Deputy manager at Aldi

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

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

How much does Aldi pay deputy managers?

Deputy manager at Aldi
£10.53–11.79
Typical range
£8.70–11.70

Deputy manager employees at Aldi are typically paid £10.53–11.79 an hour, based on data from 101 employees.

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What is management like for deputy manager employees at Aldi?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

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

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    88% 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 96 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.

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  • Managers are respectful

    Do deputy managers at Aldi feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    72% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 85 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 deputy manager employees at Aldi?

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  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Aldi managers change deputy managers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    51% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 98 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.

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  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for deputy managers to take sick leave at Aldi?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    59% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 70 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do deputy managers at Aldi get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    53% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 99 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.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 2% report getting one week notice or less
    • 1% report getting two weeks notice
    • 26% report getting three weeks notice
    • 71% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 101 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do deputy managers at Aldi worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    72% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 101 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.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for deputy managers to book a holiday at Aldi?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    85% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 94 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 deputy managers at Aldi get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

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

    Based on information from 77 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 deputy managers at Aldi do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    87% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 75 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.

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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  • Enough training

    Do deputy managers get enough training when they start at Aldi?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    58% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 100 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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are deputy managers given support to progress at Aldi?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 59% of people report 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 94 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.

Latest reviews from deputy managers at Aldi

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  • Best thing

    Getting the jobs done and sometime working as a team

    Worst thing

    Manager and away on the shop floor

    4.5

    Employee, September 2021

  • 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

  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    People calling in sick because can’t get cove

    8.4

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Keeps you fit

    Worst thing

    Very very hard work, 12 hour shifts with 1 x 30 min break covering about 25 miles a day walking on shift. The better you perform the more workload you get, lack of good progression often overlooked if your face fits

    2.9

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Staff rota changing constantly without warning

    3.4

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Great work life balance
    Great pay
    Great team work

    Worst thing

    Physically demanding

    8.6

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    like a family
    Good pay
    Good progression

    Worst thing

    less staff
    Stressful

    7.6

    Employee, January 2021

  • Best thing

    It pays well.

    Worst thing

    No help to progress. No support with mental or physical health.

    5.0

    Deputy manager, July 2020

  • Best thing

    The staff

    Worst thing

    The responsibility and ability to progress

    5.5

    Deputy manager, July 2020

  • Best thing

    Being busy and the variety of the job

    Worst thing

    Sometimes not enough staff

    9.5

    Deputy manager, July 2020

  • Best thing

    I'm on a regular shift pattern that's suits my personal life

    Worst thing

    Stress, never positive feed back within stores only negative

    6.8

    Deputy manager, July 2020

  • Best thing

    The actual job

    Worst thing

    The people

    8.4

    Deputy manager, June 2020

  • Best thing

    It's indoor and its not raining on my head

    Worst thing

    Customers, shoplifters, hours, not adequate pay to amount of jobs we doing

    3.8

    Deputy manager, June 2020

  • Best thing

    being there 13 year with no sick calls

    Worst thing

    not getting nothing of them for the time I done there apart from losing loads from wages no pay rise over 4 years and no cover

    3.7

    Deputy manager, June 2020

  • Best thing

    Different jobs to do everyday,

    Worst thing

    Working during this pandemic, pay difference between store and warehouse

    7.0

    Deputy manager, June 2020

  • Best thing

    Hours and pay

    Worst thing

    Stress and unrealistic demands

    5.2

    Deputy manager, June 2020

  • Worst thing

    Work really really hard, tired all the time

    5.2

    Deputy manager, March 2020

  • Best thing

    Staff
    Feeling of completing a job

    Worst thing

    No positivity
    No support
    Lazy managers
    Company doesn't care

    4.9

    Deputy manager, March 2020

  • Best thing

    Excellent team members and a low staff churn

    Worst thing

    Lack of technical aptitude in senior management

    6.8

    Deputy manager, February 2020

  • Best thing

    Colleagues and pay

    Worst thing

    Managers and demanding company

    2.5

    Deputy manager, February 2020

  • Best thing

    Wages, team

    Worst thing

    Long hours, unsociable hours, weekends

    7.6

    Deputy manager, February 2020

  • Best thing

    Can’t pick one thing that stands out

    Worst thing

    Long hours with only a 30min break on a 10 hour shift

    5.5

    Deputy manager, February 2020

  • Best thing

    Good promotional opportunities

    Worst thing

    Stress, boss is unfair and never there, no work life balance

    4.9

    Deputy manager, February 2020

  • Best thing

    Pension scheme

    Worst thing

    Stress. Adding extra responsibilities with no extra pay

    6.1

    Deputy manager, January 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay is ok
    Can be good for climbing the ladder

    Worst thing

    Too much pressure on a small team
    No gratitude towards any employee that’s below an assistant manager.
    Deputy managers are paid and treated like glorified store assistants but still held responsible for entire shifts. Also, as a deputy manager running a shift, you will not receive ANY management pay if there is an assistant manager or store manager in the store as well. Even if they spend their shift in the office doing admin jobs.

    4.6

    Deputy manager, December 2019

  • Best thing

    The pay

    Worst thing

    Its retail so mostly bad

    6.1

    Deputy manager, November 2019

  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    It's to hard

    5.5

    Deputy manager, November 2019

  • Best thing

    Consistent hours

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff at times.

    7.0

    Deputy manager, September 2019

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