ALDI Employee Reviews

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overworked and no respect
Part Time Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Sydney Western Suburbs NSW11 April 2019
Awful place to work.
Horribly understaffed and overworked, the place is run on a skeleton crew doing the jobs of ten people with only 4.
Zero respect or work culture, honestly the most unenjoyable job ive ever had, terrible work life balance.
Pros
none
Cons
over worked and no respect
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my time at aldi
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Sydney Northern Suburbs NSW9 April 2019
Only worked there for a short period , i enjoyed the work and my fellow workers who would always offer a lending hand to train me. I was answering customer questions, replenishing stock and cleaning.
Pros
the people
Cons
none
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work
Deputy (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW1 April 2019
pays well but not good management. plus many physically challenging work. busy days can be hectic because of the amount of staff provided. pays well however it comes with challenges
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Good working conditions
Palletiser (Former Employee) –  Baden-Württemberg27 March 2019
ALDI provides a lot in Germany was really flexible in working times.
nice team, but not the best orgaisation.
i enjoyed the work it was physical hard work but ok if you are fit and yung
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productive workplace
Pick Packer (Former Employee) –  Derrimut VIC26 March 2019
Productive and the job is not too bad as long as you are trained well. The staff are very accommodating and you can approach them when you are in doubt. Very helpful.
Pros
I love the schedule example the time you start and finish. (when you're casual)
Cons
no guarantee if you can be a permanent worker
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Could have done something better with my life
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bentleigh VIC12 March 2019
Fast paced and required heaps of upper body strength for packing shelves in bulk. Store manager was a pig who would insult you and swear at you in front of customers and stared at you hiding in an aisle off to the side thinking you couldn’t see him. I could have better spent my time doing a more menial job than working for ALDI.
Pros
I got to work at a store location 5 mins from home
Cons
Store manager vile rude pervert
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Unrealistic expectations (do not work for this company)
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Western Australia8 March 2019
Minimal staff resulting in you having to do everything insanely fast there’s no time to catch your breath.

Only had two people for specials nights, customers yelling (why don’t they put more staff on) & getting angry at us because sometimes will have to wait over 5 minutes to be served.

You had to be incredibly fast you will either sink or swim and mamangement don’t care about you.

I couldn’t even take a full break most days because when it was busy I had to go on tills even though I’m eating.

If you do something that’s not up to Aldi standards you will get in trouble. There’s time management sheets to make sure you are within Aldi time frame allocated.

The turn over rate is massive and I don’t blame anyone that leaves. You leave because you had enough of the politics and unfairness you received everyday even though you tried your hardest.

I can’t reconmend working at Aldi unless you want to sacrifice your livelihood, mental and physical health.
Pros
Pay was good
Cons
Unrealistic expectations
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Great way to move up in the world
TRAINEE STORE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Benalla VIC2 March 2019
I found that Aldi are a great company to work for who offer advancements to competent applicants/staff to benefit not only the company but the employee
Pros
great wages
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Horrible
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC26 February 2019
Horrible. Spent 3 years and never promoted from within always got people from outside. Constant work on weekends 8-9 hour shifts meaning you have little time for friends/family/partners.
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working there was good
Store assistant (Former Employee) –  Melton VIC25 February 2019
aldi is a good retailer to work for. stable position. good work environment most important the skills you learn to run and maintain a super market are given to all store assistants.
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productive work area always busy. never a dull moment. i was always excited to turn up to work.
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Beenleigh QLD19 February 2019
great team to work with
always happy to see each other and always lend a hand if needed or asked.
welcome customers everyday by saying hi and good morning
Pros
great pay, friendly
Cons
strict procedures.
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Heavy physically demanding job with unrealistic expectations
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Mudgee NSW17 February 2019
They pay you more as they don't pay for another 5 employees. So you have to do five times more to earn little extra. If you have no other option then take it or find something else.
Pros
Little high salary
Cons
Nothing else
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Great company and workplace
Store Assistant (Current Employee) –  Queensland13 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.
Pros
Excellent pay, great training, work isnt ridiculously hard, treated well
Cons
Rotating roster
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Hard work, but rewarding pay
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) –  Brookvale NSW10 February 2019
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.
Pros
Good pay, well looked after, challenging
Cons
Hard physical work, little or no sick cover, not very flexible with families
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Busy and productive work place
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  NSW31 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
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never work there
Part time position as a Deputy Manager (Former Employee) –  Rosebud VIC18 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.
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Fast paced active work environment with opportunities for progress
Deputy Manager (Current Employee) –  Beaconsfield VIC13 January 2019
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
Pros
Active work environemnt, opportunities for progress
Cons
long hours, physically taxing, progress is slow
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no work life balance
ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Hastings6 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
Pros
Pay
Cons
no work life balance
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Fast paced Retail
Store All-Rounder (Current Employee) –  NSW3 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.
Pros
Competitive wage
Cons
Physically draining
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Fast paced warehouse
Warehouse Operator (Former Employee) –  Derrimut VIC12 December 2018
The work as enjoyable and the other workers were good but management was not. They fired you if you did not suck up to them even if you were good at your job.
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