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Lidl Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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Jesper Hojer
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Pros
  • Good Pay - Easy progression (with the right attitude) (in 51 reviews)

  • Sehr gute Bezahlung (mit steigerung der Gehaltsstufe jeweils nach einem Jahr), sehr freundliche Kollegen, gute Entwicklungsm (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance, expect to work in excess of 60 (in 61 reviews)

  • Long hours and fragmented head office (in 69 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Greatly Unbalanced Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I truly feel Lidl has great potential, the pay is very decent, the exposure is uncharted, technologically advanced, flex work hours, and the environment is fresh!

    Cons

    As a part of the purchasing dept it's one of thee most cut throats and dog eat dog situations you will ever enter. Promotions are based off of who can bark the loudest vs. actual merit and work ethic. Which sucks, cause they have great analyst that constantly get overlooked while new comers jump to the front of the line. I worked really closely with QA and they have the blind leading the blind!! I can't even count how many delays were encountered due to their sensory teams leadership!

    Advice to Management

    Find actual qualified individuals to be Managers, Sr. Managers, and most importantly DIRECTORS! The company can be great, but you have to adjust to USA culture and standard.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel abroad to train, very high salary for employees with very little experience

    Cons

    All European upper management - meaning many decisions are made which are wrong for the American market.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good perks, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Long hours, demanding work place

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and ensure those hard workers are getting work/life balance.


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  5. Helpful (17)

    "Reality Check"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Company car. A lot of young, bright, and hard working people scattered throughout different departments.

    Cons

    Unwilling to part with old ways of thinking. Need to understand that this is the US market, and employees and customers alike have certain expectations. Projects are given last minute so that you constantly feel like you must be at the office 10+ hours per day. Limited Americans in senior roles, which creates a headache when trying to push for changes unique to the US market.

    Advice to Management

    Stop filling Senior Manager, Director, and VP positions with Europeans when you have perfectly capable American employees working countless hours doing the work required of those positions already.


  6. Helpful (18)

    "Fair comments"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Crystal City, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Crystal City, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think the last comments are a little short-sighted and unfair (as well as incorrect), there are American directors in HR, Real Estate, Procurement, Construction, Purchasing - perhaps not in Supply Chain or IT yet, but it's only a matter of time and effort before we prove ourselves there too.

    In general I think any ratings which have only one star or five can be ignored. True comments will always be constructive and realistic.

    Cons

    I'm a millennial too, but I feel a lot of my millennial colleagues have unrealistic expectations. I think the Europeans are ok, but they seem to be under a lot of pressure too.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Respect and recognition is questionable."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Great concept of the business.

    Cons

    Employees responsibilities do not equally belong to their position and pay! Some directors have even less to care about than other lower manager positions.

    Advice to Management

    Consider who should be promoted and don't wait until they get frustrated or leave!


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Long hours. Diverse work"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Ireland, IN
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Ireland, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Always challenged and put under pressure to deliver

    Cons

    Long hours. Not good for work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Shorter hours. Find it hard to concentrate for 10 hours every day on challenging material


  9. Helpful (12)

    "Above average Pay. Looooooong work hours."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Above average pay. Working with people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Working your life away. The reason why they pay you above average pay is that they expect you to work countless hours for it.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Learned a lot. Extremely hard work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amount of managing skills you learn. Nice company car.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, always worked on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Better work conditions would make people want to stay.


  11. "Semi good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary is on point every time

    Cons

    Work environment, could be more nicer


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