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Lidl Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Aug 15, 2019

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Jesper Hojer
305 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, flexible working, opportunities(in 167 reviews)

  • "good salary developed people very fast if they see potential(in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is not the greatest but then time can be taken back at a later date if you work more hours(in 131 reviews)

  • "You work very long hours (approx(in 131 reviews)

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  1. "Hard Work"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Glasgow, Scotland

    I worked at Lidl full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Pay Good Colleagues Discount

    Cons

    Long Hours Work-Life Balance Inflexible

    Lidl2019-06-24

    Lidl Response

    July 31, 2019Employer Brand Team

    Thank you for your review - and all of your hard work over the years! We're glad you enjoyed the pay and benefits, and working with your colleagues in store. We wish the very best of success with your career. - Andy, Lidl GB

  2. Helpful (1)

    "store manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    salary was very good but work hard

    Cons

    work life balance not so good

    Advice to Management

    work hard good rewards

    Lidl2019-06-17
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Don't Bother"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Senior Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lidl full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free giveaways Quicker than usual promotions

    Cons

    Communication from leadership is non existent. Upper management creates last minute tasks (which always seems to happen) and are always "priorities" that makes people work unreasonable hours. Constant turnover in employees (whether they quit or get fired) creates uncertainty in everyone. People high five you and congratulate you when you leave, if that tells you anything. There's no work...

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    Advice to Management

    Look at the reviews. Lidl could be a great company to work for but they don't seem to understand how the US workforce operates. Use carrots, not sticks.

    Lidl2019-06-28
  4. "Staff suffer"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Southampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lidl full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay for level of skill

    Cons

    No Management Skills No work life balance Unsafe understaffed unsupervised !

    Advice to Management

    Learn the greatest assets are your employees

    Lidl2019-06-21
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible"

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

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

    Pros

    Salary seems appealing, but break it down over the hours you will, and be answering your phone at home, and be bothered constantly by Area Managers outside of your working hours, and you will see you are on a very poor hourly wage!

    Cons

    Many many cons.....health and saftety is a biggy, doesnt exist in lidl, you just get on with it, even simple jobs like 2 people lifting doesnt get done, expect to be physically broken!!! Security, doesnt happen in lidl either, no security guards, deal with shoplifters etc yourself, if you get attacked then please finish serving the customers, restock the shelves, do the bakery, clean the floors, cash up, then get yourself...

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    Advice to Management

    No advice because you never listen, you all think your gods but in fact you all the ones who just put up with it the longest, i hold no grudges against anyone, but I just dont know how you can carry on working that way!

    Lidl2019-06-18
  6. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    really fast paced, dynamic and two days are never the same bringing a lot of variety and diversity.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not the greatest but then time can be taken back at a later date if you work more hours.

    Lidl2019-05-15
  7. Helpful (1)

    "If you don't have anyone at home this is the job for you"

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    Former Employee - Store Supervisor in Fredericksburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well Lower management cares about work/life balance

    Cons

    No employee discount For management they expect you to give everything you have. I regularly worked 85+ hours weeks and on many occasions I left the store after 3am. They claim to support a work/life balance. It's best if you don't have a family if you're in management at this company. They don't adequately deal with issues that arise in the workplace. IE a manager showing...

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    Lidl2019-06-18
  8. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Team working ethic and career opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance and length of working week

    Lidl2019-05-13
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Wednesbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Career progression, work life balance, challenging and rewarding

    Cons

    At present there are none!

    Lidl2019-03-07

    Lidl Response

    March 20, 2019Employer Brand Team

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - it's great to hear you're happy at Lidl. Thanks for all the hard work you've put in to make your stores a success! - Andy, Lidl GB

  10. "Lidl."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Pay, culture opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Work life balance and flexibility moving

    Lidl2019-03-06

    Lidl Response

    March 20, 2019Employer Brand Team

    Thanks for your feedback! We're glad you enjoy being part of the team. If you have any questions relating to relocation, or issues stemming from a poor work life balance, we would recommend contacting your regional PWC in the first instance, who's details can be found in your welfare ...

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