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great people to work with
Duty Manager (Current Employee) –  Basingstoke, Hampshire1 October 2017
such a fun diverse group of people to work with and there is never a dull day there. cheap products and decent discount giving the employees. long hours for managers.
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working
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) –  Greenock28 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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pros
Reasonable pay
Cons
Long hours, No music, To serious, Un happy enviroment
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Grest rates of pay
Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow28 September 2017
Good work place high staff turnover rude customers great food horrible managers ..they need more staff for less complaints .I would love to work here forever but very stressful job
Pros
Good working hours
Cons
Might only have 2 members of staff at busy periods
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Hard work
Sales Assistant (Part-time whilst at College) (Former Employee) –  Coleraine28 September 2017
They have a very small workforce so there is always jobs to be done from serving to deliveries and cleaning.
Challenging and demanding but pays is good
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a great place of work
Duty Manager (Former Employee) –  Burgess Hill27 September 2017
Key Role:
• Working on the Tills
• Maintaining shop floor
• Performed the role of freshness coordinator
• Maintaining safe
maintaingng quality
a very fun place to work
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Misguided, but good hard work
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) –  South West27 September 2017
It all comes down to your store management team and area manager.
If they are good, and you have a strong team, the job won't be stressful - but it will still be hard work (that's a constant)
If on the other side you have a weak management team who don't do confrontation, the job will be virtually impossible.
Also Lidl is trying too hard to branch out from its USP- Heidi Klum - recently, goes completely against the business model.
(less staff =lower costs = more profit)
They wanted 1 person to stand by the new products for 10 hours, whilst not supplying any extra hours, meaning the rest of the shift is strained, affecting the customer perception in all but 1 area...
They have also started complicating procedures (for almost no apparent reason) meaning again; the small amount of hours provided are stretched.
Heads up, Lidl has no hard sickness policy, it is 'wishy-washy' in the extreme. Meaning that unless EVERYTHING is logged, and your store manager & Area manager are proactive the staff could literally get away with anything, calling in sick with impunity.
Ubiquitous training is also a brand new concept, so any managers in the business for over a year are (unintentionally clueless) because the new managers have LEON training, but its not filtered back.
However most of the team are great, keen and hardworking (from necessity) and there is some satisfaction from smashing out a massive delivery, sweating for 10 hours, but achieving a lot.
Ultimately, they pay well, but there is consensus (in my store) that the money is not worth the run around, because the company
  more... hasn't quite nailed its middle management and structural communication.  less
Pros
Hard Work, Acceptable pay
Cons
Management, policy
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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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I did enjoy working for lidl
Store Assistant (Former Employee) –  Leicester, Leicestershire26 September 2017
I enjoyed working for lidl ,working with my peers and meeting people, I worked replenish ing stock ,they were very good to work for,just the hours were long
Pros
Good work colleagues
Cons
Long hours
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worst place I ever worked
CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISANT (Former Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester22 September 2017
ok first off, I went into this job knowing that it's gonna be pretty awful but I thought hmm i'll be fine, I have a THICK skin and I'm a hardworker. L M A O. The job was awful. Management incompetent and bitter. No such thing as teamwork, each person for themselves. Change or cancel your shifts at the last minute. 30 min break even if you work a 10 hour shift. Trash. 50 shades of TRASH. Been a month since I quit and I felt much happier and lighter. That job really sucked the life outta me guys don't do it
Pros
increases chances of early death due to stress, health and safety hazards, general WANTING to die
Cons
everything homie
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rubbish
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Bletchley, Buckinghamshire19 September 2017
I would not work at lidl's again if they paid me a million pounds the management speaks to their employees like they were something on the bottom of their shoe.
Pros
none
Cons
management
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lots to do not enough time to do it
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Wales19 September 2017
typical day - morning trading law checks, put out fresh delivery(fruit and veg, freezer, bread, chiller, meat and poultry), first bake, full freshness check, put out ambient, freshness check, second bake, freshness check, afternoon trading law checks, fresh back stock, freshness check, third bake, tidy shop, freezer and ambient orders, date check chiller, bread and fresh meat and poultry. freshness check, bread fruit and veg and meat and poultry orders, clean down bakery, complete waste write offs, oh and serve customers on till and deal with customer queries with excellent customer service whilst doing this! then cash up tills and clean floor etc. try to find time during a typical day to do manager checks, memos, off duty and any ad hoc tasks they throw at you.
Pros
good salary
Cons
expect a lot for their money
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Anlayışlı firma
Kasiyer (Former Employee) –  İngiltere19 September 2017
Hertürlü kolaylık sağlanıyor ve maaşlarıda çok iyi.
Pros
Saygılı personeller ve yöneticiler
Cons
Yemek yok ve uzun saatler
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Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Northfleet, Kent17 September 2017
Good company fast past business skill development in all areas in the warehouse and becoming a experience warehouse operative quick and easy and learn new things
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Stressed Staff.
Store Assistant/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Great Torrington15 September 2017
under staffed =stressed staff at all levels.always in a hurry to do everything fast,then there is not a lot to do=boredom.............................
Pros
non really
Cons
5am starts 11pm finishes
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Picker
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
Pros
no
Cons
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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Good if you enjoy this kind of thing
Customer Sales Assistant (Current Employee) –  Aberdeen, Aberdeen City13 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!
Pros
decent pay
Cons
felt exploited
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work
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  Wood Green, Greater London13 September 2017
long day doing so much from working on tills, to filling shelves to cleaning to baking stressful
management were ok but not the best
i liked working there as it was something different to what i was used too
the hours were long the amount of work you had to do was tiring
getting paid a nice wage
Pros
wage
Cons
long hours
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not pleasant workplace
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Nutts Corner11 September 2017
It is an hard work place whit not guaranteed hours.
The management is more interested in office duties than for manage their work force. The hardest part of the job is been focus on your daily routine because is no official rules or job description how you should do the job.Work culture isn't there everyone work for themselves. Most ennoble part on this job is lunch break or any break during the shifts and holiday leave.
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