Founded in 1913, Aldi has grown to become the leading discount supermarket chain globally by having more than 10,000 stores in around 18 countries. If this wasn’t impressive enough, its annual turnover of €50 billion would surely make your jaws drop.
The company has become a big deal in the retail industry by continuously growing and expanding. Aldi Süd and Aldi Nord collectively have stores in around 10366 locations around the world. The company earns around €53 billion as of 2010.
With so many stores, the number of employees hired would also be impressive. Almost 104,400 employees are hired all around the world in Aldi Süd as of 2015 and Aldi Nord has around 58,179 people working under it.
For employees who work full time, Aldi offers a lot of opportunities and benefits. Some of them are mentioned below:
- Aldi pays a little more than what most stores would pay their employees, even if they are trainees. However, the employees must work for it.
- It provides many training and development opportunities for all employees throughout their employment.
- Not only do you get paid to work, but you also get paid for referring hardworking people through its employee referral program.
- Employees get complete medical and life-related
- Vacation time is provided to its employees. The company understands that work is important, but overworking its employees is never its goal.
After all these benefits, it is easy to understand why employees are satisfied with their jobs.
Pay for Employees
The payment schemes and salaries for the employees at Aldi vary according to the post they are applying for. The location of the outlet of work may also slightly influence the salary package. The following are some common jobs at Aldi and their expected pay.
- Retail Sales Associate: $12.29 per hour
- Management Trainee: $21.22 per hour
- Shift Manager: 14.55 per hour
- District Manager: $89,183 per year
- Construction Manager: $95,034 per year
- Warehouse Worker: $16.65 per hour
- Order Picker: $16.42 per hour
- Cashier: $12.37 per hour
According to most sources, Aldi outsources its screening process. The background check is rigorous. If the check can’t find a felony record of the felon in the last seven years, the likelihood of them getting employed is higher. However, the severity of the crime and the last time the felon had a relapse would also be checked and might affect the chances of getting hired.
The bad news for felons, however, is that there aren’t a lot of job opportunities for them at Aldi. Positions such as a driver, warehouse clerk or stock clerk might be available for them if their record for the past 7 years is cleared.
In addition to all the ruthless background check, Aldi also has drug tests for the felons who are trying out for a position at one of its stores.
Find jobs and apply at https://careers.aldi.us/