Ingles Markets

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Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
119 Reviews
2.8
119 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 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Great first job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flexible schedule

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Asheville, NC

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

    Pros

    All co workers are friendly, interacting with customers

    Cons

    Not many hours when i worked, bad pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees room for advancement

    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Store, Out of Touch Corporation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk
    Former Employee - Bakery Clerk

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

    Pros

    I worked as a Bakery Clerk for Ingles Market for three years from February 2011 to February 2014. I enjoyed worked for the store and the Bakery Department in the following ways:

    Enjoyed working with my co-workers and the Bakery Manager cared about the employees and the Bakery Associates worked together as a team to get the job done.

    The store management was in touch with the employees and assisted the employees anyway they could help out.

    Enjoyed working with the customers who shopped at Ingles Market and interacting with them on a regular basis.

    Cons

    When it comes to the disadvantages of working for Ingles Market;

    The pay is very low and the corporation holds off on giving you a raise as long as they can. Pay raises only occur once every year and a half and its only by $.25 cents an hour. In the three years I worked there, my pay only increased by $.75. Also, the company does not pay their part time employees time and a half during the holidays.

    Part time employees give little or no recognition from the corporate office. I believe the part time employees are the backbone to the company because without us, the company could not function.

    Part time employees get no benefits or rewards. This includes no medical insurance, no vacation time, no extra pay for the holidays and no sick days.

    No opportunities to becoming full time unless you are management and stores are cutting employees hours because of the Affordable Care Act.

    There are no opportunities for advancement at Ingles unless you suck up to someone. The Ingles Career Opportunities Program which is better known as ICOP is a Joke. You have associates call an automatic phone number so we can tell an automatic phone system what you’re interested in even though you never hear back from any of the store about career opportunities and there are no opportunities of becoming a full time employee no matter how hard you work.

    Some employees are required to work during their meal break, even though you don’t get paid for your work.

    There is no break area for employees only. You have to take your breaks in the Corner Café where you have to share an area with both employees and customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Here is my advice to corporate office;

    You need to have a better advancement program for employees who want to advance. After all, you have many talented associates who want to take on more responsible roles but your current system is outdated.

    During the holidays, the store should close down early on Thanksgiving Day and Independence Day. I understand customers need last minute items but you stay open all day to an empty store of customers and employees want to spend time with family, not spend time working when corporate employees get these days off. Also, you should close down on Easter so that associates can spend time with the family and friends.

    Corporation needs to be more involved with the employees of the store since the corporation is out of touch with what goes on at the stores. You like to tell employees what to do and you expect us to do it with no questions asked. I suggest that you send corporate employees to work at store and in departments for the day so that you can realize what duties we have to perform because we are the backbone to the company because without us, the company would not be successful.

    All employees should be allowed to purchase company stock. After all, we contribute to the sales of the company and while other chain grocery retailers let their employees purchase stock, only a select handful of corporate employees and purchase stock.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent Management, poor building quality

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

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (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
  10.  

    sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingles Markets

    Pros

    noth a very good sales job and didn't like it

    Cons

    the worst sale sjob ever abd didt like it

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was my first job as I went into college, I have worked two years and about four or so months now as a cashier.

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

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

    Pros

    It has given me a decent experience with dealing with costumers and just getting used to having a job. I enjoy some of my coworkers company. Flexible hours at times. I enjoyed the laid back environment as business was never too bad, until some other nearby stores shut down. Management makes sure that during down time when there are not many customers, that employees are doing something productive, such as tidying up displays nearby or cleaning.

    Cons

    The majority of the staff working up front is in high school, some first shift but mostly second shift, and as such we are all treated like we are undisciplined teenagers. Management is bad with giving out breaks as most times if the main manager is working they do not start breaks in the front until noon or later; the first shift people arrive at seven. Many times they forget to send people on break overall. A small thing that is not that much of an issue but I would like to point out, there is no employee discount or anything. They tend to over-hire which causes hours to be cut drastically. When someone new is hired they pair them off to be trained by another employee, sometimes an employee who has not been working but two months or so, as such, that employee will not be aware of many things and will therefore not be able to train well enough. When I started they worked well with giving me hours and balancing my college life. I had classes that ran late and some nights that were devoted to family time. Now, they do not schedule me anytime through the school week when I could work five total days instead of three just because I have a class that runs until 4:50 p.m. During the summer when I had no classes I tried to push to join third shift so I could get more hours and be paid more hourly, but management always had some excuse and would brush me aside. They do not value many of the front end employees as there is always someone else waiting to be hired at all times. You may be written up for the simplest mistakes that can easily corrected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with each other. Not all of the employees are undisciplined teenagers who are just working to make their parents happy, but are actually needing this job.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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