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
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Everyday is the same.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Cumming, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Cumming, GA

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

    Pros

    Easy work. Laid back atmosphere. Paid holidays you can take at any time, if you're full time.

    Cons

    .25 cent yearly raises. Really? Pay caps they pick and choose when to put in place. The most vacation you can acquire is 3 weeks....and that's after 10 years of employment. More and more rules corporate sends down as if they have no idea how a grocery store works. Policies they pick and choose to make you follow and unfollow when it's in corporates favor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some common sense.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Miserable

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3.  

    Great place to work for and the advancement is quick and easy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Hickory, NC

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, and very quick promotions if your looking for them. Most Management is friendly and equal to all employees. Pay is ok when you get full time positions and hours are consist. Time off is very easy to obtain provided a notice is given.

    Cons

    No discounts, Higher management (District Managers) are very uptight. Different stores get special treatment. lower stores who have lower sales get treated worse. District 7 needs serious changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set work standards for your stores equally based off company policies, and not based of sales or social status with that store. You speak of Customer Service and "its not what you serve, its who you serve" well you don't serve no customers. Its the store level employees who do this. Show them Respect. District 7 needs serious change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice, but pay is so-so

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Asheville, NC

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

    Pros

    I'm a part time worker and they work around your schedule especially if you have school

    Cons

    You don't receive as many day as you would like and the pay isn't great, you get a 25 cent raise every YEAR you work there. So it take a year to just make 7.50 and hour...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hired when I could not find work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    Scheduling has changed recently and hours are difficult for part time.

    Cons

    Very long days on weekends and very short days during the week. Can not manage personal life with hours scheduled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should have more of a voice in scheduling. It is not flexible under the recent changes. Employees are leaving because of poor scheduling and attitude of the manager and CSMs need improvement. Maybe more customer service training.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't expect to go far.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    A great learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Kings Mountain, NC
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Kings Mountain, NC

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

    Pros

    Talking to friends and customers

    Cons

    Very confusing with work flow changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I didn't get a chance to advance up

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

    Very easygoing environment with good coworkers and management. Would be a great second job if someone needed extra money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, pay not bad for grocery store work, management is approachable.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open more stores in the Knoxville, TN area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Grocery Stocker

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Easley, SC
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Easley, SC

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

    Pros

    Good environment and good people to work with. Ample opportunities to get promotions, they are really flexible with your schedule if you are in school.

    Cons

    Scheduling could be hectic and past managers have been known to carry their personal problems to the work area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the people that are doing their job and extra incentives on holidays would be nice.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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