Ingles Markets

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Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
112 Reviews
2.8
112 Reviews
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Ingles Markets CEO Robert P. Ingle II
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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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27 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    It's been great everyone is like family here.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingles Markets

    Pros

    Everyone so friendly. And polite. And very helpful

    Cons

    2 of the registers don't work. That's about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be organized. And fair. To everyone

  2.  

    Good stable work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Night Stock  in  Athens, TN
    Current Employee - Night Stock in Athens, TN

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a retail job with retail hours regardless of what shift or position you work. Ingles offers a stable workplace to learn basic skills or begin a new career. Ingles has a 401k that offers to match 50%. They have worked with me on my scheduling and if I need a weekend off they allow you to switch days with others to make it happen. I read a lot negative reviews about this company...Ingles has a whole is a great company however each location will be ran and operated differently...it.s up to you the employee to make it a good experience.

    Cons

    As I mentioned each location is different. Where I'm at the store management needs a reality check. Other than that...no complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's OK and good practice to be a part of your employees personal life. Get to know them...what makes them who they are...they're needs...they're aspirations. Management needs to tend to employees like crops in a garden...The more tending...weeding the better the overall outcome.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingles Markets

    Pros

    Good environment the company I feel usually treats people fairly.

    Cons

    It is still a supermarket with work schedules that include nights and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5.  

    Good Job while working through school.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time

    Pros

    Good introduction to customer service and great coworkers. They are flexible with your schedule and provide good hours. Environment is relaxed and friendly.

    Cons

    Low starting base pay and small raises. Few opportunities for advancement. Store equipment is generally outdated. Working with the public means you will deal with some rude and mean customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning experience

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

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked with. I was able to be promoted fairly quickly at a young age which gave me great experience.

    Cons

    The hours I worked while being a student were hard, I worked full-time hours with part time benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the managers want to be more like friends to the young employees than supervisors, this is never a good thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's a friendly place to work.

    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista  in  Brevard, NC
    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista in Brevard, NC

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They care about employees, you get decent hours, generally all the customers and co-workers are friendly, and customer service is helpful.

    Cons

    A lot of high schoolers and the schedule is posted one day before the upcoming week, which makes scheduling difficult. At Starbucks, some customers get frustrated.

  8.  

    Good for high school but needed to move on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bookkeeper  in  Lenoir City, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bookkeeper in Lenoir City, TN

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, and opportunity for advancement when it arises... If you show initiative. 20% of the customers have been coming there their entire lives are a very sweet.

    Cons

    Underpaid as a bookkeeper. They hire too many people and cut hours without notice. 50% of the customers are the scum that lives next to the building have no respect for themselves or others and can become unbearable "serving" them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm surprised I even got a job here, they really only hire people they know... and they can be cliquey. Otherwise, they are understanding people who do care about the store and are genuinely nice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hey, it's retail.

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

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Having said the previous, I have noticed a steep decline in upper managements care for associate morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that it is your hourly workers who maintain customer outlook. These are positions filled with people who deserve more than a yearly $.25/hr raise and a taxed store gift card at Christmas. I am not suggesting major displays of affection. Simple gestures, an example would be, I worked for a different company who's manager would once a quarter come in and grill hamburgers, hot dogs, etc for all employees. Also, an orientation and training period for all new employees would be beneficial. Having started with this company as a cashier, I have noticed that even front service clerks need training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Grocery Manager Compensation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Manager  in  Gainesville, GA
    Current Employee - Grocery Manager in Gainesville, GA

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No training of available benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good and bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Sweetwater, TN
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Sweetwater, TN

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent hours at times, can vary depending on overall business. Decent pay for retail, definitely better than fast food. Possible to become full time without necessarily having to move into a management position unlike fast food or other retail chains.

    Cons

    Lack of a core training program for new employees. No drug testing of employees prior to beginning of employment. High turnover, even among top store level management. Department head, full time assistant, and store Co-Manager all fired within a three month period before or just after Christmas 2011, not the easiest thing to deal with, especially at the busiest time of the year for retail, and not a good morale image for part-time and non management employees seeing your supervisors get fired repeatedly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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