Ingles Markets

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't expect to go far.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Anderson, SC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Anderson, SC

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get a lot of customer service experience and most managers are willing to work with your school schedule. Weekly paycheck.

    Cons

    Unless you work full-time (and good luck getting it), you get no benefits. The management only seem interested in promoting their favorites, so if you don't suck up to them, you don't get ahead. You also only get a 25 cent yearly raise and you have to fight to get it. Seems like everyone with some sort of management job can get away with not doing their job and products are always coming up wrong so you get a lot of customers yelling at you and giving things away for free. If you can put up with it, it's great for part time. If not, try to get out as soon as you can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know the higher ups are can see what we're doing at this store. Why are you letting people get away with only working two hours and not doing their job right? The store manager can be the worst one, leaving whenever he feels like and pushing his job onto the assistant store manager or whoever is unlucky enough to be near him at the time. Also, instead of trying to increase your sales, try updating your computer equipment. I don't know why South Carolina is the last place to get new equipment, but we're working on registers that were outdated in 1999. At least give cashiers a belt so they can scan things faster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hired when I could not find work.

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    Scheduling has changed recently and hours are difficult for part time.

    Cons

    Very long days on weekends and very short days during the week. Can not manage personal life with hours scheduled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should have more of a voice in scheduling. It is not flexible under the recent changes. Employees are leaving because of poor scheduling and attitude of the manager and CSMs need improvement. Maybe more customer service training.

  3.  

    Horrible keep it movin

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    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Griffin, GA
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Griffin, GA

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

    Pros

    out of the rain, weekly gas money check

    Cons

    low pay, making company huge profits,with a skilled trade and still no pay. NO INCENTIVE...KEEP IT MOVIN. Offer 13.00 an hour for 25 years exp

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor corporate culture bleeding down to the store level

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Jasper, GA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Jasper, GA

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

    Pros

    None. This chain needs a full-on over haul of how the hire, manage, and care for their most important employees....The little guys.

    Cons

    Ignorance abounds. A general attitude of "who cares," they're just part-time idiots that don't matter. Well, wake up the little guy is the guy that pays your payroll. Remember the little guy (staff/clerk) keeps the dollars coming in, so you can keep your job. The corporate culture is horrible and management is highly disrespectful to their lower level employees. Shameful really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend your money on internal and B2B training. Without your staff you'll be closing your doors and from what I experienced your management team and general corporate culture is myopic at best. Change your ways or the marketplace will change you by closing your doors one store at a time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It's been great everyone is like family here.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingles Markets

    Pros

    Everyone so friendly. And polite. And very helpful

    Cons

    2 of the registers don't work. That's about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be organized. And fair. To everyone

  7.  

    Sheer Torture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time

    Pros

    Starting pay is good. Fairly consistent work schedule.

    Cons

    *Managers routinely curse out their employees.
    *Receive conflicting instructions from different supervisors.
    *Minimal pay raises (if you're lucky enough to get one) is $.25 per hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cursing and terrorizing your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst Job EVER!

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    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Locust Grove, GA
    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Locust Grove, GA

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

    Pros

    The beginning salary is $8.00
    You meet some good customers and great employees.
    The manager for the shift pretty much declares whether or not it'll be a good day or not.

    Cons

    -Extremely poor management!
    -Do not expect to be seen or treated like an adult, especially if you're a service clerk. The worst job.
    -People are very disgusting and the work is sometimes tedious.
    -The managers seriously do not care and expect you to do every stupid request they give you because you're under them (things that are not even found in the job description).
    -They will also target and manipulate others by threatening their jobs.
    -The workers who receive favoritism are excused from doing their job, so you have to pick up all chores.
    -Most of the management treat the store like a high school. Do not be shocked at the ample amount of drama and gossip being spread around the store.
    -The customers sometines have very ridiculous request and will become very upset and aggressive with the cashier for a mistake that was not in their control! (A product rings up for the wrong price).
    -Very inconsistent hours.
    -You'll be training the person who is destined to replace you.
    -Management will take out personal issues on employees by treating them in a despicable, very unprofessional manner.
    -The few managers who actually represent and respect the employees will be highly criticized and abandoned by the rest of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually do your job! Stop treating the employees like idiot children! Stop targeting particular employees and having them complete ridiculous task. You NEED to listen to your employees and customers especially if a large group is complaining about ONE manager in particular. Definitely need to invest in better employee evaluations. Please STOP hiring a bunch of people unfit for this job just because they have a pretty smile and fulfill your secret fantasy. If too many people are on the front end and there's only one person in the bakery, perhaps you should start taking that into consideration you morons!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Athens, TN
    Former Employee - Meat Cutter in Athens, TN

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time (more than a 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
  10.  

    A great learning experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Kings Mountain, NC
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Kings Mountain, NC

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

    Pros

    Talking to friends and customers

    Cons

    Very confusing with work flow changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I didn't get a chance to advance up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Poorly managed.

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

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

    Pros

    Good entry level job experience for high school students.

    Cons

    Little to no upward mobility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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