Ingles Markets

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Ingles Markets Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
137 Reviews
2.8
137 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.  

    Happy, enjoyable place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Kingsport, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Kingsport, TN (US)

    I worked at Ingles Markets

    Pros

    I enjoy the friendships I've made with Co workers and customers. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Wish the pay scale was higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like being treated with the same respect you want to be treated with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Johnson City, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Johnson City, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Good management (store level). My manager is awesome and gave me opportunities to learn new things on the job + full time. Most of the people I work with are very friendly. My health insurance through work is very good.

    Cons

    Rather poor pay. Our computers hardly function which is annoying. I hate seeing customers upset over things that people at the store level cannot fix. This makes us less efficient as a company and also upsets the customers who give our business profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what our competition is doing regarding office software/ U-scans. Our competition has more advanced U-scans that are more customer-friendly and might cause customers to shop elsewhere. We need to outdo our competition.
    Give customers a way to type in their Ingles Advantage Cards at their own convenience at the register or at least allow the cashier to have a way to look it up on their register.
    This would ensure a faster transaction and a happier customer.

    This is not a negative review, just a suggestion on how to make our customers have a more satisfying experience while shopping at Ingles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    $9 an hour starting pay but it is well deserved.

    Cons

    I doubt anyone except management will ever be full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more friendly and positive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    An easy place to work but management is terrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Barnesville, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Barnesville, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    It is a fun place to work for the most part

    Cons

    Very hard to move up in the business
     Lots of bad people in management and corporate

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Aright

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bagger
    Current Employee - Bagger

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

    Pros

    Alright pay. Flexible schedule for school. Good people to work with

    Cons

    Some of the things you have to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A Typical Day

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Asheville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Asheville, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Given the opportunity to gain experience while on the job and in due time move up in the company

    Cons

    On some days there is as many as five people in one work area when there should at least be more that way more jobs can be done within time instead of put off and dumped on an individual

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people to work instead of relying on a skeleton crew to get the job the more employee's the better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Asked if I wanted the job. That was all.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Greeneville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Greeneville, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Very easy job. Not much to do other than stand around.

    Cons

    Boss was very perverted and was threatening to fire me over a medication that the doctor gave me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    YOU SUCK

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Meat Cutter

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter

    I have been working at Ingles Markets

    Pros

    Highest paid department.There is always something to do,which makes the day go faster,and there will always be a need for this postion in the future.

    Cons

    Lowest paying of all grocery chains.The yearly raise if you get one is 25 cents an hour,now that adds up to $10 a week.
    You cannot support a family on this salary,so your spouse better have a job also.
    The district manager for your department comes by weekly with his "white glove" test.ans depending on his mood can be ok or downright degrading.
    Next the grocery district manager comes through about very other week doing the same thing,so in essence you have a minimum of five local bosses.
    They work you like a dog if you are new in the department while others tke extended and frequent smoke breaks because "they work faster " than you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees so they can support a family.Train the employees for what the district managers expect,maybe a training video of the jobs daily activities rather than degrading them for not doing what was expected

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

    Much talk, little hearing

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

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

    Pros

    The position is simple and repetitive. Most of the tasks require little or no advanced training.

    Cons

    Safety and repair issues are unanswered for months. Management's drive toward bottom line profit is misdirected away from maintenance and repair of essential equipment; making tasks more difficult and time consuming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address problems, rather than ignoring them. Listen to employee concerns before problems explode. Don't just hope problems will go away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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