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Lidl Store Manager Reviews

Updated Nov 7, 2019

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2.4
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Lidl CEO Jesper Hojer (no image)
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16 Ratings
  1. "Lidl sm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team environment in store

    Cons

    Work life balence not the best

    Lidl2019-11-06
  2. "Good employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Porto, Oporto
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Reliable, process driven, retail school

    Cons

    No autonomy, a little antiquated management style

    Lidl2019-11-07
  3. "Deputy store manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots opportunities to progress and learn, competive salary, other benefits

    Cons

    Varying hours worked depending on store requirements

    Lidl2019-11-06
  4. "Muy Callienté"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager 

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, loved every second

    Cons

    Nothing at all, super fun

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of any advice to management

    Lidl2019-10-23
  5. "Hard work"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary and good holidays

    Cons

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

    Lidl2019-10-21
  6. "Fun if you love retail but hard work with high expectations."

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    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good holidays, good benefits, meet good people.

    Cons

    Not a great deal of care for employees, difficult work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Push for more staff requests for work life balance

    Lidl2019-09-19
  7. "Poor communication, poor support"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well paid, no other pros.

    Cons

    Short advance notice of working hours. Poor understanding/support towards working parents.

    Lidl2019-09-28
  8. "The job is up to you"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In a management position at Lidl you will learn as much as you want, but only if you want to. Motivation is the key and the more motivated you are the easier it is to progress in the company. Well paid, structure based work, fair workload.

    Cons

    No bonus scheme, depending on the store and position but you may notice favouritism.

    Advice to Management

    Treat them how you want to be treated.

    Lidl2019-08-06
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Think carefully before taking this role"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is very good Holiday entitlement

    Cons

    Excessive workload- be expected to have a perfect store, hit your KPIs, have all staff happy, go on tills to cover breaks, work huge amounts of delivery (can be alone as all staff are on till), check everyone else’s work (if they get off till) complete all paperwork with nowhere near enough hours to complete all the jobs.... and have your phone ready for the messages and calls you may get when resting or days off.... Work / Life balance- Long shifts (9.5 hr per day, 5 days per week) which can be made longer due to sickness. If you can’t get cover you will be expected to stay. Even if you start at 4am and finish at 11pm for example. This has happened to me and my colleagues on numerous occasions. Unrealistic hours to run a multimillion pound store.

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    Advice to Management

    When I read that we have come a long way, I really don’t see it. I see we have come a long way at going backwards and I really do feel a lot of positive thoughts and feedback is not a true reflection of what I am hearing from managers and staff throughout the company. Which I think is a shame. 5 star reviews on this or any other site are never a true reflection on any company, we can only move forward with... honesty and openness. Staff worry about repercussions of being truthful. Even my location and details are not correct as I know it’s highly likely I will be known and reprimanded for being truthful. Only money is keeping your staff at Lidl. I know many staff across all areas are looking for other jobs, although they won’t admit it to senior managers, they are finding it difficult in this climate to change jobs. The ones who leave are the very best and very employable staff who other companies really cherish. You need to invest money in having enough hours in the store each day to run it properly. Not training or meaningless job roles that get no extra money for the staff. There is no incentive and they are simple jobs i.e a bakery specialist (all they do is follow a plan on how many items to put in an oven) a freshness coordinator (they check the quality of fruit and veg and do an order). It’s not difficult to do these roles, but they are made out to be. Common sense seems to be pushed aside for red tape and company regulations. This would be fine if enough time was given for these jobs. Money does not buy time- Giving higher wages to staff and management does not mean they can get more jobs done or that you will attract a better quality candidate to do a managerial role. It is the culture that needs changing and enough people in stores to do a job properly without excessive mental pressures and physical demands that is having an impact on our health. As a company in the UK I really do think we need to start being realistic and stop sugar coating the real issues.

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    Lidl2019-08-09
  10. "Always looking for better career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    It is a good workplace where colleagues can learn too many things and their training programme to up skill colleague is really brilliant and praiseworthy.

    Cons

    long hours with no thanks or appreciation

    Lidl2019-07-16
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