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Lidl Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 18 Mar 2020

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420 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and good training given(in 235 reviews)

  • "Gutes Gehalt, Schnelle Aufstiegschancen und Veranstaltungen(in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a little tricky at times(in 166 reviews)

  • "Long hours for each shift, some customers are just a NO(in 163 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work for pope who enjoys challenge"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lidl full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Never a dull moment Learn new skill all the time Career progression

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a little tricky at times.

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    Lidl2020-02-14
  2. "Deputy store manager"

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    Deputy Store Manager in Wicklow
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lidl

    Pros

    Good pay on all levels

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance Bad manager not managed properly

    Lidl2020-02-26
  3. "Save yourself the headache"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay - pay is good, but they will get every penny out of you and then some. Strength in numbers- it's like they say in the military. Welcome to the suck! It sucks for everyone so there is strength in numbers Benefits- are the best part of this job

    Cons

    Work life balance - hahahaha. No such thing. You will be working on vacation, days off and holidays. Your personal phone and time are gone. Staffing- be prepared to train staff that you didnt hire. Staff that most likely you would not have hired. You must rely on a DM that is fresh out of college or their 2nd job. Doesnt matter that you've been doing this for longer then they've been alive. Just do it or or your fired! Upper management- the EVP is horrible. They hold high standards set in overseas stores that are smaller and easier to stock. I was. Trained overseas. This guy is a mean man, hes made every DM and SM nearly cry and sometimes actually cry on store visits. ( once a week) Promotion- They dangle the carrot alot. Deliveries - late trucks every week and 3rd party personnel so you get to unload it yourself. Remerches - fun times. You get to listen to DMs that have no idea what's going on give directions that mostly wrong several times until they decided ( against the actual blueprints). Its awesome for those who know how to read and trying to explain to a person whom is in charge and doesnt know what the hell they are doing. OT - your told not to work OT. (Insert laugh here) you work so much OT and thankfully the government will take 32%

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    Lidl2020-03-18
  4. "Toxic work environment"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary for someone starting out.

    Cons

    The only pro of an attractive salary is counteracted by the zero existence of a work-life balance. The Head Office is an uncomfortable place to be! Very unwelcoming and highly narcissistic and egotistical at management level, who inanely mistake their narcissism as effective leadership. The hostility throughout the place is vastly obvious and this is very apparent to customers with store employees. Communication was antagonistic at every level and the majority of employees were highly negative and disengaged. There was always a deep atmosphere of chronic stress and discontent that was masked by a deluded expectation of ‘high performance’. Lidl is a company that vociferously advertises it’s desire to only attract top talent at the highest level of performance, yet so candidly invest very little in anyone that does not possess the same ruthless boorish attitude and outlook of those in position of influence within the organisation. Lidl has a fantastic set of company values that at a glance would be alluring to any career driven individual seeking employment in a forward-thinking people focused environment. However the blatant lack of respect amongst it’s workforce for one another, the lack of accountability and responsibility for such behaviours does very little to install trust in the most optimistic professional. And do not expect any type of recognition from a chauvinistic top-line management group that are not well known within the business for their impartial judgements. My advice, do not sacrifice your integrity at the appealing draw of salary!

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    Lidl2020-03-10
  5. Helpful (3)

    "KEEP LOOKING"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be promoted fast! Then fired for not meeting unrealistic expectations. There is also free coffee to give you a nice caffeine kick on top of your daily anxiety attack you get from working at this company.

    Cons

    Turnover is unbelievable. There is no work life balance. You will work long unappreciated hours. The pay is nothing great for the area. They will fire you with no warning. Do yourself a favor and do not apply to this company.

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    Lidl2020-03-01
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good to Very Bad"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Mebane, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some genuine and really cool people to work with. Unfortunately this became less so the longer I worked there. Work outings, work trips and happy hours helped. Opportunities for career advancement (but a lot of times to those who are inept or play favorites with management). I had multiple bosses over the course of my 2 year tenure. A couple that I really liked, but were either moved to different locations or laid off for absurd reasons. Turnover was absolutely ridiculous. A good stepping stone for my career at least.

    Cons

    My list could go on but here are the main areas of concern. Management, inexperience and/or lack of leadership, hostile work environment, work/life balance, lack of communication and direction from leadership. HR will not take you seriously. I cannot stress hostile work environment enough. The pressure and hostility from the top trickles down into the offices and creates friction, uneasiness and awkwardness in the work environment. Senior managers and VP's who will berate, intimidate, yell at and belittle their employees. I've witnessed firsthand :)

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    Lidl2020-02-04
  7. "Good company; but hard work."

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Holyhead, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good progression opportunities Decent salary Good support from H.O.

    Cons

    Expect you to work to ridiculous productivity targets. Work-life balance for full time management can be not great Poor sickness policy - so many employees phone in sick nearly every other week and no repercussions

    Lidl2020-01-20
  8. "Customer Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for progression. Excellent payment.

    Cons

    Hard to achieve work/life balance.

    Lidl2020-01-17
  9. "Unrealistic targets, worked like robots"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay fairly good although you definitely work for it. Staff discount.

    Cons

    Some people in manager’s role certainly not manager material - abusing “power”. High turnover of staff. Unrealistic targets, some staff lazy in morning shifts which has an adverse effect on how the evening shift will go. Never finish work on time. Working well over contracted hours some weeks and other weeks under contracted hours. Work / life balance way off when working more than contracted hours. Favouritism with staff who have been working there for many years who seem to get the same shifts every week and longer shifts so working less days, also not put on fruit & veg delivery due to it being very physically demanding however fine for someone who is 5ft3” and fairly inexperienced to work the bread, fruit and veg pallets which there can be 4 large pallets stacked twice the height of the person, and get the morning bake ready within 3 hours without any help, although others get help. A lot of the time leave without having a break, sometimes work 10 hours with no break and only having a couple of gulps of water to drink throughout the shift. Manager delegating tasks for you to do but also working as 2nd till so once getting off the till to carry out these tasks get called back on till before getting the chance to do something then manager not happy with the tasks not getting done. Staff who have been there for years making comments on the headsets how quick they’ve been able to complete freshness control or something else when you maybe took a little too much time the day before but not long enough to deserve these comments, some staff understanding it takes a little more than 2 months to be able to complete these things in a super quick time but others obviously not. Some staff who have been there longer going out for a quick cigarette when some other new staff who smoke don’t get given the chance too.

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    Lidl2020-01-25
  10. "Worst company for retail in U.S. to Date. (Aldi Jr.)"

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    Former Employee - Store Supervisor in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    None, There food is all junk food, and frozen bread that's bad for you.

    Cons

    I was let go with no notice over a non-legitamate complaint, I currently serve in the United States Army and lost my $17.50 an hour income with no chance to recover the loss, I now have been unemployed and loss of all of my household income due to this slave driven, intense labor demanding job, this company is a cult, management discriminates and plays extreme favoritism, if you have any chance of moving up, or qualifications for higher positions, they will get rid of you asap, there is little to no room for advancement unless you are willing to relocate to random states far away from where you wanna live in. This company is trash and so are their treatment of its employees, what a disgrace. Expect no work life balance, no raises, poor hours and unreal expectations, if you are a man do not work here, you will have to work harder than crappy managers that have been here too long just to make it here, it's a sexist company built on secrecy and cliques/groups that will fake it in front of you.

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    Lidl2020-02-12
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