Lidl FAQ

Have questions about working at Lidl? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Lidl.

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55 English questions out of 55

28 August 2019

Does Lidl offer massages?

Pros

- Benefits - Salary - Great team - Free Office massage - Office gym

Cons

- I felt sometimes that they are not very flexible, maybe it's a German attitude - It was clearly said under my training that if I make a mistake I could be fired. We are humans, we learn from our mistakes, what is that mentality. - Most guys from the procurement worked a lot, 10-12 hours were the average every workday.

Free Office massage

28 August 2019

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17 September 2020

Does Lidl offer dental insurance?

Pros

- Health Insurance Plans are heavily subsidized - Can have Health, Dental, and Vision insurance for less than $100 as of 2020 - Young, attractive, enthusiastic peers - Up and coming business

Cons

- Toxic workplace culture - Reactive, micro-managing, rigid, short-sighted, and close-minded leadership - Little to no room for upward mobility, as nearly all leadership positions are held by other (corporate) Lidl Transplants from other countries - No clear path for upward mobility - Larger focus on what the business is perceived vs the impact they are actually making - Almost all existing documentation for the business exists ENTIRELY in German, with no translation services offered/available for normal employees to translate to English - PTO is extremely limited— 15 Days accumulated per year, with a max carry-over of 40 hours and few holidays allowed for corporate staff - 0 focus on work-life a balance for employees - 401k has a 6 month waiting period before you can begin contributing

Advice to Management

- Listen to your employees with a wider aperture of knowledge than retail grocery - Modernize technological infrastructure to adapt for pro-active changes - Hold Leadership accountable for toxic behavior

Can have Health, Dental, and Vision insurance for less than $100 as of 2020

17 September 2020

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18 October 2020

Does Lidl have a pension plan?

Pros

Good pay, benifits and pension scheme

Cons

At times you feel that you are a little overworked

Good pay, benifits and pension scheme

18 October 2020

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21 October 2019

Does Lidl offer parental leave?

Pros

Good salary and good holidays

Cons

Hard work, little thanks, bare minimum benefits e.g. Sick pay, paternity, pensions

Sick pay, paternity, pensions

21 October 2019

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28 February 2021

Does Lidl offer employee discounts?

Pros

They are very understanding and flexible with contracts. The pay is very good for stacking shelves, pay increases are available at 6 months and once you have been with them for a year and then every year after that. Because they pay a living wage pay increases are seen inline with the national average as well. There is an employee discount card that you receive on your welcome/introduction day that gives 10% off all food and drinks items in store (excluding alcohol in the UK). In regards to wanting days off, they will always try and be accommodating to things within reason because they understand everyone has a life outside of work.

Cons

Not that it is a con, but it is a very fast-paced and physical job that requires some heavy lifting and that may be off-putting for some. On the night shift, it is not uncommon to stay later than expected if the morning shift has been running behind - sometimes 2 hours after the shift is supposed to end. With that being said you get paid for every second you are there until you clock out so this also is not much of a con.

There is an employee discount card that you receive on your welcome/introduction day that gives 10% off all food and drinks items in store (excluding alcohol in the UK).

28 February 2021

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55 English questions out of 55