Yes, Aldi does drug test for most, but not all of the company’s positions, and whether a drug test is performed also depends on the job location.
All of the positions listed on the Aldi careers website state that a drug test is required.
According to the Aldi Code of Conduct, “working, operating Company vehicles, machinery or equipment or being present on Company premises or in any other location performing services for the Company, under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs is not permitted. Using, possessing, buying, selling or manufacturing illegal drugs on Company premises or while performing services for the Company is prohibited.”
This information was obtained after hours of research from various websites with answers from current and former Aldi employees, the Aldi careers website, and the Aldi Code of Conduct.
What Type of Drug Test Does Aldi Use?
Our research indicates that Aldi uses urine drug tests.
Urine drug tests, including the instant varieties, can range from four-panel to sixteen-panel. The number of panels means the number of substances that are tested for. The specific substances that are tested can vary depending on the type of test used. Five-panel is the most commonly used.
Five-panel urine drug tests test for:
The drug tests are paid for by Aldi, and they are conducted at an independent laboratory.
When Does Aldi Drug Test?
Our research indicates that Aldi drug tests pre-employment and also if there is suspicion of substance use or in the event of a workplace accident. There have also been reports of random drug testing from current and former employees.
Aldi Drug Testing Process
How Long Do Aldi Drug Test Results Take?
Aldi sends prospective and current employees to an independent laboratory to take the drug test, which can take several days to result depending on the complexity of the test.
What Happens if you Fail a Drug Test at Aldi?
Aldi will terminate employees who fail a drug test. Those who fail a pre-employment drug test will not be hired.
Does Aldi Call You if You Fail a Drug Test?
Yes. Aldi will call you with your drug test results.
Employee Drug Testing Policies for Aldi
Does Aldi Drug Test Seasonal Employees?
Some current and former seasonal Aldi employees report that no drug test was conducted, while other seasonal Aldi workers state that there was drug testing. However, the Aldi careers website states that drug testing is required for all seasonal positions.
Does Aldi Drug Test Warehouse Employees?
According to current and former Aldi warehouse workers, some say they were drug tested, while others state they were not. The Aldi careers website identifies warehouse positions as requiring drug testing.
Does Aldi Drug Test Employees?
Our research indicates that drug testing varies by position and location. For example, cashiers at certain locations do not get a drug test upon hire, yet drug testing is performed on cashiers at other locations. Drug testing is also required if there is suspicion of drug use and for on-the-job accidents.
Does Aldi Drug Test For a Promotion?
Current and former Aldi employees report that there is no drug testing for promotions. However, every position listed on the Aldi careers site, including management states that a drug test is required.
Does Aldi Drug Test if You Get Injured on the Job?
Yes, Aldi requires drug tests after on-the-job accidents. This is consistent with most companies who drug test after accidents in the workplace that result in damage to properties or injury within the workplace. This is for liability reasons as a positive drug test would void any potential worker’s compensation claims.
Marijuana Drug Testing at Aldi
Does Aldi Drug Test For Weed?
There have been reports from current and former employees that THC panel is not included in the urine drug test. However, others report that THC is tested for.
Does Aldi Accept a Medical Marijuana Card?
There have been reports that THC is not tested for. However, other current and former Aldi employees state that there is drug testing even in states where marijuana is legal.