Face-pace environment with room for promotion
Sales Associate/Sales Instructor (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA 19124 – February 19, 2019
When I was first hired at Aldi, it seemed like a descent and thriving company to work for. The pay rate was fairly descent for what it was. If you have good work ethic and a positive attitude, working here won't feel as terrible as someone lacking these attributes. The benefits, I must say, are very good and its a plus that they start your benefits when you work a minimum of 25 hours/week. I actually liked my boss and team (which is why I was there for 4 years - would have stayed longer), however, a new DM (District Manager) was hired and in a year the morale and the positive environment I once loved, was quickly altered. As a result, I decided to move on as it got to be quite complicated working in an environment where upper management made things more difficult than need be. I would not discourage anyone from applying, however, just know you will be worked very hard. Also, if you ever wonder why Sales Associates don't "jump" for promotion to Shift Manager at times, its probably due to the fact of how that promotion is handled. If you decide to become a Shift Manager, you only get the rate of pay as a Shift Manager IF YOU ARE SCHEDULED TO BE A SHIFT MANAGER FOR THOSE HOURS. Otherwise your rate of pay returns to that of a Sales Associate. I personally felt it wasn't necessarily worth the extra stress so I remained a Sales Associate for my time being there. Overall, I've learned a lot from working at this company - some of which was very beneficial and will be carried on into future careers.
Very good benefits package, 401k, paid vacation, sick time, life insurance, ability to work overtime, reimbursed sick time not used, able to be promoted fairly quickly within the company
Very face-paced environment, stressful at times, little or no praise for doing well or meeting goals, sometimes a bit too demanding, personal life-to-work ratio was unbalanced