Lidl Employee Reviews in London

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Hostile & Stressful Work Culture. Would NOT Recommend.
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London14 September 2018
Management are under severe pressure from higher management and stress staff out on a daily basis by humiliating us and pressurising us to scan super fast even when customers are struggling to keep up and complaining that we are scanning ridiculously fast.

You never get to finish a shift on time. I usually finish 2 hours after my original time.

Poor management. They never survive at Lidl for more than 3 months and while they are here, they're so miserable and stressed. I've worked with over 10 store managers in less than a year.

You are on your feet the entire day. You don't get a second to stop and drink some water unless you are on your break (which by the way, you are lucky if you even get)

No training provided AT ALL - you just have to figure everything out yourself or ask a more experienced colleague about every little thing because managers just let you get on with it from your first day without helping you and then they complain & humiliate you behind your back if you make a small mistake.

Shifts are changed last minute (the day before) and they won't alert you so you have to keep checking the rota.

Managers do not appreciate staff's effort one bit. They just always find something to complain about.

Managers always gossip about staff. You end up hearing about it through the grapevine anyway.

Hostile work environment. Wouldn't recommend. Only OK if you are desperate for a job.
Pros
Staff discount, uniform, every minute is paid
Cons
Unpaid breaks, poor management, horrible work culture, highly stressful
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Hard work but very rewarding
Senior Management (Former Employee) –  London5 September 2018
Lidl has a superb and constructive atmosphere that rewards its staff for hard work, commitment and innovation. This was readily apparent in all parts of the UK operation.
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It is decent
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) –  London20 July 2018
Decent job for someone who wants a lil bit more than the minimal salary, however it's quite stressful in some stores as we're getting alot of mean customers and it is definately quite a bit harder than working in other stores(sainsbury, tesco). The life/work balance isn't perfect as they often ask you to stay longer. The team in my store is really good, pretty positive vibes all around.
Pros
employee discount, good colleagues
Cons
not easy
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Horrible
Shift Manager (Former Employee) –  London31 May 2018
If you want to work there forget about flexibility, personal life, free time, studying, other commitments etc.
You are expected to be available to work 24/7
Pros
None
Cons
Management, work ethics, pay
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Warehouse
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) –  London20 May 2018
Good job worked there 3 years would like to work there again !! Good inviormenf to work good hours and decent pay always liked working in the past of the team
Pros
No
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Yes
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challenging workplace
Regional Compliance Officer (Former Employee) –  London10 May 2018
Pleasant but challenging and demanding work environment. A great deal of self-initiative and problem solving environment. Enjoyed working here but don't stay here for to long as you become unappreciated
Pros
fun staff
Cons
stressfull enviroment
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Good,fun working place
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  London28 April 2018
It was good place to work,but management need to improve to listen to staff.Payment,holiday,pension was good,paid break was also very good initiative.
Pros
good money, discounts
Cons
1 person need to do 4 peoples job.
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Boaring
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London17 April 2018
Expected to work silly shift patterns with no regard for family or social life.
Over worked In a repeatative mind numbing job
Get stuck on tills most of your shift with a poxy 30min break.
Told to work at a stupid fast pace, with most managers moaning about staff
Keep moving staff around to other stores which can create a unstable environment.
Pros
Good basic salary
Cons
Early starts late nights
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Terrible.
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London6 April 2018
The training programme they tell you about, called LEON, is a lie. You use it a couple of times before they abandon it. Shifts change on a daily basis. Hours are unreasonable and they expect you to stay past your shift every shift (even if you're randomly scheduled to finish at midnight, you could end up there until 2AM).
Pros
Pay is good
Cons
long hours, 10 hour shifts only have a 30min break.
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Worst company to work for, would not recommend
Store Assistant/Cashier (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London24 March 2018
They tell you lies, they teach you not to respect the customers and the tricks they teach you do not favour the customer, I am surprised they are still in business. I am now at Asda alot better and happier
Pros
staff card
Cons
The Management training, rubbish
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Productive work place
Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee) –  London12 February 2018
Busy workplace.I learned that positivity can attract lots of customers.I gained customers trust. I learned that being yourself( in a good way) can help you have a great contact with people.My math skills got better.My "can do" attitude got better.
The hardest part of the job is unstable rota,life balance is not great.You never know what to expect.Store manager is constantly changing rota, this job is best if you study part time, but full time could be hard.
Pros
getting know great people
Cons
Quiet few.
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Lovely working place
Duty Manager (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London24 October 2017
Working at lidl is one of the best as i enjoy woinking in a busy place and the management is also very good. Staff get 10% discount. It is a nice place to work.
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Fast pace
Duty& Night Manager (Current Employee) –  London23 October 2017
You have to be on point and you need to pay attention to details. Flexibility is a must. Fast paced and a day is not like other. Good money. And long holiday
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Great place to work
Duty Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London8 October 2017
I, had an amazing time working for this company would do it again if im in the job market. i would recommend anyone to work for this company if you are trying to achieve the best within you
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Work you to the bone then spit you out
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London27 September 2017
Do not even work here if you want to have a life.

Pays well, good benefits YES!

No work life balance, don't expect to have a moment to breath, have unrealistic targets, embrace being dead to the world and being called at 4am when you only finished at 12 to come in because something has gone wrong......also don't expect to see your company car mine never came in 2 years!
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Work work work
Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London26 September 2017
Dedication, commitment and hard work is needed when working for lidl. When working for lidl , there is no job to small or big for any employee. There are five values that lidl is based on, customer service, freshness, availability, cleanliness, and productivity.
Pros
Staff discount
Cons
Long hours, Tiring
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Picker
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  London14 September 2017
very good organization of work, flexible hours, good work culture, low salary, overtime availble, generally recommended for people who are looking for work in a warehouse
Pros
no
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no
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Hard work job with good team leaders
Picker/Packer and Training Mentor (Former Employee) –  London Belvedere14 September 2017
It is a good company. They are serios with the payments and all legal procedures. Working in warehouse need a good body condition. Company give the opoortunity to be promote if you have skills
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Stay away
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London2 August 2017
Stay away!
Treated like dirt
Never get breaks
Never get contracted hours
Always on closes with only two staff
Time limits for everything and impossible goals to achive
Pros
Lovely staff
Cons
No breaks never getting contracted hours used and abused!!
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Very hard
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) –  London14 July 2017
There is too much pressure every day. Not enough staff and not enough given hours for work required. Early shifts, long hours and not properly organised things
Pros
10% discount at Lidl
Cons
Long hours
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