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Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014

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2.8 105 reviews

52% Approve of the CEO

Ingles Markets CEO Robert P. Ingle II

Robert P. Ingle II

(31 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Even as a part time employee, you have the potential to work full-time hours(in 6 reviews)

  • Interaction with customers is a plus(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Rude customers (although that's everywhere in retail), sometimes difficult to get full time, lots of weekends(in 10 reviews)

  • Low pay, low raises, & inconsistency with hours if you're a part time worker(in 10 reviews)

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    Not bad company

    Cashier (Current Employee) Gray, GA

    ProsFlexible work hours,friendly environment, customer service experience

    ConsPay, short break,no advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't play favoritism, people that have more experience & better work ethic Deserve there chances.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work for high school or college student who doesnt wanna work here for a long time

    Book Keeper (Current Employee) Calhoun, GA

    ProsFlexible schedule
    dont have to work a lot of hours (good for high schoolers)
    cashier and service clerking is very easy
    great people met some of the best friends of my life here

    Consmost hours a part time person can get is 29
    favoritism
    not many chances to advance career
    almost impossible to get full time
    99% of part time employees dont make more than 9$ an hour

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of part time 29 hour rule or make it easier to get full time. ICOP is a sham and every one knows it. Have programs set up for people who want to move up. Pay better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work for college students, post-high school.

    Deli Associate (Current Employee) Seneca, SC

    ProsFriendly coworkers; lots of hours if desired (I was hired as part-time and figured I'd only get about 20 hours per week, but pretty much started with 35-40 hours instead).

    ConsMany coworkers skimp on duties, don't pull weight. Sometimes have to work way past schedule (usually because other workers leave on time without finishing their work). No benefits or vacation/sick days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNotice those workers who are really making a difference, and show some gratitude (verbal reinforcement, raise, promotion), otherwise they'll jump ship at the first opportunity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful people to work with.

    Produce Clerk (Current Employee) Cartersville, GA

    ProsGreat, loveable coworkers, like family.

    ConsA little too much favoritism is shown.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to acknowledge when employees have done well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Complicated

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSolely for the work experience only

    ConsManagement portrays themselves as Gods.. 95% needs training
    On how to treat employees.. without us there would be no 3 to 5%
    Bonus. Does not Appreciate staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to treat your staff right.. stop playing favors .. a simple hand shake, how are you at the beginning of a shift and an appreciate you at the end of the day goes a long way. Ingles claims to be family oriented.. but actions of the majority of managers does not hold true to this..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ingles Markets employee review

    Head of Frozen Food (Current Employee) Boiling Springs, Spartanburg, SC

    ProsAs a regional grocery store it pays slightly better than Bi-Lo or Piggly Wiggly.

    ConsPoor to no communication from management to employees, no employee appreciation, poor benefits, has all the vagaries of working in a grocery store, especially the holiday season. You don't get paid sick days unless you've been out sick, with doctors notes, for seven (!) Days in a row.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you pay people better and show them just a bit of appreciation for the job they're doing they'll be more loyal, more happy, more hard working.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job if you're in the right department, or you know the right people.

    Meat Wrapper (Current Employee) Spruce Pine, NC

    ProsIf you can get into a good department where the employees work well together, the job can be good and fulfilling, and there is the potential for good paying positions.

    ConsRelies heavily on the "Good Ol' Boy" system; management doesn't have any clue what they are doing, nor the proper training; departments are treated differently in regard to fairness/favorites; employees work 12-hour shifts and finish their work, but are wrote up for "leaving without permission" while other employees are absent for ten days without leave and are not fired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProper education and training would be a good idea, so that the management personnel are actually more capable of doing their jobs than regular hourly employees; fair and equal treatment of all employees, with consequences commensurate with their actions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great starter job

    Customer Service Manager (Current Employee) Covington, GA

    ProsVery laid back when it comes to store management. They look for people who want to work, the more you are willing to work, the more they will work you. Even as a part time employee, you have the potential to work full-time hours. Very easy to learn your job, even with the little training that you may receive. If you decide you want to advance, just be a go getter and be self motivated. The less they feel they have to train you, the more inclined they will be to promote you.

    ConsCorporate does not really seem to grasp what people in the stores actually have to deal with . Impossible tasks at time, especially for front end management. Pay rarely is equal to what you have to deal with on a day to day basis. One evaluation a year, and a base raise rate of $0.25 a year?!? Now with their recent expansion of their warehouse at the corporate office, people aren't even getting that!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is to UPPER management, such as District managers and VP's. Your store managers work LONG hours (at least mine does) and yet you want to squeeze more out of them. Your managers can't be in 5 different places at once.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good job, unorganized management.

    Front End (Current Employee) Ellijay, GA

    ProsBig financial opportunity, at higher ranks. A lot of freedom at higher ranks. Good for someone that is in high school or college. Good economic outlook (future job)

    ConsManagement can be lead by some people that do not act old enough for their position. (For example: You will have to work a ton, unless you can talk to the manager on duty about something relevant to them like shoes or about their pregnancy.) Store Managers make a TON of money but, most of it comes from bonuses, so if you do something wrong (like get a bad secret shopper) do not expect to keep your job long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to give your employees a "piece of the pie" that they have helped you make, they deal with the customers not you. Stop the favoritism that happens.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    summer job

    Cashier (Current Employee) Hiawassee, GA

    Prosdecent hours, good pay for a student

    Conssense of entitlement from bookkeepers, constantly telling employees what to do; rude customers; not a fun work environment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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