Ingles Markets

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Ingles Markets Reviews in Asheville, NC

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
112 Reviews
2.8
112 Reviews
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Ingles Markets CEO Robert P. Ingle II
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Even as a part time employee, you have the potential to work full-time hours (in 6 reviews)

  • It's a good place for a high school student who is only looking to work a few days a week (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, low raises, & inconsistency with hours if you're a part time worker (in 11 reviews)

  • Rude customers (although that's everywhere in retail), sometimes difficult to get full time, lots of weekends (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Clerk  in  Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Asheville, NC

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time for more than a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management

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    Current Employee - Bakery Associate  in  Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Bakery Associate in Asheville, NC

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

    Pros

    With an Ingles ever few miles it is not hard to find one within walking distance from your home and most of my co-worker were nice people.

    Cons

    My department manager never has the items we need to do our jobs on hand, then when we can not complete the jobs will curse us. Manager also claims cleaning is a waste of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you know a department is failing due poor management don't just keep bring in new people that run off in a few weeks due to being yelled at, blamed for things they have no power over, and being called names, get a new department manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible upper-management.

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Deli Associate  in  Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier/Deli Associate in Asheville, NC

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only good thing about working here was the friendships made with direct coworkers.

    Cons

    Poor pay for the work required
    Looked down on and treated terribly by upper management
    Upper management was disorganized and hardly ever on the same page as other upper management
    Customers are sometimes just plain silly (as with all customer service jobs)
    High turnover rate of employees
    Don't usually promote from within
    Good work is not noted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized and treat your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst experience ever.

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    Former Employee - Produce Clerk  in  Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Asheville, NC

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hours and pay because I needed something part-time

    Cons

    The management is horrible. The store manager at the store I was at would cuss out employees if she was having a bad day to the point of threatening to fire to pregnant employees if they missed anymore work because of their conditions. Our department breathed sighs of relief on that store manager's days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your employees like their human beings. We're not your personal slaves for you to take your bad day out on. We have families and children that get sick, pass away or family emergencies come up that we have no control over. Don't tell us that you're going to fire us if one more thing happens. Don't threaten our jobs when we have to miss work because we have to admit our kid into the hospital!! Use some common sense! Sensitivity train would do management some good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor management thus creating poor service

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    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk  in  Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Asheville, NC

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is easy to get a job here. All you have to do is just walk in and perform a background check. If you pass, the job is yours.

    One manager was really a nice guy.

    Cons

    Poor customer service and uneducated management. The management does not require respect from their employees so service is sacrificed. Employee training is awful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Well, It's A Job.

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    Current Employee - Deli Associate  in  Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Asheville, NC

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

    Pros

    The main pro for me, is the wonderful co-workers I am blessed to work with. I have made some great friendships, here, and the way we work together, is nothing like anyplace else I've worked. Each seems to know what the other is thinking, able to take over a task without needing direction, a once-in-a-lifetime chemistry.

    Cons

    Low pay and only 30 hours a week. Only 8.50 an hour to start? Regularly understaffed (due largely to the hour limit) which accounts for a good amount of lost sales, since customers only have so much patience before moving on. Management from store level on up through corporate is among the worst I've ever experienced. The store manager has no personality, at all; she will bark at people for no reason, whatsoever (she's even told employees that laughing on the job is against the rules). Corporate has no clue, whatsoever, as to how to run the business. A classic example is a memo issued by the corporate department head in our department, that stated in the event of a power outage, water has to be boiled on the stove, to wash dishes....only problem, the stoves are electric. They are continually slicing hours, yet adding work, and then complaining when we're not done by the desired time. A highly dysfunctional company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the 30 hours a week garbage, let your people work full-time and quit treating them with a plantation mentality. You'll be surprised at how much better they'll work and how much sales will rise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great part-time job for students.

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Asheville, NC

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and management.
    Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Customers could be mean, but generally no complaints. Probably different from store to store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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