Ingles Markets

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Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 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)

  • It's a good place for a high school student who is only looking to work a few days a week (in 5 reviews)


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

  • Rude customers (although that's everywhere in retail), sometimes difficult to get full time, lots of weekends (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Clerk
    Current Employee - Service Clerk

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management

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    Current Employee - Bakery Associate  in  Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Bakery Associate in Asheville, NC

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time for more than a 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Clarkesville, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Clarkesville, GA

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

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

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    Current Employee - Stock Clerk  in  Belton, SC
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Belton, SC

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time for more than a 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
  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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for the first few months and that is it.

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    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista  in  Clarkesville, GA
    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista in Clarkesville, GA

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time for more than a 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
  9.  

    Out standing company

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    Current Employee - Lead Deli Associate  in  Hendersonville, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Deli Associate in Hendersonville, NC

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

    Pros

    Ingles cares about its employeess and they show it through their actions. Training is state of the art and there are chances for everyone. I have been in management for over 20 years and this is the very best company I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    I have, so far, found none/

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent Management, poor building quality

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    Current Employee - Cashier, Service Clerk, Stock Clerk
    Current Employee - Cashier, Service Clerk, Stock Clerk

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

    Pros

    It was very easy to get a job here and as long as you are reasonably respectful, you can hold your position for years. You get to meet local people and, with time, become part of their lives.

    Cons

    Since the company hires more people than it actually needs, the hours are very limited. The work tends to be very repetitive and employees rarely see growth and mental stimulation. There is little chance for advancing in the company and the pay tends to be as close to minimum wage as possible for every position. It takes most cashiers almost two years to get a measly quarter raise, that is if they stay that long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees a chance to learn and work in multiple areas of the store. If the person is a great employee then an annual raise should be in order. Also, management should be active and friendly in the workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hey, it's retail.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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

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