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Constant Stress
General Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Cork30 January 2018
Not a job for the faint hearted! Physically demanding mentally draining. Long hours constantly changing Rotas mean any work life balance is impossible. It's all about the targets and people are no longer important. Area managers with no life skills or people management skills make it even more difficult.
Pros
Salary
Cons
Long hours, constant pressure, no appreciation
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bad store management
Deputy Manager (Former Employee) –  Claremorris, County Mayo27 November 2017
managers are overdemanding and under performing time frames are unrealistic
store managers have an ego complex
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Blood suckers
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dublin22 November 2017
A lot depends on store manager but most of them are useless and acting like they were presidents
Wouldn't recommend to anyone who likes to spend time with family.
Choose life..
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Not recommend, be careful
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Port Laoise, County Laois15 November 2017
Can't say . evrything is very confidential.
Before You join , ask right People about typical day at work, management,workplace culture, hours, breaks, holidays,ect.not
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Not recommend, be careful
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Port Laoise, County Laois15 November 2017
Can't say . evrything is very confidential.
Before You join , ask right People about typical day at work, management,workplace culture, hours, breaks, holidays,ect.not
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positive
Deputy Manager (Current Employee) –  Dundalk, County Louth15 October 2017
You have to work really hard for the money aldi offers.so if you are not hard worker your carrer be unnseccsesfull . Everything else is allright cant complain
Pros
good work life balance
Cons
lack of comunication
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Flawed
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Cork24 September 2017
Days at work were busy, but lack of actual structure made it difficult.
Management is good but structure on setting work times per individual was not good.
Culture not good if you didn't fit in..
Packing a shelf exactly the way the manager wanted it was difficult due to sheer volumes of customers and learning the tills.
Pros
Always busy good salary
Cons
Lack of proper training
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warehouse picker
Warehouse picker (Former Employee) –  Naas, County Kildare18 September 2017
early mornings an you never know what time you will finish. hard work in fast pace environment management treat you like dirt. not a good job would not recommend
Pros
finish early, good canteen
Cons
the whole job
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great management
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Blessington, County Wicklow28 August 2017
brilliant company to work for. very good to me. hard work but great pay. managers and firm but fair. felt like a family. we worked hard and we achieved goals and we were rewarded
Pros
great pay
Cons
shift work
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productive and fun workplace
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dublin West, County Dublin28 August 2017
every day at work was i learnedfrom my managment i didthe hardest part of the job the most enjoyable part of this job
i alwaya came to work on time and stay longer if manager ask me to help .Sometimes i went to the opening of new stores to help
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hours
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Perfect logistics
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Naas, County Kildare17 August 2017
Good place for growing up yours skills a lot training and familiar coworkers
Working on shift like you prefer no problem with days off
Promoting good workers
Pros
Free hot drinks when you working in cold environment
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great place to work
store assistant (Current Employee) –  Ennis, County Clare23 June 2017
your never bord, money is great hours are great, people are friendly management are great at training you how to do it their way, its hard work very hard but yet again the money is great.
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A good job if you want to loose weight!
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dublin West, County Dublin22 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!!
Pros
Good salary
Cons
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!
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Worst place i worked
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Limerick,Dublin Road11 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.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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Great place to work
Retail Assistant (Current Employee) –  Greystones, County Wicklow3 May 2017
Hard work always busy time goes by very fast. Great place to work. Has a lot of good thinks. Great training given at the start. Always know your tasks. A lot of targets to meet every month.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Long hours.
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Unfair
operator (Former Employee) –  Mitchelstown, County Cork23 April 2017
Unfair workplace.
No option to progress with career
Management is not responding for operators needs .
No communication between manager and operators
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Sadly Aldi was not for me!
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dublin4 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.
Pros
Nice co workers, lovely management, nice uniform.
Cons
Early mornings, late nights, stressful, heavy lifting.
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Very productive, high work standarts etc.
Voice order picker (contract) (Former Employee) –  Naas, County Kildare31 January 2017
Very good company, very professional management team, highest standart of safety and health, everything perfectly organized.
Co-worker's very friendly and helpful.
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Productive work
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dundalk, County Louth18 January 2017
Very nice place to work for, keep you busy, keep you with good money, gives 4 weeks holidays, sick pay. company cares for you
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nightmare
Staff Member (Former Employee) –  Carlow Town, County Carlow17 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
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