Was a very fast paced and often challenging place to work, with minimal breaks and maximum effort required for the entirety of every shift. Stock replenishment was timed and management were constantly on your back, with no time to take a breath, but that all comes with the great hourly rate!
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Airdrie – 21 April 2018
always give part time hours but there is always more available, you must be very hands on a pro active. stores are always short staffed but that's why the wages are higher than most retail positions, as you will be expected to carry out lots of different duties on a typical day. there are strict timescales which must be adhered to as well, some are hard when you first start but things do get easier the more you work at it.
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
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Northampton, Northamptonshire – 7 April 2018
I worked for Aldi for about 1 year. I have to say that I was really happy with the company. Colleagues are nice and hard workers. Even the management is nice what is really unusual in these days. The job is well paid and the working hours basically depends on you. If u want you can do progress really quick. My only cons are not really the company's fault so I won't write it to the "Cons" section but I must mention that you need a lot of patience when you dealing with costumers. Aldi is one of the cheapest so many of the costumers come from the "living on benefits level" or simply just stupid. People do "amazing" things, making the shop really messy every day. Of course there are many nice costumers as well. After all it is a good place to work full with opportunities.
HGV Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) – Neston, Cheshire – 6 March 2018
Aldi has the potential to be a brilliant company to work for which is ruined by poor man management staff. I was promoted during my time there and ended up leaving because of the way I was treated. The salary is great (I was a hgv driver) but being unfairly treated outweighed the money side of things.
Store Assistant (Current Employee) – Preston – 28 February 2018
A very fast paced workplace but do reward with the pay rate for someone my age. A typical day is very well run by the deputy, store and area managers. it is easy to communicate with management and form good relationships. They offer good benefit schemes for workers.
Stock Assistant (Former Employee) – York City, North Yorkshire – 27 February 2018
Overall Aldi is not a bad company to work for, The pay is better than most retail outlets, and the bond you make with your fellow colleagues can last a lifetime. once you get your working mentality to the same level its a great job and career opportunity, but make no mistake, it is hard work and very fast paced. i would always recommend people to have a go, but bare in mind, not everyone is suited to the Aldi way.
my only regret is for not sticking to my guns, an biding my time till promotion.
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – annerley – 26 February 2018
working at ALDI can be fun when you have a goo team/colleagues however it can also be very stressful as they do not have cleaners so you will have to multitask and make sure you hit the speed till target every time
Deputy Store Manager (Current Employee) – Exeter, Devon – 23 February 2018
chances of promotion are slim unless you've got the face for it. good and bad days working in aldi, can be enjoyable, and sometimes feel like prison and get treated wrong. the amount you have to do passes the time, but for the work and hours you have to do the breaks are so short.
Aldi Stratton Swindon (Former Employee) – Swindon, Wiltshire – 19 February 2018
Disgusting place to work. You are treated like slaves. They don't pay you on time, when they finally do, it's wrong and they wont provide you with a copy of the months hours you have worked. Or they make sure they shred it so there no evidence, then make you out to be a liar. I even had to take them to the Swindon Advisor to make it public on how much money they owe me and refuse to pay it. Scumbags.