Productive and Fun Work Place
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Hatfield, Hertfordshire – 20 February 2020
Aldi is a fast paced, well organised and simple organisation to work for. They have a solid system which does promote a people first approach in terms of salary and in the initial stage progression. The main skills learned in the role are how to organise a medium sized retail operation and specifically for me a mastery in the operation of the Aldi computer generated ordering system which assisted me in my most recent role.
The main negatives of the role: The company has a very rigid culture and this is displayed with its choice of candidates at a senior level. Progression is possible throughout the role, however from what some of my colleagues informed me (I never went through the process) promotion within stores is based around a popularity contest. The candidate which is most in favor with the Area Manager at the time is given progression opportunities and on some occasions this overtook the need for skill in the role.
Positives of the role: The company was very rigid to its working time directives even with a salary contract I felt very protected from overwork at all times.
Work life balance is incredible versus what I have seen in other companies
Progression is limited - You could not get past Store Manager inside the store pyramid.