Ingles Markets

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Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
123 Reviews
2.8
123 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.  

    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 (more than an 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Good stepping stone for high school students.

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers & sweet customers.
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Low pay, low raises, & inconsistency with hours if you're a part time worker.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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.  

    Worked full-time night shift stocking while store was closed, negative work environment.

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

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

    Pros

    Having a full-time job during the economic downturn, close to home (able to walk to work)

    Cons

    Night shift is tough on the body, management was not encouraging and mostly functioned by making people fear for their jobs, almost all co-workers were racist, sexist, homophobic, you name it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Install cameras with microphones or don't have night shift workers when store is closed. Would cut down immediately on theft and create a more positive, accountable work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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