Ingles Markets

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Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 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.  

    Lacking

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Spartanburg, SC

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours if you having understanding management.
    Easy transferring to other job openings.

    Cons

    You have to lay down the law and guidelines for your hiring, otherwise they will ride you for as long as they possibly can. The pay is pretty horrid for the amount of work. Typical hourly job expectations and restrictions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand people have a life outside of work. Working here as a younger person that isn't in it for much more than a paycheck, it's hard to gain anything useful out of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Grocery Stocker

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    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
  3.  

    has its perks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Have always worked around my schedule.

    Cons

    Corp doesn't understand the work load they send down to store level sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    decent job for high schoolers who need spending money until something better comes along

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    Former Employee - Service Clerk
    Former Employee - Service Clerk

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    nothing is really coming to mind.. i guess i had a few interesting conversations with customers. way more rude customers overall though

    Cons

    leadership is bad. manager's quote: "we will hire anyone with two teeth in their head" so naturally the turnover rate is high. you dont always get days off even when you ask well in advance. raises based on seniority not performance so very little incentive to work hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see cons list and fix stated issues

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great First Time Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dallas, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dallas, NC

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Meeting new people, learning new things, helping others

    Cons

    Cold, last minute hour changes

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

    Good stepping stone for high school students.

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    • 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
  8.  

    Great first job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Book Keeper in Canton, NC
    Former Employee - Book Keeper in Canton, NC

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

    Pros

    Most of the people eople are great, relatively easy to transfer to different departments if desired, flexible schedule makes it an almost perfect job for a high school/college kid

    Cons

    low pay and very difficult to get a raise, also very difficult to advance career, and there isminimal employee training

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

    A place to start, build basic customer service skills, then move on.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Cleveland, GA
    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Cleveland, GA

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Balanced work life, repetitive tasks to familiarize employees with system, and a general atmosphere of help from other employees at similar levels.

    Cons

    Some store managers seem to forget who really are the people that make the store money. Not like a professional service firm where a manager makes significant billable hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit and observe stores anonymously, note hard workers, and let them know of their accomplishments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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 (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flexible schedule

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seafood Clerk/Barista in Hull, GA
    Former Employee - Seafood Clerk/Barista in Hull, GA

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Willing to work with you on a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Never have a weekend off, the benefits, the pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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