Great if you never get hurt and want to work a ton
Cashier/Sales Associate/Stock (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – November 7, 2016
It'll keep you busy 100% of the time, you will pretty much never have downtime until the last customer leaves, and even then, they rush you to clean and get everything spik and span in an hour. Typically its one manager and one or two associates running the store, simply because they have very high expectations. This makes it hard for them to hire people in the first place
You get to know your coworkers well, ive stayed friends with them after leaving the job
Max of one 30 minute break, even for a 10+ hour shift, pressure to never call out even when sick
Store Associate (Former Employee) – Cadillac, MI – July 19, 2018
I learned a lot and grew overtime just didn’t want to do it for the rest of my life . Management could improve,employee interactions could be friendlier. Good pay but no gaurentee on hours even though they said I would from the first interview. Too fast paced and stressful for me I appreciate the things I learned along the way
Breaks were always at the end when you would have been more productive in the middle otherwise
Associate (Current Employee) – Edgewater Park, NJ – July 19, 2018
A lot of work which is ok, they don't provide you with what is needed to do your job; gloves and warm coats that fit when in the freezer. Items that are needed for cleaning the store and bathrooms. They were good about changing everyone schedule for school and emergencies if requested in advance.
Paid lunch time, Co worker are nice
You don't get any 15 min breaks, not allow to leave during lunch
Great store, marred by ineffective higher management, largely subject to the specific store manager.
Aldi Associate (Current Employee) – Jenison, MI – July 19, 2018
Great store, marred by ineffective higher management, largely subject to the specific store manager. Fast paced, difficult, but not boring in any manner, the benefits and good pay make up for some frustration with the higher ups.
ALDI is a place that pays well for simple work. The work is engaging enough to keep you occupied for the 7-9 hours a day that you'll work on average. The people there are genuinely friendly and are there for the sake of helping you succeed as it is a teamwork environment.
Warehouse gets hot in the summer, as there are no A/C units, just large warehouse fans. All in all, it is a good workout and enjoyable.I would recommend this to anybody needing job to get them decent pay and insurance benefits. Some of the best insurance I have ever had.
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Risca, Caerphilly – July 18, 2018
Good job, lovely people to work with, met some friends who I still stay in contact with. However it became very apparent that there was absolutely 0 chance of any sort of career improvement unless you gave management a very *special* few minutes of your time (or if you work there for 10 years straight, only to be a store assistant manager.)
Lovely staff, easy work
Strange management. No discounts as Aldi think their food is cheap enough.
Store Associate (Former Employee) – Pflugerville, TX – July 17, 2018
I was at Aldi for 6 months. It was super stressful, management kept changing, and my hours got cut out from 40 hours a week to 25 a week. Not very consistent with their scheduling. Management was super rude as well. I would reccomend working there if you're up for a challenge and benefits are very good.
Shift Manager (Former Employee) – Mattoon, IL – July 16, 2018
I loved working for Aldi but when the owner passed on it started to get difficult. DM's straight out of collage and hungry to climb the ladder to better their name. Very robotic and almost seemed like they were to not talk to associates like they were people.Great Cigna Heathlink benefits. Only get paid when worked management hours. Usually 4+ more in a 8 hour shift if you're lucky. Met some great hard working people i now call family.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – July 16, 2018
I liked my job. the hours were long and fast paced. managers worked with your schedule. I left for personal reasons. its a great job for a single person, you give up a lot as a parent working for them.