Store Assistant (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 3 June 2018
I have been a Store Assistant in Aldi for 5 years and I would say it is a very friendly place to work. Typically you do both work on the shopfloor and the tills which can sometimes be intense because by the time you get to your till, at least one customer will ask you something on the way. Everything is targeted, from how long you have to spend working on a pallet (different sections have different targets) to how many items per hour you need to scan on the till. A big problem is lack of staff, especially after they built more Aldi stores. Some of the managers are hired straight for the manager position and do not know many essencial aspects of the job, but do not accept feedback from their team very well. Because Aldi is a discount supermarket, a lot of the customers would act rudely to the staff, try to cut corners and argue; cashiers have to be wary of things hidden under baby buggies, trolleys and baskets, ask if bags customers use are new or old (because in Aldi, as in many other stores, you have to pay for bags, DUH!!!), put their trolleys the right way so that they can just slide the products in and not hold the ques which can be massive. We often have to call the security as people don't understand it is part of the job to ask them certain things, some take it personally and make a scene. I just wish they were more understandinng of the whole work process and stop giving us attitude and look down on us. I get stereotyped a lot because I am Eastern European and have an accent. On the other hand, pay is very good, increasing with time spent in the company, there is roommore... for progression, there is favoritism though, overtime opportunities, and close-knit team!less
paid holiday, friendly colleagues, good pay, transparency
Store Supervisor (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 23 January 2018
They're a good company to work for but you need to work hard to achieve your goals of the day. Everyone is friendly. a typical day at work is morning delivery of short life (stuff that has a short use by date) after the stock from the day before is worked. after delivery you will probably do specials which means putting new items into tables before they need to be put on the shop floor which does not happen until thursday and sunday. after specials, your more likely to be on a till for a shift which is nice. you get to meet and greet customers and have a nice little chat before moving onto the next one. if your not on tills then you will be decrating the store and making sure everything is neat and tidy for the next set of customers to destroy again. during the afternoon there should be a milk and long life (stuff that has a long use by date) delivery which again means doing backstock before doing the new stock. then again the decrating will needed to be done again and by the time your part way through your shift should end.
Sales Advisor (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 16 January 2018
Managers were very patronising, condescending if you like. I worked here for a year during which I was very stressed mangers couldn’t seem to provide me a task for their made up job and hours I were offered were low. In comparisson to every other staff member.
The managers tended to shout out instructions across the shop floor to members of staff, they often said not to speak to customers just point them in the right direction and continue working.
On more than 5 occasions I had customers complain to me about the managers being rude and one even told a customers child to “shut up “
However the pay was good and my colleagues were supportive.
Sale Assistant (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 22 December 2017
Worked in few retail before (like lidl). But Aldi is the worst so far. Good pay but that's about it. Menager changing your clock in hours in system so on the end you are not paid for your overtime. Menager making you to stay and threats you that he will fire u or make you to write your leaving note. Breaks in 8 hours work are just 20 minutes long. Short notice about changes in rota. So unprofessional
Store Manager (Former Employee) – London – 11 August 2017
Very demanding. always lots of things to do at the same time. High pressure on managers to achieve targets. Good rate of pay. All working hours gets recorded accurately so even when working overtime you won't loose it.
Dependiente (Former Employee) – Londres – 13 February 2017
Es un trabajo muy duro, ya que es el supermercado Aldi que cuenta con mayor facturación de toda Europa. En una jornada laboral, tienes que servir a los clientes en la caja y bien puedes seguir toda tu jornada en caja o tener que moverte a la tienda a reponer, en función de la demanda de clientes. He aprendido dos idiomas estando ahí, como son el inglés y el italiano. Además de aprender a coordinarse y a trabajar bajo mucha presión. Se trata de Aldi Supermarket situado en el corazón de Kilburn High Road, que es un barrio al Noroeste de Londres. La parte más complicada era atender las quejas de los clientes ya que eran muy exigentes y alli en Londres el servicio al cliente funciona de manera muy diferente. Lo que más me gustaba del trabajo es la multiculturalidad, aprender sobre otras culturas, perfeccionar mis idiomas y perfeccionar mi trato al cliente.
Deputy Store Manager (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 8 January 2017
Very busy business model, you get out what you put in. Goal driven, efficiency based. Very hard working team. Challenging as small team, so alot is expected, but this is rewarding too as the team pulls together to get results
Deputy Manager (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 16 December 2016
What I can say I spent there almost 3,6 years,Aldi gives to me a lot of good training they show me how my job is important and also show me the job can be a fun and everyone is the same and we was like a family there.
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – London – 18 November 2016
Fabulous place to work. The pay is excellent, the staff and managers are friendly and easy to get on with. I would however be prepared to work for your excellent pay. We don't just sit on tills scanning shopping all day.
Your day can start as early as 5am and finish at 11pm (of course not in a single shift), you need to put out stock, heavy stock and a lot of it, in only a couple of hours. Throughout the day you replenish this stock as well as running back and forth on the tills. Other different task will be done in-between all that.
However, your day is so busy, you don't even realise the time, it flies by literally. I would defiantly recommend applying they have great benefits and good opportunities to work your way up.
Stock Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 5 November 2016
I was working for ALDI for over a year in the past. My work consisted in filling shelf at night with new prodoucts, products that were sold day before also I was checking if products were not out of date or in poor condition before shop oppening Work wasn`t difficult to be honest I`ve learned a lot about how the things work outside shop working hours. Management always willing to help and we worked in good atmosphere. Also I can`t say nothing bad about other co-workers, people were very friendly and we also tried to do a good team work. The hardest part of the job was always when delivery truck stuck In traffic or something and came late. Then we had to double incoming stock (very time consuming thing to do) and speed up to make sure shop is ready before opening. The most enjoyable part of job was of course a pay day ;)
Store Assistant/ deputy store manager (Current Employee) – london hounslow – 19 August 2016
multitasking every shift, working as a team, focusing on customer service, making plan for the shift and team members, controlling staff , giving tasks , making sure that tasks are given in advance so everyone is aware of the goals and targets
Deputy Manager (Former Employee) – london ilford – 13 July 2016
Great company to work for but really crippled by politics and favouritism. All work no play makes jack a dull boy. Literally you hardly get to do anything else whilst working there. After working here I got married to work, slept with the sofa and played with pallets.
Retail manager .Martin Rsm M'coll (Former Employee) – London, ENG – 5 October 2015
My day start very early at around 5am to sort out the papers and magazines and start getting ready for the opening at 6am.After this the focus is on serving customers and dealing with deliveries in order to make sure that the store is full and nothing is missing.