Lidl Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 16 Jun 2020

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39 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and good training given(in 256 reviews)

  • "Good salary with annual salary reviews(in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • "Working long hours maybe 6 days a week(in 175 reviews)

  • "Hard work but still well rewarded(in 68 reviews)

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  1. "purchasing manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Galway
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lidl full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great conditions and work life balance

    Cons

    long hours and nights away

  2. "Revolving door"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Lidl

    Pros

    Overall company policy seems great Lots of resources to encourage a healthy work life balance Mental health hotline Free water bottle and filtered water in workplace Free fruit but not actually carried out by managers in most places Good hourly rate and holiday premium

    Cons

    Area managers will lie and cheat to motivate employees and management Unrealistic expectations with regards tasks in time allowed Everyone is just covering their tracks and making it look like their job is being done Loyalty to staff is non existent

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Worked to the Bone"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lidl full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good payment package, nice building, good equipment, promoted work life balance, interested in great place to work. Insightful to the retail market.

    Cons

    Unfortunately even some of the pro's such as promoted worksite balance and interested in a great place to work are just talk. Senior Management is very poor and does not encourage Middle Management to Develop or succeed. Working week was often 60 hours + while only contracted for 42. It was also impossible to take holidays and you were looked down on for it. There is always a sense of Management waiting for you to make a mistake and punish you rather than reward you. Overall a horrible place to be. In saying that this appears to be department specific. The Department in question also had a sexist policy which made it near impossible to be successful.

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Improving company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Kildare
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lidl full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of room to progress up the ranks for anybody with ambition and capability. Huge improvements in work/life balance and overall culture in last few years.

    Cons

    Significant levels of responsibility from day 1 with little to no training period. Some people find this tough to adjust to. Training is done on the job.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Rome
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lidl full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Insurance, Good Salary and work life balance

    Cons

    Lot of workload and performanace pressure

  6. "Great place to work, with great work life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Wimbledon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lidl full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Development opportunities Work life balance Supported by management Interdepartmental collaboration Benefits

    Cons

    Some of the technology is outdated

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    Lidl Response

    June 23, 2020Employer Brand Team

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for all your hard work! We're glad to hear you're happy working at Lidl. Keep up the good work! - Corina, Lidl GB

  7. "Great company with great opportunities"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lidl full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great support and development within the business Colleagues across departments are knowledgeable, helpful and collaborative which creates a positive working environment Good work life balance Lidl is a growing company which is important during this current climate

    Cons

    Nothing - if you have a suggestion you can voice your ideas to management

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    Lidl Response

    June 23, 2020Employer Brand Team

    Thanks for leaving a review and all your hard work! Your insight really helps us to ensure that we're on the right track as an employer. Keep up the good work! - Corina, Lidl GB

  8. "Great learning experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Training, work environment, informality mobility and work-life Balance

    Cons

    Headquarters located out of Lisbon and there até no public transports to reach the location.

  9. COVID-19

    "Good training and pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Lincoln, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lidl part-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and good pay and benefits. Received £150 vouchers for working hard through this COVID19 pandemic

    Cons

    Can be very pressured work

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    Lidl Response

    June 16, 2020Employer Brand Team

    Thanks for leaving a review. We're glad to hear you would recommend Lidl overall and you're enjoying your vouchers. A massive thanks for all your efforts during these challenging times. - Corina, Lidl GB

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice colleagues"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lidl full-time

    Pros

    Nice colleagues And good work life balance

    Cons

    Management clueless about direction of company

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