Aldi is a fast growing company, so there are opportunities to progress. Best Aldi's features: - "hands on" managers - very fast phase of working - friendly environment - focus on people - looking after people is a priority for creating good working environment. - approachable management team The most challenging part of the job are very early shift starts and decisions making under a pressure of time. Aldi provide a full training on any level and job is very rewarding. It helps you develop your skills and learn your strengths and weaknesses.
Keeping up with Pick rates can be tough and can be very hard work. Although the hours are based on an 8 hour shift, this is not usually the case. if work is don't you go home early (not paid) and if not finished you could be doing up to 3 hours extra each night, no negotiations. Management are good when you need help or advice and always available to ask any questions The most enjoyable part of my day is achieving the daily picks required.
Selector (Former Employee) – Chelmsford – 16 April 2018
this is a good place to work and you get free hot drinks on your break but there are very long days starting very early in the morning. you know what time you start but you dont know when you finish until halfway though the day and you have a very high personal target to meet when picking.
Free hot drinks
Long hours, dont know when you finish until during the day
I didn’t mind working here but it was hard trying to get all the orders in on the time line as most of the time I work as a team so when a college drops there order as it’s come off there palet I always stop and help pick it up with them.
Selector (Current Employee) – Chelmsford, Essex – 24 April 2017
If you like to wake up early and finish work by lunch time it's a very good place to work. Bad things are that the pick rate sometimes is just not achievable. But no one wants to know about it... I was told by my line manager that I can get a disciplinary if I don't reach the target, witch is 300 cases an hour. So you really have to manage every minute of your work... Sometimes even going to toilet can get you in to trouble, because you will lose your pick rate...
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) – Chelmsford – 27 January 2017
once you get in to the rhythm of picking and packing its ok, but it does make your back ache, all the bending and lifting. the people are lovely and you soon start learning new language's. when you first start you are taught how to drive an order picker truck its just a shame that you don't get a certificate for it and the same with their other trucks.
working at aldi can be a rewarding experience with regard to the fair wage they offer, at £9.91 starting wage and a raise every year they pay well for the job described. However you are expected to keep to high standards and targets that sometimes can be very hard to meet, you can not have an 'off day' without being scrutinised and often those who regularly meet targets but dont for one or two days are questioned more than those who dont meet them for weeks on end which can be frustrating. This is also a very labour intensive job so although you finish early most days (any time from around 12 till 3) you will be very tired (also early starts) so is hard to do much else with your day, you will also be working maybe 3 weekends out of every 4 so you will not get much free time. with reference to the above Aldi can be a place to progress wether it be from warehouse operative to aisle deputy and then on to a section leader but to do this you must go above and beyond, regularly work outside your shift pattern and be expected to work almost every weekend, for me this is not worth it but for others it may be the ideal career choice.
free fruit, mostly early finishes
highly labour intensive, work most weekend, early starts, expected to work overtime even if its not compulsory.
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) – Chelmsford, Essex – 11 January 2017
generally the days at ALDI were very fast paced and physically demanding, I learned how to order pick using a lollop truck. the management always tried their best to help me out if I had an issue. I enjoyed working alongside my colleagues as I made some close friends. the hardest part of the job was, keeping a consistent fast pace. my favourite part of the job was how quickly the time went as I was working hard.
Stock Assistant (Former Employee) – Chelmsford Region – 23 May 2016
Worked nights as part of a "team" although no-one spoke to each other. Deliveries were always too big for the team on hand. Starting at 11 and finishing at 6 (Didn't finish at 6 whilst I was there) Only plus side was the wage but it doesn't match up to the work you have to do.