Lidl
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Lidl Employee Review

Used to be a great workplace but has been on decline year on year

3.0
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3 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.
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3.0Work/Life Balance
3.0Salary/Benefits
3.0Job security/advancement
3.0Management
2.0Culture
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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  1. Used to be a great workplace but has been on decline year on year