Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Dublin West, County Dublin – 22 June 2017
I worked at Aldi for 10 months as a store assistant,at first I didnt like it,most of the staff were polish and barely even said "hello" to you. The training was awful!!the staff were too busy to assist you and when they did one told you do a task a certain way and then another a different way!the store manager was a nice guy but the assistant manager wasnt!!you were basically timed on everything you did,you were expected to pack a huge pallett of stock in 20 minutes and whether you were there a wk or a 5 years that wasnt taken into consideration! It wasnt too bad tho,the days flew in cos you were always busy but there was no proper communication among management and staff!!
Your werent guarenteed a 35 hour shift, some wks might only be 25 which is just not enough for a single person, also after the morning shift I was dripping in sweat!
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Limerick,Dublin Road – 11 June 2017
Worst job i ever had - starting with shop manager,finishing with kinda all employees attitude (based on managers attitude in first place) - toxic place to work,at least shop Nr.45 in Limerick,Dublin Road.Have no back and left hand anymore,nobody cares,manager has preferable people,and if you not fall in to that category-you screwed.Many people taking advantage of it and because of that others must work way more.In the mornings you have 2.5h to do 15-17 pallets of produce alone,some banana/pineaple boxes are 15-20+kg,but considering you need to do 15-17 pallets...good luck finishing in time,and if you not finish - well,nobody gonna say anything nice to you.
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Dublin – 4 April 2017
Very, very physical job. Large volume of heavy lifting all day long..over head too. Pulling and dragging. Use of pellet trucks. My back was in bits after 1 week! Lovely store manager and area manager. Thr training was OK. Co workers are too busy to show you how things are done properly. Quite stressful as time is money here. Expected to work as good as others very quickly with little or no feedback. Hours are OK, bit unsociable. Store closes at 10pm but it's 10.45 before you get to leave. Customers are lovely. Not for the faint hearted but happy I tried it.
Great job for the right person.
Nice co workers, lovely management, nice uniform.
Early mornings, late nights, stressful, heavy lifting.
Staff Member (Former Employee) – Carlow Town, County Carlow – 17 January 2017
you give the best years of your life to this company, both physically and mentally, and all they care about is numbers, the sales, the productivity and doesn't matter how they achieve it your only a number yourself, yes the opertunities are there,but it's the most dog eat dog company I know, people stabbing you in the back to get ahead, you have to sell your soul to Aldi to make it work, they need commitment above and beyond, better you don't have a wife and kids, nobodies safe from all the stress, the pay was great when I started in 2003 but the bonuses and perks are long gone now, they want the young and the robotic to work for them, use them for what they can get out of them then bye bye, apply with caution
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Cavan Town, County Cavan – 6 December 2016
Stay away from aldi Cavan the worst place to work in county. ~The most important word for management is productivity and you will be only another number used to beat targets. Megalomaniac store manager,arrogant manager assistant's Great respect for those who are working there they still have to play with Myles's game. Life after Aldi is fantastic.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Cork – 30 November 2016
Enjoyed the physical aspect of work, even as an assistant manager. Training from store manager some of the worst I've experienced in nearly 20 years of employment. Worked in a quiet store and a busy store. Both equally as stressful as never enough staff to cover busy trading times. Constantly firefighting, hard to be productive.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Dundalk, County Louth – 5 November 2016
My working day would start different times of the day I learned one thing not to work for Aldi again there was 2 managers one was Irish the other not I think maybe German he was the best between them he was easy to talk to and down to earth the Irish one not so . my co workers well the were ok part one or two I did not enjoy my time spent working there
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Louth – 2 November 2016
As a former employee I would urge all to stay clear of aldi. I was bullied while working there. I found the training strange and you are treated as a number not a person. If you show any initiative you are beaten down