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ALDI

4.0
  • #7 in Retail & consumer goods
  • > 100,000 employees

ALDI Reviews

GradAustralia surveyed 37 graduates working at ALDI. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.0
Based on 37 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • 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.

What Insiders Say

4.7
Career Prospects
4.7
Career Prospects
Strong performance is recognised in the company. It is not necessarily how long you have been in a role but what you do with it that decides promotions. As the company has a very flat structure promotions aren't frequent.
8.4
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.4
Corporate Social Responsibility
We are incredibly responsible in everything we do. For example, our dealings with suppliers, every store offering battery recycling and our partnership with Planet Ark.
7.4
Culture
7.4
Culture
There is a fair level of co-operation and the culture is certainly strong and embedded. The social aspect of the business is not common but enjoyable when it does occur.
7.4
Diversity
7.4
Diversity
We advertise widely for staff, including online and within store environment. This covers a wide demographic.
8.2
Satisfaction
8.2
Satisfaction
You are responsible for the profitability of multimillion dollar businesses. You have to be a leader within your stores and drive them to constantly achieve. You are also responsible for compliance and a large percentage of your time is taken up with auditing the store to ensure they are meeting legal requirements.
7.6
Management
7.6
Management
The business has improved on giving consistent and transparent feedback in a structured environment. In the past there has been a lack of positive feedback, although this is changing in the company. I believe this culture did exist to ensure people do not become complacent.
7.3
Office Work Environment
7.3
Office Work Environment
Dress code is strongly required to be at the corporate level. Offices are well laid out but technology is minimal in order to ensure efficient proceedings.
8
Recruitment
8
Recruitment
There were questions in relation to situational change, such as dealing with strategic modification with an experienced Store Manager who has been in the business for fifteen years? There was also discussions relating to relocation.
8.8
Salary
8.8
Salary
The pay rate is very fair. Area Managers do not receive bonuses. The only exception to this is the referral bonus, which applies if you refer a candidate and they are successful through the probationary period. The position includes a fully maintained company car, iPad and iPhone. Relocation expenses are covered plus any other expenses incurred as part of fulfilling the Area Manager duties.
7.8
Training
7.8
Training
I have experienced good refresher courses on performance management and coaching. I find these to be invaluable.
6.6
Work Hours
6.6
Work Hours
The role has some flexibility with start and finish times but this depends on the time of the year and workload.
7.7
Sustainability
7.7
Sustainability
Some stores have water tanks and sub metering. Our property team are constantly working on increasing the star rating of our stores.