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Good job if you're in the right department, or you know the right people.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Meat Wrapper in Spruce Pine, NC
Current Employee - Meat Wrapper in Spruce Pine, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

If you can get into a good department where the employees work well together, the job can be good and fulfilling, and there is the potential for good paying positions.

Cons

Relies heavily on the "Good Ol' Boy" system; management doesn't have any clue what they are doing, nor the proper training; departments are treated differently in regard to fairness/favorites; employees work 12-hour shifts and finish their work, but are wrote up for "leaving without permission" while other employees are absent for ten days without leave and are not fired.

Advice to Management

Proper education and training would be a good idea, so that the management personnel are actually more capable of doing their jobs than regular hourly employees; fair and equal treatment of all employees, with consequences commensurate with their actions.

Other Employee Reviews for Ingles Markets

  1. Helpful (3)

    Great starter job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Covington, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Covington, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid back when it comes to store management. They look for people who want to work, the more you are willing to work, the more they will work you. Even as a part time employee, you have the potential to work full-time hours. Very easy to learn your job, even with the little training that you may receive. If you decide you want to advance, just be a go getter and be self motivated. The less they feel they have to train you, the more inclined they will be to promote you.

    Cons

    Corporate does not really seem to grasp what people in the stores actually have to deal with . Impossible tasks at time, especially for front end management. Pay rarely is equal to what you have to deal with on a day to day basis. One evaluation a year, and a base raise rate of $0.25 a year?!? Now with their recent expansion of their warehouse at the corporate office, people aren't even getting that!

    Advice to Management

    This is to UPPER management, such as District managers and VP's. Your store managers work LONG hours (at least mine does) and yet you want to squeeze more out of them. Your managers can't be in 5 different places at once.


  2. Good job, unorganized management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End in Ellijay, GA
    Current Employee - Front End in Ellijay, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ingles Markets (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big financial opportunity, at higher ranks. A lot of freedom at higher ranks. Good for someone that is in high school or college. Good economic outlook (future job)

    Cons

    Management can be lead by some people that do not act old enough for their position. (For example: You will have to work a ton, unless you can talk to the manager on duty about something relevant to them like shoes or about their pregnancy.) Store Managers make a TON of money but, most of it comes from bonuses, so if you do something wrong (like get a bad secret shopper) do not expect to keep your job long.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to give your employees a "piece of the pie" that they have helped you make, they deal with the customers not you. Stop the favoritism that happens.


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