Ingles Markets

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Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated 9 November 2014
Updated 9 November 2014
125 Reviews
2.9
125 Reviews
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Ingles Markets CEO Robert P. Ingle II
Robert P. Ingle II
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I'm a part time worker and they work around your schedule especially if you have school (in 8 reviews)

  • With health insurance not factored in, it does have competitive entry level retail full time benefits (in 6 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Everyday is the same.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Cumming, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Cumming, GA (US)

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Have some common sense.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Hickory, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Hickory, NC (US)

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    About average for grocery stocking position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grocery Stocker
    Former Employee - Grocery Stocker

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great job for students.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grocery Stocker in Clemson, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Grocery Stocker in Clemson, SC (US)

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hired when I could not find work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

  7.  

    A great learning experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Kings Mountain, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Kings Mountain, NC (US)

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time (less than an 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
  8.  

    Poorly managed.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Cleveland, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Cleveland, GA (US)

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time (more than an 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
  9.  

    Lacking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Spartanburg, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Spartanburg, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours if you having understanding management.
    Easy transferring to other job openings.

    Cons

    You have to lay down the law and guidelines for your hiring, otherwise they will ride you for as long as they possibly can. The pay is pretty horrid for the amount of work. Typical hourly job expectations and restrictions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand people have a life outside of work. Working here as a younger person that isn't in it for much more than a paycheck, it's hard to gain anything useful out of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    has its perks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time (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
  11.  

    Grocery Stocker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Easley, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Easley, SC (US)

    I have been working at Ingles Markets (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

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