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Fast-paced working environment.
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Rochdale, Greater Manchester16 May 2018
Well-paid job. Productivity is a priority, meaning that hitting targets set by your store is essential. Days go by fairly quickly as it is a busy environment.
Pros
Paid breaks
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2.0
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Fine for the pay but ultimately not worth it
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Havant, Hampshire15 May 2018
Working at Aldi is extremely hard work, physically and emotionally. The pay is excellent for retail or service work, but this is totally outweighed by robotic management that could not care less about the fact that you're a human being with needs and things to worry about besides work. Very demanding, very stressful. At the beginning, their ethos of high productivity and efficiency (how they keep their prices so low!) seems like a great idea, and it is, but the human cost of this is enormous. Aldi expect the job to be your life, and if you aren't willing to sacrifice your personal life to be fully committed to your job, then you are seen as a lesser human being.
Pros
Excellent pay
Cons
Robotic management
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4.0
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Exciting
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Leicester14 May 2018
always something new
new people everyday
fun place to work
everyone is nice
good food
cheap food
amazing pay
pay rise every year
all different shifts
sometimes 4 sometimes 10 hours
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4.0
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High Effort, high reward
Store Assistant (Current Employee) –  Telford, Shropshire13 May 2018
I've been working for Aldi for 8 months now, at first I want sure I would like it as I never thought I'd go into retail. However its exactly the sort of pace I enjoy. Its almost nonstop, due there are a few times when you can slow down but most stores are fairly fast paced. The stores use smaller teams to get the job done, so there no chance for slacking off. While you do work harder than some other jobs it's reflected in the pay, as of April 2018 I'm in £8.85 an hour that's the lowest a store Assistant is paid, that's regardless of age. For that money you should be going nonstop. The interview is nice and straightforward with them telling you what to expect. After your first interview you go for a trail soft so the store manager can see how well you do and how committed you are to the job. After that if you pass its contract signing. The how recruitment process for me took less than a month from application to starting. And I've lived every minute since
Pros
High pay, close knit group
Cons
Hard work
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2.0
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well paid but low store morale and poor area manager leadership
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  norflok11 May 2018
every day is very hard work and with very little support from area manager team , if you do not hit unrealistic KPI you are put under extreme pressure
Pros
great salary great benefits
Cons
48hrs plus travelling no support
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3.0
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Hard working environment
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  North East9 May 2018
This job is not easy, for anyone going into this job thinking it is a walk in the part, its not the job for you. The job requires you to be on your feet at all times running about with a sense of urgency. The work life balance does not go well when you work every other day for a week all night shifts, you don't get time for yourself hardly. The staff and management were all friendly and really nice people however the job requires more than I could handle. However, knowing that you were a part of a small team that helped reach daily, weekly and monthly targets made you feel good to be a part of it.
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5.0
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great place
Store manager (Former Employee) –  Essex9 May 2018
brilliant place to work, great team work and great potential to succeed in the company. great leadership from above and really reward staff for doing a good job
Pros
great pay
Cons
long hours
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2.0
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shcoking
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fazakerley9 May 2018
Not great work and home is unevenly balnced, management beyond their reach and above all just rude. Apprenticeship scheme was a complete disaster and not what I expected.
Pros
nothing
Cons
everything
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4.0
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You are pushed to achieve higher than you thought you could
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Carnforth8 May 2018
Overall a fantastic work environment. Tough targets to meet but when you meet them you get a massive sense of achievement. I enjoyed my time here and enjoyed getting paid to get fit!
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4.0
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The company itself is OK...
Store Assistant (Current Employee) –  Westbury5 May 2018
The company and idea of the business is ok, however the stores are responsible for looking after the staff, and a lot of the time this doesn't happen.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Impractical hours for child care, the store management can be very "clickey" and secular, small 30 mins break for 10 hour shift, people who smoke get bigger breaks overall than those who don't smoke.
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5.0
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Productive and enjoyable work
Shop Assistant - Part Time (Current Employee) –  Aviemore, Highland2 May 2018
Stocking shelves
Serving and assisting customers
Till operations
De carding
Retaining stock

Aldi staff are all very hard working

Management are very helpful and also do the same job as shop assistants

Good work culture

The pace you have to work at

Customer satisfaction
Pros
God wages
Cons
None
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1.0
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Not the best place to work
Store Assistant (Part-time) (Former Employee) –  Wolverhampton, West Midlands30 April 2018
not a nice place to work. The money is good per hour but you will never get full time hours...only part time. Everything you do is timed and they don't give you enough time to complete the job!
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2.0
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Woorking enviriment is very efficient, there is a form of fun however is up to the store management to organise and is self financed.
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  New Malden, Greater London28 April 2018
Company operate on very high efficiency, and is very productive,

However therre is not any team building exersises organised by the company.

is up to the management to organise outings and is financed by the staff who want to attend
Pros
Great pay benifit, Fantasstic experience
Cons
Long hours of work, Not enough staff
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5.0
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Great place to work
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Garrison24 April 2018
Great place to work, make friends that you will keep for life. Learn so many new skills and about the company. Always a friendly work environment, all stores are like a mini family.
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3.0
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hardworking atmosphere
Deputy Store Manager (Current Employee) –  bristol24 April 2018
a standard day is min 8 hour shifts and longest is 10 hours from early morning to midnight .

extremely fast pace and have to be constantly on the go.

Short breaks
Cons
long hours, unpredictable hours
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3.0
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Hard work, always kept on your toes!
Stock Assistant (Former Employee) –  Heanor, Derbyshire23 April 2018
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!
Pros
salary
Cons
short, no breaks, exhausting and unsociable hours
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4.0
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It’s ok if it’s what you want to do
Store Assistant (Current Employee) –  Forfar, Angus and Dundee23 April 2018
It’s a hard environment with lots of things that could take a motivated person and grind them down to a drone.

They say it’s an easy environment to progress in, sadly that only seems to be the case if you’re a favourite with the management.

Hard work is rewarded with more work since you’ll spend time making up for lazier staff.

I can however confirm that usually the management are good people and work closely with the other staff members which brings a feeling of closeness all round.
Pros
Guaranteed hours and decent hourly rate
Cons
The work is hard, the targets are a little unfair and progression seems blocked to all but the managements favourites
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ok, good money, hard work
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Airdrie21 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.
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4.0
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Store Assistant/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Fareham, Hampshire18 April 2018
I applied for a store assistant vacancy; Application refused because I've already applied for same job earlier his year. You can't reapply for work at Aldi within a 12 month period.
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Efficent, family and different
Store assistant September (Current Employee) –  Clacton-on-Sea, Essex17 April 2018
Overall, Aldi is a fun growing retail business. The company has had many years of trade and is expanding on a massive scale. However they still have room to learn and trial new things.
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