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Very fast paced, timed on a lot you do, I loved working here though, pay/benefits are really good, I’d go back if I could, I worked in 2 different stores where I move towns, I learned a lot, now have an alcohol license, job isn’t for everyone but I loved it
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No longer motivated

Cut hours so much the workload is unbearable. If one person is sick you cannot work a shift without getting stressed. We all work stupid hours and come in on days off as extra jobs need doing even though they want us to cut hours all of a sudden they want jobs done. Make up your mind. Looking for a job elsewhere
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Awful place to work

Over worked, no work life balance. They expect you to drop everything to cover a shift. Area mangers are useless and bully’s. Wouldn’t recommend lidl because it doesn’t care about your health.
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Good pay but be prepared to work for it

The work isn’t too bad but the customers can be feral, in London at least. If you’re young and prepared to work your butt off, go for it, it’s a quick route to management and you genuinely learn so much, but the flip side is the job and hours will destroy your health.If you’re on a part time contract then it’s pointless bc you’ll be working 45+ hours a week anyway- shifts are long, 9-10 hours as standard, and if you’re a manager then get used to 12 hour shifts.
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"Long hours on your feet Lots of heavy lifting and reaching for overstacked pallets Pay bumps could be a bit more significant" (in 413 reviews)"If you have poor management then that can make life difficult for you and everyone else.
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Shocking to work at

They have such high expectations on you as a person always understaffed so be ready to spend most of your days off getting message s from the managers asking to cover this and that, no offence the management is just A** they could care less about you they only care about themselves they are entitled people.


Pay is good for this type of job


Managers, high expectations, barely any support, don’t care about you.
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A horrible place to work

A physically demanding job, poor management, always understaffed. The pay is good and hours are always available but it is very physically and mentally draining.
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Expected to me an Xmen

The expectations on speed ruin it. Makes the job needlessly stressful when you're expected to get a pallet taller than yourself out in 30 minutes. Just not worth it.
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Decent pay but overworked.

Nice team, nearly always understaffed, intense workloads and physically demanding if working on the shop floor. However pay is much better than other similar roles
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Productive but can never hit the times

Job is great as you are always productive. But you are always timed to do the jobs and no matter how hard you work it's never good enough. Pay is good but I understand now why there is more managers than customer assistants as eventually people will have enough and leave.
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Friendly team but gruesome work

The team were great here, such nice welcoming people however the work is expected to be done in such a short time period and there is a lot of stock to put out on a morning which is exhausting and can feel stressful if it takes too long.
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Fun environment and progressive

What is the best part of working at the company?If you have a learning prospect you can Learn a lot. And even high chances for careers progression.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Every work have time limit. You need to finish vary fast. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?If friendly at our store. We are friends more then Colleges. Help each other its our best part.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Well every day is challenging with something new.
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Zero work life balance

Zero work life balance, treat the staff extremely poorly. Always changing rotas without asking you. 30 min break on a 10hr shift, sometimes you have to work 7/8 hrs before you get your break.




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Shocking bad

You do everything and are timed to see how fast. Miserable managers and short breaks after doing manual labour, getting cuts and bruises. Decent pay, but you do absolutely everything.
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Good pay

Started here and within a few months a new manager came. The new manager was awful, had their favourites and made life miserable if you aren’t one of them. The pay is great and so are the other staff. Every year on the anniversary of your start date you get a pay rise.
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Fun place to be

hard job , decent pay , worth itstaff are great , management is good too, good leniency with days / holidays Pay is good, everyone is friendly and helpful


pay, staff, management


small breaks - 30 minutes only, even in a 10 hour shift
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Don’t do it

The worst job I have ever had. **** rolls down hill and incapable management results in those at the bottom being under a ridiculous amount of pressure. There is nothing you can do to please management, always expected to pick up shifts and there is consequences if you don’t. Miserable working environment, extremely toxic place to work. I dreaded going every day. Stupidly long shifts, always working over contracted hours.
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Good work hours

Good work hours Monday and Tuesday days off holiday pay sick pay good managed staff promotion prospect bad long hours it's of manual work happy holidays
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Its a very good job if all you do is stay at the tills, Lidl is also one of the best paying supermarkets, however to compensate, each person who works outside the tills, does the job of 2.Company just pushes to get as much work by few people as they can, other than that, cant complain


Good pay


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Fast paced, rewarding and ever changing

Varied role, great people and supportive environment. Lean structure ensures every moment counts, overall the business is fast paced and HR is no different.
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Don't work at lutterworth depot.

Lutterworth depot is not a job you want, they have been hiring every fortnight for months, the staff turnover rate is ridiculous. You'll get the job guaranteed but it's heavy and the targets are achievable but unethical.. To hit the targets you have to ignore safe lifting and will almost definately get a bad back in a day or two.. They expect new starts pick 140 cases an hour working up to around 160 upon end of training, almost every pick is fairly heavy, all items are layed out in store format so stacking a pallet is made even harder by having to move things to get heavy stuff at the bottom of the pallet instead of on light items.. There is also no rotation, you'll be expected to do that 5 days a week, with only a single 30 minute break. MHE training consisted of us driving up an down an isle (literally 5 minutes and we were done) a few people who started the same time as me had zero confidence on them. Always hit my target regardless of all this, until I was so sore one day I picked like 120 per hour and after saying I was aching and sore and had little energy I was told "push a bit harder". I wouldn't even recommend working here if your desperate, you can do better and you will!


Subsidized canteen, flexible starts as you can just work a little later to make up for a late start.


Heavy work, poor training, little rest time, pay
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Based on 11,852 reviews

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2.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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