Compare Lidl vs Co-op BETA

See how working at Lidl vs. Co-op compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Lidl vs. Co-op. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Lidl

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Co-op

Employee Ratings

  • Lidl scored higher in 3 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Co-op scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 1101 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 2241 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Lidl employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Co-op employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.8
Work-life balance
3.3
Co-op employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Lidl employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.7
Co-op employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Lidl employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Lidl Ceo Christian Härtnagel
78%
78%Christian Härtnagel
CEO Approval
Co-op Ceo Steve Murrells
79%
79%Steve Murrells
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
62%
% Recommend to a friend
68%
Co-op employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than Lidl employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Lidl employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Co-op employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
52%

Salaries

Lidl has 279 more total submitted salaries than Co-op.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant558 Salaries
£10/hr
Store Manager176 Salaries
£47,995/yr
Shift Manager295 Salaries
£11/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Assistant96 Salaries
£9/hr
Customer Team Member296 Salaries
£9/hr
Manager21 Salaries
£33,422/yr

What Employees Say

  • Lidl had 239 more reviews than Co-op that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • Lidl had 174 more reviews than Co-op that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 365 reviews)
"Good salary"(in 91 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 126 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 71 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 237 reviews)
"Hard work"(in 93 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 63 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 35 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Customer Assistant

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

Pros

Lidl pay the living wage and get a wage rise every year for hourly paid colleagues, the welcome meeting and training is one of the best I've ever experienced, Lots of potential to progress if wanted,... 10% staff discount, lots of support in general but especially during the pandemic Lidl really showed their gratitude to it's employees by giving bonuses for the hard work so we really felt appreciated and showed how much Lidl values it's workers when you compare to what some people are going through we was really lucky to still be able to go to work.

Cons

Not really a 'con' for myself as I've worked in retail since leaving school and overall im so proud I work for Lidl so the only thing i'll say is that because of the better than average salaries this... unfortunately means Less staff on shifts compared to your average retailer so can get quite hectic so must be physically active, be able to on your feet for upto 12 hours a day and good at multitasking to keep up the pace or you can easily fall behind. This to me isn't a negative as this is my job and what is expected of you, some people don't see the extra pay is worth the extra work but if your not shy of getting stuck in and are physically fit this should be no problem and one thing is you will never be bored as there's always something to do which makes the days go fast.

Advice to Management

N/A

"Good place"12 Apr 2021

Current Employee - Labor

I have been working at Co-op full-time for more than a year

Pros

Fun fun fun fun fun

Cons

None love it there yea

Advice to Management

None

Job Postings

Lidl has 20,209 more recently posted open jobs than Co-op.