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  1.  

    I was told that they have a lot of problems getting talents, especially IT in Germany, due to poor working conditions.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager Administration
    Former Employee - Project Manager Administration

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

    Pros

    international footprint, solid salary, good co-workers

    Cons

    Organisational climate is very bad (in Croatia at least, but heard it's the same elsewhere), people are intimidated by their superiors, they work very long hours and lots of them get sick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some young people on board and respect your workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits, stressful job ...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lidl

    Pros

    The company is going through a lot of changes to alter it's image and evolve. The actions they are taking put them in the right direction.

    Cons

    Everything is based on productivity. The employees are stretched until their breaking point. They are changing their image but still run on their hard discount practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A few compliments never hurt anyone.

  3.  

    Outstanding organisation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Been a deputy store manager for six weeks

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    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager
    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Was attracted from another retail job by the management position, salary and prospects. Salary, what you actually get paid every month, is good.

    Cons

    Actual pay per hour if you ever have the guts to work it out is abysmal. Was told all the right things at interview and induction by the people who don't work in store. Mandatory breaks, take your time back the next day, 11 hour break between shifts. All bull when you actually get in store when your store manager gives you no sympathy because "I used to work 7am to 10pm every day mate..!"

    Taking this job was one of my worst decisions as I now feel depressed all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    German system, overdemanding, countrys treated like slaves

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good pay, good local management (if you are lucky)

    Cons

    Rules of the company MUST be regarded in every country, regardless of the laws. More the pitty that the rules are written by people with no experience (outside) of Lidl, processes are 10 years overdated and down right antique, all support only one: total control of employees.. Workdays run normaly between 10-12 hour days leadership style is in practice different than on paper (worse), hierarchy rules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible company!!

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    Current Contractor - General Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - General Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Decent wage, providing the hours are there.

    Cons

    Signed a 30 hour contact and got told that they are the minimum hours I would get. Two months down the line i have never done that, only have been given 16-23 hours per week.
    I have not been trained, got thrown in at the deep end. Got told to do jobs i have not been shown how to do and got pulled up for doing it wrong?!
    Too much work for the amount of time given.
    The place is not organised, even customers moan about no prices being shown. Shop floor untidy.
    Some management are lazy and give out tasks to store assistants because they cant be bothered to do it.
    Procedures are crazy, nothing makes sense.
    Breaks are not always given and are too short. Half hour for a 10/12 hour shift?!
    Also, they pay is never right, I have been underpaid. How can there be such a thing as undertime? it doesnt make sense. I have been given a contract, therefore should get paid for it no matter what. If i dont do the hours of the contract then that is illegal. Why employ someone and give them a contract knowing that the hours are not there?!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat staff like they are human beings,
    Pay them properly!
    Sort out the hours and contracts. Do not promise someone who has bills to pay and keep a roof over there head that they will get their contract and then not give it!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    9 years with company

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    Current Employee - Anchor in Enniscorthy (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anchor in Enniscorthy (Ireland)

    I have been working at Lidl full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are looking for progresing in the company, you are in right place. The working environment is great.

    Cons

    You have to dea with the shoplifters with no protection.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Hard Work for Good Money.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager
    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager

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

    Pros

    If you are a Deputy Manager or Store Manager, 50 hour contracts do benefit from high salaries.
    Hardest Working Staff I've ever had the pleasure of working with.
    So many different areas to the job - very good experience in all aspects of retail management.
    Very hands on management approach which I loved doing.
    Company has shifted in the last few months and although its hard to change, I think these changes will better new employees.

    Cons

    Long, long hours.
    Not getting full breaks, or enough time between shifts,
    Very difficult to have any sort of social life when in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really do respect all the district managers I've ever worked with at lidl's - so they are doing a great job. But sometimes you do feel like a number rather than being treated as an individual.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    First great working experience in big company

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    Current Employee - IS Administrator in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - IS Administrator in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I have been working at Lidl part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    organized structure, strict rules, good salary

    Cons

    they teach you everything about the major you work in, give a lot of chances to prove yourself

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Romanin Lidl is a whole different ballgame

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    The Facebook page is wonderfully maintained. The campaigns received from abroad are easy to adapt and quite nice.

    Cons

    Things are more organized abroad. Decisions take much longer and texts get rewritten much too often inside the Romanian system :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try a horizontal hierarchy ;)

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