Online sources show that Aldi does perform background checks on all employees, in compliance with the state laws you’ll see below.
What to know about background checks:
For some states, seven years is the farthest a background check can go. If your felony happened seven years ago or more, it may not be a problem for you in these states
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
More good news. In the following states, felonies in which you were declared “not-guilty” will not show up on a background check:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
We have some bad news, however. There are states where your entire record visible to background checks. Guilty convictions, not-guilty . . . everything will be on the table. You may run into bigger challenges when applying in these states.
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Aldi scored an average 3.3 out of 5 on Glassdoor with a little over half of the reviewers saying they’d recommend the job to a friend.
A large amount of employees listed excellent pay and benefits as the biggest pro of working at Aldi.
The biggest con? You’re going to have to work hard for them. Many reviews say the average workday at Aldi keeps you very busy. Several reviews say work/life balance is lacking, so you can probably expect some overtime.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Some Aldi positions require dealing with money and financial information. Those with fraud or money-related felonies may have a hard time getting a job here. Since Aldi employees must also interact with customers in a stressful environment, those with violent felonies such as assault may also have difficulty getting hired.
Lastly, those convicted of sex crimes may have difficulty getting hired, as they could potentially be working near children. You’ll want to focus on warehouse jobs instead if that applies to you.
Does Aldi drug test?
Online sources show that Aldi does drug test off-site, upon hire. If you are hired at Aldi and injured at work, they will drug test you as well. All applicants and employees should be able to pass a drug test at any time.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences
Have you gotten hired at Aldi with a felony? Share your experience or insights in the comments below!