Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Athy, County Kildare – 16 August 2017
very busy place of work, have fun everyday with different people. i learned how to be friendly and care for peoples needs. management not bad and it depends on what you mean by management just that you have to be responsible for everything people around you all time
Manager Assistant (Former Employee) – Numerous – 27 July 2017
Left in 2012 after 3 years of torture. Still to this day I count this as the worst experience of my life. They push you beyond belief, to actual tears most days. Less then zero work life balance, could do 12 days in a row, no regard for law in this matter. I experienced very sly upper management, on occasion they would even blantanly lie to save their own nose; you spend most of the time defending yourself. Staff are to blame for everything, even though they work themself to the bone.
Deputy Store Manager (Current Employee) – Ireland – 20 July 2017
Very hard, extremely long hours, all managers are contracted for 48h and are often expect to commute long distances on top. Plus many work more off the clock. Culture is awful, there are small changes in right direction being attempted but not much real difference made, Most people are there for money only. Managers are put in golden handcuffs, being paid well, but with their confidence being crushed on a daily basis. Many of them are of foreign origin and dont have suffiecient language skills or education to seek good employment elsewhere, which perfectly suit the company. After few years many of them become sick, back injuries are super common, no suprise when people work 12h shifts every day.
Deputy Manager (Current Employee) – Cork – 4 May 2017
Lidl is a great place to develop a retail knowledge. While it is an extremely tough job, it is also very rewarding. I have enjoyed my time with Lidl but now feel the need to look elsewhere to try establish a better work life balance.
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) – Munster – 26 April 2017
Been workin as a sales assistant for almost 3 years now. Dont like one bit but keep staying because the hourly rate is really good. If youre a man you do great because then you wont be stuck at the tills 6 hrs a day. No chance given for a woman to do pack out or anything elsr than bakery. Only thing i enjoy is the bakery, then at least i get off from the tills for couple hours. Management is terrible. No organisation skills what so ever and everything is always a big panic and chaos. Very hard to work. You also get abused verbally by the customers daily because following "company policies" like fast checkout scanning etc..
Good hour rate
Bad managment. Only good job for a man. Women ignored.
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) – IE – 20 April 2017
I am working full time in a fast pace environment meeting targets on the hour everyday. I work as a team and sometime work on my own which I have to make my own decisions. My day in work is a different day everyday. I love working with Customers and solving some issues they might have and then to see them happy. There is no real hard part to my job' as long as you have organisational skills and good Customer Service and team relations your job is so enjoyable for everyone.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Celbridge, County Kildare – 10 April 2017
hard work, you had to be fast and efficient, lots of long hours, few breaks, staff not friendly, huge pressure load, cleaning/security guard as well sales assistant for the shop is unacceptable, huge racism problem with this company
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Dublin – 22 March 2017
I had a lot to learn during my work here. A challenging job due as you do quite a bit of everything from operating checkouts to stocking shelves and to be done within certain speeds, but I learned a lot about the importance of working as a team.Learned a lot of new skills including cash handling, baking, inventory, stock taking, dealing with costumers and working as a member of a driven team.
Warehouse Order Picker (Former Employee) – Newbridge, County Kildare – 18 February 2017
Great job if you are willing to make your live a Lidl life. Spent more time in that kip over Christmas than I did at home with my family. They will work you like a dog if you are new because all the employees with contracts are lazy and can't be fired apparently. You will be told to pick 250 boxes an hour which is against h+s manual handling forget about it. There is fruit pallets in there that are over 6 ft in height and you have to pick them which means lifting above shoulder height. Managers are on a power trip and don't care about you but they have these "team talks" and other rubbish to make you think they care. Terrible place to work .. monthly pay and your first month you will only be paid for 20 hour weeks after doing a full month in hand
Good canteen, most colleagues are nice
Long hours, always being guilt tripped into overtime, managers haven't a clue
Store Assistant (Former Employee) – Castlebar, County Mayo – 3 February 2017
The colleagues were the best part of the jobs. However, the support from some of the managements was also good Working hours were very bad as there were some very early and late shifts. Also the company is expecting from you to sweat a lot while working.
Poor management, terrible work life balance, zero room for career progression
no (Former Employee) – Ireland – 31 January 2017
Poor management, terrible work life balance, zero room for career progression, nepotism practiced on daily basis. Very negative culture, people not respected or appreciated for overtime, long hours etc. Unfair process of promotions. Terrible place to work.
Gym in work building
Long work hours, poor work life balance, poor management practices, nepotism practiced on daily basis, lack of respect for colleagues