Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
111 Reviews

2.8
111 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)

  • Interaction with customers is a plus (in 3 reviews)


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

  • Low pay, low raises, & inconsistency with hours if you're a part time worker (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Grocery Stocker

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    Current Employee - Stock Clerk  in  Easley, SC
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Easley, SC

    I have been working at Ingles Markets for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good environment and good people to work with. Ample opportunities to get promotions, they are really flexible with your schedule if you are in school.

    Cons

    Scheduling could be hectic and past managers have been known to carry their personal problems to the work area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the people that are doing their job and extra incentives on holidays would be nice.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    has its perks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Have always worked around my schedule.

    Cons

    Corp doesn't understand the work load they send down to store level sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good stable work

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 for 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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  5.  

    decent job for high schoolers who need spending money until something better comes along

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    Former Employee - Service Clerk
    Former Employee - Service Clerk

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

    Pros

    nothing is really coming to mind.. i guess i had a few interesting conversations with customers. way more rude customers overall though

    Cons

    leadership is bad. manager's quote: "we will hire anyone with two teeth in their head" so naturally the turnover rate is high. you dont always get days off even when you ask well in advance. raises based on seniority not performance so very little incentive to work hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see cons list and fix stated issues

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Good stepping stone for high school students.

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk/Cashier
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk/Cashier

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time for more than a 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
  8.  

    Great First Time Job

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Dallas, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dallas, NC

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people, learning new things, helping others

    Cons

    Cold, last minute hour changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Okay place if you only want to work 2 days a week.

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Clarkesville, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Clarkesville, GA

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

    Pros

    It's a good place for a high school student who is only looking to work a few days a week.

    Cons

    You're lucky if you get 3 days a week. Management gets mad when you ask for a day off. They will not let you ask off for any holidays, even if your family is going out of town to visit relatives. They say they care about employes and customers, but they really only care about making money. Management sits in the office all day and gossips about employes. It's really just a bunch of drama. I've only received a 25 cent raise for the 2+ years I've been working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to your employes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingles Markets

    Pros

    Good environment the company I feel usually treats people fairly.

    Cons

    It is still a supermarket with work schedules that include nights and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  11.  

    Good Job while working through school.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time

    Pros

    Good introduction to customer service and great coworkers. They are flexible with your schedule and provide good hours. Environment is relaxed and friendly.

    Cons

    Low starting base pay and small raises. Few opportunities for advancement. Store equipment is generally outdated. Working with the public means you will deal with some rude and mean customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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