Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated 12 August 2014
Updated 12 August 2014
109 Reviews

2.8
109 Reviews
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Ingles Markets CEO Robert P. Ingle II
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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Employee 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.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Very easygoing environment with good coworkers and management. Would be a great second job if someone needed extra money

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    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk  in  Knoxville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Knoxville, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, pay not bad for grocery store work, management is approachable.

    Cons

    Rude customers (although that's everywhere in retail), sometimes difficult to get full time, lots of weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open more stores in the Knoxville, TN area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lacking

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    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Good stable work

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    Current Employee - Night Stock  in  Athens, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Night Stock in Athens, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    This is a retail job with retail hours regardless of what shift or position you work. Ingles offers a stable workplace to learn basic skills or begin a new career. Ingles has a 401k that offers to match 50%. They have worked with me on my scheduling and if I need a weekend off they allow you to switch days with others to make it happen. I read a lot negative reviews about this company...Ingles has a whole is a great company however each location will be ran and operated differently...it.s up to you the employee to make it a good experience.

    Cons

    As I mentioned each location is different. Where I'm at the store management needs a reality check. Other than that...no complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's OK and good practice to be a part of your employees personal life. Get to know them...what makes them who they are...they're needs...they're aspirations. Management needs to tend to employees like crops in a garden...The more tending...weeding the better the overall outcome.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Worst Job EVER!

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    Former Employee - Service Clerk  in  Locust Grove, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Locust Grove, GA (US)

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time for 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

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