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Fast paced and stress

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Days went by as very very very fast paced environment.not much time to chit chat..managers not understanding of staff need but overall.good leaning at junior

Pros

Free parking

Cons

Long hours
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Expect too much from you

Long shifts , never get out on time , left on tills for 10/12 hours a day not very friendly , great wage is probably the only good thing about working for them

Pros

Great pay

Cons

Long hours, never out on time
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busy environment

Typical day at work is very monotony, specially if you have to only picking products for 8-10 hours, and if you work hard supervisors give you more hard work. Advise- don't show them you are very hard worker from first day, beacause they will use you, think about your health ( even if you are strong, after few months picking, problems with back will start).

Pros

free coffee and tea, free fruits

Cons

don't pay for breaks
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Used to be a great workplace but has been on decline year on year

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.

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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Good for young people without family

Long hours, very high expectations, no respect for your work. If you look for experience and you have no family or personal life - it place for you. Good salary and good benefits.
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Awful work environment

Do yourself a favour and apply for a different job. I can't understand how people keep saying that the pay is good, when any Job would have good pay if you are in there 10 hours a day. You don't get paid for breaks, so if you want to get yourself a decent wage be prepared to do 11/12 hours of hard work 6 days a week. Also be prepared for the most complicated pay structure when you start. First month is only contract hours, so for a full month work you get 800euro. Absolute joke

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours/no h+s
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Pretty OK

Decent place to work, management opportunities always available so got chance for advancement. Not very rewarding work though, long hours with no social life to be expected.
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Not too bad for beginners

Not too bad for beginners. Long hours, poor work-life balance, salary is not too bad, long shifts, over hours, nice people working there so you can build some friendships
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Avoid Lidl

If you get job with Lidl you can forget about your personal life, simple as that. You will be working very long hours, and you will be asked to finish jobs in unrealistic time frame

Pros

salary

Cons

everything else
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Job

You have to choose, enjoy your life or work here, but ull have savings. Not hard job just crazy hours. They always looking for people, so its says a lot
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Horrible management. Good people treated badly. Decent pay though

I have been working as a store assistant for the last 8 years in lidl. Staff treated badly from the beginning. Most managers are bullies but some are good. Very hard working job. Good pay with good benefits. Not viable long term. Lidl chews you up and spits you out when it suits them. I would advise to stay away. I am currently looking for another job to get out of this place. Met some nice people along the way but generally never in Upper management. Agreements mean nothing to management except when it suits them. Very sly place to work!!!

Pros

Money per hour

Cons

A lot is wrong with this company
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Slave labour

Worst job on earth such bad pay for back breaking work your kept for hours after your finish time like a slave and you don't get paid for your breaks as if the pay wasn't bad enough avoid at all costs

Pros

No pros whatsoever

Cons

Long hours poor pay bad management
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Extremely hard physical & mentally draining work with little support and little or no thanks

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 - 

Pros

Great salary, met some fabulous people, managed some great teams

Cons

No life
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not good work permanently

No team work Not safe place to work A lot of strange changes in working time Bad treatment of employees by superiors good pay for an hour but at the moment he is doing everything that would not be overtime, hence the lack of hours

Pros

No pay for brake

Cons

Long hours
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Hard work for a great salary

Lidl is a great place if you are passionate about retail and want to progress. If you are looking for an easy job do not apply here. They run an extremely lean operation meaning staff are expected to be as productive as possible and you will always be busy. Hours are long and unless you are on a management salary hours are not guaranteed above your contract hours which can start from 10 hours per week. Work life balance here is quite bad.

Pros

great pay and benefits

Cons

long, unsociable hours.
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Busy environment, always something to do

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.

Pros

good money per hour, lots of overtime available, easy to swap a shift

Cons

long hours - 11-9 shifts, can get out late when you are closing shop, trolley tests etc
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Helps to improve to work on your own initiatives

As a Customer Assistant I have a wide range of duties, inluding cash management, warehouse operation and logistics, customer service and stock merchandising. I regularly take part in Health an Safety related workshops in our regional distributing centre in Charleville, because I find it crucial to understand and ensure the relevant policies. I also actively participate in fire and emergency drills and fire fighting equipment suitability checks at my workplace. Playing a role in ensuring the company`s food hygiene procedures are adhered to the current legislation.

Pros

Benefits

Cons

Shift work, early starts
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Hard work

Hard work, needs to be available to work everywhere eg bakery, packing team , checkouts etc. Staff member has to be available to work in different hours morning or late close down time. Only person who is fast and keen quick is good for work in Lidl

Pros

Lots of extras e.g insurance pensions etc

Cons

Very long shifts up to 12 hours
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No life if you're a manager

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.

Pros

Salary

Cons

Work life balance is non existent
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Terrible

Not somewhere I would ever want to work again. salary is competitive but you would literally have no life outside of work. bear in mind its 12 years since I worked there. I would hope things have changed since then

Pros

Salary

Cons

Long hours. work/life balance
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KPI driven enviroment, fast paced, great management team

A great company to work for. Salary and benefits package are extremely competitive in todays retailmarket. A fast growing retail company, with great opportunities for career progression.
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