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A decent wage, very fast paced sometimes

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Decent management but stressed too as it can be very busy at times, the busier the shop the more hours can be given to staff so there are lots of opportunities to work extra in busy shops.

Pros

Loads of extra hours if busy shop

Cons

long hours, always tired but at least paid well if you do extra work
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It's all down to the managers

You'll have certain managers on for the day that really care about the staff and there's great co-operation back and forth to which you're happy to work for the company and help them out tooThen there are soul sucking unqualified bullies with no leadership capabilities that are disrespectful, screaming, aggressive and morale breaking who only care about covering themselvesOnce again it's all down to the managers. You can land a spot and love it or it can end up as misery
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Hate here

Bad place to work for. Would not recommend anyone to work in this company. Every manager in this company are on a ego trip. They need to listen to their staff and stop being so obnoxious. They are not the only ones in that company that are having a stressful day. They make employees work so hard in that company as if it was a concentration camp. Their staff are run off their feed running around doing picks, and I mean it can get so stressful at times. It gets so bad that the managers will keep employees in work as long as they can, just to pick the goods! Even if your are burnt out and even though you are trying to clock-out on time. They will Force you to stay behind! By threatening you that you will lose your job if you don’t stay behind and pick the last remaining goods. They just don’t care as long as you keep the paste up and pick over 5000 a day or even more. Which is a lot. Because they are on a big Commission if they get the goods out on time and get so many out on a day!
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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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Nice place to work

Good place to work. Sometimes hard but fairly good.So far can't complain though.Enjoying working there nice people and fair management.Would recommend this shop to work

Pros

Flexibility

Cons

Non yet
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Goodbye self respect.

Toxic company and culture. Good money but most days you leave the place just feeling disrespected and unmotivated. Feedback in this company amounts to a mailbox with a paper shredder inside. HR is only there to cover management's backs as they carry on with an outdated management style of destroying morale and intimidation tactics. Company will never evolve.
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Stressful

Not worth the money constantly being called and harassed by management to come in Never enough staff in n management are ignorant and do absolutely nothing
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Stressful

Too much work all of the time with not enough staff. Management don’t get proper breaks and have to work well over rostered hours to get the work done.
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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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Will ruin your life!

Poor culture and leadership from all levels within the business. Pressure pot at all times and be prepared to be over monitored at all times. Poor work environment, poor work life balance.

Pros

None

Cons

It’s terrible
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Expect to much from the individuals that are working there.

It has to be by far the worse place I have ever worked. The managers do not give a care about your well being. All they want is production, fast pace, no proper breaks, get Complaints from your DLM for not picking up the pace even if you getting the products out on time! I was doing over 2500 picks a day and this wasn’t sufficient for them. They just want more and more out of you. They just can not hold employees because of the high tensity of pressure you get from your “DLM” as they call themselves. It’s a disgrace.

Pros

None

Cons

As mentioned above
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Fun work place, good pay and great company to work for

Having come from hospitality, I love working and being part of the lidl team. I find it a great company to work for. Yes it is hard work and some may find hours antisocial but coming from the hospitality industry, I love the hours. Pay is great. Management are brilliant.You dont just feel like a number you are part of a team.

Pros

Pay

Cons

None
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Good payment but really stressful

Good payment but really stressfulNot really good balance work x life Poor management Sometimes Start very early or finish late night To much pressure
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Very fast faced

Very fast place to work, not much of a work culture, feel like you work alone as you don’t ever talk to anyone, the hours are long and hard at times, but management are nice and will give you time off for occasions when you need it

Pros

More than minimum pay

Cons

Long hours, monthly pay
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Very intense stressful and hectic

Very intense stressful hectic place to work for, the more you do the more you'll be asked to do, last min beck and call kind of job, roster could be done for a week ahead only, no one cares if you sick or tiered, you might work 6 days in a row from Thu to Tue from 4am which is technically two different weeks but still 6 days in a row. Team is amazing though super friendly and helpful but management..... they don't give a sh.... you are just a number, image and profit comes before people it's all about.... We Are Lidl.... and yes they pay more than other retail would but still it's not worth it, to break you back. You have to watch your pay roll as "accidental errors" might happen ...Try to work on a bakery with freezer being stocked up and jammed up all the way to the ceiling with all frozen items like boxes full of fish chips ice cream and frozen bread, try to carry all heavy boxes with bread and cookies that are 7kg and more lifting over your head in and out of the freezer doing bakery on your own with no one to help most of the time, try to bake and bag all bread in 3 hours ... that's where you trully test your stamina.

Pros

Flexible hours

Cons

Extremely difficult intense place to work for
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Stay well clear

The culture is toxicThe work is hard and there is no appreciation Senior management bullyThe best part of my Job were my colleagues I got to work with and support.

Pros

Flexible hours

Cons

Bullying culture
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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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Toxic work environment

I will never again shop or work in Lidl. Very toxic environment to work in. Managers are bullies and unprofessional. There's no appreciation for hard work. You are just a number. Avoid at all costs

Pros

None

Cons

Management, low morale, bullying
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Don’t go

Uhm, not nice place to work, no training but huge expectations from other employees. They behave like you should know everything from the beginning. People are running there to finish their tasks ( it’s not a joke, you have to run).

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Stay away

Horrible place to work. Terrible.management. only way to describe it is a revolving door system. Ten minute training and away you go. It's all about egos with the management

Pros

None

Cons

To many
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Fast pace, excellent salary.

Paid well for basic work on the floor, management is more stressful but the salary exceeds what other retailers pay for similar work. Overall a great company to work for.
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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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