Compare Lidl vs Iceland Foods BETA

See how working at Lidl vs. Iceland Foods 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. Iceland Foods. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Lidl

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Iceland Foods

Employee Ratings

  • Lidl scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Iceland Foods scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 1290 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 1406 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Lidl employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Iceland Foods employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Lidl employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Iceland Foods employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.6
Work-life balance
2.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.1
Culture & Values
3.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Lidl Ceo Christian Härtnagel
69%
69%Christian Härtnagel
CEO Approval
Iceland Foods Ceo Malcolm C. Walker
67%
67%Malcolm C. Walker
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
55%
Lidl employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than Iceland Foods employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
48%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
52%
Lidl employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than Iceland Foods employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
39%

Salaries

Lidl has 371 more total submitted salaries than Iceland Foods.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager230 Salaries
£49,863/yr
Customer Assistant616 Salaries
£11/hr
Shift Manager349 Salaries
£12/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Retail Sales Associate514 Salaries
£10/hr
Customer Assistant41 Salaries
£9/hr
Senior Supervisor82 Salaries
£22,841/yr

What Employees Say

  • Lidl had 392 more reviews than Iceland Foods that mentioned "Good pay" as a Pro.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Lidl.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Iceland Foods.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 543 reviews)
"Good salary"(in 148 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 151 reviews)
"Iceland"(in 71 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 364 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 91 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 64 reviews)
"Iceland"(in 59 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

Former Employee - Retail Assistant

I worked at Iceland Foods part-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Usually plenty of hours available if you’re willing to take them

Cons

Only management staff have contracts over 7 1/2 hours

Advice to Management

Maybe increase normal staff contracts

Job Postings

Lidl has 31,017 more recently posted open jobs than Iceland Foods.
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