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Great place to work!
Associate (Current Employee) –  Plano, TXFebruary 16, 2019
If you like a job that keeps you busy Aldi is the place for you! You start as a cashier and can move up quickly if you want. They require you to keep a high ring speed (close to 1000 items per hour). If you have a flexible schedule you’ll be placed at the top of their list of people to hire. You can be scheduled anytime between 6a.m. to 10p.m. (Sometimes later as well).
Pros
Great benefits, open hours, and great staff
Cons
Work/life can be hard at times but other than that no complaints.
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3.0
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It sucked
Store Associate (Former Employee) –  MarylandFebruary 15, 2019
Hurt my back there, they demand a lot, in time and labor. Decent wages if you can actually make it more than six months. irregular schedules. can occasionally get stuff half off, but not likely
Pros
med benefits
Cons
heavy lifting, repetitive motion strain
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5.0
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Excellent pay! Enjoyable people!
Warehouse Selector (Current Employee) –  Frederick, MDFebruary 15, 2019
I been trying my best to work for Aldi for the past 4 years! Pretty lucky to come to an open house for the third time! And immediately considered... the people you work with there are very nice! Management will work hard to to accommodate you best they can, they also will work beside you. Hours very per week.. 35 / 40 hours a week.. no long days long nights. Good work life balance. They also feed you!! Healthy foods sometimes even pizza or bbq chicken! Fun place to work I enjoy it!
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Excellent pay / benefits
Cons
Physically demanding
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3.0
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Fast-paced
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Edison, NJFebruary 14, 2019
Had no formal training but it's very easy to learn and pick up quick.
Management is not good at all.
Hours are not flexible for full time, they put you on the schedule whenever they feel like.
Hardest part of the job is the difference between shift manager and store manager. You lose no matter who you follow orders from.
Most enjoyable part of my job was helping customers.
Pros
Good pay sort of
Cons
Only one break no matter the length of the shift
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4.0
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I am looking to relocate because:
Store Associate (Current Employee) –  The Villages, FLFebruary 14, 2019
I have more experience. Grocery is not where I would like to be. I am more customer service and Hospitality cultured. This job is very fast paced and the customers in the area are not friendly.
Pros
benefits
Cons
the area
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4.0
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Productive very fast paced
Order Picker (Former Employee) –  Denton, TXFebruary 14, 2019
It was ok to work for the down side is you only get one weekend every 5 weeks off one time it even took me 8 weeks to get a weekend off, you do have pull so many cases an hour
Pros
Continually moved
Cons
The amount of cases per hour needed to be picked
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5.0
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Great co workers, and know how to accomplish whats asked
Shift Manager (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INFebruary 13, 2019
The company is very particular about efficiency and speed, it's a very strenuous and hard working job relying on everything to be accomplish from stocking to cleaning and serving guests with only three people per shift. I have great co workers and that is what is needed to be able to comply with the high demands of aldi.
Pros
Great pay, awesome benefits, great work out
Cons
Hours can be inconsistent, closing can be extremely late due higg volume of buisness and lack of help, wears on your body, with very little time to rest
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3.0
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Good money bad work/home balance
Shift Manager (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INFebruary 13, 2019
great pay but the schedule is different every week and there is almost no respect for your personal life. There is much expected of you and you earn your pay but not worth it.
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2.0
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All work and No play Makes us all grumpy
CREW MEMBER (Current Employee) –  Stockbridge, GAFebruary 13, 2019
Aldi is a company that expects you to drop everything and come to the aid of the store. On each shift there are only 3 employees, while in a day we could be pacing 24,000 dollars in sales. The work is strenuous and timed making the pressure unbearable.
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3.0
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Not the best place.
Shift Manager (Current Employee) –  Colonial Heights, VAFebruary 12, 2019
Aldi is all about the money they can gain from their customers. Employees was worked to the bone with little to no postive feed back. Expected to drop all plans and any family needs at the drop of a hat.
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2.0
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Manager works shift manager to hard causing injuries
Shift Manager (Former Employee) –  Seminole, FLFebruary 11, 2019
I have nothing else to say. Pushes people to hard. No balance between work and home. Promotes people without knowing job. Push people to hard to not work there. Pay doesn’t equal the work they expect from you.
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5.0
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Heavy workload, constantly working and moving
STORE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 11, 2019
Its a great company to work for if you want to earn every cent of your paycheck. The work is hard but the benefits are worth it. Early mornings and late nights are required. It was physically, mentally and emotionally taxing.
Pros
Good benefits, good pay structure
Cons
Long days, hard work
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3.0
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It is okay
ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Marietta, GAFebruary 11, 2019
You must be fast at everything and the customers are horrible. I do not have anything else to say, I just need to meet the word requirement, unfortunately.
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3.0
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Fast work place
Shift Manager (full-time) (Current Employee) –  Rockford, ILFebruary 11, 2019
Top out for pay in 4 yrs.. when a manager you get paid manager pay but then you have to work cashier hrs and then you get paid to be a cashier(-4.50 hr). But then they still expect you to do manager duties but still get paid as a cashier. They will not work with you if you have another job or go to school.if you do get hurt there they will fight it and try to get out of it.
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3.0
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Good place to work but very hard on your body
Shift Manager (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLFebruary 11, 2019
It is a company for a younger person with a shelf life of 3 to 4 years after that time it takes a toll on your health and your body has a hard time keeping up with the time limits and time frames they want you to work at.
Pros
paid lunch breaks but only 30 min.
Cons
high stress level
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4.0
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Good for college students
Driver, Food Handler (Former Employee) –  Sherman, TXFebruary 10, 2019
Worked with Aldi for three years while I was college and it really worked well with my schedule and paid decently. Your responsibilities are in the entire store so don't expect to sit in your chair all day at the register. It's a team oriented company so everyone pulls their weight where ever the store needs it.
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2.0
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Long hours/ miserable people
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Buffalo, NYFebruary 10, 2019
Aldi is a terrible working environment. Morning shift starts at 6am and goes to anywhere between 1 and 3pm. The store opens at 9am but from 6-9 you are unloading a truck consisting of anywhere between 5-20 pallets sometimes even more if the truck can’t make the 3 hour drive to drop the load off. You have 3 hours to unload pallets through the aisles, the cooler and the freezer. Morning crew usually only consists of two- three employees and one manager, usually the manager doesn’t have to do as much work or usually sits in the office for a portion of the time. Keep in mind the pallets are so big you have to use forklifts to bring them throughout the aisles, the only thing holding the grocery onto the pallet is plastic wrap. If you are told to unload the 2-4 freezer pallets you are in below freezing temperatures for sometimes up to two hours (you are allowed to wear layers if you want). If you plan on working morning shift be prepared to be over worked and bossed around while being rushed. Mid shift is anywhere from 1-3pm-9pm which consists of restocking products, fronting and facing the store while getting rid of around 500-1000 empty boxes a night if not more. You have to cash sometimes up to 6 hours if the manager chooses not let you get up (of course you get a 30 minute break). Cashing usually consists of taking care of nasty and demanding customers who get mad over things you can not control. If you’re on the floor you’re helping customers find things, running back and forth restocking all sorts of products. Close is at 8 but you’re usually there until 9 sometimes after to  more... clean. Everyone who works for Aldi is highly under appreciated and talked to vet unfaily, you’re also expected to lift heavy items and even take them to customers cars if asked.  less
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Holiday pay
Cons
Long hours, terrible management
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good company but not at store level
SHIFT MANGER (Current Employee) –  IllinoisFebruary 7, 2019
At store level you get the grunt of the work. They except you to go above and beyond being under staffed. Depending on the sales of the store will determiner how your days go. Slower store are easier to work for then busier stores. The District manager take the word of the store manager over all other employees. From a corporate level they ask a lot of the store. Everything is manageable if we are properly staff and if the staff is well trained. The way we train the new hire now doesn't work.
Pros
higher pay
Cons
long hours short staffed bad training short breaks
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2.0
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Fast paced work place, fun if you have the right team to work with
Shift Manager (Former Employee) –  Middletown, DEFebruary 6, 2019
The over all demands of the job created little to no work life- personal life balance. A lot of the work you put in goes unnoticed, its never acknowledging all that you've done right and gone above and beyond to tackle, but always what you should have done better. Too much work, not enough recognition, upper management fails in a lot of ways. Pay was nice.
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faced pace shifts
Manager Trainee (Current Employee) –  Reading, PAFebruary 6, 2019
Good concept but shaved labor a little too tight. The hardest part was never really getting to a point where you were caught up and able to focus on customer and employee relationships.
Pros
free water
Cons
not enough labor scheduled to get the job done
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