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Lidl Reviews

Updated June 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good pay and also flexible time for your own" (in 123 reviews)

  • "Gute Bezahlung (Ab AT ist das Festgehalt allerdings All In, Sonderzahlungen gibt es nicht bei Lidl)" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great benefits
    Great work life balance
    Great opportunities for growth

    Cons

    I mean there is a lot of work to do while you are at work, but that is to be expected with any new company. People will complain but you need to be ready.

    Advice to Management

    They hire young people who have not really been in these positions before and that is hard to deal with at times. There are some great leaders that are young but some of them do not know about their position enough.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good way to learn the business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Good entry level role for learning

    Cons

    Poor leadership at middle management. Too much middle management

    Advice to Management

    Talk to line staff

  3. Helpful (2)

    "New Company, ups & downs"

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Hampton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great place to browse while at work or right after shift
    -such unique and affordable products
    -cross trained for different areas of store
    -get most of your hours during paid training

    Cons

    -hours are not guaranteed
    -shipments sometimes wouldn't arrive or arrive late
    -new to US so still working out all the kinks.
    -went through different people in upper management quite often.
    -big wigs were not very friendly at all upon meeting, very stern
    -a lot of procedures that were taught in training did not get applied once inside store

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to pay attention to availability of employees and to keep communication open.


  4. "Store Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lidl part-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Managers are very approachable

    Cons

    Poor scheduling. Understaffed some days, overstaffed on others.


  5. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay - nice people

    Cons

    not a lot to say about that


  6. "Great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Thomasville, NC
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Thomasville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clean and very friendly serive

    Cons

    I don't have any the place is great

    Advice to Management

    Good trucking


  7. "Store Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lidl part-time

    Pros

    Really good company enjoyed working there

    Cons

    Varied hours sometimes no overtime concurrent

    Advice to Management

    Enjoyed working there keep up good work

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is competitive with similar positions elsewhere in the area, decent raises first few years. Health care benefits are fantastic.

    Hours are flexible but it depends on the department. Upper management tries to keep work/life balance in mind. Work environment is relaxed for the most part, easy to get along with everyone.

    The work can be challenging as the company is still trying to get on its feet in the US, which can be a pro or a con depending on the viewpoint. From my viewpoint I can appreciate being a part of something that is just beginning from the ground up. There are going to be mistakes made but that is to be expected from a company that has not done business in the country before. Whether HQ learns from those mistakes is the real kicker.

    Cons

    Agree with the 2017 review about inexperienced managers, but the bad ones have basically been weeded out recently so there is a pretty good core left.

    There was a lot of talk early on about opportunities for quick advancement but that doesn't really seem to be the case nowadays.

    To be frank, the company has made a lot of bad decisions at the start and that is why my review is titled mixed feelings. The job is good but there is a lot of uncertainty going around about the future prospects of the company in the US. HQ made terrible decisions early on regarding store placements and is still paying the price for them. Putting stores out in the middle of nowhere far from the RDCs, multiple stores in the same city that are basically cannibalizing each other (6 in Richmond VA? really?), not taking advantage of DC/Baltimore/Philadelphia/high populated areas closer to the RDCs yet, etc. Store size is much too large and the item assortment could be greatly improved. There has been a lot of talk of changes that are going to be made but we will just have to wait and see for now.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on work/life balance, don't be afraid to think outside of the box and consider differing viewpoints before making decisions.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Lidl Stuck In Hole They Dug Themselves"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great experience for young people to get broad experience at a large company with lots of responsiblity and autonomy
    -Coworkers come from many different backgrounds

    Cons

    -Long hours
    -Unrealistic expectations
    -Lots of unnecessary work to impress international colleagues
    -Strategies not shared with company, leaving many employees in dark on what they should be doing
    -Horrible company culture

    Advice to Management

    -Focus more on employee growth and development
    -Take more risks in marketplace like originally planned


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great expectations.....lousy reality"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lidl full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the pay and the benefits are great

    Cons

    They trained one way. I was trained at a training center in Charlotte NC. They talked a great game. But, in the end, all the training went out the door once the stores were opened. There was no consistency and favoritism ran rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the buddy system and listen to your customers. Pay attention to what American grocers have already found out. The American consumer is used to customer service, quality and prices. Sometimes, prices and a clean store isn't enough.


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