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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Lidl

8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2014)
"A great, giving, development-focused, international retailer."
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...

"Candidates should not under-estimate the application form, and pay attention to their..."

"I think that the company culture is changing slowly, as the company are realising..."

"In my department, dress code is corporate casual, i.e. no ties for men. The office..."

"My normal working day is from 8:00am to 6:00pm. There is flexi-time in place whereby..."

"I find the pay with the company very good, and there is a salary scale in place for..."

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

"I was initially hired as a trainee store manager and so I was assessed on that basis...."

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

"Our stores and head office are efficient in recycling and energy saving (automatic..."

"This is something that struck me from the beginning. All members of management are..."

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

"In Lidl there are many promotional possibilities and horizontal movement is also..."

"Lidl have a Barretstown three year project and Crosscare initiatives."

"Coming directly from the graduate programme and having no industry experience says..."

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

"Sometimes we are left to our own devices which may be a good thing for some people,..."

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

"Ambitious, hardworking, and progressive!"

"I chose Lidl for the career progression, training and development and the diversity..."

"The company has provided me with the opportunity to developed my personal skills..."

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

"Perhaps more spaces on the graduate scheme."

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