Ingles Markets

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Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
119 Reviews
2.8
119 Reviews
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Ingles Markets CEO Robert P. Ingle II
Robert P. Ingle II
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Scheduling has changed recently and hours are difficult for part time (in 7 reviews)

  • Good introduction to customer service and great coworkers (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Unless you work full-time (and good luck getting it), you get no benefits (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.  

    My experience at ingles was just awful at times and good at times

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Athens, TN
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Athens, TN

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well the pros are that I no longer work there. That place drove me absolutely crazy to the point of no return

    Cons

    Many cons but just to name the major ones. The management is god awful. They play favorites to an extreme. If you do your job they will get on to you. If your on your knees the management will love you. Then you have the customers. They apparently think since they pay more for their groceries that they deserve some kind of special treatment. I don't think so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new CEO. Clean house and just maybe the place won't be obsolete in a few years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great First Time Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dallas, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dallas, NC

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    Good stepping stone for high school students.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk/Cashier
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk/Cashier

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (more than an 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
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  5.  

    Overall Good Company

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    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

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away.

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    Current Employee - Service Clerk
    Current Employee - Service Clerk

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's being employed, but now with shorter hours. Still beats being unemployed.

    Cons

    Good work is ignored. Not rewarded. The company uses a contract company with Secret Shoppers & real customers are ignored. Store management constantly belittling & shouting @ workers on the sales floor. Very hostile work environment. Workers are pieces of machinery not human beings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on real customers. A worker goes above & beyond, then show some appreciation! Make store managers accountable to someone. If a store has a high turnover rate, there is a reason! Allow people to buy into the major medical coverage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bakery Associate in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Bakery Associate in Asheville, NC

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time (more than an 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
  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 (more than an 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place to start, build basic customer service skills, then move on.

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    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Cleveland, GA
    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Cleveland, GA

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Balanced work life, repetitive tasks to familiarize employees with system, and a general atmosphere of help from other employees at similar levels.

    Cons

    Some store managers seem to forget who really are the people that make the store money. Not like a professional service firm where a manager makes significant billable hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit and observe stores anonymously, note hard workers, and let them know of their accomplishments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great first job!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Book Keeper in Canton, NC
    Former Employee - Book Keeper in Canton, NC

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

    Pros

    Most of the people eople are great, relatively easy to transfer to different departments if desired, flexible schedule makes it an almost perfect job for a high school/college kid

    Cons

    low pay and very difficult to get a raise, also very difficult to advance career, and there isminimal employee training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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