It's a good job - can be physically demanding. Very good training. Sometimes management is a little too young. Doesn't hire many older people. More male employees. Task orientated. Time limits on everything. Competitive. Many employees are asked to work even if they are sick, which results in them getting more sick. Managers can be uncommunicative. High pressure and demanding. Not very flexible with families - reluctant to let you leave on the job in an emergency.
Good pay, well looked after, challenging
Hard physical work, little or no sick cover, not very flexible with families
Store Assistant (Current Employee) – Queensland – 13 February 2019
It's fast paced work, and a lot to learn, but they don't push you into the deep end. They train well, pay you well, and treat you well. They offer higher positions, corporate health care benefits (bupa), counselling services, financial crisis help, and probably more I havent heard of.
Excellent pay, great training, work isnt ridiculously hard, treated well
Store Manager (Former Employee) – NSW – 31 January 2019
Aldi is overall an extremely hands on role, for all positions working there. An average day would see me getting in around 5am and start to replenish the floor. Through the day I would be ordering stock, serving on the registers, building displays, receiving delivers, admin work etc
Part time position as a Deputy Manager (Former Employee) – Rosebud VIC – 18 January 2019
worst place to work possible. they do not care about you or your well being. the money may be an incentive but they run you into the ground for it. Would never recommend anyone i know to work at aldi. They are greedy and unsupportive and a horrendous work environment especially if you injury yourself at work. Complete nightmare.
Working at ALDI can be very challenging, however for those who enjoy fast-pased work it is ideal. There are opportunities to grow and progress while staying physically active at all times. Management are always willing to help you learn new skills as long as you are self-motivated.
The work can be very physically taxing and the hours are quite long but it is a good experience
Active work environemnt, opportunities for progress
ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER (Former Employee) – Hastings – 6 January 2019
Aldi pay really well but have no work life balance. If you have a family or dont want to have your job rule your life dont work for Aldi because they want your No.1 priority to be your job, also dont bring home life to work because they dont like it
Store All-Rounder (Current Employee) – NSW – 3 January 2019
Multitasking is a major attribute one learns working at ALDI. Equally rewarding if one is good at their work. There isnt a typical day working in retail, every day poses a new challenge to be dealt with. On a store assitant level one has to mainly deal with customers, but ones you start climbing up the heirarchy ie. deputy roles or assistant manager, you have to be mentally switched to juggle lot of things together. Apart from stock takes, the role would also demand you to maintain KPIs, train the staff, increase productivity.
Toxic work environment with unrealistic expectations.
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – Ellenbrook WA – 27 November 2018
Management prefer band aid solutions as opposed to actually fixing issues both within the pillars of management and their training, as well as the awful culture promoted their. Despite many of my fellow co-workers working well past their contract hours and having next to no work-life balance, they were criticized as being lazy and poor workers. This is not a company that cares for people, they only care for results. They expect far too much and give far too little resources and manpower which leaves employees feeling over worked and underappreciated. I did not enjoy going to work, I did not feel obligated to go above and beyond the call of duty. I waited too long to leave.
The wages are good because the job satisfaction is terrible. Many of the people working in the warehouse are miserable, and unless you are a complete "yes man" you can forget a promotion. They sell you a story when you join that your opinion counts because you are working the floor you can spot the issues,, but the truth is they do not want you to bring up any issues because you can do it the way they said and that's it. The team leaders are mostly just as miserable as the workers on the floor, they are given directions by people in the offices wearing suits who have no idea how to talk to the working man nor have a clue what its like out on the floor. If you are brave enough to voice your opinion you just irritate the people above you and will soon find yourself unpopular. Productivity is everything and often comes in front of health and safety.
great if you want to work hard, the days go pretty quickly. You are given a lot of responsibility which is good but on the other hand that sometimes makes it feel like others aren't doing an equal amount of work, including managers. Not much of a workplace culture. Very early starts and long hours sometimes. As there is already 3 or 4 managers, there isn't much opportunity to progress from a retail assistant position.
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Oxenford Gold Coast Australia – 7 November 2018
Working for this company was great. Building great customer re poor on a day to day basis, face to face was a great experience. Knowing the customer/s individually and seeing them regularly was very helpful to my Customer Service that i provided. I learnt and improved on Customer Building, Customer Relations and meeting Customer needs. Management was clear and I found that the tasks given to me were helpful and straight forward.The team that I was working with were always communicating, pro active, positive,helpful and happy. Because the position that i was in whilst I was working for this Company and the physicality standard required for this position (Store Assistant) I found very challenging and exciting. The different variety of foods and the international wide range of choice was very exquisitely knowledgeable.
Poor Company Structure from initial training to Basic Job Requirements depending on Management
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Melbourne VIC – 26 October 2018
Poor Work Performance after nearly 14yrs of Excellent Work Performance Worked like Robots, No incentives for good work performance. "Girls should be able to lift what guys can", Management once informed me! One Manager started conversations to Staff Members with 1 word Vial language.
RSA Paid for
Ridiculous Work Management works on favouritism, Pressure and Time Limits, Pay Cut decrease, No Staff Discount
I’ve worked at ALDI for a few months and instantly I regret working there. The work life balance is non-exsistent, they don’t care about your private life at all, you either work at the crack of dawn (as early as 6:00am) or as late as 11pm, and then they expect you to work another 6-9 hour shift the following day. Sometimes you would spend 5 to 6 hours on the registers, the only positive of that is the fact that it’s a good way to pass the time. They also promised me that you get every second weekend off, but I haven’t had the weekend off since my FIRST WEEK!!! Their time expectations are unrealistic, they expect you to run at least 3 large loads of products in 1 hour, ALL BY YOURSELF!!! The management is tolerable, some managers are a lot nicer than others. The employees are okay, however, some can be rather righteous and up themselves if you don’t know something or do something wrong, so they do make you feel stupid which doesn’t help your self-confidence nor self esteem, you also struggle to fit in with the team, because all they talk about is work and nothing else. The registers are old and out-of-date, they don’t even have a change calculator, so if you end up losing money from your till, the managers instantly put the blame on you. And the last point I want to highlight is the fact that a lot of their procedures and methods are rather pedantic and over-the-top, a lot of them are unnecessary and time-consuming, which is ironic considering they care a lot about time. I could go on and talk about a few more issues but this review would go on forever. On the whole, if ALDImore... is your only option (like it was for me) then by all means take it for the money but don’t work there for too long, if another offer arises whilst you’re working at ALDI, TAKE IT!!!less
Good pay (you definitely earned it!)
Promises and benefits unfulfilled, long hours, no work-life balance, anti-social and “rude” employees, old methods.