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Retail Sales Associate82 reviews
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I really enjoyed working in Aldi. The only two things I didn't like was getting paid monthly and being put on the first till from a 2 to 10 shift. Other than that I felt it was a great place to work. Always kept going and it was good work. A bit of heavy lifting but not too bad.

Pros

End of year bonus

Cons

Paid monthly
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It's hard work, but amazing team and management

Yes it was hard like any job, but the team were great . Management was very understanding and helpful. Even when my son born we got plenty of baby presents but it's not even that, mostly that they cared about us and its well worth it. It was like a great workout and your body will get used to it :) I would recommend it a lot, great experience and I never regret it. Jan the store manager always looked after us.

Pros

Paid break, good salary

Cons

Morning shift are not easy
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Busy

Everyone is involved in the running of the store, even managers. Your day flys by and they care about the welfare of their staff. Recommend working here.
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Fun workplace

Fast paced work environment , the time flies when your working . Good opportunity to progress and the starting wage is above minimum and increases yearly
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Fast & furious

Aldi Ennis is not a bad place to work whatever is very busy and sometimes u could feel a pressure to do your job faster, but Aldi staff and management it's grand, however they could appreciate their staff more
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Awful

Management are awful. No support for staff. Don't care about employees just getting the work done. Low staff levels for high amount of work. Unacceptable expectations at times.
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Hard, stressful

Could be early starts, management are on you straight away about targets and if you do not reach them you will be let know, shifts vary in time, very hard. Could get a call asking you to work with in the next hour and make it very difficult to say no.

Pros

Wage

Cons

Hard, stessful, pressure from management.
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Fast pace environment.

You can get more hours if the management requires someone. Very fast pace environment. You are been monitored on all the task you perform in store. Over all I was satisfied to work there because of the pay.
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Fast paced

Good people work in Aldi, if only they got the hours sorted out it would be better.. Some Sunday i worked form 3-7,silly really to have a shift at such time.

Pros

Quick progression if desired shown

Cons

Terrible hour managment
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Fast paced porkplace

Fast paced physical job, pay is ok. Good team members and the management are good. Can be repetitive, opportunity for progression within the company
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Productive and fun

Hours are good you have time to yourself pay and benefits are good. It is very face paced but it makes the day go faster. Once you no what your doing the jobs is easy
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It's a job

It's grand, staff are great and management is good too can't complain but I've heard other stores aren't as good, fast paced and always busy but the day does fly by.

Pros

Proper brakes
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Bad People Culture

Disrespectful Environment. Bullying Environment. They don't care about workers wellbeing. They are dismissive towards someone's age so if you are older you will never be promoted. Stay away from this company!

Pros

No

Cons

Bullying
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Hard work

Very physical shifts are 16:00 to 14:00 and 14:00 till 22:30 lots of pressure and short staffed. Not much training and micromanagement. Money is good but its going downhill got are bonus taken off us usually receive a 30 cent pay rise and 500 euro voucher for shop but this year removed voucher and gave 60 cent payrise raised all prices in shop so not really getting payrise just keeping with cost of living
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Hard working enviroment

Hard working enviroment, long working hours and short breaks. Sometimes it was extremley stresfull. Times flies by since it was always busy. Meet some really nice co-workers.

Pros

Nice co-workers.

Cons

Long hours and short breaks.
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Extremely Stressful!

Extremely difficult and stressful job. You get paid more then other retailers but does it worth at the end? NO, it does not! Every one I know working in Aldi has developed back pain after a year or less. Huge staff turnaround and no wonder they struggle to attract new hirers. They recently launched new campaign in order to attract new hires, if a current employee refer someone else, it gets paid 500 after a year, yet still can't find people, that is why they hire literally just any one. That is why you see people on the tills barely speak English. People are leaving because of the stress and constant pressure. If you are lady you will get more privileges like doing easier job, seating on the tills most of time etc. But if you are man, you are done...you will carry all the physical work in a shift, you will be the donkey for the day! You will sign up for a 25 hours per week contract and you will usually get 30 hours, sometimes more on a busy periods, but if they decide they will send you home anytime thru out your shift, that is why they keep every one on 25 hours contract. If you "know too much" then you will get your basic 25 hours in favor of someone else (there are always a pets) who will get up to 40 hours per week, even though you will have same 25 hours contract. What I have learned? I have learned to hate retail. Management? Like I mentioned earlier, because of the high staff turnover Aldi hires literary everything and every one, interview just exist as a formality, so at certain point some of those who excel in "yes boss", if you know what I mean, they get promoted - 

Pros

Free coffee and tea (Aldi brand)

Cons

Everything else you can imagine
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Extremely hard work

The pay is the only positive I can come up with, although it is a monthly paycheck. There is no work/life balance. The work is backbreaking, expect a lot of injuries from minor (cuts and bruises) to major (back, knees, neck, feet). Scheduling is three weeks out but could be scheduled days then nights in same week. Days off are for recuperating, so tired and sore I don't want to leave bed/sofa and you'll never have two days off in a row. Every job assigned has a time limit you are expected to meet almost immediately after you start from the dsm's.

Pros

Pay

Cons

No set hours, time limits, no work/life balance
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Difficult but worth it.

It is a fast paced environment, but in saying that you are paid for your efforts. Hitting targets is rewarded , but vice veras to, not hitting targets is frowned upon.
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An excellent opportunity for an experienced retail worker

The benefits and opportunities with Aldi are excellent but the expectations are very high. There is no formal training, just a training time period, which can be challenging because you rely on word of mouth regularly to fully comprehend what way things are done upto the Aldi standards. The management can depend on who you get, some staff members can be very supportive, while others can leave you feeling lost, while trying to find your feet in the job. If you are new to the retail sector, then you are in for a rude awakening with Aldi, as they have tight time periods for offloading pallets and expect you to be quick on your feet for 8-10 hours straight. The hardest part of the job is learning where everything is and the individual different types of the same product or keeping up with the pace of the work. The most rewarding part of the job is the friends you make with staff members and customers during your employment. If you enjoy that fast paced work rate then you will love the company as the career progression opportunities are there and your pay goes up every year that you are with Aldi. The store can have poor staff retention too which means more of chance of you being called in during your day off and affecting your already poor work-life balance. Lastly you get your roster 4 weeks in advance but it can be changed upto a week before your workday due to staff sickness, retention, etc.

Pros

30mins paid break, free uniform, high retailer discounts

Cons

High pressure and expectations, No formal training, Poor staff retention.
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Horrific place to work. Belittling and bullying is normal procedure. No respect for people's health at all

Fast pasing environment, very hard working conditions, awful treatment by the managment, belittling, shouting, rushing - that's every day life. Altogether no respect. Pay although slightly better than other retailers not worth of loosing your physical and mental health. No work life balance. Would not recommend at all.
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Work life balance shocking

Forget about seeing your friends and family when you work here you will never be able to socialise your 2 days off a week could be 1 day at a time and could consist of a night shift the night before the day off and a day shift the day after which you will also be getting up at 5 in the morning to start at 6 so you can never make any plans on your day off absolutely shocking would not recommend

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Work life balance and management shocking
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2.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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