Store assistant at Aldi

People in this role may also be known as retail and sales assistants.

541 workers in this role at Aldi have taken the survey.

How much does Aldi pay store assistants?

Store assistant at Aldi
£9.10–10.57
Typical range
£7.19–10.00

Store assistant employees at Aldi are typically paid £9.10–10.57 an hour, based on data from 539 employees.

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What is management like for store assistant employees at Aldi?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do store assistants 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

    74% 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 information from 451 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do store assistants at Aldi feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    77% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 460 job reviews

    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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    The pay for a store assistant is good for the work required, however don’t underestimate the hard graft. Deputy pay however is ridiculously low considering the amount of responsibilities, and the company tries to keep the extra £4 on top of your hourly wage when you manage the store alone to a minimum

    Worst thing

    Progression seems none existent even though they’re always advertising salaried roles. The responsibilities for a deputy are barely outweighed by an assistant manager but the pay gap is huge. Company targets are unrealistic and cripple the morale of staff

    6.0

    Employee, July 2021

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What are the hours like for store assistant employees at Aldi?

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  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for store assistants to take sick leave at Aldi?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    67% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 331 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do store assistants at Aldi get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    62% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 533 job reviews

    Why this matters

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

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Aldi managers change store assistants shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    59% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 493 job reviews

    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.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

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

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 5% report getting one week notice or less
    • 10% report getting two weeks notice
    • 33% report getting three weeks notice
    • 52% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 534 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for store assistants to book a holiday at Aldi?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    89% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 503 job reviews

    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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do store assistants at Aldi get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    86% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 383 job reviews

    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.

  • No unpaid extra work

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

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    91% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 375 job reviews

    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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do store assistants at Aldi worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    76% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 536 job reviews

    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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    The hours work well with having a family

    Worst thing

    It’s not the ideal career

    7.6

    Employee, August 2021

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What is career progression like for store assistants at Aldi?

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  • No career progression

    Are store assistants given support to progress at Aldi?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 52% 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 information from 474 job reviews

    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.

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  • Enough training

    Do store assistants get enough training when they start at Aldi?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    71% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 513 job reviews

    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.

Latest reviews from store assistants at Aldi

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  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Stressful, lots of pressure

    6.2

    Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    While you may start at 6am, you generally finish at 2pm and therefore can enjoy the rest of the day off. You see your rota 4 weeks in advance. The pay is nice. Colleagues are usually nice people. Training is good. You get used to working fast after a while.

    Worst thing

    6AM starts. Finishing a shift at 6PM and potentially starting the next morning at 6AM. The rota constantly being changed; sometimes with only a weeks notice. Prepare to be worked, HARD. No week is the same; different days and different shifts on a weekly basis. 90% of your holidays for the next year must be booked in the November the year before; trying to plan holidays out can be frusting because of this. If you aren't sweating by the end of a shift you aren't working hard enough.

    7.0

    Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    The people that I work with

    Worst thing

    Constantly working at speed and only having 1 half hour break during 10 hour shifts.

    6.0

    Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    The hours work well with having a family

    Worst thing

    It’s not the ideal career

    7.6

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    When you finish your shift and go home.

    Worst thing

    Bad management. No communication. Expects you to always be available if they need extra people to come in short notice. Managers don't respect you.

    3.5

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    My collueges and pay

    Worst thing

    Customers

    7.2

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Communication with customers, close to my house

    Worst thing

    Unfair management, tasks depend on who is on shift

    5.8

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    It's rewarding and good pay

    Worst thing

    It's extremely challenging, particularly when there's reduced staff

    7.4

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The only perk is getting to the reduced food first. The team is united - in their hatred of the job

    Worst thing

    Literally everything

    4.5

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    It's like working with your family

    Worst thing

    Late working hours

    6.5

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Meeting people

    Worst thing

    Its late always

    5.8

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Meeting customers and certain staff

    4.2

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Variety and the people I work with

    Worst thing

    Nasty customers

    8.0

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Advanced schedule

    Worst thing

    Lots of criticism

    6.6

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    The pay

    Worst thing

    Head office not caring about shop staff

    3.8

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    The Staff, everyone is friendly. Most arguments are just banter

    Worst thing

    Can I say Customers?

    9.4

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Horrible customers

    5.8

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Money is quite good

    Worst thing

    Stress and pressure on a daily basis

    7.2

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Working as a team
    Dealing with customers

    Worst thing

    Rude customers

    6.0

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    always doing something
    Good pay
    enjoyable surroundings

    Worst thing

    busy
    sometimes stressful
    fast paced

    9.4

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    25 hour contract

    Worst thing

    Working weekends

    7.2

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Everything love working great company great managerd and environment

    Worst thing

    Just the odd lazy person

    9.0

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The pay is good. Shifts have been fairly consistent so far.

    Worst thing

    Expected to work at a fast past for long periods of time, which can cause mental and physical strain. Customers can be rude. Other staff can be rude or short tempered when you need help, even though you’re new. Thought I would be doing 15 hours and throughout the interview I was told that was okay, but I have had to work 18-20 hours each week instead, which I was not aware would happen when I took the job.

    5.5

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Ample hours, decent pay for the work, great colleagues.

    Worst thing

    The store runs a tight team so if colleagues calls in sick, the workload can get heavy.

    7.0

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Some of the other staff are great

    Worst thing

    The rude customers
    And we're supposed to keep quiet and not be rude back

    2.7

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The fellow staff who you work alongside. Definitely help make the job more fun and less stressful.

    Worst thing

    Some customers can make the job draining. The way pallets are stacked and delivered can be seemingly reckless and end up collapsing or being delivered with smashed products/glass on them.

    7.6

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The staff im friends with

    4.4

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    It’s busy and fast paced ... always on the go .. shifts go really quickly ... some of the team are great others not so ...

    Worst thing

    The manager and store deputies and the lack of manners ... new members of staff treated differently to the old ones ...

    5.5

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Talking to (most) customers

    Worst thing

    Toxic environment

    4.7

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Possibly the pay and hours. Some of the staff are great to work with.

    4.4

    Store assistant, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The staff

    Worst thing

    Managers expectations and support

    3.5

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Meeting new customers and having a chat when possible I’ve made many friends at work

    Worst thing

    Having to deal with rude customers at this moment of time

    6.8

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The team, the managers, the feel good atmosphere.

    Worst thing

    Not having set shifts.

    8.3

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Some of the staff that have become friends

    Worst thing

    Staff being treat different. Till systems always breaking.

    5.2

    Store assistant, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Close knitted team and atmosphere

    Worst thing

    Getting into accidents and incidents

    7.5

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Keeps me fit. Different tasks to complete. Teamwork. Good hours.

    Worst thing

    Teammates get paid different rates for doing the same work due to length of service.

    8.3

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Great atmosphere, no pettiness at all

    10.0

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    The people and customers.

    Worst thing

    Some of the people.

    8.5

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay is ok

    Worst thing

    Need to work hard money.

    8.7

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Good team
    Time off

    Worst thing

    Stress
    Lifting

    10.0

    Store assistant, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Good hourly pay rate, close to home, flexible shift pattern

    Worst thing

    Not enough training for new people, no consequences and no actions took after spotted errors Wich means that people keep make mistakes

    6.1

    Store assistant, February 2021

  • Best thing

    The pay

    Worst thing

    Working through pandemics where customers don't take advice given

    8.3

    Store assistant, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Love my job

    Worst thing

    Sorting waste or damage foods it stinks ! Lol

    9.0

    Store assistant, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay hours the team

    Worst thing

    Rude aggressive customers.

    8.9

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Goes quick when busy.

    Worst thing

    Manager, having to rush to do things

    6.8

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Get a mixture of things to do

    Worst thing

    Being on main till for a whole shift

    9.4

    Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Never bored always busy but have a laugh

    Worst thing

    Customers

    10.0

    Shop assistant, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Coworkers

    Worst thing

    Right now COVID restrictions make the job difficult

    6.6

    Store assistant, February 2021

  • Best thing

    team work,

    Worst thing

    some customers attitude

    10.0

    Store assistant, January 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    The expectation

    6.8

    Employee, January 2021

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How Aldi ranks

Aldi ranks joint 16th to work for in retail or sales assistant employers

  1. 16= Aldi
    6.8
  2. 16= Barclays
    6.8
  3. 16= The Entertainer
    6.8