Lidl Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Pros
  • organized structure, strict rules, good salary (in 5 reviews)

  • good pay, good local management (if you are lucky) (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard, long hours, no social life (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lidl

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent salary and opportunities to develop. Exciting times ahead!

    Cons

    None that come to mind.


  2. Great career opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Kildare (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Kildare (Ireland)

    I worked at Lidl full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Team spirit. Great career & personal development. Empowerment. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Fast paced, yet exciting environment. Not the place to be if you're looking to coast along!


  3. duty manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Duty Manager in Blackpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Duty Manager in Blackpool, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lidl full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people I work with and the customers who shop there

    Cons

    Hours that we must work

    Advice to Management

    Switch shifts around so everyone gets a share of different shifts


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  5. good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Lidl full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good employer great opportunity love Lidl

    Cons

    a lot of trening skills


  6. Helpful (1)

    If you are willing to work hard,and always aim to be the best,lidl will reward this as a company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Lidl full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I started my career with lidl 6 years ago as a store assistant with no previous retail experience. Within 3 months i was training to be a duty manager. I was always told if i work hard and show how much i want a career out of this,then progression will happen. Within 3 years i was promoted to deputy manager,taking me to salary wage,and offering further security in my life..With excellent levels of training provided i have now moved up to store manager level..In 6 years this company has taken me from bottom to top at store level..I have no degree, no friends in high places
    ..it was just hard work and dedication that got me to this position..The negative comments aimed at my company are usually from the same individuals that show no passion or effort when in store..

    Cons

    It can be tough in stores at times as our reputation as a retailer is always increasing,meaning standards must be lifted to match this attention.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push with training and development of staff within the company.


  7. Store Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company allows you to grow and develop as it grows and develops. As long as you are willing to move with the times it's a fantastic environment to cultivate your skills as a manager.

    Career progression is eveident in every store, i myself began my career as a customer assistant.

    Fantastic new benefits package recently unveiled for store managers.

    Cons

    Hard physical work, very rigid procedures to adhere to. You get out what you put in basically.

    Advice to Management

    Accept a little bit more input from long standing employees


  8. Simple job; flexible hours, always busy.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Assistant
    Current Employee - Store Assistant

    I have been working at Lidl part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An easy job to do; consistently busy, even if the store is not filled with customers. Good job for a student; opportunity to work above contracted hours, at half term and in the summer.

    Cons

    Occasionally strenuous; no specific job role, don't expect to just sit on a till.

    Advice to Management

    N/A Good management


  9. I am new employer with Lild im proud working with this company!!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Lidl as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you working hard you can quickly grow up

    Cons

    the work possibilities arent too great at least when you start with the company.


  10. Outstanding organisation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, good management, progressive and forward thinking company. Going places and listens to the staff. A fun and challenging place to work if you are prepared to put in the effort.

    Cons

    Not for lazy people (personally I think that's a pro... just not for the lazy)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  11. Excellent company to work for,

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lidl full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good rates of pay.Good working conditions,

    Cons

    nothing at all to report



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