ALDI
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Good place to work if you have alot of time on your hands hard to progress here sort of if your face fits. Overall however it is a place that offers lots of incentives and bonuses to its staff and It is a place to work where you can feel proud.
Pros
Pay, fun place to work
Cons
Lack of progression
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Disgusting company, revenue, and performance hungry management, you work there like a slave! 0 Pick...which means you don't go home until you pick up all the products from the ground, then you pick up about 300 pallets from the ground! But that wouldn’t be such a problem if they weren’t pushing so much(under pressure) ect..
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Free coffee.
Cons
A lot
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Fast paced, expected to add on more responsibilities. You would be pushed to complete work within the timelines. If your quick and would like to work at a rapid pace, then it is Aldi.
Pros
Engaged in Work
Cons
If your working in zero hours contract, you may not earn an decent pay as they will push other colleagues who are favourable to them, but they will call you to check if you can cover up for some other team members, few leaders are bossy
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Aldi is a great company and they look after their staff where possible. It can be tough going at first but once you get into the swing it is a pretty fun place to work. The only real down fall is the short contracts and the lack of hours available some staff put on to as little as 15 hrs a week, spread over multiple shifts ranging anywhere from 5am to 10pm with only one weeks notice.
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Paid lunch breaks and good hourly pay.
Cons
Awkward shifts.little overtime availiable
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Working for ALDI was a really stressful time. Not only would the management team demand more of you than you were physically capable of, they would often reduce your hours below your contracted hours.Management were unsupportive and unsympathetic on mental health issues and the culture was very stressful and showed very little interest in providing sufficient training or development.
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The office jobs will fit a certain type of person, you are expected to fit the 'Aldi persona', i.e. do as you're told and don't question anything. The processes are very dated and probably haven't changed since the 80s but you are not allowed to question anything or suggest improvements because it is the 'Aldi way'. The work is very monotonous, boring and manual, with no space or opportunity for development.My Director was nice and friendly but generally the culture is very formal, you are not allowed to contact people above your job grade directly, there are some very odd office/job culture rules, it is not a relaxed environment by any means.Some people have been there 20+ years and think they know it all even though it's the only job they've had but were not willing to accept any suggestions on improving processes as you've only been there a short while so your input isn't valued.Pay was excellent which I can only assume was the main reason people were staying there. I personally wouldn't return, it was not a right fit for me.
Pros
Great salary, free fruit, nice offices
Cons
Boring job, no development
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Great to work at for a short term due to the wages (£10+)But don't expect to get any higher than the position you apply for. no matter your time spent with the company/skillset/ability.
Pros
Good wages
Cons
No focus on staff retention
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Be careful at Aldi. If they don't like you, for whatever reason, they will use any excuse to get rid of you. Certain middle management individuals, apparently supported by senior management, will even fabricate blatant lies to backup their actions.
Pros
Wages
Cons
Vindictive superiors
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Management are always under pressure to perform better and meet targets. Unfortunately some managers put all this pressure on their staff instead of taking some of the blame themselves. Work-life balance is non-existent. On till training consists of three test runs, no extra support provided as you are usually the only one on the till.
Pros
Competitive pay
Cons
Long hours, stressful, little training and support
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The managers are unprofessional and rude. You have barely any free time to yourself as you literally finish a shift at midnight then start work at 11:00am the next day. You are told in the interview that 10 hour shifts aren’t given to workers anymore due to them being to long, that is a LIE, my first three shifts were back to back 10 hour shifts. Stay away from this job.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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They basically run a supermarket with 5 staff. The assistants are ran ragged and treated badly by managers who speak to them like rubbish.Don’t do it
Pros
None - the wage is not worth it
Cons
Spoken to badly, made to book full years holidays in January, time targets are not achievable by anyone, sore back, legs, hands. Not worth the cost to your body or mind
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For store colleagues it’s a rewarding well paid job if you can cope with the pace. For management if your face doesn’t fit they can and do manage a high proportion of people out of the business using dubious tactics.
Pros
Well paid
Cons
End up working more than 48 hours to achieve the results expected for free.
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It's a good place to work if you are prepared to work hard. Good salary and pension scheme. Lots of perk's as well. It's a fast paced environment and the day goes quickly. Friendly atmosphere.
Pros
Good money
Cons
Shift pattern
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Targets are set over the first 12 weeks and a regular weekly review with the department manager discussing any issues you may have. After the first 12 weeks you are expected to achieve the final target every week. 3 week rolling rota so you can plan ahead.Good atmosphere across all the warehouse. Nice place to work.
Pros
Early starts and average finish times of 1pm. Good working atmosphere.
Cons
Quite physical. Some days targets are hard to hit.
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As a picker your day starts with orders that you stack on a pallet which is easy enough but when you combine it with the unrealistic targets like your pick rate it makes the job all the more unenjoyable. It’s not as if the work never got done either but if you miss your target by 1 or 2 you are approached in front of everyone and made to feel like cr*p as they quiz you on why you didn’t hit the target. Bearing in mind there’s more than just you on the section and people don’t care if they’re in your way and the equipment can also malfunction which isn’t taken into account. Can’t speak for the other sections but the one I was on is back breaking (Ambient). Management strut around on their high horse thinking they’re the bees knees when in reality they’re under qualified and couldn’t run a p*ss up in a brewery. Most of the people you work with make the job a little enjoyable but that is soon taken away when management get involved. I wouldn’t recommend this job while the people in charge are still there.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Management the job in general.
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Aldi is a good company to work for if you don’t want a life. You sign a contract for part time hours and your expected to work 45+ hours a week. There’s no working life balance working for Aldi, especially not being a deputy. Senior management refuse to stay any later than 4pm, so your shifts are constantly 10pm finishes. You work every weekend, and will only get a weekend off when you use your holidays.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Long hours. No working life balance. Expected to change your shifts at such short notice, frowned upon if you can’t.
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Management Depend on the store, collegues are fine, the upper management is awful and inexperienced, the job is hard and the wage is not competitive anymore, bonus are only for upper management, they rarely keep ur contract h, usually u get from 10 or 20 h more pw, no developing career, for this money is not worth breaking ur back. Good if u r desperate.
Pros
Cheap food, paid breaks
Cons
Unsociable hours, low pay, upper management clueless
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Very nasty on the tills, not to mention long shifts 10 hours+ completely brain dead as you are stuck on the tills wishing your life away. Don't recommend if you have personal commitments as they will completely ignore this and have 0 shift regularity.
Pros
Good pay and paid on lunch break
Cons
0 consistency in shift regularity, or acknowledgement for personal commitments
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Every manager from Aldi will keep telling you "u are lucky to be here...your hourly rate of pay is the best..no other company pays like that..." true... if the hours where their ... but they are not ..No growth opportunities....Some management are OK some you think to yourself "how did they get this job" ... Constant changes.... every month a different wage... lack of hours... Great canteen and changing rooms.. But overall very stressful... and constantly fighting to keep you job...
Pros
Nice canteen
Cons
Managment.... stress... constant changes.... lack of over time...
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Good work place to be fair, good group of people I worked with at northwich and ashton stores.Got to be on the bsll wether it's on the shop floor or tills.
Pros
Its worth it come pay day
Cons
Long hours
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Great place to work and great career opportunities, I enjoy working at aldi as it gets the best out of me, plenty of career power unities with great management and also staff who are willing to go the extra mle
Pros
Career progression
Cons
Short breaks
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