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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Lidl

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2014)
"Challenging, rewarding, interesting!"
Pros: 
  • Friendly and approachable management means graduates feel supported at all times
  • Structured and comprehensive training programme enhances skills and personal development
  • A high-level of responsibility is given to graduates
  • There are lots of great opportunities for career progression
Cons: 
  • Graduates are occasionally required to work beyond standard hours
  • The amount of responsibility given to graduates can be daunting for some
  • Spaces are limited on the graduate scheme so competition is very high
  • Workloads can get quite heavy at times
Culture
7.7 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.6 / 10
 
Hours
7.3 / 10
 
Salary
8.8 / 10
 
 
 
Diversity
7.9 / 10
 
 
CSR
8.0 / 10
 
Training
8.8 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Research the company and familiarise yourself with the company principles. Plus,..."

"Generally, there is a good sense of teamwork and mutual respect amongst colleagues...."

"I find the office space to be slightly crowded with few facilities - small canteens,..."

"My official work hours are from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Thursdays, and 8:00am..."

"There are no bonuses and any overtime is unpaid; however as the salary is so competitive..."

"Our company perks are pension, health plan, company car and mobile phone (in some..."

"Lidl look for high quality applicants who can show their potential. Dependent on..."

"The interviewer creates a scenario and you then answers questions around the scenario,..."

"In the last year, in my department, we have gone paperless where possible."

"In my experience, managers have been very accessible. I have worked closely with..."

"Our company is quite multicultural and has a good mix of age groups. There is a good..."

"The company rewards dedication and hard work with promotion resulting in a very young..."

"Our company has two charity partners, Barretstown and Cross Care. We regularly run..."

"I am responsible for all of the assortment layouts in Ireland and Northern Ireland...."

"The level of responsibility afforded graduates on the GMDP programme is unparalleled...."

"The working hours can be long."

"Our graduate programme was awarded Best Graduate Programme in the Retail Sector in..."

"Fast-paced, young, and structured!"

"Lidl's structured graduate programme appealed to me, and I also really like how young..."

"I spent six months in store doing sales training, six months on the IT service desk,..."

"Store assistants are hired with no experience and trained and developed."

"I would include a couple of days in the training plan to sit with each department..."

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