Lidl Reviews

Updated May 23, 2020

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3.3
56%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
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Lidl CEO Ignazio Paterno (no image)
Ignazio Paterno
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and good training given(in 240 reviews)

  • "Good salary and progression opportunity(in 64 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours for each shift, some customers are just a NO(in 168 reviews)

  • "Hard work but still well rewarded(in 64 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate/Stocking 

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Best job ever just was assigned to store that's really far from me

    Cons

    None at all ,very easy job

    Lidl2020-03-01
  2. "Confused Company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier 

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

    Pros

    Pay for experience Hours were good initially Duties weren't horrible

    Cons

    Change of management made things worse Corporate and management weren't on the same page

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    Lidl2020-05-23
  3. "It's ok"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Supervisor 

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, benefits, pto, holiday pay.

    Cons

    Long hours, upper management, very demanding

    Lidl2020-05-12
  4. "No identity"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job, decent wage, Management etc.

    Cons

    No identity in the us

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    Lidl2020-05-17
  5. "Better work-life balance and management needed"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Orangeburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Employees, Customers, Fast-paced, Friendly

    Cons

    Very physically demanding work. Poor work-life balance due to shortage of employees. Supervisors end up working long hours to make up for absent/sick employees. While the pay is good, it's not always a healthy work environment where a few end up holding up the work constantly. The overload of a very physical job ends up building resentment and creates a lot of conflict. Unfortunately, many manager and supervisors aren't very experienced or professional enough to work to address employee conflict and end up creating a more toxic work environment.

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    Lidl2020-05-06
  6. "Store Associate"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Bon Air, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lidl full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Trained in every area, Benefits

    Cons

    Not always trained efficiently Not always team support Hours may be cut

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    Lidl2020-03-30
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Micromanagement, terrible management, cold-hearted employees"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Purchasing Analyst in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Free giveaways on Fridays, good benefits, and a nice, modern office (though that doesn't really get you too far when the rest of the company is a joke)

    Cons

    Management is the absolute worst!!! Where do I even begin? My line manager "never had the time" to train me on any of my tasks, due to a combination of two reasons: she was too busy kissing her own manager's butt, or she was constantly being assigned these ridiculous tasks with completely unreasonable deadlines which are apparently a "priority". My manager then proceeded to get angry with me and call me out in front of our entire team because I wasn't trained on one of my main tasks and ended up making a mistake. Last minute tasks come up nearly every day, but with no real reasoning other than the fact that someone messed up something along the lines and now others are stuck fixing it. Management seems terrified of what they call "International", which is basically the main European Lidl office. They refuse to deviate from International's processes, which is why they cannot adapt to the US market. Why do you think they still aren't a top player in the US grocery market? This company is a serious mess. Favoritism is fully present and employees are scared to stop kissing managers' butts for fear they will get fired out of the blue, which actually happens! Micromanagement was so harsh to the point where I constantly felt I was being watched. I was constantly questioned about what I was doing and why. There is no trust for employees, managers treat them like 5 year olds who have never worked a day in their life! Lastly, the environment is scarily similar to a high school - employees are genuinely mean without cause, and talk behind each other's backs. They spy on each other and tattle to their managers! My best advice: listen to these red flags and accept them, no matter how attractive the benefits are, or how cool the office is, or how glamorous the work sounds.

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    Lidl2020-04-14
  8. "Supervisor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Supervisor in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are a great company to work for

    Cons

    They are new which makes them iffy

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    Lidl2020-03-01
  9. "Growth opportunities at a cost"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Busineess Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Structured environment with clear career paths and development opportunities

    Cons

    Often the growth opportunities are due to significant turnover as people leave or are let go.

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    Lidl2020-03-10
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Average company to work for"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager 
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Successful company, loyal team members that seem to give more than they take.

    Cons

    By the time you work out all the extra hours you do above the 40, your hourly rate becomes less and less.

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    Lidl2020-03-07
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