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Sales Assistant30 reviews
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Stressful but good place to work. Pay is good, learn a lot working here, day goes fast, always kept busy. Variety of shifts have to be flexible. Looks good on cv
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Very toxic work environment that begins from management

I would strongly advise to avoid unless no other opportunities are available. Wages on paper are OK but hours can and often do drop below equivalent unemployment benefit so you have to save when hrs are good. Training is non existent your basically expected to learn by yourself on the fly.Management are by far the worst I've experienced in my 40yrs highly unprofessional and create a toxic bullying environment
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Super repetitive

You're expected to work on a till for up to 10 hours straight a day. No rotation between till and floor. Pay is great but only a robot is suitable for this job. Wouldn't recommend
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Terrible management

Company filled with nepotism with extremely unrealistic expectations from the workers. The pay is good for retail,but the hours are low especialy if you are not good with the countless mini klans among workers. The customers are always rude so are the managers. Overall a toxic environment. Would not reccomend unless you have no other choice.

Pros

Pay per hour

Cons

Literaly everything else
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Lidl motto: we pay so we own You..... zero respect.

If for better money You willing give up Your private life for work and You don't mind if they will treat You like garbage then You should be happy there. And be sure that You have strong back because this work is psychically extremely demanding

Pros

Salary.

Cons

Rest
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Intense and long hours

Not for the faint hearted, early morning starts, very long hours and you're gonna be getting a phone call on your day off to come in or help another store. Play ball with them and you could potentially be rewarded but you will have to stick with the company for a long time til you see any benefits.

Pros

Best paying retailer

Cons

Long hours, never a weekend off, sometimes work 9-13 days in a row
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Toxic environment

Understaffed, toxic, demanding customers, stress and pushing management! Long hours, very stressful job!No work, life balance! Just stay way, from this company! Maybe better outside Dublin!

Pros

Job security

Cons

Everything
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Probably the worst company I have worked for

I have came from many retail jobs into my role in Lidl and it was honestly the worst week that I had working.Management were unfriendly and the staff were mostly cold and unwelcoming. I had to suffer harassment and was forced to cover shifts I politely declined multiple times as I was happy enough just doing my 20hrs, only to be told “that’s not how it works here” after I said I wasn’t happy to cover the shifts.All in all, awful company, low morale, overworked staff, pay is alright but they deliberately hire less staff so they can squeeze everything out of a smaller team which leads to long hours and too much pressure. Stay away.

Pros

The money is okay but when you take all the things you have to suffer it’s not really that great.

Cons

Long hours, low morale, stressful situations to be in whether it’s with customers or with staff.
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I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at lidl

Excellent: management , staff , environment , hours , pay , lunch Very busy day always moving and keeping busy very helpful co-wprkers and management staff

Pros

Friendly management

Cons

No cons
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Beneficial and good workplace

A typical shift would be 6 - 8 hrs. I was trained on the tills, bakery and stocking shelves. I learned alot from my experience in Lidl and the main one is interacting and dealing with refunds, complaints and getting better on the till. The hardest part of the job was when all the tills are open and all the tills are busy.
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Productivity

Great work environment with an excellent training program. Leaving you with a full understanding of your job description and what is expected of an employee in a thriving business.
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Productive and fun workplace

Customer service/ Till operations/ Cash handling Customer service skills/ Till operations skills/ Communication skills Good management Fast paced and productive
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worse company ever

Very unfriendly place to work, everyone always stressed and doing everything super faster by consequence very bad costumer service, . All the kind of bad things happen inside that company. Huge turn over of workers. All sort of bulling

Pros

never seen

Cons

everything
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Nice place to work

Timings are bit odd which doesn't suit me well. Secondly, it's very far from where I lived. Other than that every thing was alright. Lot of opportunities of carers progress ion into Lidl.
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Overall a nice place to work.

I worked in Lidl for 5 years. Overall I enjoyed it I learned a lot not only about retail but about myself and my work ethic during my time there. Nice place to work. Would recommend to anyone who wishes to work in a fast paced environment

Pros

Good wages

Cons

Long hours
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productivity

very busy place of work, have fun everyday with different people. i learned how to be friendly and care for peoples needs. management not bad and it depends on what you mean by management just that you have to be responsible for everything people around you all time

Pros

you have to be responsible for your lunch

Cons

fight for hours
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typical day at work

hard work, you had to be fast and efficient, lots of long hours, few breaks, staff not friendly, huge pressure load, cleaning/security guard as well sales assistant for the shop is unacceptable, huge racism problem with this company

Pros

pay

Cons

long hours
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I had to learn every required skills to work in lidl

Each worker must be able to work everywhere. such as the till the floor and back store. I became very hardworking due to working in Lidl. I worked long hours and it payed off

Pros

experience

Cons

long hours
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Hard Work and

A challenging job in retail due as you do quite a bit of everything from operating checkouts to stocking shelves and to be done within certain speeds but I learned a lot about the importance of teamwork and communication throughout my time.Enjoyed working there, learned a lot of new skills.I learned a lot working in Lidl as they train you on all aspects of the store including cash handling, baking, cleaning, stock take, inventory , dealing with customers and working as a member of a driven team.Its time to move. Unfortunately often got phone calls from management to come to work on days off every week and if I had other plans and refused hours would be cut the week after to advance in this company, often had no breaks in a shift this including a 12 hour shift.No time for private live.!! Lidl breach Health and Safety Regulation regarding to employee and his/her ergonomic friendly place to work.

Pros

Good Salary Pension Plan Medical Insurance

Cons

No Life Balance
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Fast paced enviorment

Enjoyed working there, learned a lot of new skills and made friends within my co workers. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with customers.
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Mentally draining

Worked for 2 years within company very fast paced work environment too much expected hours vary from week to week can be cut anytime depending on how busy the day is!often got phone calls from management to come to work on days off every week and if I had other plans and refused hours would be cut the week after to advance in this company seem to depend which country your from often had no breaks in a shift this including a 12 hour shift would stay far away from this company if I'm been honest

Pros

Kept busy

Cons

Management companies policies
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2.9 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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