Ingles Markets

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Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
126 Reviews
2.9
126 Reviews
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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)

  • With health insurance not factored in, it does have competitive entry level retail full time benefits (in 6 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.  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Associate
    Current Employee - Deli Associate

    I have been working at Ingles Markets

    Pros

    You get paid weekly.
    Unless you are full time there are no insurance benefits.

    Cons

    Promote and give manager positions to people who are too young and inexperienced.
    I have never seen or heard the ongoing use of profanity in the department I worked in like I did at Ingles. You get what you pay for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more experienced responsible older people to run your Deli departments. Do not let relatives work together.

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

    Absolutely no flexibility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Starbucks Barista in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Starbucks Barista in Asheville, NC

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

    Pros

    You'll get regular hours if they like you. They provide uniforms.

    Cons

    You can be puking in the floor and they won't let you call out. They pay next to nothing yet they expect to basically own you. The registers are old and clunky and they won't train you correctly on them. The dress code is ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't expect great things here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Several Over the Years
    Former Employee - Several Over the Years

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great and hours are flexible. Extra hours are available because people call out often. The customers are great and loyal, (but have begun leaving recently). This is the kind of job one works because they have to in order to have some sort of income or during school breaks...to this end the job suffices well.

    Cons

    Poor management. Managers are of the opinion that there is a store full of other people who will get fired before they do. Some stores are well managed, but these are few and far between. There is often a glass ceiling of friends and buddies to break through before anyone gets anywhere. Starting pay and raises are very poor in comparison to the industry average. Their competition consistently pays better and gets the best managers and supervisors to work for them instead. Most employees are afraid of losing their jobs and are reminded that they can be replaced at a moment's notice. The company structure is very vertical and the management style is very autocratic. Morale is at an all-time low. You won't get any farther than associate or customer service manager or department head if you don't know somebody.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your training programs and instill some confidence in your people. Pay more realistic wages and offer FAIR opportunities for advancement. Too many friends are fast-tracked while committed, hard-working associates are ignored entirely. In almost fifteen years of working for this company I saw favoritism and nepotism run rampant. Work toward a culture of collaboration and team work rather than top-down, "do as I say, not as I do", mentality. As mentioned above, the customers are leaving at a regular pace because they recognize the atmosphere of negativity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't expect to go far.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Anderson, SC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Anderson, SC

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of customer service experience and most managers are willing to work with your school schedule. Weekly paycheck.

    Cons

    Unless you work full-time (and good luck getting it), you get no benefits. The management only seem interested in promoting their favorites, so if you don't suck up to them, you don't get ahead. You also only get a 25 cent yearly raise and you have to fight to get it. Seems like everyone with some sort of management job can get away with not doing their job and products are always coming up wrong so you get a lot of customers yelling at you and giving things away for free. If you can put up with it, it's great for part time. If not, try to get out as soon as you can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know the higher ups are can see what we're doing at this store. Why are you letting people get away with only working two hours and not doing their job right? The store manager can be the worst one, leaving whenever he feels like and pushing his job onto the assistant store manager or whoever is unlucky enough to be near him at the time. Also, instead of trying to increase your sales, try updating your computer equipment. I don't know why South Carolina is the last place to get new equipment, but we're working on registers that were outdated in 1999. At least give cashiers a belt so they can scan things faster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sheer Torture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time

    Pros

    Starting pay is good. Fairly consistent work schedule.

    Cons

    *Managers routinely curse out their employees.
    *Receive conflicting instructions from different supervisors.
    *Minimal pay raises (if you're lucky enough to get one) is $.25 per hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cursing and terrorizing your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Ingles

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Its easy to get a job at Ingles and get started as a meat cutter and they will give the training.

    Cons

    Insurance is terrible and the pay is bad. but you have to start somewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Okay place if you only want to work 2 days a week.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Clarkesville, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Clarkesville, GA

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a good place for a high school student who is only looking to work a few days a week.

    Cons

    You're lucky if you get 3 days a week. Management gets mad when you ask for a day off. They will not let you ask off for any holidays, even if your family is going out of town to visit relatives. They say they care about employes and customers, but they really only care about making money. Management sits in the office all day and gossips about employes. It's really just a bunch of drama. I've only received a 25 cent raise for the 2+ years I've been working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to your employes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bakery Associate in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Bakery Associate in Asheville, NC

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    With an Ingles ever few miles it is not hard to find one within walking distance from your home and most of my co-worker were nice people.

    Cons

    My department manager never has the items we need to do our jobs on hand, then when we can not complete the jobs will curse us. Manager also claims cleaning is a waste of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you know a department is failing due poor management don't just keep bring in new people that run off in a few weeks due to being yelled at, blamed for things they have no power over, and being called names, get a new department manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good for the first few months and that is it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista in Clarkesville, GA
    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista in Clarkesville, GA

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The schedule is flexible if you don't have anything to do. The pay at Starbucks is only slightly higher than minimum wage, so it's slightly better than a first job as a teenager anywhere else, or as a bagger.

    Cons

    There are no opportunities for advancement unless you are a cute girl the store manager flirts with. The management are also quite rude to most employees including other management officials. The pay is sub-par after multiple years of work. I have been working for the same Ingles Markets Starbucks licensed store for over two years and my pay has only increased by $.25. I waited over three months for my first year and second year evaluations, which decide whether or not you get a raise. It's been over four months since my second year anniversary and I still don't have a raise in. The job only barely pays enough to take care of oneself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, be more kind to your employees, no matter the department or STORE, pay them better, and make it worthwhile to them to work as hard as they can. Pay them with appreciation, if not with money. If you can do this, then your employees will take care of all the customers and your company will thrive like never before.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    management sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stocker in Hazelwood, NC
    Former Employee - Stocker in Hazelwood, NC

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

    Pros

    was fun at one point tell new co manager. most all other employees where great to be around most were friendly

    Cons

    treated like a dog no call back when you call corporate office act like your the bad guy when you do your job having 2 people to throw a 900 peace truck then getting mad because you were not done by 7 am too much backstabbing going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't treat your employees like thay are beneath you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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