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Productive workplace

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Love people, management is great, but work is stressful and sometimes too hard. Customers are most thing that kills your morale of work. A big struggle with changes around the place constant. Long hours, early starts. Worklife balance isnt happening.
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Overworked with zero thanks.

Very poorly managed to the point where staff are constantly over worked so that management get better bonuses. Highest pick rate goals in Mullingar even though it's the same pay as every other warehouse. Will work you into the ground. Pay rate is high but you will have zero life.

Cons

Money isn't worth it.
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  • General feeling of work happiness
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Fast paced

Must not be afraid to work hard, Can be stressful. Must be in good physical condition if working on the shop floor.
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Lidl is a very good employer

Overall lidl is a good place to work but people in head office really don't have a clue about pay work balance. And with the cost of living in this current climate every penny counts especially when you have a family.
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You work for the good wage!

Great money and sometimes good management! Be prepared to be sat on till for hours on end! Always understaffed and people always calling in sick so constant calls on days off! Unreasonable expectations and pressure to finish on time when so many jobs to be done and not enough staff! Had to leave because I was burnt out!

Pros

Good wages

Cons

Bad work life balance! Immense pressure
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Poor

No work life balance and crazy overtime hours. On day off they would ring for you to come in and work and use probation period against you if you couldn’t do overtime. Don’t care about family life
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Lovely place

Lovely place to work nice friendly staff loved the clean less of the work place would like to be paid a little more for the work being done but overall I was happy
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Terrible hours no work/social balance

Compared to previous years, work life balance has just plummeted. If you chose to work here say goodbye to your social life. High stress and poor Christmas bonus too. Nothing good to report here
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Extremely stressful and frustrating due to high management stressing staff every day

Life balance doesn’t exist anymore working in Lidl. There are favouritism’s around management and hard working it’s not appreciated . You can progress only if you friend of managers

Pros

Only customers and few colleagues makes you happy there

Cons

Long hours and no life balance
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Not bad

Goog place to work.. Everything depend of Manager. Sometimes is better sometimes is worse. Good paid. Time is flying. Poor christmas bonus.. Anyway i will recomendet
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Worst place to work

Crazy hours, no team work and poor training make at the beginning , no respect from the managers , no social life, most depressing place I ever worked,after you start your work there in about few weeks the line managers will start to push you to increase your performance (that’s mean you’ll have to pick more and more boxes per hour after every few weeks,always telling you that your not fast enough)

Cons

A lot of hours and performance
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Tightly run ship

Good pay is on the only positive Long hours Little appreciation Stressful as a manager All about money and figures Only people who the company want to progress will progress

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Little room to progress
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Great team and managment

Good managment and training provided.. good career progression excellent wages and always helpful staff on shifts that are willing to help out and get stuck in

Pros

Great teams

Cons

Sometimes late working hours but fair in this kind of job
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Progressive & Sustainable

I applied due to the sustainable and green policies of the company. Solar panels, rainwater harvesting, natural flora & fauna planted & protected along with a farm growing Irish vegetables and fruits to show kids how food gets to their table via the farm-to-fork experience. Hard work but everyone pulls together as a team and that environment tends to weed out the less dedicated or unreliable. One of the big advantages of working here is the management team. Supportive and flexible and reward hard work. They are under a lot of pressure due to the efficiency policy of the company but their door is always open. Great staff, diverse, friendly and multi national. All good people. A number of different shifts mine is 9-6 five days a week, lots of overtime if you want it and the company look after and reward good employees with lots of opportunity to progress within a modern and professionally run company. If you are not afraid to work & improve yourself this a career for you.

Pros

Management, Canteen, Gym, Sustainability

Cons

Back pain
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Productive fast paced

Super experience, met lots of different people, everyone very supportive, management great, great salary and working hours. Would love to work there again
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Misery at its finest

Fast paced. No hours and huge expectations. Managers expected to kill themselves to meet the standards that the company expects. Hourly staff struggling to survive because of lack of hours due to new systems. Good staff being lost due to burn out and financial stress. Would not recommend LIDL as an employer at this time.
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Stressful

Very poor management,no respect at all just getting worse and worse over the years.Very stressful place never finish work on time.Company is a joke don't care about staff just will squeeze you as a lemon and throw in a bin.Avoid avoid!!!!
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Productivity

I have been work be lidl for around 1 year only but i would say it s nice pleace to work wenn you maneger follows bad thing it s that hours are variable from 15 to 38 a week So you never know how much you get paid
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Productive workplace

Had the pleasure of working there for a few months, managers are great and all colleagues friendly and helpful, I would suggest if you have any back issues not to work there as you will feel it

Pros

Gym, canteen, Free healthcare

Cons

Sore back
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Great company

Great company and hard work really pays off, good benefits and well looked after. Very fairly paid and always someone there to help.Would highly recommend working for lidl
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worst place to work

50 euro Lidl vouchers on X-mas, says a lot about how the company deals with employers, mad hours no social life, no respect from the line, and district managers just avoid this company, its a lot better jobs around

Pros

none

Cons

everything
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2.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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