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ALDI Overview

Batavia, IL (US)
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Grocery Shops & Supermarkets
Unknown / Non-Applicable

Walmart, Lidl, Kroger

As one of America’s favorite grocers, we believe in providing the best value and quality in everything we do. For our 45+ million customers each month, we bring them the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices every day. For our employees, we provide ... Read more

ALDI Reviews

  • Helpful (593)

    "Not for the faint of heart but being able to keep up in this demanding, fast paced retail environment has it's perks."

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Sugar Land, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Sugar Land, TX (US)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ALDI full-time (Less than a year)


    + industry leading wages
      Associates - $12/hr, Shift Mgr - $16/hr,
      SMT - $23/hr, Store Manager - $75,000+/yr
    + great work environment
    + excellent training
    + health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k
    + 40-50 hr/wk with paid overtime

    Very fast paced so work hours fly by.
    I loved working at Aldi. The pay was great! Benefits great! Was training to be a store manager so a lot was expected of me but I was totally up for it. My store manager loved my work, associates loved my fairness, customers loved me.


    + work/life balance
    + walked 28,000 steps/day!!!

    Never thought I would be fired for clocking in only minutes late!!

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to reconsider their firing practice. Totally unfair to be fired by somebody who has never seen you or your work. Voluntary turnaround is out of control due to work load. I get it, its not for everyone, but value those that you do have. I was looking forward to putting in 15-20 years of my life into this company while I watched the average employee last only 3-5. Not disgruntled, more like heartbroken :'-(

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ALDI Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Helpful (8)  

    Graduate Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at ALDI in May 2020.


    Fairly straight forward but must prepare in advance (not too much that you sound robotic though!)
    The process consisted of filling out quite a long application form (that you can keep revisiting - don't need to do it all at once). Then the psychometric tests (verbal, numerical and diagrammatic). You will have practise questions beforehand. If successful, there is a video interview (which is recorded and your answers are timed - 30,60 or 90 secs replies). Questions are below.
    If successful, you will go to the assessment centre. Due to COVID-19, I have been offered the alternative of another Video Interview where I will have to do a 3 min presentation on a given topic (prepared in advance), followed by a competency-based interview with an ALDI assessor for the remaining time. I am not sure what to expect in this stage, but have been successful so far.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Please could you confirm your name and preferred location
      2. Briefly introduce yourself. We are interested to hear where you live, where and what you studied and what you are doing now.
      3. Tell us why you're interested in working for ALDI
      4. What has interested you when researching for the company?
      5. What do you think you'll be doing furing the short, medium and long term of the Area Manager Training Program?
      6. Why do you think you'll be suited to this role?
      7. Can you recall a specific situation where your drive and motivation helped you to acheieve an ambitious outcome?
      8. Provide us with an example of a high standard you have set yourself and achieved.
      9. Can you tell us which steps you took to ensure that this high standard was achieved?   Answer Question
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ALDI Awards & Accolades

  • 2019 National Top Workplace, Energage, 2019
  • 2019 Indeed Best Places to Work: Compensation & Benefits, Indeed, 2019
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