Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Ingles Markets CEO Robert P. Ingle II
Robert P. Ingle II
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Pros
  • I enjoyed the laid back environment as business was never too bad, until some other nearby stores shut down (in 6 reviews)

  • I'm a part time worker and they work around your schedule especially if you have school (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • No opportunities to becoming full time unless you are management and stores are cutting employees hours because of the Affordable Care Act (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. Need to be a man to get paid well

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Gray, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Gray, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with the public. Learn from some of the best managers.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up. If you are good at what you do they don't want to promote because they don't want to lose you.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers evenly


  2. Pharmacy technician

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Spartanburg, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They were there for me when I needed a job and for that I am grateful

    Cons

    I do not get enough hours

    Advice to Management

    no none at all


  3. Worked as a cashier for 3 weeks

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Easley, SC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Easley, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helping customers can be fun. I loved it when families come through the line and I got to talk to them!

    Cons

    Well, I applied to work at an Ingles in South Carolina for the summer, as I was moving there to do a summer internship. I needed to work part time to make some money while I was doing my internship. The hiring process was slightly disorganized. I interviewed in person. The hiring manager strongly implied I would be able to start my shift between 3:30 and 4. Once hired, however, they scheduled me for late evening constantly, making my commute impossible. I formally requested to have my shift begin 3:30 to 4,but the request was ignored 2 weeks in a row. I worked with all high school students, who were somewhat immature and unprofessional at times. The managers were the real problem. Most (not all) were bossy, rude, and did not foster any kind of team spirit. I got yelled at for something that wasn't even my fault. When the manager found out it wasn't my fault, he still refused to apologize. I had a very bad experience and quit after three weeks, because I couldn't take the crap anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer. Don't make false promises. Give an actual employee orientation. Teach high school students about professionalism. Give clear instructions to employees.


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  5. Great for highschool students

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is a little above minimum wage, great part time job for highschool because they can work around your schedule, meet new people and talking to strangers helps break you out of your shell.

    Cons

    My first day I showed up and no one knew I got hired. It feels a bit unorganized, but things manage to get done. It can be a bit of a pain to get your schedule in order but nothing anyone can't handle.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep other employees on task instead of socializing with others. It puts more pressure on those of us trying to do our job when customers would rather wait in a long line than break up a conversation between a couple cashiers.


  6. College Student

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Crew in Cullowhee, NC
    Current Employee - Stock Crew in Cullowhee, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perfect for college school schedule

    Cons

    Working with younger employees from high school that bring drama to work.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. at least it's a paycheck

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator in Kings Mountain, NC
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator in Kings Mountain, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was hired in the bakery and mainly did cake decorating. I enjoy decorating and have improved my skills.

    Cons

    The environment is incredibly unprofessional and there's tons of fighting between coworkers. I can't wait til I find another job elsewhere. The amount of product they throw away every single day is absolutely disgusting.

    Advice to Management

    The existing rules need to be enforced and there should be a higher standard for the product being placed on the shelves. Also, pay more.


  8. Meat Department Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Meat Department Manager
    Current Employee - Meat Department Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy our customers and the people I work with. Ingles has a lot of good people in bad work situations.

    Cons

    Not competitive with salary and this forces turnover. Have to continue to train new employees because of this. Upper management does not have a clue as to what goes on in the stores. We get new policy after new policy handed down to us, at times conflicting policies. Pay scale across the board.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better. Better benefits. Be competitive. Your people make the difference between you and Walmart, so keep them happy.


  9. Deli worker

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The only thing that comes to mind is close to home. They do start you at a some what wage . That being 9/hour.

    Cons

    No benefits. No raise until after one year of service. Very poor management on all levels. Very high turn over in deli. Moral is awful. No set procedures on how to do each jobs. You mainly wing it. Managers have no respect for the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue as what is going on in each department. Some department managers do need to be replaced.


  10. My manager is amazing, the work is easy and everyone there is so nice!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Oteen, NC
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Oteen, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is amazing, you get paid weekly, it's in a convenient location and everyone who works there is ready to help you.

    Cons

    The work in the bakery is very tedious and redundant. Same routine every night. Pan cookies, sweep/wash floor, wash dishes...etc


  11. Bookkeeper

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OFFICE MANAGER/BOOKKEEPER in Hendersonville, NC
    Current Employee - OFFICE MANAGER/BOOKKEEPER in Hendersonville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent job. My manager is a pro and knows what it takes to be a success. Decent benefits and the company offers room for growth and likes to promote from within whenever possible.

    Cons

    Salary is minimal for many positions and you usually have to start with a part-time position. You must be able to multi-task in the bookkeeper position!



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