Happiness score is 42 out of 100
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About the company

  • CEO
    Gerd Chrzanowski
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than £7B (GBP)
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
  • Link
    Lidl website
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Customer Assistant in Portsmouth
on 22 May 2022
Customer Assistance
Good money, work on a daily basis is pretty easy. Working stock in the morning can be hard but once you know where everything is you get the job done quickly. Evenings can be stressful at time if the morning team hasn’t help or if non-food is a mess. Overall good money, rotas are out on time and sometime flexible if you give enough notice. I did 30 hours a week before and had no live so now I’m on 20 which is perfect for me.
Customer Assistant in Hampshire
on 24 May 2022
Only good for the pay
The pay was really good yet not worth the cliquey management and staff groups. Adults acting as if they’re still in school and treating others like they’re worthless over the smallest things. If you don’t mind not having a work/life balance but getting decent pay then it’s not too bad
Deputy Store Manager - Retail in Taunton
on 23 May 2022
If you want no life this is the place for you
If you are single and don’t value your out of work time then join up. Working times used to be ok for retail, now with 5am starts and half 10 finishes you can’t do anything after work as your knackered and can’t do anything before as your normally due in at midday. Hours for staff keep getting less and less, making it very difficult and stressful for the staff, yet the area managers only do 40 hours and now only have three stores, before they would do full store walls with store management and offer support, they now come in walk round for 5 minutes and spend the rest of the time in the office.
Customer Assistant in Haverfordwest
on 23 May 2022
It's a job I guess
Incredibly fast paced at times, not to sure if it's the same in other stores but lots of double standards and "favourites". Some of my managers are great but there is the slack handful that aren't at all. There is usually too much to do with small numbers of staff on. Yes the team that you work with may be good but there sometimes is too much for a few to do.Rotas are dreadful as of current, I have stated on a couple occasions that I am unable to work on a few days very much in advance. However being told it depends on if there is anyone on holiday. But, there have been times there were 1 or 2 others saying they can't do a shift a week in advance or a couple days and it's fine for them. 🤷‍♂️
Warehouse Operative in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
on 22 May 2022
Hard work can be unappreciated
Lidl is not the worst place to work for but depends how well you fit in. Those who are boisterous or have close relatives or best friends with managers always seem to level much easier over those who actually work hard. A lot of good staff members have left as a result of being under appreciated. They expect a lot from with very little in return.Holidays are hard to book. The rota is never updated regularly like it's supposed to so you can never plan anything in advance or book an appointment. The working week is ok, but not ideal for everyone. Some weeks you are required to work 6 days in a row and get 1 day recovery and not two days in a row. The warehouse recently is very dirty, dusty. Everything is falling apart. Pallets not stacked properly are all over the place. Many of the pallet trucks are broken and disgusting.Most people there you can't even have a conversation with or ask a question without them having a go at you. The whole warehouse is poorly laid out in my opinion, also very disorganized. You are expected to have a good pick rate, but most of the time the equipment you are provided with doesn't work properly. The wmas system (talkmans) is slow or constantly disconnecting. Every asile is an assult course. The whole place is not well merchandised. The cases you are expected to pick are not strong and usually fall apart. So good luck picking jars!. They can't even provide the gloves that fit properly. Breaktimes are also not long enough.

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