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Lidl Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jul 16, 2019

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52%
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59%
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Jesper Hojer
289 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, flexible working, opportunities(in 167 reviews)

  • "good salary developed people very fast if they see potential(in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is not the greatest but then time can be taken back at a later date if you work more hours(in 131 reviews)

  • "You work very long hours (approx(in 131 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nothing at all for me

    Cons

    Long hours, not nice people

    Lidl2019-03-22
  2. "Logistics Manager"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were excellent

    Cons

    Worked long hours. A lot of stress.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Lidl2018-10-04
  3. Helpful (9)

    "Lidl Stuck In Hole They Dug Themselves"

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

    I have been working at Lidl full-time for 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

    Lidl2018-05-28
  4. Helpful (14)

    "Real Estate"

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

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    15 days of PTO, 401k Plan

    Cons

    This company is an absolute disaster. No one knows what's going on- everyone's just trying to get to the next day. I have never worked in such a miserable enviroment. If you talk to anyone, in any department/ region, they will let you know how much they hate their job. Run away from this company as fast as you can. All you will receive is long hours and lots of broken promises.

    Lidl2018-01-08
  5. "Store supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Store Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, nice people, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Pay issues, long hours, forced to travel

    Advice to Management

    Hiring people from grocery retail

    Lidl2017-10-10
  6. Helpful (11)

    "Too much stress and very unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits Good Salary

    Cons

    Hard to advance or move positions, there is a huge problem with nepotism and favoritism. There are long hours with not much recognition, unless you are one of the favorites. You are looked down upon if you have a life outside of the company, as in, you have family obligations that limit your time to 40 hours a week. Not all of the managers are qualified because they just earned...

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    Advice to Management

    Please learn to care about your employees and their concerns. You will not prosper otherwise.

    Lidl2017-07-11
  7. "Store manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Manager training from upper management and corporate chance to prove yourself and what your team can accomplish and chances to show your customer service skills

    Cons

    Not much follow up training long hours heavy lifting. Need to meet your productivity numbers sales goals and employees retention

    Advice to Management

    Work hard and prioritize your daily goals

    Lidl2017-05-29
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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

      I worked at Lidl full-time for 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.

      Lidl2017-02-26
    • Helpful (4)

      "Asset manager"

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        Current Employee - Assistant Manager 

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

        Pros

        Good salary for managers.

        Cons

        Extra long hours, managers work like associates, not allowed to hire staff.

        Advice to Management

        Change your style of hiring management. You are hiring experienced retail professionals, not actors. Judging managers on how they perform during situational part of the interview is no way of knowing how they work. Horrible practice

        Lidl2017-02-20
      • Helpful (8)

        "Not a great company"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Lidl

          Pros

          Great pay with promise of growth and opportunities. Interesting work and fast paced environment.

          Cons

          Sexist, very political, long hours with little reward. They promise growth but do not always follow through.

          Advice to Management

          Create an atmosphere of trust for your employees and invest in them as you want them to be invested in you.

          Lidl2016-12-15
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