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Aldi is an international discount supermarket company.

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Based on responses from 1,820 employees at Aldi.

About jobs at Aldi

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Aldi pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    96% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 158 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The new Living Wage rates were announced on Thursday 22 September 2022.

    The rates are now £10.90 per hour, and £11.95 per hour in London.

    Employers are expected to implement the rise as soon as possible but by the latest 14 May 2023.

    On the 14 May 2023, employers’ Breakroom scores will be updated to reflect this.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do Aldi pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    96% of people are paid above for the average pay for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 152 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Good
  • Everyone is paid the same, whatever their age

    Do Aldi pay the same regardless of age?

    Yes, people under the age of 25 get paid the same as those above 25.

    See what Aldi pays different age groups

    How we know this

    The average pay of under 25s is the same as those above 25.

    Based on data from 379 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2022.

  • Good
  • Most people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Aldi get paid breaks?

    Yes. Most people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    95% of people say they get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 164 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Aldi pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    86% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 140 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Aldi do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    86% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 155 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Okay
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Aldi?

    Only some people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 8% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 12% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 37% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 43% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 153 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at Aldi worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    83% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 157 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do Aldi workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    46% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 161 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for Aldi workers to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    51% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 266 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Aldi?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    79% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 144 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Aldi managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    33% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 144 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Aldi?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    47% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 139 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

  • Good
  • Most students say it’s good

    Is a Aldi job good for students?

    Most students say this is a good place to work if you’re studying.

    How we know this

    77% of students report this is a good place to work if you’re studying.

    Based on data from 94 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2021 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should allow you to fit work around important things in your life, like studying.

    Life isn’t just about work. Good jobs make space for you to do well in both.

  • Okay
  • Only some parents say it’s good

    Is working at Aldi good if you’re a parent or carer?

    Only some parents and carer say this is a good place to work.

    How we know this

    41% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work.

    Based on data from 79 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Aldi feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    73% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 148 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do people at Aldi get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    75% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 154 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Bad
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Aldi?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    68% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 159 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do people at Aldi enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    45% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 134 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Aldi recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    43% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 170 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Aldi?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    46% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 160 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Aldi?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 48% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 147 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Aldi head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    77% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 144 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Good
  • Most people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Aldi is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    67% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 154 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

How Aldi ranks

Aldi ranks 2nd to work for out of supermarkets.

  1. 1 Waitrose & Partners
    7.3
  2. 2 Aldi
    7.2
  3. 3= Company Shop
    6.7

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 3 December 2022.

Pay ranges at Aldi

  1. £10.10–11.40 per hour

  2. £11.13–20.67 per hour

  3. £11.24–12.40 per hour

  4. £11.95–16.05 per hour

  5. £13.46–17.19 per hour

Aldi job reviews

  • Best thing

    A small team of colleges which helps when taking into account abilities and reliability. Decent pay for retail, possiblity of extra hours on a regular basis. Lots to do and always something to work on.

    Worst thing

    Store managers and area managers have too many targets which they put before anything else. Upper management/CEO visits are the only time we are fully staffed and the store is stocked and tidy. Repetitive in terms of daily task, you will do the same thing everyday whatever your position in store.

    6.4

    Aldi Deputy manager, September 2022

  • Best thing

    Money, good hours, flexible shifts if need be, if you need certain days off they are good at helping you get them, good banter in the workplace between staff, always backed up if there is a rude occurrence with a customer

    Worst thing

    Very stressful, customers are rude, too much to do with very little staff, managers are lazy and leave everything to the store assistants while they get paid more money, they don’t properly train people how to do things and expect them to just know, bad for just putting people on a till and leaving them on it for 10 hours, there is no staff discount and you’re scrutinised if you call in sick, you will probably have to work most weekends so say goodbye to your social life

    7.1

    Aldi Store assistant, August 2022

Jobs by location

  1. 160 job openings

  2. 77 job openings

  3. 167 job openings

  4. 163 job openings

  5. 124 job openings

  6. 171 job openings

  7. 430 job openings

  8. 179 job openings

Handy to know

How are people paid?

By the hour 92% of people report they get paid by the hour.

Based on 170 Aldi employees

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

8% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
12% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
37% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
43% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

Based on 153 Aldi employees

What contracts are people on?

13% report having low hours contracts. (less than 16 hours)
72% report having part time contracts. (16-35 hours)
14% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 148 Aldi employees