Lidl US Employee Reviews

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Productive and fast paced
Retail Associate (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VADecember 8, 2018
Lidl is a good part time company to work for. There are chances for advancement but very little. There are no raises. Can be a fun place to work for. I recommend as a part time employer but not as a career.
Pros
Paid time off
Cons
Inconsistencies
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2.0
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A Disorganized and Uncertain Future
Packaging Associate (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VANovember 16, 2018
While adaptability is a good trait for any employee, it's unreasonable to expect entire departments to change procedures every 2-3 months. The lack of consistency is confusing, and a lot of teams are left wondering what's going to come next instead of what needs to be done now.

Rushed store openings, rushed product and promotional development and hastily prepared processes at the beginning have really created problems for the current employees. Anyone who is getting hired recently is pretty much cleaning up the mess others left from launch.

Lots of turnover, don't expect to be working with the same people for too long. The only ones who are there long are managers, and some of them don't know much about the departments they run.
Pros
Clean office, nice team members, and some benefits are good
Cons
Upper management, Hr, procedures, and commuter benefits don't keep up with rising prices
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Enjoyed working there
Regional Desktop Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Graham, NCNovember 15, 2018
Overall lidl was a great place to work. They are very process-oriented. And management did very well at listening to our issues. the biggest problem was most guidelines were based out of Germany and did not follow US culture.
Pros
Great pay and pto
Cons
Lots of technical issue from being so new and based overseas
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4.0
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Busy
Store Associate (Former Employee) –  Havelock, NCNovember 5, 2018
Learned more about customer service. Very competitive job. Always seeking more hours to work. Always understaffed. Easy learning job. Great pay for a grocery store.
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Real estate dept. is inefficient, continual making changes
Real Estate Manager (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 30, 2018
Executive management has been changing, not do they listen to feedback from those in the field acquiring/developing real estate. Middle management does not has unrealistic expectations.

Typical week is spent coor. with engineers, researching potential sites, contacting Owners to purchase property, and managing property that has been acquired (if not under construction.)
Pros
Compensation is decent, PTO good, insurance is decent.
Cons
Mgmt does not listen to those in the field, inefficient, data is not centralized
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4.0
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Good place to work.
Supervisior (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAOctober 30, 2018
While it is a tough place to work, it does however give you everything you need to be successful and advance higher into the company. i would reapply if i lived anywhere near a Lidl. its a good and fun place to work. they are mostly concentrated on team work and the ability to be able to teach yourself. for those who can learn on the fly and stay with the program this is the job for you.
Pros
Pto, work life balance, always a challenge, something new every day.
Cons
hard and quick paced, not for the faint of heart, i recommend you be competitive if you want to work here
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European management, not open to ideas
District Manager (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCOctober 29, 2018
Long 12+ hours a day in store working to do tasks that should not be the responsibility of a District Manager. Arbitrary measures put in place to skip over people of color from advancement opportunities. Inappropriate feedback given on store operational performance. A culture led by fear of Germany thinking Americans cannot succeed and therefore chaotic and stressful environments when higher ups are in the stores. Worst career move thus far.
Pros
salary
Cons
EVERYTHING else.
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Zero work life balance expectations were unrealistic
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAOctober 25, 2018
Great pay. But not a positive work environment. Always negative input and no advice on how to fix it or staff to do so. They're trying to be lean with staff but it's not idealistic as a customer. Its merely impossible to run that store with minimal staff and run registers, bakery, and warehouse. Work life balance does not exist. Either devote your life or you wont be promoted and if you cant work any and every hours you will get demoted.
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A learning experience
Freshness Specialist (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAOctober 19, 2018
At this job, it's a lot of memory based action whereas you have to memorize everything and everyone has to know how to do everything. That's a good point because you will never be without help unless someone doesn't show up for work.
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Run or wait until the Graham ERM is gone
Manager (Former Employee) –  Graham RegionOctober 18, 2018
Terrible. Read the reviews on Glassdoor. They are all valid. Women are sexually harassed with no recourse for the males until threatening to sue the company.
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Management lacks skill
Store Associate (Former Employee) –  Rock Hill, SCSeptember 30, 2018
Management played to their favorites. Cut hours constantly, but would always over-work those scheduled. Part time associates, would have to know supervisor role, but wouldn't get the pay foreknowing the skills
Pros
Co-workers, customers
Cons
short breaks, management, hours
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4.0
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Great place to start a career
Manager (Current Employee) –  Alexandria, VASeptember 25, 2018
I learned a lot with Lidl and would absolutely continue to learn as I progressed. Lidl gives you a ton of responsibility and the compensation is very good, both in terms of salary and in terms of benefits. The challenge that Lidl faces is it burns through people. It compensates well and it owns you. If you are not traveling often (which is a great opportunity but gets overwhelming after while), you are working very long hours, sometimes both together. I am all for hard work, but it is difficult to find a balance. Overall, it was a great place to learn and I love the people I work with, but the pace is not sustainable for more than a few years.
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5.0
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Customer Service Focused
Manager (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VASeptember 25, 2018
I love working here! My department (Customer Care) has a great management team that cares about our associates' work-life balance and overall well-being. While we do set high performance standards, we work hard to be transparent and communicate openly with all team members. We have a great recognition program in place -- there are opportunities for customers to reward you with free lunches and time off. If you have a passion for customers, like to work hard and have a strong work ethic, this is the place for you!!
Pros
Great team members overall
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3.0
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Decent job
Store Associate (Former Employee) –  Danville, VASeptember 15, 2018
Lots of responsibilities and fewer hours given after grand opening as well as after holiday season. Extensive but repetitive training and travel reimbursement.
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Worst employment experience ever
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Lexington, SCSeptember 9, 2018
They do not seem to care at all about their employees. They make it very clear that even though you may do the work of three people every shift you are still easily replaceable. There's very little appreciation shown to the dedicated and hardworking few employees they have. It's hard labor, back-breaking work. You will be assigned far too many tasks to have completed by the end of your shift. You will be scolded for not finishing the tasks assigned and you will not receive even so much as a "thank you" for the tasks you did bust your rear to get done. It feels as though nothing you ever do is good enough. There is constant miscommunication amongst the higherups and the peons. Some of the supervisors are micromanagers who speak to the employees as though they are speaking to unruly second graders (because they are also under extreme pressure to please the unpleasable). There are just too many issues they need to fix before I would recommend anyone work for this company.
Pros
Starting pay is good.
Cons
You do the work of two or three people, no appreciation
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Talk a good game, but do not follow through
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Wilson, NCSeptember 1, 2018
At time of hire was told would have every other weekend off and always two days back to back off. This never happened. Worked multiple shifts in one week with only six hours off in between shifts. Management talked down to their employees and pitted one against the other. Pay was rarely on time and could take up to a month to receive. Still expected to work when not paid and keep a smile .
Pros
good pay
Cons
Last minute work schedules
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Good pay/No hours
Associate (Former Employee) –  North CarolinaSeptember 1, 2018
Pay is good. Management is horrible. Schedule is given out 2 days before the week starts. No hours. Started out at 30-35 hours a week, then dropped down to 6-10. Opened stores with 50+ employees, now only 15 on payroll because everyone quit due to management or no hours. What a shame! I'm glad I quit, best decision I ever made. Do not work here!
Pros
Wages
Cons
Management, lack of hours, schedule
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Great Work
Customer Service/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Gastonia, NCAugust 20, 2018
If you like working at grocery stores making 12.00 an hour Lidl is a great choice. There are many stores in the US being built or are already built to work at. The work is face paced and you are not giving a certain position, everyone works in all areas. from cashier, to stocking shelves, working in the bakery, and maintaining an organized clean warehouse.The management team are very reliable on answering question and helping any employee with assistants. Lidl is a great team to join.
Pros
High Pay, Paid time off.
Cons
PT 20 don't get benefits.
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Run, don't walk
Associate (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 12, 2018
Working for Lidl US (I imagine) is similar to what working at the Trump White House might be. There is very little communication across business units and things are always changing, but not in a good way.

The company's strategy is based on many 30-second-decisions. Someone comes up with an idea, and decides an entire department needs to pivot in that direction without deeper thought, analysis or consideration of scalability. Many managers should also not be managers and it's a shock to everyone they manage that they haven't already been fired.

The culture of the company is also toxic and on a wide spectrum. You either love it, or you hate it. Those who love it have often made the system work for them (AKA have sucked up to management) and have reaped the benefits. Or, are one of the many Europeans they brought from overseas who have only worked for Lidl in their life and don't know anything different.

If you are fresh out of college and looking for experience with a decent salary, Lidl is a good option. If you are anything but this, I would not recommend working here. You will be banging your head against the wall the entire time.
Pros
The building is clean
Cons
Pretty much everything
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Do not apply with this company!
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) –  Fredericksburg, VAAugust 9, 2018
If you like harassment, slander, and watching your pay check never being right apply today! If you want a company that will slander you so you will never work again please apply! This company is cr1p! Im truly asking anyone that wants to apply for this company don't you will regret it! I am a single dad and this company has f'ed me over so bad to the point i cant get another job, so there for my girlfriend that I have known for 20 years is helping me out....its that bad! This company is cr1p!
Cons
everything
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