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Updated Jun 11, 2019

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2.5
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Jesper Hojer
4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Crises in Leadership, Unethical District Management"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fredericksburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, Excellent Benefits, International Company

    Cons

    Inconsistent Management, Toxic Culture, inconsistent supply chain

    Advice to Management

    Hold your operational executives and district managers accountable. I've been here for two years and am genuinely disgusted by the number of times I've seen incompetent management rewarded with lateral transfers to HQ. Likewise, I've seen store level management "promote" an employee only to work them for months in their position before submitting their paperwork, blaming slow HR processes for the lag in pay. Of course,...

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    Lidl2019-06-11
  2. "don't work with this company"

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    Former Employee - Store Assistant in Neath, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lidl part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    the only good thing about Lidl is they pay well.

    Cons

    company think you are replaceable, don't really care about staff.

    Advice to Management

    look after your staff more.

    Lidl2019-06-11
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Slavery at its best"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store in Dorking, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that I can say

    Cons

    No support for the mortal store assistants, measly wages with constant cut backs and over exaggerated expectations from their employees. No work/ personal life balance at all

    Advice to Management

    We are not slaves and or just the number! We are people

    Lidl2019-03-16

    Lidl Response

    March 20, 2019Employer Brand Team

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We want our colleagues across the business to have the same positive experience while working with us, so welcome any further feedback you have. Do feel free to contact us at careers.sm@lidl.co.uk if you would like to discuss anything ...

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bolton, England

    I have been working at Lidl full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent salary , decent salary & nothing else

    Cons

    Long working hours, no social life, no freedom to think outside the box,

    Advice to Management

    Start investing and implementing in people management, stop cane culture

    Lidl2019-01-03

    Lidl Response

    January 14, 2019Employer Brand Officer

    Thank you for leaving your review. We understand your support and development is just as important as a strong benefits package. If you would like to discuss your review in more detail, you can contact us at careers.sm@lidl.co.uk, or your local PWC directly. Thank you for all of your ...

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Not if you paid me 100k a year for an hour a week"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Plymouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Basic salary looks good but isn’t actually for hourly rate Manageable pension Clock in and out for every minute paid

    Cons

    Burnt out staff who are relied on too much. Area managers to have no actual work experience. Unrealistic workload, always cutting back on hours and increasing tasks. Robotic how to guides for every task e.g cleaning the floor. God help you if you have an idea of your own. Over promoted area managers fresh from uni who use and abuse the staff for every ounce of energy. Bullying area managers who won’t hesitate to get rid...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop penny pinching every opportunity, replace the over paid under worked area managers and invest this money if staffing the store properly.

    Lidl2018-10-12

    Lidl Response

    October 30, 2018Employer Brand Officer

    It's just as important to support and develop our employees as it is to offer them a good benefits package, so we appreciate you taking the time to leave an honest review on your experience with us. You can contact us at careers.sm@lidl.co.uk to discuss anything further, we wish you ...

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  6. "Great company but under staff problem is serious"

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    Former Employee - Store Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get lots and lots of progression opportunities if you're capable and ambitious. Staff are friendly and management are protective towards their subordinates. They always back you up when there are abusive customers.

    Cons

    Under staff is a big problem. Upper management would do anything to cut down as much staff as possible to hit sales target and to compensate the low price promise. Don't really agree with this strategy.

    Advice to Management

    You need to put more quota on hours and staff. It helps to boost productivity and that's how sales targets are met. Not by cutting down human resources.

    Lidl2018-08-09
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Store assistant"

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    Current Employee - Store Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lidl part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hourly pay is good for retail job

    Cons

    Everything else The work is hard with many unrealistic expectations regarding to time limits you have to work in, forget it if you have any physical/mental conditions they do not cater to that at all. The hours are long, sometimes doing a 10 hour shift with only half an hour break after waiting 8 hours to get your break.

    Advice to Management

    Look after the staff more.

    Lidl2018-08-18
  8. "Bareable at times but management and RDC are a nightmare."

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

    I have been working at Lidl part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good holiday allowance (goes up with every year you're with the company), Competitive hourly rate and working as a team.

    Cons

    You have to be flexible and at times you are trying to get your shift covered because you have something on and management could make that difficult for you. Unrealistic productivity targets. Maximum half hour break even on a 10 hour shift. Early starts, late finishes. Delivery not turning up on time. List goes on..

    Advice to Management

    How you can base a shift manager position on a 30 minute interview is ridiculous. My store manager didn't have a say in the matter and not only have I worked for the company for almost 7 years, I have grafted every day and shown I can be a leader. Now i've been demoted back down to a store assistant and have lost faith in the company. Looking for a new job.

    Lidl2018-07-01
  9. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ok not too bad to work for

    Cons

    nothing really to say to ya

    Lidl2018-04-16
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Don't care about staff"

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    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Limerick, Limerick
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is ok but not the best.

    Cons

    Work hours are very hard, 5am some mornings. When doing the evening\shift we never finish work on time, always have to work back for at least 2 more hours.. Management don't seem care about staff work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Put more staff on shifts, recommend 6 staff, this would allow us to finish work on time. Increase pay to be inline with our competitors.

    Lidl2018-04-16
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