Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated 29 July 2014
Updated 29 July 2014
109 Reviews

2.8
109 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.  

    A great learning experience.

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    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 for 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
  2.  

    Poorly managed.

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk  in  Cleveland, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Cleveland, GA (US)

    I worked at Ingles Markets full-time for 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
  3.  

    Lacking

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    • 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 for more than a 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
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  5.  

    has its perks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ingles Markets full-time for 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
  6.  

    Grocery Stocker

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    Current Employee - Stock Clerk  in  Easley, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Easley, SC (US)

    I have been working at Ingles Markets for 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
  7.  

    decent job for high schoolers who need spending money until something better comes along

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    Former Employee - Service Clerk
    Former Employee - Service Clerk

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

    Pros

    nothing is really coming to mind.. i guess i had a few interesting conversations with customers. way more rude customers overall though

    Cons

    leadership is bad. manager's quote: "we will hire anyone with two teeth in their head" so naturally the turnover rate is high. you dont always get days off even when you ask well in advance. raises based on seniority not performance so very little incentive to work hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see cons list and fix stated issues

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great First Time Job

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Dallas, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dallas, NC (US)

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time for more than a 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
  9.  

    Good stepping stone for high school students.

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk/Cashier
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk/Cashier

    I have been working at Ingles Markets part-time for more than a 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
  10.  

    Great first job!

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    Former Employee - Book Keeper  in  Canton, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Book Keeper in Canton, NC (US)

    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
  11. 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 (US)
    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Cleveland, GA (US)

    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

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