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.
Colleagues relationships can be very good and are mostly based on mutual respect. The expectation can be to work at home and long hours due to the amount of work distributed. However, working relationships are overall very good.