Store Manager (Former Employee) – Bathgate, West Lothian – 18 January 2018
By far the worst employer I’ve ever experienced. A modern day sweat shop who had complete disregard for H.R. regulations and health & safety. This was quite sometime ago and I believe improvements have been made.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Brighouse, West Yorkshire – 15 January 2018
I lasted 6 hours I hated every second of it too many managers and not enough store assistants. I was suppose to be getting trained but left to do things I couldn’t totally appalled by this Lidl managers swearing like troopers. Don’t work for Lidl it’s rubbish.
Anchor (Current Employee) – Newcastle, County Down – 15 January 2018
Made to work in 4/5 degrees. Not acceptable at all as the comfortable working temperature throughout Uk is 13-16 degrees. Issue been reported and management in HQ don’t respond and are not in a hurry to fix the issue as we are never they’re main worry. Management in store constantly tell us this issue will be resolved whilst we all come into work with our own jackets and hoodies on below our work jackets as it’s that cold. Work life balance is poor as we either start at 6am and work through until 4 with usually no break or a short 10 minute break that we ‘need’ to rush to get back out. The their option is working 12-10pm which leaves you with next to no social life. Found the same problem in several stores but this is the worst. Wouldn’t recommend
Long hours, freezing working conditions, poor management
Cartakere (Former Employee) – Willenhall, West Midlands – 13 January 2018
I Loved my job. I liked the fact that I had gained the respect and trust of my manager and colleagues at the store where I originally worked.Problems only arose when I transferred. This being mismanagement, Some managers are overbearing, disrespectful and undervalue staff. Once this happens you haven't a leg to stand on. Because management will always side with each other. Therefore no matter what Lidl working policies state it's not actually a fair playing field. It's the manager's word against yours and in my case the manager and the area manager were friends, so I didn't stand a chance being only a caretaker. It's an ok place to work if you are lucky enough to have a decent manager.
Duty Manager/cashier (Former Employee) – Weston-super-Mare – 12 January 2018
Working for Lidl is a great job if you like to be on the go all the time. The fun never stops, it is not a typical cashier job where you only serve customers, when not serving there is always something else to do. Great employers, always treated me well.
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) – Livingston – 3 January 2018
Did not enjoy my time with lidl you are treated like a slave no work life balance nasty management who think they are better than everyone sitting in there office all day TALKING about everyone and doing very little work apart from plotting there next affairs etc
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Hayes, Greater London – 3 January 2018
A typical day would last at least 30 mins longer than expected. The job definitely depends on the management and your team members. The money is not the effort by far. Nearly everyone I worked with suffered from long term back pains. The duty of care by my manager was missing.
Store assistant (Former Employee) – Cheltenham – 30 December 2017
Customer service, working in high paste working environment, taking part in all aspects of work of the store (checkouts, shopfloor, backstock, rotating the stock, date checking, bakery and customer services).
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Morpeth, Northumberland – 29 December 2017
Just the same as any other store work really, although you work both the shop floor and the tills as well as being the clean up crew too. The deliveries would come in in the morning and you have to stack the shelves as well as running the store, its not a hard place to work but as you have to pull pallets around you need to be able to be active.
Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee) – Cardiff, Cardiff – 29 December 2017
Rubbish training Constantly being told to go FASTER on tills even when there are pensioners who can't keep up Extremely rude customers , probably due to the queues and having to wait around Very physically demanding on shop floor when doing deliveries and working stock At interview stage you are told by the Regional manager /Store manager that Lidl promises a good work/ life balance...this is utter rubbish ! Unless you specifically request short shifts , you are instantly put on lates and weekends. Pays good though and the staff are awesome 😊
Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee) – Gloucester, Gloucestershire – 20 December 2017
Never get the shifts you are going to work , you are supposed to get a two/three week rota, does not happen , hours always short. and management is very bad. Not been trained yet but put on tills straight away.
Manager (Former Employee) – Luton, Bedfordshire – 15 December 2017
50+ hour weeks sometimes you don't finish work until midnight and are then expected back in at 5am next day you are expected to work very fast on very tight dead lines jump on and off till in and out of bakery clean toilets as u don't have a full time cleaner act as a security guard and put our self at risk rotas change ever day so getting a balance between home life is impossible no progression no training plans management do not manage as they are working all the delivery breaks are skipped and sometimes only 15min you are not able to leave the store for breaks never enough staff as productivity targets are unrealistic no incentive no bonus
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Burton-On-Trent – 15 December 2017
the first thing we did for the day was put away all deliveries. then it would be stock replenishment, and cleaning of the store after we would be given our roles for the day. i mostly worked on the tills, serving customers for a variety of backgrounds. handling cash, using tills and credit card payments. if it was quiet we would help tidy the store. fill shelves. the management was fair. i dont believe there was a hard part to the job. it was physical with the lifting. the most enjoyable was seeing different faces everyday. no 2 days were the same