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288 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 3.8Recommendation: 66%
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288 employees rated this employer with an average of 3.8 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

174 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 88 reviews.

They don’t care about their employees!!!! They are only concerned about the bottom line-profit.

1.5
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Aldi in Batavia, IL.

What I like

Nothing

What I dislike

Employees were never allowed to call I sick. They had to come to work even if they were puking. Employees were made to feel guilty if they experienced a death in their family and wanted to take time off. Restrictions were placed on time off requests. Compensation is definitely below where it should be. The company claims to have a community interest but refused to support any local nonprofits.

Suggestions for improvement

Allow more staff to be present during each shift to decrease the stress level. Allow more open communication between different levels. Listen to the associates as they see and do everything and are worked the hardest. BE FAIR!

Company Culture

It’s all about the money.

Company Image

They seem to be spending my money promoting the company image which is very surprising considering how CHEAP they are with their resources.

Work-Life Balance

After working there you are too tired to have a personal life. Your family suffers from your unhappiness at work!

Career Development

Their is little room for advancement. Promotions come with much higher expectations and little compensation.

Handicapped Accessibility

There is one wheelchair available.

Overall compensation for your work

Very poor. There is a cap on earnings and they want you to feel fortunate is they give you 5 cents for every hour worked in a year as a “bonus.”

Workplace Safety

Their only concern is that you wear steel toed shoes. Take risks and cutting corners is a high priority.

Teamwork

Consider yourself lucky if you are allowed to expect something from a co-worker.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Your age is never factored in. Either you can do the job or you can’t.

Support from management

They don’t care about your well being and are upset if you get injured on the job even though it is because of their poor working conditions and high expectations of productivity. They try to make your feel guilty for wanting to take time off to hea

Office / Work Environment

It is very stressful work environment. High demands with zero recognition for a job well done.

Challenging Work

Very high physical demands. Emotionally draining dealing with mean customers and demanding managers.

Job Security

There is no job security. They accumulate information about an employee without their knowledge and then let the hammer drop. The employee never sees it coming.

Internal Communication

The employees are rarely informed about internal matters, that is, of course, until they make a mistake from lack of information.

Freedom to work independently

Your are expected to work independently but be prepared for criticism if not done to their standards which change frequently depending on the current manager.


Inclusive / Diverse

Environmental Friendliness

Gender Equality

Great company

3.2
Recommended
EmployeeWorked in Finance at Aldi in Dayton, OH at the time of review.

What I like

Nice customers every day

What I dislike

Strict on punctuality

Suggestions for improvement

Increase pay per hour


Company Culture

Work-Life Balance

Teamwork

Internal Communication

Gender Equality

I hate my job.

2.0
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked in Logistics/materials management at Aldi in Batavia, IL at the time of review.

What I like

The money.,

What I dislike

The disconnect between management and store level needs.

Suggestions for improvement

Hire older people with experience.


Company Culture

Company Image

Work-Life Balance

Career Development

Handicapped Accessibility

Overall compensation for your work

Inclusive / Diverse

Environmental Friendliness

Workplace Safety

Teamwork

Attitude towards older colleagues

Support from management

Office / Work Environment

Challenging Work

Job Security

Internal Communication

Gender Equality

Freedom to work independently

I started as a cashier and was promoted to shift manager. They do not pay their shift managers higher rate all the time.

3.3
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Aldi in Dunkirk, NY.

What I like

No job is perfect but I found to have a great time working with my coworkers. I made several friends from my employment there. The job was hard but rewarding. The hours were long but at the end of the day it was time well spent. It was the type of job where when you leave you definitely feel like you had a hard days work. I personally like doing a job that when I leave I know I earned my pay. I am a believer if you can't have fun at work then what's the point. As a shift manager I ways tried to make the day go as smooth as possible for my staff and make it so we were getting our job done but also having fun, in an appropriate work setting manor.

What I dislike

There were of course times when I was unhappy with the job. The team leader was a very immoral person. They did many inappropriate things while at work. They did not treat every employee with the same respect. They would talk about employees to other staff members and occasionally show up for work intoxicated. I feel as though upper management just ignored this behavior and were unwilling to reprimand them for this.

Suggestions for improvement

I believe the company should make more opportunities for growth in house. If an employee is looking to move up and advance and the employee is suitable for a position then appropriate action should be taken to help said employee move forward. They should promote within the company. I also believe they should hold staff accountable for inappropriate behavior.

Company Culture

A team is only as good as it's leader. The leader of the store wasn't very good to the employees

Company Image

They were a good company to work for.

Work-Life Balance

The manager would make special arrangements for employees with children or their favorite employees. The rest of the crew suffered because of this.

Career Development

Not much room for growth.

Handicapped Accessibility

The handicap parking was not very close to the building and when asked for better spaces the company did nothing to accommodate.

Overall compensation for your work

The pay recieved was little to compared to how hard I was expected to work.

Inclusive / Diverse

They were open to thoughts and ideas.

Environmental Friendliness

Not much of that went on.

Workplace Safety

We all were trained in all measures of safety

Teamwork

There were obvious separation between favorite employees. It makes for a somewhat hostile environment.

Attitude towards older colleagues

No one was treated differently due to age.

Support from management

For the most part.

Office / Work Environment

The facility always had adequate lighting and safety measures in place

Challenging Work

I enjoyed the challenge. The job was hard work but it felt good.

Job Security

There are no concerns.

Internal Communication

There wasn't much praise for a job well done. But plenty of negative comments on things not well done.

Gender Equality

I worked with all women

Freedom to work independently

Everyone knew the job and what was expected of them.

It's a great company to work for. I love my colleagues, my leadership, and my role.

4.7
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Aldi Inc. in Batavia, IL at the time of review.

What I like

I am in a position where I am encouraged to grow, to make the role my own, and to continuously improve my team. I feel that my leadership poises me for success, appropriately prepares me for meetings, and works hard to help me meet my personal career goals.

What I dislike

Occasionally, the company makes decisions without information "lower-level" employees until the decision is already made. While I understand this is common practice for large companies across the US and the world, there is sometimes frustration communicated among employees who feel that decisions are being made for them without their input.

Suggestions for improvement

Remote working opportunities would be wonderful, many positions don't require an in-office presence every day, and it would be great to have the opportunity to work from home a couple days a week. Would also be nice to receive tuition reimbursement, which is not currently an option.

Company Culture

For the most part, my colleagues are open to sharing information and assisting with projects. I have never run into issues with uncooperative teammates or colleagues when working on a project.

Work-Life Balance

Some projects require a lot of overtime, however, the company is always flexible with doctor's appointments, personal matters, etc.

Overall compensation for your work

I sometimes feel the work I do is above my pay grade, but I do feel as if I am being presented with opportunities to continue to grow and eventually will receive a higher-level position with compensation that matches my workload. Overall, I feel fairly compensated.

Environmental Friendliness

Wish we would recycle our K-Cups, as every break room has a Keurig machine.

Challenging Work

I am currently in a challenging role that I love, I get opportunities to lead, learn new things, and better the company for which I work.

Internal Communication

Occasionally, information is not communicated to "lower-level" employees until decisions are already made, but I imagine this is the same with most companies.

Freedom to work independently

Employees are expected to make their roles their own and to take leadership in their positions.


Company Image

Career Development

Handicapped Accessibility

Inclusive / Diverse

Workplace Safety

Teamwork

Attitude towards older colleagues

Support from management

Office / Work Environment

Job Security

Gender Equality

I like the job I do but I do not like how they are treating the employees

3.2
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at Aldi in New Castle, IN at the time of review.

What I like

I like the challenge of the job I do

What I dislike

I do not like how I have been there for almost 7 years and all of a sudden all of our hours are getting cut

Suggestions for improvement

To think of their employees more and appreciate them


Company Culture

Company Image

Work-Life Balance

Career Development

Handicapped Accessibility

Overall compensation for your work

Inclusive / Diverse

Environmental Friendliness

Workplace Safety

Teamwork

Attitude towards older colleagues

Support from management

Office / Work Environment

Challenging Work

Job Security

Internal Communication

Gender Equality

Freedom to work independently

I cashier, stock, clean, help customers throughout the store, and help with other tasks.

4.8
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Aldi in Gaylord, MI at the time of review.

What I like

I like that they treat their employees and customers well.

What I dislike

Nothing that I can think of right now.

Suggestions for improvement

I'm not sure what improvements could be made.


Company Culture

Company Image

Work-Life Balance

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Handicapped Accessibility

Overall compensation for your work

Inclusive / Diverse

Environmental Friendliness

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Attitude towards older colleagues

Support from management

Office / Work Environment

Challenging Work

Job Security

Internal Communication

Gender Equality

Freedom to work independently

Never enough staff. Doesn't give breaks.

2.4
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Aldi in Traverse City, MI.

Suggestions for improvement

Give employees breaks instead of just a paid 30 minute lunch.


Company Culture

Company Image

Work-Life Balance

Career Development

Handicapped Accessibility

Overall compensation for your work

Inclusive / Diverse

Environmental Friendliness

Workplace Safety

Teamwork

Attitude towards older colleagues

Support from management

Office / Work Environment

Challenging Work

Job Security

Internal Communication

Gender Equality

Freedom to work independently

This place is a equal opportunity place and has equal pay for both genders

4.4
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Aldi in Staten Island Junction, NJ.

What I like

This company is a great company to work with and they are always willing to bring you to where u want to see yourself in the future

What I dislike

I disapprove of the uniform colors I feel that we should be able to wear a darker color to draw less art to ourselves when we are mystery shopping

Suggestions for improvement

I feel like more food options from different places in the world should be offered

Company Culture

I believe my team works effortlessly together and that way we prosper

Work-Life Balance

Good pay

Teamwork

We work together as a team

Challenging Work

It can be difficult keeping up with invoices but I love my job

Internal Communication

Successfully made my quoater

Freedom to work independently

They can work independently


Company Image

Career Development

Handicapped Accessibility

Overall compensation for your work

Inclusive / Diverse

Environmental Friendliness

Workplace Safety

Attitude towards older colleagues

Support from management

Office / Work Environment

Job Security

Gender Equality

Un real expectations of employees and dont care about longevity

3.1
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Aldi in Kalamazoo, MI at the time of review.

What I like

Its been a long time since anything positive has happened

What I dislike

Their expectations for productivity

Suggestions for improvement

Raises should be merit based and not on a set scale


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Company Image

Work-Life Balance

Career Development

Handicapped Accessibility

Overall compensation for your work

Inclusive / Diverse

Environmental Friendliness

Workplace Safety

Teamwork

Attitude towards older colleagues

Support from management

Office / Work Environment

Challenging Work

Job Security

Internal Communication

Gender Equality

Freedom to work independently

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