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Sales Assistant22 reviews
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Stressful, busy, pays well but very little hours so doesn't really make a difference... Everyone who's been there longer than a week likes to act like a manager. Tills don't tell you how much change to give.

Pros

paid for every minute you're there

Cons

few hours, stressful work environment, competitive
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Efficiency central

Had a blast working with ALDI, it taught me a lot about efficiency, time management and working under pressure. I would highly recommend it to anyway, just beware than some stores are run better than others.

Pros

Fast-paced work

Cons

Very short breaks
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Fast paced and productive.

I have been employed with ALDI in Florida for two years and on returning to Ireland I applied to the ALDI close to my home. The months training with a “buddy” was a great idea to get a new employee up to speed with the way the store operates. I enjoy the fast pace and work satisfaction this position offers. The employees are very supportive and helpful.

Pros

Close to home.

Cons

Early shift is a 6am start time.
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Met some lovely people

I only worked at Aldi for a couple of months, I met some really lovely people that I enjoyed thoroughly working with. It is tough going, but the salary is actually really good, which is one of the reasons I went for the job. I left due to finding something more suited to myself, but I still talk to many of the people I worked with. Management can be pushy, and you best believe overtime is a possibility with aldi.
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Avoid this place

This place is impossible to have a work / social life balance. You are worked to the bone with unrealistic time frames. You do 4 online assessments before you get an interview. Manager is terribly rude and has very bad English. Had issues with my holidays. Manager has a tendency to pick on certain people and belittle them Infront of colleagues. Store colleagues aren't friendly either. Can't ask them for help they refuse and constant speaking of different languages on the floor to the extent customers don't feel like they can approach them. Aldi hire anyone and everyone as the turnover is very bad. No training was properly provided on the floor it was all on a computer. Extremely hard to manage a mountly wage.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Busy, stressful

Busy and stressful - management feel this way too and staff are treated as such. They pay a high rate per hour so they expect a lot out of you, which is only fair. Shifts are long and exhausting, particularly in city shops with earlier opening times.

Pros

Good pay for the type of job

Cons

Long hours, unpleasant management
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Like a prison

You have no life whatsoever when in Aldi I would not recommend it to my worst enemy and that’s saying something. It’s run like a prison camp they care about their staff at all.

Pros

Good pay that’s it.

Cons

No life
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Not bad for students and first/second job

Typical day includes stacking shelves being called on till and serving customers, high targets are expected and you have to be super fast, not for the faint hearted. For the retail sector the pay isnt bad.

Pros

Pay, Good Management

Cons

High pressure, rotating shifts, 6am starts, 10pm finishes
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Not great

Stay away from this place, not a great place to be working. You will earn every cent you make!! They will work you to the bone. One of the worst jobs I ever had.

Pros

No pros

Cons

Many. Very stressful environment, stay away
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Some managers are difficult...

If you be a pet you go all the way .. if you have opinions keep to yourself... it’s good company to work for but it’s hard work & not for faint hearted

Pros

Wages reflect current climate for living

Cons

If your not part of click you won’t last
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Efficiency

You will be timed everywhere. Efficiency is a key. ALDI is not a place where you can have a chat with your colleagues. If you will be fast enough you will get more morning hours to get shop ready for opening.

Pros

Rate of pay

Cons

Calls to come in on your days off
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Never Again

Was the single worst work environment i have ever been a part of. You,re timed on things like packing away pallets etc. if you don't meet these times your reprimanded. pay is decent but simply not work the stress
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Unnecessary timed on everything

You are under constant pressure throughout your day. ~timed on the tills for speed.(regardless of pension day) ~timed at morning delivery. ~tests on till change (manager will add €10) ~tests on mystery shopper trolley (manager will hide something) ~tests on delivery (manager will hide something of the pallet you are assigned)
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Good atmosphere

I've worked with aldi ireland for over a year . It's one of the top paid salaries for a sales assistant in ireland.althought contracts are for 25hrs per week in our store we always get around 35-40 hrs.all depends on yourself and if you want to work or not.its fast paced and never boring.plenty of opportunity to developers a career in retail if your willing to work management will look after you
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very stressful enviroment

I will recommend to work for this company to people who are looking for a day full of exercise and no work-life balance. If you willing to be flexible 24 hours per day and just leave your life in the store.

Pros

free exercise and free diet ( no time for proper food especially in management level)

Cons

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Productive and efficient

Can be a tough place to work but at the end of the day it becomes enjoyable and teaches you about graft and working hard the german way . a typical day will revolve around packing the stock and using the tills.

Pros

Bonus

Cons

Long hours and Stock takes can be difficult, Stay till job is done
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Busy place

It's very hardwork, but if you get into the routine and you like to be busy at all times, that's the place for you. Mangers are demanding people but they are very helpful too.

Pros

Good amount of hours weekly

Cons

very early start in the morning
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Not recommend, be careful

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

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 the best place to work

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

Pros

cant think of one

Cons

everything
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productive

Hitting targets on the tills. Both speeds and differences. Costumer Service. Stacking Shelves. Inventory controls. Waste management.
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Based on 9,762 reviews

Ratings by category

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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