Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Nottinghamshire – 16 April 2018
Decent pay but really rubbish hours unless you book holidays off weeks and weeks in advance. Also you get really frowned upon if you ring in sick and the management can be really unorganised and immature.
long hours, really difficult to book time off, favouritsm
Duty Manager and Training Mentor (Former Employee) – Coventry – 22 March 2018
Really hard work Long hours Sometimes working for free because we did not hit the sales target Bad personal life Sometimes had shifts ending at midnight and the following day starting at 5 in the morning
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) – Bridgend – 16 March 2018
A job with crazy hours. On a 25 hour contract- one week I could have 8 hours, the next almost 50. They have a company-colleague handbook that is made up of lies such as shifts not being changed without consent. Sometimes they’ll change them on the day. I worked under almost 20 different people of the management team in just under a year, and can honestly only think of one or two that were decent at their jobs while still being a decent person. A job full of empty promises and lies when it comes to development. Could not express how little I would advocate a job here.
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Evesham, Worcestershire – 15 March 2018
Terrible place to work. Managers treat you really badly. Inflexible hours. Always put you for shifts you can't do. Forget your holiday all the time. Won't let you go home if you're ill. I had a panic attack one evening and the manager just ignored me and I had to stay an extra hour. No apology. And when I go in there now they're still bitter to me because I left and got a better job :,) avoid this place like the plague.
10 hour shifts with short breaks and RUDE managers
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) – Bingham – 15 March 2018
Pretty much like many other retailers except they do pay more on average but they requires to work very very hard and to be doing several task at once, Shift pattern work mean you won'y get a job life balance and will often call you in at a drop of the hat.
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Various – 14 March 2018
Applied for a 25hr week as only wanted part time.
The job advert asked what hours you were available to work so I put evenings and got all manor of starts including 0600.
Lasted a couple of months as only once did I actually get the 25hrs the rest of the time it was 30hrs plus I'd had enough when I was given a rota spread over 3 weeks with 118hrs.
Whats more this company doesn't employ enough staff in any of their shops usually it's around 33-35 thats if they can get them to stay. It's no wonder that Lidl are making such a profit they're doing it off the backs of the poor people that work there. Which is a great shame as the people I worked with were really pleasant and helpful they all deserve better
Its a hard graft as your expected to do everything in the store tills, cleaning,stocking shelves etc etc
All the days are mostly 10 hrs and after two of three of them on the trot you know you've done it.
You'll end up feeling you've sold yourself to the devil.
Duty Manager (Current Employee) – West Wickham – 13 March 2018
I was increasingly finding that I was spending way too much time working and sleep was becoming near non existent. Duty managers expected to carry out role of manager but without the benefits. Apart from this a very enjoyable role.
Worst place to work, i worked on nights, management are clueless and rude, no communication between colleagues, pay is OK not the best, no training given by management had to learn from other people. ignored all day every day by management absolutely terrible management. the store especially warehouse is always filthy, no one can do any orders properly, terrible place needs shutting down.
terrible management, dirty store, rude, poor hours, terrible place to work.
All round a very good place to work and everyone is always there to give you a help in hand.
Picker (Former Employee) – Bridgend – 11 March 2018
One of the best places i have worked in to be honest with you. A very friendly team and all the workers there are polite, friendly and just good people in general, even the managers are very polite and chatty to you and always would ask if your okay and if you needed anything was always there to answer any questions you had etc. The work was pretty easy and good going and as long as you listened and concentrated and used common sense you would be fine but as i say all round pretty awesome place to work and was very happy there.
Work was very excessive and tiring at times. Your constantly on the move especially if in the bakery section of the store. You don't get a chance to catch your breathe unless your on a break as theres always something that needs doing this is especially if your in a busy store. Be expected to keep up with tight time constraints.
General Assistant (Former Employee) – Kristianstads kommun – 7 March 2018
When working at LIDL you need to be a versatile person, and quick. All of the staff are responsible for the running of the store, and you could be doing a number of tasks during your shift.
I can be difficult to get things done, such as re-stocking, especially when you have low staff. It is a very fast paced job, but with having to do various task through out the day it does make the time go a bit faster.
Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee) – Croydon, Greater London – 6 March 2018
Lidl Need to focus more on Management most of them are not literate some times dont have manners to talk to staffs Stressful day everyday interacting with weird customers not easy there is no such enjoyable part apart from when you get to know its time to go home, workplace sometimes have alot of politics and favouritism
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Newton Aycliffe, Durham – 5 March 2018
You had a start time but didn't have a finish time incase you received a order that needed to go out and was relying on public transport to get from and to work so when I was finishing at 2am and there was no public transport running I was having to walk 2 hours home after a 12 hour shift
Acting fast and efficiently when restocking goods (Current Employee) – Bridgend, Bridgend – 25 February 2018
Descent place to work. Management is awful. all out for themselves and not part of the bigger picture. Hard work does not get you anywhere. Selection department is run the wrong way. Equality and fairness is lacking.
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) – Lidl – 24 February 2018
Picking By Voice Commands Learn a lot of warehouse operative duties Management is helpful more than enough. Workplace culture - is everyone polite and helpful as well. The hardest part of the job was first day, because of nervous how is everything will be, what will be need to do and etc. The most enjoyable part of the job - every day I am coming there with smile, because I am giving all my self to that place, all my strength, all my passion. I like physical job.