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Very physically challenging with long shifts

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Be prepared to work up to 12 hour shifts, sometimes longer. Schedules are often posted a day or two in advance so having any personal plans is difficult. The stores run on being as "efficient" as possible. That means there's very few people employees at each location and dew people on duty at any time. If someone calls out you're going to have a bad time. They will often call other stores to try to get employees to cover at other locations who have call outs so expect to be asked to travel fairly frequently especially as a shift manager or manager trainee. Shifts can either be 4am/5am to 2pm/3pm or 1pm/2pm to 11pm/12am. During these shifts you will be on your feet the entire time throwing stock while trying to be back up cashier and cleaning crew. You will get one 30 minute break. Upper management is constantly changing. The district managers move a lot or just quit. When they train Manager Trainee's they are moved from one store to another pretty frequently. They'll move the store manager to another store to give Manager Trainee's opportunities to run a store. It makes for very unstable stores, practices, scheduling, and expectations.

Pros

Ok pay

Cons

Short breaks, long shifts, travel, poor training
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Quick paced and positive work place.

A typical shift is rather physical, fairly fast paced and keeps everyone busy, from start to end. The sentiment between associates and management is positive, and management does their best to be flexible with one's work/life balance.

Pros

Positive work environment and benefits.

Cons

Rude customers
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Not too bad

Aldi is a very fast paced work environment. The pay and hours are good. Management is okay. Only 2-3 employees working at a time. Off on some holidays.
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Fast paced

Great culture and upper management. A lot of team work. Fast-paced and rewarding. Schedule is never the same so work/life balance is pretty hard to find.
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not worth the money

too stressful not worth it the amount of money doesn’t compare to the amount of stress you get put onto you with time limits and they always expect a lot out of you without providing the training for it. also gets boring very quickly you do a lot of the same things every day

Pros

good pay for a part time job

Cons

no work life balance
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always starts good

you can’t beat the competitive wage but no amount of money is worth all the extra stress they add on for no reason. there is a lot of things i could change about the work culture but unfortunately they like to do it the head office way and not get much input from employees
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Productive and fun

Overall good pay and team, sometimes stressful and physically overwhelming however the time does pass quickly and you are always happy to be going home.
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Lots of Work Not Enough Money

I don't know how working for Aldi is now but it isn't the best place to work unless you are looking to be very active running around the store lifting heavy boxes.
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High pressure and unachievable expectations

I regret the years I spent working for Aldi. I did not know how stressed and overworked physically and mentally I was until I left. Worst job I have ever had.
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Productive and fast paced

Working at Aldi was something I consider a privilege. Fast paced environment with ample opportunity to move up in the company. Started as a selector and moved to shift supervisor. Lots of on hands training with great pay and benefits. Only downside was hours were severely inconsistent.
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Not a good company but great people

Aldi as a company is terrible to work for. Continuously pushing us to get more and more done in a day without allowing more time. Being an RSM is not worth the tiny pay increase. When any other manager is in the store we're paid the same as a store assistant with three times the responsibility, our pay only increases when there's no other manager in the store and it's only an extra $9 (for example is equates to roughly an extra $50 for a closing shift and even less for an opening shift.) The only good thing I have to say about Aldi is the bond you create with your colleagues. There's a reason Aldi has such a high turn over for employees.
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Very physical work environment. No employee discount.

I enjoyed working at Aldi, However; It was a very physically demanding job. Usually, only 5 people working on a shift and we are responsible for everything from customer service to unloading pallets and stocking shelves. My back still aches.

Pros

Good people

Cons

Too physically demanding
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All the hard work and overtime is not worth the pay or to stay.

What is the best part of working at the company?The pay and benefits is decent What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Overwhelmed, overworked and understaffed with no positive feedback or appreciation from leadersWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Everyone for themselves and low moralWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Stress and overwhelmed. Customers are nice. Leaders are tyrants
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Running away for Aldi

A lot of manual tasks, you don't have time to help personnel or customers, so bad pay for all the jobs you need to make every day and all the responsibility and the payment is so bad; terrible culture in Aldi is so toxic.

Pros

None

Cons

A lot
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Ever changing work environment

Very fast paced, constantly understaffed and held to sales goals that you have no control over. Tastes were outlined at the start of each day but many many more were added on as the day progressed. The work is not terrible for the day however every single thing you do is timed for efficiency.

Pros

Shift length

Cons

Cult like mentality once employed
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High pay but they work you like a mule

In complete honesty it’s a good job they pay very well but you have to be prepared to be made to feel like your never moving fast enough. Getting direction and corrective criticism from multiple mangers all with different expectations. The scheduling can often be draining having to be at work at 6:00. - 6:30 and to be doing hard physical labor until you leave once you get home your bodies shot and all you want is a nap.

Pros

High pay

Cons

Extremely hard work, toxic work environments
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“Customers are always right” aspect & the ever growing change with the company

Aldi is a great company to work for, people can respect your job. If hired to work at a busy location the job is easy. You’re generally scheduled to do the same task everyday. A smaller store in sales you’re running & covering a lot of bases. Work life can be challenging if you’re full time. Different positions you are expected to respond on your off days & or come in. The company is always finding ways to cut budgets on projects or bring in new systems. An example self serve registers & curbside at some locations

Pros

Fast paced, always learning, pays pretty well, a highly wanted job

Cons

Can be overwhelming, stressful, short staff
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Poor work culture and work-life balance

The company is great at selling you their benefits when you are first hired, but the trade-offs of your health and work-life balance are far from worth it. The culture is extremely toxic in the sense that management is very elitist, and will quickly put down their employees. The place is a constant revolving door for a reason.

Pros

All the typical health and financial benefits of the industry (401k, etc...). Very competitive pay.

Cons

Toxic culture, Elitist management, Poor work-life balance, Demanding on the body, Demoralizing, Revolving door
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Work hard, but make decent money for starting job.

The work was tough. They expect a lot out of you. You will wear many different hats and learn pretty much every aspect of how the store runs, as least that was my experience.
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Great benefits and great environment

I worked there for three years. Started as an associate and was promoted to shift manager within 6 months. I was in college while being a full time shift manager at Aldi and was able to comfortably balance work and school. Extremely flexible work environment. Also shoutout Matt, Gianna, and Shanna from the Levittown location for being great managers to work alongside with. 👍🏼

Pros

Great benefits, flexible schedule

Cons

Understaffed frequently.
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Absolutely deplorable conditions.

What is the best part of working at the company?Nothing at all! Zero consistency.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Changing corporate entities and rules and regulations.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Terrible absolutely no consistency.What is a typical day like for you at the company?You never know what you’re gonna get
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2.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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