Top 20 Aldi Cashier Interview Questions
What circumstance brings you here today at Aldi's?
I am looking for a position at Aldi's, where I know the work environment is great and I can excel at this position. Aldi's offers me a great chance to earn extra money.
Fast growing company, high paying rate and great benefits.
Question 2 of 20
Do you have cash handling experience?
Question 3 of 20
What are your short term and long term goals as a Cashier?
My goals as a Cashier at Aldis is simple. I want to work for a great company, improve upon my skills as a cashier and a team player, and eventually become a manager at an Aldis store.
My short-term goals would be to provide quality work while being presented with career advancement opportunities through training at Aldi and my long-term would be to obtain full-time employment.
Question 4 of 20
What tools or habits do you use to keep organized?
Just keeping my station clean helps me mentally keep organized. I do not like clutter. Like to be able to focus on the register, money marker, etc, only.
I use the calendar on my phone to set reminders or I keep little notes in my wallet or in places I frequently check.
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Question 5 of 20
In what ways do you raise the bar for yourself and others around you?
I never make it a goal to make sure I am out performing everyone else in the store. I simply try my best, make sure all the employees have a positive attitude, help them with whatever I can, and I think by not being competitive, I am able to naturally encourage everyone around me.
Doing the simple things, always being early for work. Putting in my best effort, without showing off. And communicating with other coworkers in a constructive, positive manner. I also enjoy talking to customers to brighten their day.
In a sense I see my co-workers as competitors. I observe their work and see how they tackle their work load and I might use some of their techniques to improve the way I work.
Question 6 of 20
Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond to get a job done.
During a holiday season at Giant Eagle, I had to stock many food items in the middle of a rush. It was quite challenging, and I had to be fast and efficient while minimizing how much aisle space I was taking up while doing my job.
I was preparing to close my register and leave work for the day, I had a customer approach me and inquire about a specific product and I made it a priority to find the product. I ran all over the store and eventually found the product and I re-opended my register to ring the customer out before clocking out for my work shift.
Question 7 of 20
What type of work environment do you prefer?
I prefer a steady paced environment where it is not too busy but there is a constant flow of work to be done and there is rarely a dull moment. I prefer to be able to keep busy than to find myself sitting at my register being unproductive.
Question 8 of 20
What was a major obstacle you were able to overcome in the past year?
A major obstacle I was able to overcome this past year was being able to speak up and voice my concerns in the work place and express my desire to move up in the work place to my manager.
Question 9 of 20
What do you know about our company?
I know the company has been around for years and there are chains of the store worldwide.
Question 10 of 20
What are you looking for in terms of career development?
I am looking for the opportunity to gain full-time status and be provided training so I can reach the career goals I've set for myself.
Question 11 of 20
How would your best friend describe you?
My best friend would describe me as laid-back, hard working and friendly.
Question 12 of 20
How do you deal with conflict? Give me an example.
I have learned that conflict is best handled with proper communication.
I deal with conflict by staying calm and believe there is two sides to every story.
I evaluate the problem that is at hand and find a solution to best deal with the problem. For example, if there is a product that a customer buys that is not in stock I will recommend a product similar to the one they normally buy.
Question 13 of 20
Tell me about your proudest achievement.
My proudest achievement was completing my cashier training at work and reaching an IPM of 18
Question 14 of 20
Besides Aldi's, what company would you love to work for and why?
Perhaps at Target, Meijer or Walmart. I enjoy interacting with the public and being able to provide friendly, fast and quality service to others.
Question 15 of 20
Why is Aldi's an ideal company for you to work for?
Aldi's treats their employees very well. Every time you walk into an Aldi's store, its well maintained. It shows how much this company cares.
I feel that Aldi is an ideal company for me to work at because its a smaller setting and I would be less likely to be overlooked when it comes to training opportunities and being able to move in my career.
Question 16 of 20
What unique experience or qualifications separate you from other candidates for the Cashier position?
I have three years of cashier experience in a newly developed grocery store that is very demanding.
Question 17 of 20
What are your two greatest weaknesses and how will they affect you as a Cashier?
My two greatest weaknesses are becoming slightly frustrated when a customer questions the way I am doing my job. I would consider my second weakness to be allowing last minute schedule changes to somewhat affect my mood.
Question 18 of 20
What kind of goals would you have in mind if you got this job?
I want to learn new skills and challenges and if I achieve this and give 100 I will be happy.
My goal if I am hired would be to display superior performance and take advantage of training opportunities and eventually move up to full-time and eventually end up in a manager position.
Question 19 of 20
Why do you want a job at Aldi's?
I want a job at Aldi because the environment is smaller, friendly and not as face-paced and hectic at my current job. They provide quality and affordable products.
Question 20 of 20
Why did you choose to apply at Aldi?
I think the environment would be good fit for my personality and I think I would bring some nice qualities to the store.
Aldi is a leading global discount supermarket chain with over 9,000 stores in over 18 countries, and an estimated turnover of more than ?50bn. Based in Germany, the chain was founded by brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht in 1946 when they took over their mother's store in Essen which had been in operation since 1913; it is one of the world's largest privately owned companies.
The earliest roots of the company trace back to 1913, when the mother of Karl and Theo Albrecht opened a small store in a suburb of Essen. Their father was employed as a miner and later as a baker?s assistant. Karl Albrecht was born in 1920, Theo Albrecht in 1922. Theo Albrecht completed an apprenticeship in his mother?s store, while Karl Albrecht worked in a delicatessen. Karl Albrecht took over a food shop formerly run by F. W. Judt who already advertised that they were the "cheapest food source". Karl Albrecht served in the German Army during World War II. In 1946, the brothers took over their mother?s business and soon opened another retail outlet nearby. By 1950, the Albrecht brothers owned 13 stores in the Ruhr Valley.