros
the pay
Cons
short breaks, long hours, job is never done
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Fast paced
Receiving Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Hinckley, OHJune 12, 2018
It was great at first but as time went on. More stress no extra benefits. They like to push for more constantly with no rewards. Management has very little communication.
Pros
decent pay/benefits
Cons
hours
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fast paced and stressful
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Katy, TXJune 12, 2018
it takes a rare breed to be able to work at Aldi. Fast paced, very physical, you are timed on everything you do. Constant change in routines and policies
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Worked to the bone
Associate (Former Employee) –  Newington, CTJune 12, 2018
It was hard I was working 80 hour weeks in 5-6 different locations. We were always understaffed and management was always changing. My manager ended up being a lazy alcoholic who would pass out in the parking lot of the store. She would open up late and forget to schedule efficiently for shifts. Sometimes breaks were forgotten if we were too busy. The pay may be great but the mental toll wasn’t worth it. If you can handle not having a personal life and all the extreme pressure from an unstable fast paced job then apply. I had to leave cause it was too much for me. Good luck
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Fun work environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Greensburg, PAJune 11, 2018
It was stressful, but manageable with the right team. Most days it was understaffed and managers would often send people home when it got slow. It was hard to predict how many hours you were going to have in a given week because of this.
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Odd Hours
District Manager Intern (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKJune 11, 2018
Sometimes have to work in store but have a lot of autonomy in the role as a District Manager. Sometimes you have to be there at 5-6 AM. If you can handle hard work and a crazy schedule then it might be a good fit.
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Not for the faint of heart
Associate (Current Employee) –  Effingham, ILJune 11, 2018
When you are hired at Aldi, you are trained in every aspect of the job. You will be required to throw truck at 5am one morning and close the store the next day. You will be required to lift anywhere from 5 pounds to 50 pounds and you must do it with speed. In the morning, throwing truck, you must be able to finish a pallet within 30 minutes. Most of these pallets stand about 6 feet tall. If your lucky, you will have some great co-workers. If your really lucky you will have a manager that tells you how much he appreciates your hard work and thanks you for that hard work. Those kinda of managers are few and far between.
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Good Place to Work
Store Associate (Former Employee) –  Lake Park, FLJune 11, 2018
I enjoyed my time here, but if you don't plan to do retail for your entire life it's a good stepping stone. The team members you get mostly have your back, and they dont let anyone fall behind.
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hard working job
Shift Manager (Current Employee) –  Syracuse, NYJune 11, 2018
Aldi needs to work on hiring more people that are right for the job. They need to start caring about their people more. The life balance is non existing. Taking days off is not a thing, god for bid your sick and cant come in you will be working sick. They dont pay shift managers a flat rate you get paid a premium on top of what you already make even though you still get asked to do shift manager tasks when your a "associate" that day. You dont always have shift manager shifts. Its alot of work for the pay you getting. Having the right team, enough people, and a good leader is the key to running a good store.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
no time for breaks, to much stress, not enough workers, no room for advancement after store manager.
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Efficient goal driven workplace with a high bar for success.
Associate (Former Employee) –  Fergus Falls, MNJune 11, 2018
Hardest part of the job was smiling at customers who took no time in looking to be asked where a product was located. Most fun part of the job was helping those in actual need of assistance where a product is located, and using over the top customer service to make sure everything was acquired and checked out in a speedy fashion, and if help was needed for heavy lifting, help was provided. Management also worked alongside associates on the floor doing the same jobs as everyone else. I learned about how to make every trip worthwhile, that speed and efficiency come with practice and determination, and how important it is for a team to be able to function as a unit, and not as an individual.
Pros
Paid Breaks, Great Benefits, No gym membership needed.
Cons
Some close open shifts, occasionally lots of work drama, Sometimes productivity goals are unrealistic.
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Cashier (Former Employee) –  McKees Rocks, PAJune 10, 2018
It was a very stressful and hectic face paced environment. You were timed on everything you did and expected to meet that time. The pay was good and they offered health insurance.
Pros
Good pay and health insurance.
Cons
Stressful environment.
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Management needs improvement
Helpdesk Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  Batavia, ILJune 10, 2018
Management is constantly changing. Therefore, the expectations are changing as well. In the area that I worked in this created constant turnover. This decreases morale and creates a toxic work environment.
Pros
Team members are helpful and knowledgable
Cons
Management is constantly changing
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very stressful and fast paced and only a few employees work at a time to cover a large number of customers
Store Associate (Former Employee) –  Ooltewah, TNJune 10, 2018
I enjoyed working for this company in the beginning but got very burned out after working night shifts all the time and we got a new district manager who was very demanding and young and straight out of school who didn't understand the job himself.
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