Lidl Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Lidl Chairman and CEO Dieter Schwarz
Dieter Schwarz
38 Ratings

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. Long hours. Diverse work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Ireland, IN
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Ireland, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Always challenged and put under pressure to deliver

    Cons

    Long hours. Not good for work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Shorter hours. Find it hard to concentrate for 10 hours every day on challenging material


  2. Helpful (1)

    Avoid like the plague

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

    I worked at Lidl

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

    Pros

    Absolutelty none what so ever

    Cons

    Constantly under staffed.
    Will sign you up on a part time contract (negating the benefits that come with a full time contract), but have you work full time hours.
    Awful team moral.
    The training consisted of a 20 minute talk, and you are left unsure of what to do throughout most of the day.
    Incredibly unorganized.


  3. good money for blood sweat and tears

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    I worked at Lidl full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    good money and company car. Learnt a lot as first grad job.

    Cons

    lack of care about employees


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  5. Learned a lot. Extremely hard work.

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

    I have been working at Lidl

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amount of managing skills you learn. Nice company car.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, always worked on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Better work conditions would make people want to stay.


  6. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  7. Great career opportunities

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    • 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!


  8. duty manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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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


  9. Graduate Management Programme

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Scheme in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Scheme in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Lidl (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great store assistants, fast paced, good pay for retail.

    Cons

    Rife blame culture on store managers over minor problems, very long hours (at least 11 a day, usually more), working days change every week so hard to plan a social life, called in on off days, little support. When a manager spends 3/4 of the day on the till due to lack of staff, they cannot perform their duties adequately.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and their wellbeing, employ more people in stores and get rid of DMs.


  10. 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


  11. Yeah

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lidl

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome cool amaze me to

    Cons

    Nothing con to the extent

    Advice to Management

    Yeah



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