The end of the year is the period of increased shopping before Christmas. For shops it is a harvest, and their employees work more than usual. Retail chains offer them extras and special bonuses. But this year, Lidl employees will not benefit from it, but this time they will only receive an allowance for the opening of the 800th branch – Business Insider Polska has learned. How is it in other networks?
Lidl so far in the last years of Christmas Fines of 400 PLN were distributed to employees. As we have unofficially established, it will not be available this year. Employees will receive PLN 800 to spend in Lidl stores (using coupons in the Lidl Plus app). However, it really is This is not a typical Christmas bonus, but it is related to the opening of the 800th Lidl store in Poland Which, as confirmed by the press office of the network, will take place this year.
Previously, on the occasion of the opening of 600 outlets, employees received an allowance of 600 PLN, and on the occasion of the opening of 700 outlets – PLN 700 (this was done in October 2019). Now, the bonus related to winning the next hundred will replace the actual birthday bonus. Not all employees are satisfied with it.
Lidl did not conflict with our information but It does not explain why the decision was made that there is no typical benefit for pre-Christmas. In an extensive response, the company’s press office confirmed that “Lidl Polska is constantly taking steps to increase the convenience of working on the Internet‘, accounting for that it offers above-average wages in the industry, as well as many non-wage benefits (such as private medical care, group insurance, multi-sport card, training, ‘kid’ and first grader paint, free employee support program) .
– We were one of the first retail chains to introduce Bonus for work on Sundays for shop and warehouse employees, regardless of the number of full-time jobs and length of service. The total cost of the allowance paid from October to February will be more than 7 million PLN, according to the Lidl press office (the allowance must be paid until the stores are closed on Sundays due to the closure of trade embargoes).
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Christmas accessories in other retail chains
We examined what Christmas bonuses for employees in other networks look like.
Store and online sales staff in Auchan network They will receive vouchers worth 700 PLN. – The amount of vouchers awarded is 40 percent. higher than last year – He says Business Insider Polska Dorota Patejko, Director of Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at Auchan Retail Polska.
Auchan also offers an increase in shopping cards in the amount of several hundred zlotys (the value depends on the social status of the employee), employee coupons (the amount depends on the length of service) and a permanent discount of 5%. To shop with a piggy bank card. – Total The value of Christmas and New Year’s benefits will be on average 1,200 PLN For each employee – summarizes Patejko. In addition, there will also be Christmas packages for Auchan employees and their children.
– According to accepted practice, every Kaufland employee for Christmas will receive a prepaid card for use in our network stores and a package containing groceries – Maja Szewczyk, Director of Corporate Communications at Kaufland Polska told us. It does not disclose the values that the cards will be passed to the network staff.
– In keeping with the ancient traditions of the Pedronka series This year’s Christmas parcels will go to 77 thousand. Of our employees and 75 thousand. children. Employees will receive elegant cabin bags filled with, among other things, sets of towels, toiletries and sweets – Agnieszka Sokołowska, Director of Internal Communications and Social Responsibility at Pedronka Network tells us. In return, the staff’s children’s packages will include, among other things, puzzles, books, games or sweets.
– Known prepaid cards, issued to Biedronka employees and operating in the network for several years, will be replaced by a new solution – they will be replaced Carried out in the form of electronic code renewal – Sokołowska says. The volume of recharges is not yet known, but it is known that it will depend on the income of employees (last year, prepaid cards were distributed in the amount of PLN 1,000).
Next week, Carrefour unveils this year’s rewards offer. Every year the chain distributes gift cards to its employees in its stores. Coupons are combined with a permanent discount on purchases of up to 10%.
The network will give employees extras for Sodexo cards before Christmas. – It is granted to all employees working under an employment contract, regardless of the position they occupy, the amount of the increase up to a maximum of 500 PLN, among other things, from the salary level. This means that the most valuable renewal goes to employees with lower salaries – Patricia Kameska, Netto’s director of public relations in Poland told us. In December 2020, the network allocated 1.6 million PLN for this. The Netto Christmas bonus will also include packages for employees’ children.
As we created unofficially, in rebate In December, Aldi can count on prepaid cards for purchases in a chain store in the amount of PLN 200. In addition, in the absence of absenteeism during the holiday season, they will also receive another PLN 200 for shopping in January.
How much can you earn as a cashier and salesperson?
How high are your profits every day? Trade workers can count? Lidl is at the forefront of the network in terms of pay. Employees of this discount network earn monthly from a total of 3.550 PLN to a total of 4350 PLN at the beginning of employment. This means that they get the price from PLN 2590 to PLN 3155 on hand. After one year of work, the company guarantees an increase in remuneration to the level from PLN 3650 to PLN 4550 total (PLN 2661 – PLN 3296 net), and after two years of work experience from PLN 3900 to PLN 4 total 800 (PLN 2837-3). net PLN 472).
W Pedronka Network Beginners, working full-time as a seller-treasurer, receive – depending on the location – from PLN 3250 to PLN 3600 total per month (from PLN 2,380 to PLN 2,630 per hand), including the presence award. Exchange sellers with three years of experience in Pedronka, in turn, can count on monthly amounts ranging from 3,400 PLN to 3,850 PLN total (net 2,490 PLN – 2,800 PLN).
W Kaufland The monthly remuneration for the position of cashier salesman, depending on the length of service and location, amounts to PLN 4,100 (about PLN 2,980 net). It must be added that this rate already includes PLN 500 100% incentive bonus. Attendance at work.
Auchan It provides all employees with a basic salary, monthly bonus, and the resulting quarterly bonus. The monthly salary of a customer support employee ranges from PLN 3,500 to PLN 4,000 gross per month, depending on the commitment to customer service at the cash registers and/or the online customer.
W Net The salary of a store employee, taking into account the bonus for absenteeism, ranges from PLN 3200 to PLN 3900 gross per month (from PLN 2344 to PLN 2837 per hand) in the first year of work. After one year of employment, three and five years, the store employee is entitled to a training allowance.
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