Ingles Markets

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Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
137 Reviews
2.8
137 Reviews
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Ingles Markets CEO Robert P. Ingle II
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)

  • 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.  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Johnson City, TN

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

    Pros

    Good management (store level). My manager is awesome and gave me opportunities to learn new things on the job + full time. Most of the people I work with are very friendly. My health insurance through work is very good.

    Cons

    Rather poor pay. Our computers hardly function which is annoying. I hate seeing customers upset over things that people at the store level cannot fix. This makes us less efficient as a company and also upsets the customers who give our business profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what our competition is doing regarding office software/ U-scans. Our competition has more advanced U-scans that are more customer-friendly and might cause customers to shop elsewhere. We need to outdo our competition.
    Give customers a way to type in their Ingles Advantage Cards at their own convenience at the register or at least allow the cashier to have a way to look it up on their register.
    This would ensure a faster transaction and a happier customer.

    This is not a negative review, just a suggestion on how to make our customers have a more satisfying experience while shopping at Ingles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worst warehouse I have ever worked in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Black Mountain, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Black Mountain, NC

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time

    Pros

    There are not many pros to the Ingles warehouse. Most of the people who work there that are not coordinators or higher are great.

    Cons

    Completely irrational production system. Coordinators seem to be on a power trip all the time. Very threatening atmosphere. They threaten everyone constantly with being suspended or fired for every little thing. There is a point system for missing work and there is zero grace, even in horrible weather conditions. Very easy to be suspended or fired for production even though the computer decides what orders you get. One of the worst places I have ever worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your employees like humans instead of being so focused on a production number on a piece of paper. Stop letting your coordinators treat people unfairly and rudely all of the time. Consider the fact that some people may not be willing to risk their life to get to work under very hazardous road conditions. You should take a look at company policy and realize that much of it is not only ridiculous but completely unnecessary. I can't wait until Publix comes to Asheville!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    An easy place to work but management is terrible

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

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

    Pros

    It is a fun place to work for the most part

    Cons

    Very hard to move up in the business
     Lots of bad people in management and corporate

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    $9 an hour starting pay but it is well deserved.

    Cons

    I doubt anyone except management will ever be full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more friendly and positive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Meat Cutter

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

    I have been working at Ingles Markets

    Pros

    Highest paid department.There is always something to do,which makes the day go faster,and there will always be a need for this postion in the future.

    Cons

    Lowest paying of all grocery chains.The yearly raise if you get one is 25 cents an hour,now that adds up to $10 a week.
    You cannot support a family on this salary,so your spouse better have a job also.
    The district manager for your department comes by weekly with his "white glove" test.ans depending on his mood can be ok or downright degrading.
    Next the grocery district manager comes through about very other week doing the same thing,so in essence you have a minimum of five local bosses.
    They work you like a dog if you are new in the department while others tke extended and frequent smoke breaks because "they work faster " than you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees so they can support a family.Train the employees for what the district managers expect,maybe a training video of the jobs daily activities rather than degrading them for not doing what was expected

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Aright

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

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Alright pay. Flexible schedule for school. Good people to work with

    Cons

    Some of the things you have to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Much talk, little hearing

    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    The position is simple and repetitive. Most of the tasks require little or no advanced training.

    Cons

    Safety and repair issues are unanswered for months. Management's drive toward bottom line profit is misdirected away from maintenance and repair of essential equipment; making tasks more difficult and time consuming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address problems, rather than ignoring them. Listen to employee concerns before problems explode. Don't just hope problems will go away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A Typical Day

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

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Given the opportunity to gain experience while on the job and in due time move up in the company

    Cons

    On some days there is as many as five people in one work area when there should at least be more that way more jobs can be done within time instead of put off and dumped on an individual

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people to work instead of relying on a skeleton crew to get the job the more employee's the better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Miserable

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

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

    Pros

    Honestly at the moment I can't think of one. Maybe that's because I've been there for six years and I'm to the point I hate it and everyone there.

    Cons

    At my store, they pay minimum wage when they can. 6 years later and I still make about 9.25/hr and I'm an assistant manager in one of the departments.

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement because they continue to hire new people for the higher jobs rather than moving the people who have been there at the bottom, up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management sucks. My manager is the biggest A-hole I've ever known. He is completely sarcastic. And I think he goes out of his way to make employees lives miserable unless it is someone who kisses his but. The district managers are a little better than him but not by much

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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