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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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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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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
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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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Boring , unproductive and mundane
Customer assistant (Part-time) (Former Employee) –  Barking, London, UK13 June 2017
it was a bad experience overall as a worker are used as a donkey but paid to keep the abusive workplace legal.i would recommend that if you want to work for retail apply Sainsbury's.
Pros
can be a little late
Cons
very long and tedious work
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Hard work; great rewards.
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  London13 May 2017
A typical day is incredibly fast paced with 100s of tasks going on at any one time. The hours can be long, but you work with a great group of people and the salary and other benefits are fantastic.
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Hardwork but made worth your while
Area Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London5 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.
Pros
Company car, good salary, progression opportunities and a lot of responsibility
Cons
Long hours, frustrating at times, training could be better
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an extremely tough working environment
Duty Manager (Current Employee) –  London12 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.
Pros
pay
Cons
workload
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Quick Promotions/Best Decision
Assistant Manger (Former Employee) –  Feltham, London13 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.
Pros
Polishing Skills / Good Money
Cons
Can't find any
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Good place to work
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London15 February 2017
Good place to work , extra hours, many positions available, well recomended, must be a hardworking person and comitted. Possibility of growing up in the company.
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efficient, poor working enviroment
Manager (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London14 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.
Pros
well payed, 10% discount, up to 36 days holidays
Cons
Long hours, unrealistic targets, constant threat of diciplinary
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Great place
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London12 February 2017
The place was great. The team were very helpul in the beggining. I have learnt lots of skills that will definitely will help me in the future.
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Team work was excellent
Cashier/Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London10 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.
Pros
10% discount on shopping
Cons
Long hours, very small break.
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Challenging and rewarding
Manager (Former Employee) –  Belvedere, London11 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.
Pros
Benifits
Cons
Hours
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Poor culture and management skills
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  London27 October 2016
Good money very unprofessional and backwards in thinking. Areas Managers have little real retail knowledge and are just auditors. Career progression and training are poor.
Pros
Good salary
Cons
Unplug your brain, no managing just shelf stacking and tills.
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• Willingness to work non-traditional hours to get results. • Showing a genuine interest in other people and a willingness to help them
SALES (Former Employee) –  London13 October 2016
• Willingness to work non-traditional hours to get results.
• Showing a genuine interest in other people and a willingness to help them
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