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Place works u like a dog and environment was like a prison no taking to each othe no let up on ur shifts u cud be 6hrs into palets off trucks. No stop
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ireland12 September 2019
A family death got me sacked was out for 3 days told em I was sick and failed my probation, Thats not right, is like a nazii camp. Really is so bad tlo work in voices are not heared
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Customer Assistant (Former Employee) –  Buncrana, County Donegal10 September 2019
Only good thing about this company is the wages but you work for every penny that you earn as nothing is easy about working here. You have no life outside of lidl as your called in all the time for extra shifts to cover people. Managers could do with some basic training on how to actually treat their staff with some respect rather than treat them like the dirt on their shoes. Being tore to shreds for simple errors and never praised. Mental bullying at its finest
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Work life not balance
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Newbridge, County Kildare3 September 2019
Working time is not fixed and variable due to the company.
Required high performances in a bad working environment. Which is stay whole day in a chiller or whole day picking heavy stuff.
Good muscle and back needed, u have to bend down your body everytime to pick up the goods and they don't care about your work safety.
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14 years of Experience with Lidl as duty manager and customer assistance
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) –  Tralee, County Kerry18 August 2019
Lidl is great place to Work, I have learned a lot from Lidl, How to deal with people, how to work in different department, Experience as a duty manager, office, cashier, bakery, shop-floor, all general duties, we work as a team, you can workout your shift with the store manager if you’re not happy with your hours, I can’t say Hardest part of the Job because no job is easy, the most enjoyable part of the job when I got 500€ Lidl vouchers
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Good pay, tough environment
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) –  Athy, County Kildare9 August 2019
The company offers a fairly good rate, but the work is demanding. Non-social working hours (5am -11pm) and days (closed only 4 days a year) and unpleasant customers.
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Customer focused hands on operation
Manager (Former Employee) –  Kerry7 August 2019
Spent 5 years as a manager with Lidl. The job was never boring and days were long but time passed very quickly. The job was straight forward and the lidl systems were easy to follow and implement. Staff recruitment was difficult at times and the staff turnover was quite high as was staff absenteeism. The salary was good and morale was good amongst staff and management as you were working with small teams. On the negative side , experienced managers had to put up with 2 to 3 visits a week from very inexperienced area managers some of whom had never stepped foot in a retail store prior to joining Lidl. Some of these area managers would make demands and to do lists which couldn't have been done with 20 staff never mind 5 staff . Apart from some of the area managers it was a good experience.
Pros
Salary, systems
Cons
Inexperienced area managers with no concept of how to help and motivate staff and management.
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Hardship
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ireland30 July 2019
If you're not polish, you're an outsider. Never trained. phone calls and texts everyday to cover shifts from staff that called in 'sick'. Often ignored by managers for days if i didn't cover these shifts. No work life balance as i worked every weekend for several months. Five 5 o'clock morning starts in a row. Transferred me to a different store further away from i live without asking.
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Love lidl.
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) –  Dublin29 July 2019
Lidl is a great place to work I’ve worked there for the past year. Pay is very good. It’s a fast paste job you need to have some strength to lift heavy boxes and pull big pallets and it’s a very early start.
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Very good company to work for overall
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) –  Carrickmacross, County Monaghan28 July 2019
I worked for lidl for a year i had to leave for family commitments but was very good to work for if you like working in a fast paced environment and dealing with customers on a regular basis
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Untrustworthy management culture
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Newbridge, County Kildare25 July 2019
Untrustworthy management culture. Work/life balance is non existent. Staff members constantly walking on eggshells. Main objective is to reach unrealistic targets at all costs. Employees come second.
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Stress no respect
DUTY MANAGER/SALES ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  IE21 July 2019
Every day even you menager you responsible to do everything from cleaning true backing packing rosters kpi taking calls from your district managers ordering and what you're never good enough always something wrong feel like donkey in a circle but instead of carrot in front you have wip behind you never make this mistake and don't work there, don't believe lidl propaganda about good salaries company cars health insurance etc. Stay there where you're respect and your hard work is valebule for someone.
Pros
After 6 hours working if you won't ask no one will notice you need it
Cons
When they need you you need to say when they cutting hours they send you home
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Great and Professional work place.
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) –  Naas, County Kildare17 July 2019
Really enjoy working for Lidl, great people, great management, also great money, cant complain about hours.. You want part Time or full Time its dosent matter everything is organised well for Your needs.
Highly recomended!
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ambiente de trabajo y personal agradable
Reponedor (Former Employee) –  IE17 July 2019
a principio me ayudaron mucho con la comunicación. todos los equipos de trabajo funcionaban correctamente. los clientes super amables y sin presentar ningun tipo de problemas.
Pros
todas las maquinarias y equipos de trabajo correctamente
Cons
nada
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.its not great working for this company
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) –  Athy, County Kildare10 July 2019
I don't want to review lidl, terrible at staffing and senior management don't step up, many other companies offer higher wages too. Also it's more of a work your way up to nothing kinda iob, basic contracted hours are only 20hours a week over 7 days .....
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Stay away
Deputy Store Manager (Former Employee) –  IE10 July 2019
Very long hours and you are expected to work with the same place throughout your shift. Constantly under stress because that is the way they operate. Very high staff turnover because of that.
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None
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Just name it
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Expect too much from you
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ireland9 July 2019
Long shifts , never get out on time , left on tills for 10/12 hours a day not very friendly , great wage is probably the only good thing about working for them
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Long hours, never out on time
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busy environment
Voice Picker (Former Employee) –  Newbridge8 July 2019
Typical day at work is very monotony, specially if you have to only picking products for 8-10 hours, and if you work hard supervisors give you more hard work. Advise- don't show them you are very hard worker from first day, beacause they will use you, think about your health ( even if you are strong, after few months picking, problems with back will start).
Pros
free coffee and tea, free fruits
Cons
don't pay for breaks
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Productivity
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dublin17 June 2019
Great work environment with an excellent training program. Leaving you with a full understanding of your job description and what is expected of an employee in a thriving business.
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Productive and fun workplace
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  New Ross, County Wexford24 May 2019
Customer service/ Till operations/ Cash handling

Customer service skills/ Till operations skills/ Communication skills

Good management

Fast paced and productive
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Used to be a great workplace but has been on decline year on year
Trainee Dep. Store Manager/ S.R.P (Current Employee) –  Dublin3 May 2019
Initially, it was a good company to work for but it's been losing it's appeal and with no improvements in the work and practises, it can only get worse. The hours are between 6-10/12hrs long with some longer hours if there are international store visits or inventory prep to be done. It is a good place for students who don't mind working, lazy staff aren't very much welcome or tolerated. If you're lucky to work in a busy store then the time flies but there is always something to do.
Pros
Able to have flexible hours if you're studying
Cons
Long hours, Always pressured to impress or do more with no concrete promise of a promotion, Unpleasant work culture.
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