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Aldi Careers - good choice or not?

We ask our readers to share their stories and accounts if they made it through any of the steps involved with the Aldi careers process.  Below is what one ex-employee had to say.

I worked at an Aldi store in Greenville, South Carolina from early 2015 until late 2017 when I moved to Philadelphia.  The particular store I worked at was the White Horse Road location, towards the western side of Greenville, South Carolina.  While my experience was mostly possible, I’d like to lay out what I liked and didn't like about the job.  I started working there under new management, so the first few weeks were very disorganized and we lacked proper training.  I initially worked as a cashier, though I later helped with doing some of the small managerial tasks (I was never given a formal management or assistant manager title, I was just interested in getting some experience in this field).  

Working at the store itself was very nice because people were usually happy to come grocery shop at a store where they could get quality products at a fraction of the price of our competitors (the large stores, I won't name).    Being a cashier gave me an opportunity to ask the customer questions as I did the super fast check-out, and I found most of the interactions to be positive.  I really appreciate the fact that as cashiers we don't have the responsibility of bagging people's food, instead we are able to quickly scan them and put them in a cart for them so that they can bag it themselves. I found this to be a brilliant way to save time and money on the company side, as well as a way to pass the savings down to the customer. 

I did have some bad experiences with this aspect of the job.  Some of the newer or first time customers did not understand that they would have to bag their own food and did not come prepared for this. We sold them bags, which they were always reluctant to buy since they were not all that cheap.  I sometimes got the type of customers who expected me to bag their food and when I started putting it in a new cart for them, they would act surprised, and sometimes even angry or frustrated.  I think we eventually did a better job of providing some signage throughout the store to alert customers of how we do business at ALDI.  That seemed to do the trick. 

I found my co-workers to be mostly positive and happy with their job.  The range of people here was pretty diverse.  I had co workers who were young kids, some were older people who had retired and were bored at home.  I even had a co-worker who was a military veteran, which I really respected ALDI for hiring and giving him a good paying job (he was actually our shift manager).  I would recommend this job to someone who wants to work a few hours on the side like on a weekend, but unless you have no formal education or a developed skill, I can't see most ALDI stores paying enough to make up the cost of living, especially in some of the larger cities. 

Since I worked full time, I did have access to full medical coverage, which was above average in comparison to some of the other companies in the area.  I didn't really have any complaints in that aspect.  As far as the negatives, there seems to be no real incentive to learn new skills or develop into a better employee. I think people are mostly busy with their tasks and there is little room or time to develop one's skill set at this company.   I'm not sure if this is just that ALDI, or if it’s a company-wide thing, but it's something I noticed with me and people who had been at the same position for 8+ years.  Overall, it's a good company which creates many jobs and I am happy to have been a part of it for a few years.

I worked at an Aldi store in Greenville, South Carolina from early 2015 until late 2017 when I moved to Philadelphia. The particular store I worked at was the White Horse Road location, towards the western side of Greenville, South Carolina. While my experience was mostly possible, I’d like to lay out what I liked and didn’t like about the job. I started working there under new management, so the first few weeks were very disorganized and we lacked proper training. I initially worked as a cashier, though I later helped with doing some of the small managerial tasks (I was never given a formal management or assistant manager title, I was just interested in getting some experience in this field). Working at the store itself was very nice because people were usually happy to come grocery shop at a store where they could get quality products at a fraction of the price of our competitors (the large stores, I won’t name). Being a cashier gave me an opportunity to ask the customer questions as I did the super fast check-out, and I found most of the interactions to be positive. I really appreciate the fact that as cashiers we don’t have the responsibility of bagging people’s food, instead we are able to quickly scan them and put them in a cart for them so that they can bag it themselves. I found this to be a brilliant way to save time and money on the company side, as well as a way to pass the savings down to the customer. I did have some bad experiences with this aspect of the job. Some of the newer or first time customers did not understand that they would have to bag their own food and did not come prepared for this. We sold them bags, which they were always reluctant to buy since they were not all that cheap. I sometimes got the type of customers who expected me to bag their food and when I started putting it in a new cart for them, they would act surprised, and sometimes even angry or frustrated. I think we eventually did a better job of providing some signage throughout the store to alert customers of how we do business at ALDI. That seemed to do the trick. I found my co-workers to be mostly positive and happy with their job. The range of people here was pretty diverse. I had co workers who were young kids, some were older people who had retired and were bored at home. I even had a co-worker who was a military veteran, which I really respected ALDI for hiring and giving him a good paying job (he was actually our shift manager). I would recommend this job to someone who wants to work a few hours on the side like on a weekend, but unless you have no formal education or a developed skill, I can’t see most ALDI stores paying enough to make up the cost of living, especially in some of the larger cities. Since I worked full time, I did have access to full medical coverage, which was above average in comparison to some of the other companies in the area. I didn’t really have any complaints in that aspect. As far as the negatives, there seems to be no real incentive to learn new skills or develop into a better employee. I think people are mostly busy with their tasks and there is little room or time to develop one’s skill set at this company. I’m not sure if this is just that ALDI, or if it’s a company-wide thing, but it’s something I noticed with me and people who had been at the same position for 8+ years. Overall, it’s a good company which creates many jobs and I am happy to have been a part of it for a few years.