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Lidl Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 30 Dec 2019

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3.2
52%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
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Lidl CEO Jesper Hojer (no image)
Jesper Hojer
386 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and opportunity to grow(in 215 reviews)

  • "good salary developed people very fast if they see potential(in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours; hard work; not rewaridng(in 157 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is not the greatest but then time can be taken back at a later date if you work more hours(in 155 reviews)

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  1. "purchasing manager"

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    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

    Lidl2019-10-30
  2. "Avoid this place at all costs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is quite good for the industry Pension Private health insurance Staff try and help where they can Customers are mice

    Cons

    Stressful Abusive management Rosters change without notice or request Constantly asked to start early and work late Stress is a bonus for them, if you are not constantly stressed and under huge pressure, you're not working hard enough ZERO work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Treat the staff like people

    Lidl2019-09-19
  3. "Did not meet expectations"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Donegal

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

    Pros

    Pay well Friendly team Chance of progression

    Cons

    Long hours at till, zero variety especially for new staff Called last minute on days off to come into work and being made feel bad if you don't A lot of favouritism to certain employees who get all the morning shifts, not evenly divided out Clinical depressing environment, no mental stimulation, background music would be an extreme addition to Lidl stores and make it feel more like a shop and less like a factory. No work life balance at all Staff are just a number, everything comes down to meeting targets.

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    Advice to Management

    Do Rota fairly and divide late and early shifts out more evenly Provide better training so all staff can do all jobs throughout store

    Lidl2019-08-06
  4. "Avoid at all cost"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lidl full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance no respect

    Lidl2019-07-25
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Horror"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Lidl full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary, nothing else that I can think of

    Cons

    Working hours, work-life balance, work load

    Advice to Management

    Expect from employees to work as much as human can do, not as much as robot

    Lidl2019-04-06
  6. Helpful (1)

    "No work life balance. Expected to work alot more than standard hours. SOEs pretend they don't know about it."

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    Sales Operations Manager in Mullingar, Westmeath
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lidl

    Pros

    Good intentions and great for some types of people.

    Cons

    Don't work here if you want a good work life balance. Sink or swim attitude. Long hours. Perks not worth the work.

    Advice to Management

    Their business model seems to be successful, just not for all people. Extreamly high turn over of area managers due to horrendous working conditions and expectations.

    Lidl2019-03-14
  7. "Lidl"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and quite accommodating to staff

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is a problem

    Lidl2018-11-06
  8. "Stay away from this company"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lidl full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nothing that I can think of

    Cons

    Work life balance non existent, bullies at all the time, non realistic expectations, miserable working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bullieing your staff members

    Lidl2018-11-26
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Awful! From day one I was given no training and left to figure stuff out for myself."

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    Current Employee - Customer Assistant in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great rates of Pay, opportunities to progress within the company.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, intimidating negative environment, no training, poor management, time constraints, one person does a two person job, sometimes work feels demoralizing.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more democratic working environment. The style of leadership is a military approach which is not what works in a modern working environment. Have an extra staff member for the first week for new staff to show them the ropes and ease them into the role so that they feel confident rather than staff figuring it out for themselves. Providing better training I believe is essential.

    Lidl2018-08-30
  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Store Manager in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary developed people very fast if they see potential

    Cons

    a bit hard keep work life balance

    Advice to Management

    very good helpful understanding management

    Lidl2018-05-24
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