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Lidl Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Jesper Hojer
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Pros
  • Good Pay - Easy progression (with the right attitude) (in 93 reviews)

  • Gute Bezahlung gute Kollegen es ist immer was los einem wird nie langweilig was bei Personen denen es schnell langweilig wird gut ist (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • Work- life balance is not great (in 78 reviews)

  • Long hours and fragmented head office (in 85 reviews)

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  1. "Professional Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free merchandise every Friday
    Generous vacation plan
    Smart people
    Opportunity to grow within

    Cons

    Is not walking distance from home anymore (I moved to another city)


  2. Helpful (3)

    "New Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary

    Lots of different departments to move around and grow

    Be part of a very important expansion

    Cons

    Work- life balance is not great.

    As a new company, there is still a lot of disorganization in different departments.

  3. "Walk The Walk"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, but not up to grocery standard
    Trained overseas

    Cons

    High Turnover
    Expectation for people to quit

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the needs of your management team before you lose everyone


  4. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Have to be buddy buddy with your senior to get promoted. Lots of miscommunication and instability.

    Advice to Management

    Work to improve communication


  5. "Logistics Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, coffee, get to go overseas.

    Cons

    Slavery of workers. Work from 8 am to atleast 6PM. People work like crazy and there is a lot of pressures. HR is the worst.

    Advice to Management

    Need to relax and give less pressure.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    successful overseas, promising if it has the opportunity to thrive

    Cons

    Unplanned, unorganized
    Horrible training mangers
    Unprepared, rdc does not support the stores

    Advice to Management

    Hire people to replace the people in the stores in the US market.


  7. "What work life balance?"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Providing growth opportunities in smaller markets.

    Cons

    Age discrimination is evident. Dependence on part time employees from their Euro model (very successful there). Poor scheduling practices.

    Advice to Management

    Adjust the model to the realities of the US workforce. Since most European countries provide basics such as health care, etc. people are more inclined to stay with a part time job. This is not the case for the US. Admit that the millennial work force that is your managerial team does not have the real world experience or work ethic to be successful.

  8. "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lidl part-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, And They Train You Very Well.

    Cons

    Everyone Starts With About 20hrs/ week. You have to work your way up to get more hours


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Overall Pros & Cons"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lidl (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and Helpful work environment, depending on location and other employees. Pay rate is decent.

    Cons

    HR Can't seem to get "on the ball" with payroll in order to get employees either paid on time, direct deposit set up right, or paid PERIOD! Bad bad bad business....
    Went through 4 wks of rigorous training only to find that we were transferred to other stores after opening the store we were told would be permanent and then hours kept getting cut drastically for all involved with each subsequent week gone by.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lidl part-time

    Pros

    Pay is good and not everyone is bad

    Cons

    Poor Management, pay issues, schedule issues, stressful environment

    Advice to Management

    Think more about your employees instead of just asking more for them. Especially when there are issues.


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