Lidl Employee Reviews in Dublin
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12.30 start rate, 75% of the staff were nice people, all the managers were so professional, and actually cared about you and if you had a problem they'd take their time to help you with it carefully, if you love retail this is a good job as it pays better than most retailers, the work really isn't hard, what's hard is that nobody has a section to look after by themselves so sometimes you're running around dealing with multiple tasks at once but like I said, not difficult. Canteen was very tiny.No staff discount. Your hourly rate increases to about 14 euro I think within 4 years which is very good for retail. Self checkout can be very busy at times and might leave you worn out a little
Better wages than most retailers
Some staff were very inappropriate
Most of the staffs are bullying and demotivating. Always blames and compares with others. Even after your best of efforts they will say you are slow. Very difficult for new staffs.
Stress. Long hour, Bullying, Unsocial hours, lots of physical work and lifting
Extremely militaristic in their approach to work. Not given reasonable amount of time to complete tasks. 'Work smarter, not harder' is a favourite expression used by upper management. You are given tacit approval to cut corners in order to get tasks done, but if anything goes wrong you will be heavily reprimanded or fired by the same upper management. Upper management will absolve themselves of any responsibility if there are issues or complaints made. Retail staff are at the coal face and must suffer the consequences when things don't go according to plan e.g work longer hours than planned, appease disgruntled customers, forgo lunch breaks etc. At store level the work culture is rotten to the core, my experience is that nobody enjoys working in the Lidl retail environment. It is a very hostile work environment and I would not recommend working for this organisation.
No pros. No work-life balance
Long hours, limited opportunities for career advancement, little to no adequate training.
I enjoyed working with lidl a lot, they have given me quite a good bit if experience, although when i joined i had informed them of my anxiety and they understood this until i got ill due to my anxiety and the manager was kind of passive aggressive about it
Great colleagues, wonderful management
Rude customers, bad security
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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.
Able to have flexible hours if you're studying
Long hours, Always pressured to impress or do more with no concrete promise of a promotion, Unpleasant work culture.
There is a reason why the rate of pay is relatively high, so beware of that on embarking on work here. I found not all, but some of the staff to be stifling aloof, Peassimistic and stand-offish. The staff there were rather cliquey. There was little emphasis on team work or bonding. Many People don't greet each other or ever speak. I couldn't ever see myself integrating to be apart of a 'team', as there was no team there. There was no shop morale. I found one of the deputy managers in particular to be bitter, sharp and impatient, well just simply unhappy, but perhaps that's because of the pressure there put under in Lidl. I found I wasnt valued as a worker there by certain members of staff, either you fit perfectly into the tightly run institution of Lidl, or you can get lost. There's no even reasonable accommodations to be made for Lidl employees. It's not uncommon to go very long periods with not only not having a break (6 hours) but then on one case, being ordered that your break was shortened. I was miserable there, with co-workers often always complaining, if not about the store, their own lives. Many of my co-workers seemed unhappy. I would never work in Lidl again.
A relatively high rate of pay, and that's it.
Unhappy work culture and a peassimistic atmosphere.
Prepare to work long crazy hours, accept liability for unrealistic targets not being met, KPIs not being reached due to stock you didn’t order being forced on you & your poor team calling sick from stress & physical injuries due to poor workplace compliance - falls in bakery freezers & warehouses are common due to over crowding due to too much stock allocated and pressure to rush due to unrealistic times given for workloads . Pregnant girls being forced to pack non food and work in bakery freezer by uncaring managers and area managers bullying managers to the point of stress & depression. Of course I was lucky to have plenty who were honest & had respect for me but there is one or two known for there consistent ill treatment but because they reach targets & win prizes nothing is done. If you want great salary with little to no private life this is the job for you. You lose your spirit and your soul - a little piece every day. If I wasn’t lucky enough to have such great staff I’d have left long ago. The workers are the pride of that place & work so hard. The higher up the food chain you get the nastier you get. Once you reach your sell by date or question anything they force you out by any means. Managers clock for 48 hours but work 60+. Company ignores this until they want rid of manager then they threaten manager with documentation of the excess hours being worked until they leave. Funnily the area managers also do this as do all managers in the company when it suits them they turn a blind eye. Also if you are lucky enough to be related to anyone in headoffice you can - more...
Great salary, met some fabulous people, managed some great teams
Lidl is a really fast paced working environment, you'll always have a task to do and sometimes it will feel like there aren't enough hours to get everything done!A typical day in job consists of working the tills, (Only the bare minimum of cashiers to service customers so always expect a queue)cleaning up any floor spills, carrying spoiled or damaged products to the back of house, baking and laying out the fresh bread, moving pallets, cashing up, if you're on the closing shift you don't get to go home until the work is done but you will be paid for every minute you work. the starting wage is about 11.50 euro an hour and this will increase every 12 months. Ideal for a first job but not much in terms of career advancement and they WILL call you on your days off when they are short-staffed there is no shortage of overtime.
good money per hour, lots of overtime available, easy to swap a shift
long hours - 11-9 shifts, can get out late when you are closing shop, trolley tests etc
If you are a dep/sm/som you will literally have no life but Lidl. Cut every corner possible, spare every expense and work management and staff to the bone. Any good managers get out of there quickly and it is evident in every store.
Work life balance is non existent
Work can be very physical and stressful. New staff are expected to have the same outcome as the older staff. You have to be fully flexible to do the job from doing till,packing,baking and merchandising.
No one retires from Lidl. It's burn and churn management. The money is great. Leadership tends to be old and bitter or young and inexperienced. They make unwanted promotions and terminations frequently. Old boys club could be used to describe the company.
Decent job that you have to take it for what it is. You are going to work hard and long hours. See through w haf ppl are telling you and understand everything has a reason. Don t get caught up in the brain washing that can take place.
Tons of training
Pay sometimes inaccurate
Can be much better. sometimes is organisation of the job very low.Very often you are splitted between tills and work on shop floor.Sometimes must stay much longer after your shift after store closing because of cleaning and sorting and products separation.