Store Manager (Former Employee) – Bathgate, West Lothian – 18 January 2018
By far the worst employer I’ve ever experienced. A modern day sweat shop who had complete disregard for H.R. regulations and health & safety. This was quite sometime ago and I believe improvements have been made.
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire – 30 October 2017
Read some reviews for Lidl before working for the company. They were not positive to say the least. The job started out fine, when working away at a seperate training site. But once moved in to official building it quickly went down hill. Management were rude, inconsiderate and you were never considered good enough.
Selection (Current Employee) – Lutterworth, Leicestershire – 29 October 2017
It's a big warehouse with lots of people working there and different people have at different times of the day. The problem is people work in the morning and it stays like that same with the people that work at afternoon and night.
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Northern Ireland – 27 October 2017
The most horrendous working conditions ever. 20min break on a 10/12 hour shift. Expected to work late then come in at 6am next morning. Training you on customer service and you haven’t the time to even look near customers. Store manager rude ignorant and no manners . HR and head office don’t want to hear about it.
Deputy store manager (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 24 October 2017
Pays well however working life ballance is very poor. Required to work different shifts every week misture of early and lates. Don’t get full weekends off, if required have to book it as a holiday. Very tuff on management and reluctant to take actions on shop floor staff due to poor labour turnover.
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.
Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee) – Malvern – 20 October 2017
There is a reason Lidl pays well, that is because they expect you to work as hard as you can constantly. Every task has a set time that it needs to be completed in which is borderline preposterous, however, this is something that becomes easier the more you work there (but still difficult).
This is shift work. Unless you have a dependant, you will generally always be given completely random shifts, there will be a week (as an example) where you'll probably be doing a 14:00-22:30 on a Monday and then 4:00-8:00 on a Wednesday
10% discount, most of the staff are great people to work with
Random shift times, lack of overtime, Super strict behaviour policy
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.
Cleaner (Former Employee) – Darwen, Lancashire – 10 October 2017
Was and okay place to work, I was only the cleaner but had a set time to clean. The wage was really good, and they usually asked you to stay after the allotted time. Which meant more money as you was paid from the minute you clocked in to the minute you was clocked out.
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Page Moss – 1 October 2017
Good pay but management constantly belittle staff! Had money taken out of my till and then put back to say this is how a tobber would act and a manager who tried to threaten me but backed off after me standing my ground. Plus after having pertinity leave i recieved my redunsancy leave notice on return to work! Rediculous