Lidl
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Lidl Employee Review

Great salary and benefits, no work-life balance

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1 February 2018
If you are willing to put your life on hold and earn some good money this is the job for you! Long hours at times unsociable, extremely physical workload in somewhat unrealistic time constraints
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