Lidl Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
45 Reviews

3.3
45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good wage, but not rewarding

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

    I worked at Lidl full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A good opportunity to improve my management skills and to be enrolled to a lot of free courses, eg first aider course or fire and safety course. Also the wage was above the average.

    Cons

    I was supposed to work 38 hours per week, instead of 50 not paid. There was no rewarding over the effort on the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I fell to suggest to be more meritocratic, and meet the needs of the employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    School of life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Salary above average, Company car with all expenses taken care of, mobile phone

    Cons

    Too many extra hours which aren't paid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very good place to work, nice employers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Lappeenranta (Finland)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Lappeenranta (Finland)

    I have been working at Lidl part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    workmates, salary, caring and friendly supervisors

    Cons

    Hard to advance in bigger positions and hard to gett full time contract

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you are leading you can still do your job, everyday we give our 110% so sometimes it will be nice to hear *Thank You'

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    First impressions = bad impressions

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Wexford (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Wexford (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    The hourly wage is good.

    Cons

    Just started working here a few weeks ago. I dread everyday going in. You never finish in time yet you are nearly expected to start work 15 mins before your time and not get paid for it. You are nearly expected to be on call 24/7. Hours are always changing. Currently looking for other work right.now just couldn't work in this environment. Never properly trained but expected to know everything, it's just so unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better train your new employees and having your manager make a show of you in front of customers for absolutely no reason is disgraceful and very embarrassing. Very unhappy in this store, hopefully can hand my notice in soon. I won't be recommending anyone to apply for work here...!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard get rewarded

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Work hard get rewarded, promotion.

    Cons

    Hard, long hours, no social life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treated like a robot, worked till you're on the scrap heap!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Assistant
    Current Employee - Store Assistant

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

    Pros

    Fairly good rates of pay

    Cons

    Expected to work like a machine all day everyday.
    The harder you work, the more they expect from you.
    14.5 hour shifts are not uncommon.
    No bonus or overtime rates for bank holidays or even night shifts.
    Rotas often changed without notice.
    Often called in on your days off.
    Always short staffed.
    No staff discount scheme.
    Very unorganised management system from head office, resulting in no common sense in the way they do things.
    Unrealistic work targets - 6ft high euro pallet of stock is expected to be worked in 20 minutes!
    New starters are just stuck on till and given very little training.
    Company has no regard for the working time regulation laws.
    Very poor work/social life balance, leading to bad health/depression/stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees like robots and start treating them like human beings!
    Stop being greedy with profits and allow stores to use more hours so they can have more staff on to handle the work load

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Its a good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant  in  Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Assistant in Copenhagen (Denmark)

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    good salary, flexible, rewarding, growing

    Cons

    really hard work is required

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    You sell your soul to the devil

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager
    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager

    I have been working at Lidl full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company is trying to change the company culture, and changes seem to be very positive, but unfortunately it does not reach store level just yet. Stores are still "old school", no positive reinforcements, no recognition, no respect, only pushing, bullying and giving out. Never enough hours given for certain jobs, whoever is in the shop in under constant pressure. Safety in stores is also a huge problem.

    Cons

    New core values, the company seems to try make things better.
    Management working hours under control, no 60 hours per week any more.
    Money is good, if you don't do overtime, because overtime is not paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your core values reach every level in organisation.
    More respect for shop workers, at the end of the day they are the ones generating the income.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Recently the company has improved massively in terms of the operational domain and to better employees work environment.

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

    I have been working at Lidl full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Has taken great steps to improve working environment by reducing management working hours and introducing pension scheme.

    Cons

    The salary cap is a major disappointment and even though the company is growing. promotional opportunities has diminished at store level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appraisal to be performed based on KPI targets and size and turnover of store which should match salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Stressful, no Team-Spirit

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ladenpackhilfe  in  Mannheim (Germany)
    Former Employee - Ladenpackhilfe in Mannheim (Germany)

    I worked at Lidl part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The payment which you receive at Lidl, especially as student, is quite good. In Germany you receive 11.44 Euro as shelf-stacker.

    Cons

    Lidl is pretty inflexible when it comes to working hours
    Management (especially in Stores) is very bad at settlement of arguments
    Time pressure
    No Team-Spirit

    Doesn't Recommend

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