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Lidl Reviews

Updated 24 February 2018
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Jesper Hojer
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Pros
  • Good pay for a job you could do blind folded (in 91 reviews)

  • klare Struktur und gute Bezahlung (in 41 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Fast Paced with Autonomy and Lots of Responsibility Quick"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Area Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lidl full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic team of people who are high performers and highly motivated. You are held accountable at every level which creates a strong performance driven culture.

    Excellent work life balance for retail. I work far, far better hours than I did at a high end supermarket and have a supportive team of colleagues and line managers. You can largely dictate your own day and working hours. You are 100% judged on results, as opposed to working long hours to prove you're the best.

    Lots of opportunity to take on additional responsibilities to your role and to contribute to the wider business (although this is one of the advantages of being an AM in London near HO).

    Really rewarding job. If you like responsibility and want to set your own culture you 100% have the freedom to do this. Very operations driven, and a really good simple focus on the basics approach most of the time.

    Cons

    In London we are all experienced hires—so those hoping to come in on the graduate scheme would come in at store manager level likely for several years. I get lots of people asking about this when enquiring for vacancies. If you are a grad, specify outside of London!

    If you don't have much retail experience the amount of responsibility could be daunting, also the pace that you would need to get up to speed is very fast.

    Really outdated HR management system makes it hard to keep track of 200+ employees and manage them appropriately.

    Very, very, challenging targets which ultimately jeopardise other areas of the business; the strategy from Germany really doesn't consider the operational conditions and culture of the UK which can create other issues for customers and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Update HR and IT systems to remove antiquated HR practices. They are time consuming and do not provide senior managers with resources to tackle problems appropriately and efficiently.

    More attention to the UK retail market, in particular expectations of customers here (more demanding than Europe) and the particular conditions of a place like London. Try to examine how operational changes would impact in more detail.

    Inexperienced CEO - change in leadership has meant that priorities from the top have become a little muddled, out of touch and not well thought out. CEO has only ever worked for Lidl, which means we as a wider company seldom focus on the good things other retailers in a very competitive market are doing. This means that we then end up chasing our tails with initiatives that are not right for us. Should of picked a more rounded leader with wider industry experience, and UK experience directly as the retail market here is very different from the rest of Europe.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good job if you put the effort in."

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in High Wycombe, England
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in High Wycombe, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progress can be made quickly if you are willing and managers get on with you.
    Tend to get on with people you work with as they are usually the same people as small teams in store.

    Cons

    If night shift has a person sick then stock gets left for day shift people who have other jobs to do other than stock.

    Advice to Management

    It depends which coworkers/managers you are on shift with. If they are a good team then work that day is a lot easier. Maybe discipline people who can’t be bothered??


  3. "Sales Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lidl part-time

    Pros

    Good Company, friendly staff, approachable managers

    Cons

    if you are new, you are more than likely to be stuck on the tills and being first tills, I've noticed that its mainly females then males who are always on the tills

    Advice to Management

    Make the tills and shop floor work fair between the employees


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  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lidl part-time

    Pros

    Workers are friendly . Have fun in the workplace.

    Cons

    no cons that i can recalled


  6. "Lidl"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Lots of holiday allowance
    Many benefits
    Teamwork
    Progression
    Convenient

    Cons

    Management
    Long shifts
    Progression
    No praise / Acknowledgement

    Advice to Management

    Praise for hard work


  7. "working in small shop , you cant get more than 30 hours."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary, 10% discount, friendly stuff, funny managers

    Cons

    not many hours
    unpaid breaks
    not many breaks
    zero chances to get extra shifts

    Advice to Management

    more hours, learning 90 codes for till is a huge joke


  8. "Life at lidl"

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lidl part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Management, Reasonable Salary , and a staff benefits such as staff discount on Lidl , holiday discount .

    Cons

    Fast environment, hard working , less hour contract some time

    Advice to Management

    A locate more Hours to the store


  9. "lidl store"

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

    I worked at Lidl part-time

    Pros

    good pay and relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    very long shifts and you are expected to do absolutely everything


  10. "Bullying and Harrassment"

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    Former Employee - Cleaner in Taunton, England
    Former Employee - Cleaner in Taunton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and good staff but thats about it

    Cons

    Get bullied by Store Management

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with the respect they deserve and not like a peice of crap


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Stor Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Luton, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Luton, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary. Would recommend for a Retail career starter.

    Cons

    Too long a day, especially during stock counts.

    Advice to Management

    Take measures to reduce the rate of staff turnover.


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