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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  1. 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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    Great first job!

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    Former Employee - Book Keeper  in  Canton, NC
    Former Employee - Book Keeper in Canton, NC

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time for 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
  3.  

    Worked full-time night shift stocking while store was closed, negative work environment.

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

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

    Pros

    Having a full-time job during the economic downturn, close to home (able to walk to work)

    Cons

    Night shift is tough on the body, management was not encouraging and mostly functioned by making people fear for their jobs, almost all co-workers were racist, sexist, homophobic, you name it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Install cameras with microphones or don't have night shift workers when store is closed. Would cut down immediately on theft and create a more positive, accountable work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked with. I was able to be promoted fairly quickly at a young age which gave me great experience.

    Cons

    The hours I worked while being a student were hard, I worked full-time hours with part time benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the managers want to be more like friends to the young employees than supervisors, this is never a good thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's a friendly place to work.

    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista  in  Brevard, NC
    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista in Brevard, NC

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

    Pros

    They care about employees, you get decent hours, generally all the customers and co-workers are friendly, and customer service is helpful.

    Cons

    A lot of high schoolers and the schedule is posted one day before the upcoming week, which makes scheduling difficult. At Starbucks, some customers get frustrated.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flexible schedule

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    Former Employee - Seafood Clerk/Barista  in  Hull, GA
    Former Employee - Seafood Clerk/Barista in Hull, GA

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Willing to work with you on a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Never have a weekend off, the benefits, the pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for the first few months and that is it.

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    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista  in  Clarkesville, GA
    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista in Clarkesville, GA

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

    Pros

    The schedule is flexible if you don't have anything to do. The pay at Starbucks is only slightly higher than minimum wage, so it's slightly better than a first job as a teenager anywhere else, or as a bagger.

    Cons

    There are no opportunities for advancement unless you are a cute girl the store manager flirts with. The management are also quite rude to most employees including other management officials. The pay is sub-par after multiple years of work. I have been working for the same Ingles Markets Starbucks licensed store for over two years and my pay has only increased by $.25. I waited over three months for my first year and second year evaluations, which decide whether or not you get a raise. It's been over four months since my second year anniversary and I still don't have a raise in. The job only barely pays enough to take care of oneself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, be more kind to your employees, no matter the department or STORE, pay them better, and make it worthwhile to them to work as hard as they can. Pay them with appreciation, if not with money. If you can do this, then your employees will take care of all the customers and your company will thrive like never before.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for high school but needed to move on

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Bookkeeper  in  Lenoir City, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bookkeeper in Lenoir City, TN

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, and opportunity for advancement when it arises... If you show initiative. 20% of the customers have been coming there their entire lives are a very sweet.

    Cons

    Underpaid as a bookkeeper. They hire too many people and cut hours without notice. 50% of the customers are the scum that lives next to the building have no respect for themselves or others and can become unbearable "serving" them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm surprised I even got a job here, they really only hire people they know... and they can be cliquey. Otherwise, they are understanding people who do care about the store and are genuinely nice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad company to work for

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    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
  11.  

    Out standing company

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    Current Employee - Lead Deli Associate  in  Hendersonville, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Deli Associate in Hendersonville, NC

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

    Pros

    Ingles cares about its employeess and they show it through their actions. Training is state of the art and there are chances for everyone. I have been in management for over 20 years and this is the very best company I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    I have, so far, found none/

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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