Ingles Markets

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Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
119 Reviews
2.8
119 Reviews
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Ingles Markets CEO Robert P. Ingle II
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I'm a part time worker and they work around your schedule especially if you have school (in 8 reviews)

  • Good introduction to customer service and great coworkers (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Unless you work full-time (and good luck getting it), you get no benefits (in 11 reviews)

  • Low pay, low raises, & inconsistency with hours if you're a part time worker (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Horrible keep it movin

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Griffin, GA
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Griffin, GA

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    out of the rain, weekly gas money check

    Cons

    low pay, making company huge profits,with a skilled trade and still no pay. NO INCENTIVE...KEEP IT MOVIN. Offer 13.00 an hour for 25 years exp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Poor corporate culture bleeding down to the store level

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Jasper, GA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Jasper, GA

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None. This chain needs a full-on over haul of how the hire, manage, and care for their most important employees....The little guys.

    Cons

    Ignorance abounds. A general attitude of "who cares," they're just part-time idiots that don't matter. Well, wake up the little guy is the guy that pays your payroll. Remember the little guy (staff/clerk) keeps the dollars coming in, so you can keep your job. The corporate culture is horrible and management is highly disrespectful to their lower level employees. Shameful really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend your money on internal and B2B training. Without your staff you'll be closing your doors and from what I experienced your management team and general corporate culture is myopic at best. Change your ways or the marketplace will change you by closing your doors one store at a time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Worst Job EVER!

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    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Locust Grove, GA
    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Locust Grove, GA

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The beginning salary is $8.00
    You meet some good customers and great employees.
    The manager for the shift pretty much declares whether or not it'll be a good day or not.

    Cons

    -Extremely poor management!
    -Do not expect to be seen or treated like an adult, especially if you're a service clerk. The worst job.
    -People are very disgusting and the work is sometimes tedious.
    -The managers seriously do not care and expect you to do every stupid request they give you because you're under them (things that are not even found in the job description).
    -They will also target and manipulate others by threatening their jobs.
    -The workers who receive favoritism are excused from doing their job, so you have to pick up all chores.
    -Most of the management treat the store like a high school. Do not be shocked at the ample amount of drama and gossip being spread around the store.
    -The customers sometines have very ridiculous request and will become very upset and aggressive with the cashier for a mistake that was not in their control! (A product rings up for the wrong price).
    -Very inconsistent hours.
    -You'll be training the person who is destined to replace you.
    -Management will take out personal issues on employees by treating them in a despicable, very unprofessional manner.
    -The few managers who actually represent and respect the employees will be highly criticized and abandoned by the rest of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually do your job! Stop treating the employees like idiot children! Stop targeting particular employees and having them complete ridiculous task. You NEED to listen to your employees and customers especially if a large group is complaining about ONE manager in particular. Definitely need to invest in better employee evaluations. Please STOP hiring a bunch of people unfit for this job just because they have a pretty smile and fulfill your secret fantasy. If too many people are on the front end and there's only one person in the bakery, perhaps you should start taking that into consideration you morons!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience at ingles was just awful at times and good at times

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    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Athens, TN
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Athens, TN

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well the pros are that I no longer work there. That place drove me absolutely crazy to the point of no return

    Cons

    Many cons but just to name the major ones. The management is god awful. They play favorites to an extreme. If you do your job they will get on to you. If your on your knees the management will love you. Then you have the customers. They apparently think since they pay more for their groceries that they deserve some kind of special treatment. I don't think so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new CEO. Clean house and just maybe the place won't be obsolete in a few years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away.

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    Current Employee - Service Clerk
    Current Employee - Service Clerk

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's being employed, but now with shorter hours. Still beats being unemployed.

    Cons

    Good work is ignored. Not rewarded. The company uses a contract company with Secret Shoppers & real customers are ignored. Store management constantly belittling & shouting @ workers on the sales floor. Very hostile work environment. Workers are pieces of machinery not human beings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on real customers. A worker goes above & beyond, then show some appreciation! Make store managers accountable to someone. If a store has a high turnover rate, there is a reason! Allow people to buy into the major medical coverage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Unfortunate...that they are one of the largest employers in the area. But..not for much longer.

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good for meeting people in your area.

    Cons

    Not recognized for your accomplishments. Promised raises with promotions that are lies. Oh..you get to do more work ,just not more money. "Management"..is that what they call it? 25 cent raises no matter how hard you work and then they are never given in a timely manner if you get it at all. Gotta be buddies with management..or maybe a football player or the friend of a friend...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are an American company. Too bad you cannot set a positive example for the Americans that work themselves so hard for you and show a little appreciation. You are very good teachers at teaching your pathetic managers how to try and tear people down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    awful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kings Mountain, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kings Mountain, NC

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    relationships with your co workers

    Cons

    low pay
    no hours
    unfair treatment
    don't appreciate your workers at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people how you want to be treated

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible upper-management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Deli Associate in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier/Deli Associate in Asheville, NC

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The only good thing about working here was the friendships made with direct coworkers.

    Cons

    Poor pay for the work required
    Looked down on and treated terribly by upper management
    Upper management was disorganized and hardly ever on the same page as other upper management
    Customers are sometimes just plain silly (as with all customer service jobs)
    High turnover rate of employees
    Don't usually promote from within
    Good work is not noted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized and treat your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Crappy and demeaning.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time

    Pros

    Paychecks don't bounce. Can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Will fire you or lay you off for no reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign and let real human beings take over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management turns a blind eye to bad supervisors.

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    Former Employee - NONE in Black Mountain, NC
    Former Employee - NONE in Black Mountain, NC

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Close to my home. It was real easy to quit!

    Cons

    Supervisors lack the basic ability to supervise their staff and have no accountability for a job badly done. People are advanced at the corporate office for longevity instead of merit. Never met a nastier bunch of unhappy co-workers. Just a paycheck. No merit awards except numbers of years these people have hung onto their jobs. Benefits are nil. No sick time for office employees. One women having chemotherapy had to use her vacation days if she was to be out a couple days. That's just shameful! Vacation policy is archaic. Raises are .25/hour max.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of your VP's and managers are insiders. The only job they have ever held is at Ingles. Lifers are complacent. They're just filling chairs until retirement. Bring in some outside blood to advance your company. Stand up and be decent to your employees! Demote bad supervisors! SELL to Publics!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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