GradAustralia surveyed 37 graduates working at ALDI. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 37 responses.
The autonomy and the trust placed in you to build your stores as your own business.
The work is very challenging. In the Area Manager role I am always busy and there is never a boring moment! The pay is great with 5 weeks annual leave and a full maintained company car.
Working in a highly professional organization that provides a competitive pay rate and allows you to initiate organizational change.
The pluses include high responsibility, a fast paced environment, decision making opportunities, the ability to influence staff development and a high level of autonomy.
I am always challenged and have been given a national project to work on independently.
Long hours. It can include a lot of travel. At times there can be inconsistent workloads and there is a lack of technology due to the efficient nature of the business.
Hours of work.
There can be significant pressure involved in running such a lean structure. There are long hours at times and the autonomous nature of the role can be isolating. There is not consistent positive reinforcement and tasks are often urgent.
There can be pressure and long hours at times.
The workload can sometimes affect work/life balance.
My Direct Leader is very accessible and acts as a mentor. I appreciate that my leader highlights areas I need to improve that no other organization would address. Every employee also has a Personnel Leader who is responsible for hiring, discipline and promotion to avoid any bias. Performance feedback is fair and targets are obtainable.
Training program was 12 months on the job training. This developed practical skills such as handling equipment safely, technical skills such as managing payroll and leadership skills such as coaching and development.
ALDI has regional offices in major cities across Australia. As a whole they are very well presented and have all of the facilities you would expect in a business environment. Dress code for management is corporate attire.