Lidl
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Lidl Employee Review

negative workplace, extreme pressure culture

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9 January 2021
constant pressure to work overtime for free, threatened job security, bullied staff into procedures that didn't benefit them. I would not recommend working here.
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1.0Work/Life Balance
5.0Salary/Benefits
1.0Job security/advancement
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1.0Culture
Pros
great salary
Cons
long hours, unnecessary pressure and negative reinforcement
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