Overview and benefits


ALDI, one of America's favorite grocers, is a fast-growing grocery store chain with locations worldwide. It was originally founded in Germany in 1961. In 1976, ALDI opened its doors in the United States. When you work for ALDI US, you’re working for the third largest grocery store retailer, by store count, in the United States. ALDI has nearly doubled its size in the last ten years alone. 

ALDI takes pride in serving its customer base with exceptional products at everyday low prices. When you work with ALDI stores, you join their mission of helping customers "shop differentli" by providing a faster, smarter, easier way to save money and buy high quality products. Every detail is considered to pass on cost benefits to shoppers without sacrificing quality. 

Work for a company that recognizes its store management and staff as the heartbeat of the company. ALDI consistently ranks as a top-rated employer in national charts. It’s an equal opportunity employer and makes reasonable accommodations for all its workers. 

If you're a job seeker with a high school diploma, GED, or prior work experience in a retail environment and at least 18, apply to become a team member. ALDI jobs range from full-time to part-time and include a range of job titles such as: part-time store associate, part-time stocker, part-time warehouse employee, full-time store associate, shift manager and more.

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Number of Employees

ALDI US employs more than 25,000 people. With its newest 2018 expansion complete, more than 25,000 new job opportunities are available. It’s the third largest grocery store retailer by store count in the United States.

Date Founded

Originally owned by the Albrecht Family of Germany, the first ALDI store opened in 1961 in Germany. The first ALDI US store opened in Iowa in 1976.

Company Mission Statement

ALDI’s mission is to help customers “shop differentli” by providing a faster, easier and smarter way to save money on high-quality groceries and more. ALDI stands firmly on the principle that “Great quality shouldn’t come at a high price; rather, great quality should come with everyday low prices.”


ALDI US is the value leader in America’s grocery stores and the third largest grocery store in the United States retailer by store count.

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How old do you need to be to work at ALDI?

You must be 18 to work at ALDI, no matter the state.

Does ALDI require a drug test?

Employment may be contingent upon ALDI’s receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

How much do ALDI employees make?

Most part-time and hourly positions start at $12.00 per hour, dependent on the state. 

  • Part-time Store Associate: starting at $12.00-$14.50 per hour, dependent on state.

  • Full-time Store Associate: starting at $12.00 per hour.

  • Part-time Stocker: starting at $12.00 per hour.

What are the requirements to work at ALDI?

In general, candidates aren’t required to submit proof of a diploma, transcripts or GED when applying online. The only exception is for District Manager applicants, they’re required to submit an official college transcript. Overall, if chosen, candidates may be asked to provide copies of these documents during the interview process.

Job Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. 

  • Prior work experience in a retail environment preferred. 

  • A combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge. 


  • Provides prompt and courteous customer service. 

  • Ability to operate a cash register efficiently and accurately. 

  • Ability to safely and properly operate equipment, including electric/manual hand jack, floor scrubber and cardboard baler. 

  • Ability to perform general cleaning duties to company standards. 

  • Ability to interpret and apply company policies and procedures. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Gives attention to detail and follows instructions. 

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment. 

  • Ability to stay organized and multi-task in a professional and efficient manner. 

  • Meets any state and local requirements for handling and selling alcoholic beverages. 

Physical Demands: 

  • Ability to stock merchandise from store receiving to shelving. 

  • Ability to place product, weighing up to 45 pounds, on shelving at various heights. 

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, push, pull, lift, carry and walk around the store.

  • ALDI does offer accommodations for candidates with disabilities. These accommodations include braille, printing and interpreting services.