Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. I had a good time working for ingles, made a few friends and met a lot of great people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingles Markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Friendly Co-Workers,

    Cons

    No cons in my experience

  2. Was an awesome experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Greensboro, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Greensboro, GA

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There's always something to do and the pay is pretty good. They have weekly pay and alternating schedules every week that help with your personal life flexibility.

    Cons

    It's takes a little while to ever get a raise or move up to a higher position. I don't like how some employees acted towards management.

    Advice to Management

    You should get rid of bad employees BEFORE it gets to the worst point .

  3. Helpful (2)

    Absolutely no flexibility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Starbucks Barista in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Starbucks Barista in Asheville, NC

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You'll get regular hours if they like you. They provide uniforms.

    Cons

    You can be puking in the floor and they won't let you call out. They pay next to nothing yet they expect to basically own you. The registers are old and clunky and they won't train you correctly on them. The dress code is ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees?

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Everyday is the same.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Cumming, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Cumming, GA

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work. Laid back atmosphere. Paid holidays you can take at any time, if you're full time.

    Cons

    .25 cent yearly raises. Really? Pay caps they pick and choose when to put in place. The most vacation you can acquire is 3 weeks....and that's after 10 years of employment. More and more rules corporate sends down as if they have no idea how a grocery store works. Policies they pick and choose to make you follow and unfollow when it's in corporates favor.

    Advice to Management

    Have some common sense.

  6. Great place to work for and the advancement is quick and easy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Hickory, NC

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, and very quick promotions if your looking for them. Most Management is friendly and equal to all employees. Pay is ok when you get full time positions and hours are consist. Time off is very easy to obtain provided a notice is given.

    Cons

    No discounts, Higher management (District Managers) are very uptight. Different stores get special treatment. lower stores who have lower sales get treated worse. District 7 needs serious changes.

    Advice to Management

    Set work standards for your stores equally based off company policies, and not based of sales or social status with that store. You speak of Customer Service and "its not what you serve, its who you serve" well you don't serve no customers. Its the store level employees who do this. Show them Respect. District 7 needs serious change.

  7. It is a very enjoyable atmosphere to work in.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingles Markets

    Pros

    Very nice co-workers and "team player" atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very challenging (in a good way) with ways for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Praise hard workers with words of encouragement.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Nice, but pay is so-so

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Asheville, NC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm a part time worker and they work around your schedule especially if you have school

    Cons

    You don't receive as many day as you would like and the pay isn't great, you get a 25 cent raise every YEAR you work there. So it take a year to just make 7.50 and hour...

  9. About average for grocery stocking position

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    Former Employee - Grocery Stocker
    Former Employee - Grocery Stocker

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Store and stockroom is clean,down to earth people.

    Cons

    Overnight stock and reordering schedule wasn't a pleasant one but i am not someone who handles third-shift very well.
    Pay could be better.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest paying better and you will get less of a revolving door of employees on overnight stock crews.

  10. Great job for students.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grocery Stocker in Clemson, SC
    Former Employee - Grocery Stocker in Clemson, SC

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is for advancement if you want it and show motivation. The hours are flexible and many of your coworkers are pleasant. Easy work and clean environment.

    Cons

    The health benefits package is terrible. The deductible is huge and their coverage is limited. There is a lot of favoritism that goes on in the workplace.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Don't expect great things here

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Several Over the Years
    Former Employee - Several Over the Years

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are great and hours are flexible. Extra hours are available because people call out often. The customers are great and loyal, (but have begun leaving recently). This is the kind of job one works because they have to in order to have some sort of income or during school breaks...to this end the job suffices well.

    Cons

    Poor management. Managers are of the opinion that there is a store full of other people who will get fired before they do. Some stores are well managed, but these are few and far between. There is often a glass ceiling of friends and buddies to break through before anyone gets anywhere. Starting pay and raises are very poor in comparison to the industry average. Their competition consistently pays better and gets the best managers and supervisors to work for them instead. Most employees are afraid of losing their jobs and are reminded that they can be replaced at a moment's notice. The company structure is very vertical and the management style is very autocratic. Morale is at an all-time low. You won't get any farther than associate or customer service manager or department head if you don't know somebody.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your training programs and instill some confidence in your people. Pay more realistic wages and offer FAIR opportunities for advancement. Too many friends are fast-tracked while committed, hard-working associates are ignored entirely. In almost fifteen years of working for this company I saw favoritism and nepotism run rampant. Work toward a culture of collaboration and team work rather than top-down, "do as I say, not as I do", mentality. As mentioned above, the customers are leaving at a regular pace because they recognize the atmosphere of negativity.

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