Great company overall great pay and hours always there, trained in all aspect of supermarket retail although in store management very poor. Loved the job but management is very poor speacialy store managers assistant Collette very rude to new stuff. Store 0743 Southend on Sea
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) – Hawkinge – 20 October 2017
Having worked at Lidl's I have seen it getting better for the staff, the pay is reasonable but you're expected to work darn hard for what you get! The hours can be unsociable as you're on part-time contracts expected to have full time availability (what store doesn't these days?) and you're pretty much told, those are your shifts, needs of the business, be here, even if you requested that day off months in advance. Much like anything shop related, it is highly dependent of the management and in my time there I had chalk and cheese so it's not all bad and it was improving constantly right up until I left and as far as I can tell, still is.
Busy super market that attract many customers due to its costs and promotions.
customer assistant (Former Employee) – Leicester/Gipsy Lane – 16 October 2017
I have spent 10 years of working at this company, where i have learnt a lot of skills to deal with the customers' queries either on the tills or on the shop floor. I'm grateful to the benefits i earned from LIDL.
I know how to handle differents tasks from this fast paced company.
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) – Greenock – 28 September 2017
Worst place to work , like a miletery camp. Not aloud to speak to colleuges, get moaned at if you arent working fast enough ! ( Over workedd !!!!) Shifts are long tireing ... Worst ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Need to get musiccccc especially if you are working a 10 or longer hour shift would drive you to tears !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Long hours, No music, To serious, Un happy enviroment
Customer Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Aberdeen, Aberdeen City – 13 September 2017
So rational its irrational. Very time oriented with high pressure on each task daily, no margin for error. Told to avoid talking to customers and to instead focus on speed, which to me goes against my ideals. There was never any room to explain yourself to management and every day was excess stress. If you enjoy working fast all the time with no room to interact with staff and customers then this is not the place for you.
The pay however, is good, although you do the work of two people compared with the likes of Tesco. 10% discount is an added bonus! makes LIDL even cheaper!
Loved the actual job but the training & management were a joke. There's a reason they're the best payers - it keeps people in their employment!! Training was pretty much non existent, management unapproachable & selfish. Hours inflexible.
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) – Woolwich – 15 August 2017
I felt management was poor, no one knew how to run the store. We had muitple applicants for Lidl in Woolwich and they were all moved to somewhere else because how out store was being run to the group and I still feel we could do better as a company in woolwich. The hours may be long however it is good pay and I can't argue with that. However I wouldn't get my fix hours a week. So for example I'm on 25 hours per week. I only get 16 hours. That's something I'm not to happy about.
Although the pay is attractive the role itself is very poor, always short staffed so you feel like you have do 2 or 3 persons work in the one shift, deliveries never on time and due to this you quite often get asked to leave and then come back when the delivery has turned up, sickness is rife and nothing ever seems to get done about the same people being off all the time, overall 3-5 years with no chance of getting any high then duty manager (as they only take on graduates for assistant mangers) in a place like this will leave you with so many aches and pains that you'll wish you never even bothered applying in the first place
working for lidl can sometimes be good get paid decently, and the management can be good at times, my typical day at work is mostly on till but it can be all sorts really you never know what you're are going to get sometimes, the most enjoyable part of the job is the people are work with they are pretty incredible to be honest hard working, caring, and just easy to get on with. The biggest thing this job has taught me is people skills and working with the public, and just talking to people which i would have never been able to do before
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) – Bexhill – 4 June 2017
Lidl is a great company to work for as their rate of pay is very competitive with the national living wage. There is great support for the jobs you want to do within the company. If you want to progress there is help and encouragement to pursue higher levels within the company or if you prefer to stay within a post you're comfortable with, you are supported and respected the same as every employee.
High pay rate
Difficult to balance life and work, unsociable hours such as 4am starts and 11pm finishes, (not in one shift)
Very good training provided. Workplace culture could be improved, staff overworked in my opinion. Management may make you feel guilty when ill/injured due to the store being understaffed 10-12 hour shifts are definitely the hardest as only half an hours break is given. Excellent pay.