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Deputy Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Tuam, County Galway13 November 2019
Very hard work, management stick where they are with not much movement so only able to progress when they decide to leave. Pays very well for both staff and management but work life balance suffers because of it.
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Stressful and pressure
Customer Assistant (Current Employee) –  Tipperary30 October 2019
Under stress constantly , poor hours , 3 things 1 person , always under time pressure , not enough staff on shifts , heavy lifting every day , early starts late finishes
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Had many great years until change in the board
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  Ireland21 October 2019
An amazing 12years, until the board of Directors, changed. A case of if your face doesn't fit move on. Having spent many happy years with the company the team managing the overall business changed and caused havoc for many of the existing team who had dedicated many years to the growth and development of the company. When management run the business with the sole purpose of making themselves look good at the expense of others it is time to pull out and move on. Sneaky, underhanded tactics were used consistently to demotivate and undermine any of the activities that had been implemented over previous years, many of which had been extremely successful. Still have a very positive attitude towards the business as a whole, however, the current reputation gained by the current Irish Board says it all!!!
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Lidl
Duty Manager (Current Employee) –  Dublin7 October 2019
No life balance at all ,working like dog .to much work for one person .Few years ago was better.Now lidl only cut hours,only rush.lidl dont care about customer and staff.
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Disrespectfull to individuals
Sales Assistant/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Mullingar, County Westmeath27 September 2019
Managers have only one goal, it is to acomplish sale targets. They do not care about their working colegues, and do not respect private time. Working rosters are made with no sense to humanity. There is one group of people who are privileged in company, people with Lithuanian passport.
Training proces is bad, they just need people to work as numbers, not humans.
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Dynamic environment that is faced paced
CUSTOMER ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  Bray, County Wicklow25 September 2019
Dynamic and faced paced work environment that requires collaborative and team efforts to run the store with efficiency. Excellent management that provide thorough training for all staff thereby providing opportunities for staff growth, development and promotion.
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Great place to work
Deputy Manager (Current Employee) –  Limerick24 September 2019
Place where you will find out what you are able to do, and what challenges you can manage. Place where you survive or leave. Only strongest and hard working stays.
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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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Always kept busy
Customer Assistant (Former Employee) –  County Mayo11 September 2019
Worked in Lidl for about a year, your always kept busy time goes really fast. Management were really nice and hardworking. Only thing was the hours, either having to work too early or too late, mostly at Christmas and summer.
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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.
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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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