Store Manager (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 27 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!
Manager (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 26 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.
Area Manager (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 5 May 2017
Being a German Discounter you can be expected to work hard and have to constantly go above and beyond to keep your shelves full, queues to a minimum, store managers trained and effective and overall safety and cleanliness of the stores.
Good training programme but a lot of self involved training and question asking to ensure you get as much as you can during your training time.
Given a lot of responsibility very quickly and some support available. Work life balance quite poor but the benefits package compensates this.
Company car, good salary, progression opportunities and a lot of responsibility
Long hours, frustrating at times, training could be better
Duty Manager (Current Employee) – London – 12 April 2017
full time at lidl is a gruelling life sucking affair. the hours span from 5am till 2pm or 2pm till midnight. the workload is horrendous and you are expected to do more and more the longer you are employed. if you are good at your job they pile the work onto you while those who are not as able as you are left with remedial tasks and talked about only behind their backs. the management is sloppy at best, completely disorganised and refuse to take responsibility. the training you gain is brief and not helpful towards the job requirements. the only thing that makes any of this worth while is the pay however to earn a decent wage you must competitively fight for hours and prove you are the best at what you do.
Assistant Manger (Former Employee) – Feltham, London – 13 March 2017
It was the best career move which I made so far. Working for Lidl will provide you with a well rounded and unmatched skill set in Retail Management and Retail Operations. Plenty of challenges and the rewards are quite good. Huge career growth opportunities, I got promoted as a Duty Manager within 6 months of joining the company and after 10 months got promoted to Assistant Store Manager.
Manager (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 14 February 2017
If you want to work for Lidl you need to be hard working and efficient. You need a can do attitude and you are not allowed to question anything. As a manager you need to manage a team up to 30. If anything goes wrong in the store you are responsible for it. Even on your days of or when you are on holiday. Basically it is a 24/7 job. You have to follow guidelines 100% and rarely can input any suggestions or improvements. Which can be very frustrating. The money is really good but I would think twice if you have a family and want spent some quality time with them. Manager positions are mainly for young (male), hard working and ambitious individuals.
well payed, 10% discount, up to 36 days holidays
Long hours, unrealistic targets, constant threat of diciplinary
Cashier/Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 10 February 2017
I enjoyed working for Lidl, it all depends on who you work with and getting along with everyone as it's team based. From the beginning manager was very helpful until he left, then once a new manager was introduced it was much more difficult to get around.
Manager (Former Employee) – Belvedere, London – 11 November 2016
Ideal place to work if you are career minded. Plenty of challenges, and the rewards are very good. You get what you put in.Must be fully flexible. New facilities have been put in so the welfare area is great for winding down in your break.