Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Everyday is the same.

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

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Nice, but pay is so-so

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Don't expect to go far.

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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Hired when I could not find work.

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    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. 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

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

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    • 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
  9. A great learning experience.

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    • 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. Ingles

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    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
  11. Good stable work

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    • 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 a 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

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