Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
111 Reviews

2.8
111 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.  

    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

  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.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Lacking

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    • 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 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
  8.  

    Poor corporate culture bleeding down to the store level

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Jasper, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Jasper, GA (US)

    I worked at Ingles Markets part-time for 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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