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Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
1,525 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits; amazing 401k options; willing to work with a college student's schedule (in 102 reviews)

  • Good benefits and pay is raised at a decent amount throughout your career there (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • I'm pretty sure this is illegal if I am not converted to a full-time employee but make (in 135 reviews)

  • People who can only work part time only get to work ONE DAY per week at times (in 79 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    One Big happy and dysfunctional family.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Staff
    Current Employee - Customer Service Staff

    I have been working at Publix part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Publix has a firm and stable foundation. They are more secure in employment availability than most places.

    Cons

    The employees have to work really hard and there pay is not as generous as other. Corporate is really out of touch with what goes on the store level. They think that all store run the same way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better raises;pay your employees a little bit more. A lot of associates are struggling to pay their bills even though they are working 40 hours a week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grocery Replenishment Specialist in Fairhope, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Grocery Replenishment Specialist in Fairhope, AL (US)

    I worked at Publix full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Publix has a great culture. The management wants to groom people who are willing to step up and take on more responsibility and are flexible about where they can live.

    Cons

    Same challenges as with any other company. Finding and keeping good employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay aware, but not involved. No fraternizing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was a wonderful experience as a cashier at publix.

    Former Employee - Cashier in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at Publix part-time

    Pros

    They are amazing with their workers and they will do anything for them. Also the pay is good for the work.

    Cons

    The work is easy but time consuming. The customers that you work with are sometimes terrible and not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should make the training better for some employees because some do not do their jobs as well as they should.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    it's a better experience than i initially thought i'd get. what started as a job can easily grow into a career.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Staff in Winter Park, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Staff in Winter Park, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    if you work at a good location you'll get a legitimate publix experience. your coworkers truly start to feel like family. management is fair but will always push you to do better.

    Cons

    if you work at a bad location it can feel kinda corporate. more will be expected of you than many different stores. you have to be willing to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't lose that "like family" feeling with your associates no matter their job tittle. that sort of compassion transfers to the customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    I have worked for the company for quite some time now and I can say that I really like it

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    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Tampa, FL (US)

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    Some of the managers are really not that smart, its good if you are part time and they work around school schedules

    Cons

    The base pay is very little and there is no tip taking and advancement cans sometimes take quite a long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the managers that are there should really show a greater interest for the employees that would like to move up in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great working here people are extremely nice also. I enjoy working in the cold. I like meeting new people as well.

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    Current Employee - Publix Cashier in Valdosta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Publix Cashier in Valdosta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here would have to be the friends you get to make and the money is really great when you have bills to pay

    Cons

    there is really no challenges working here but if I had to pick on it would have to be not staying open long enough to get more hours.v

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management need to hire more people with less experience to Give others a try at it instead of people with big head's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was wonderful. Great employers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Service Clerk in Columbia, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Front Service Clerk in Columbia, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    most employees are very professional and work hard

    Cons

    dress code sucks, and shaving sucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Solid part-time employer

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

    I have been working at Publix part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee owned company, good opportunities to advance, flexible hours, inventory bonuses are nice, can become cross-trained and work in multiple departments (less boredom and monotony)

    Cons

    Rude customers, employees can be high school students who couldn't care less about how well the job is done or even if it's done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to employees more, learn about them. Back up employee decisions, assuming they're solid decisions. Encourage office staff to help out on the floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great job for the working student

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

    I worked at Publix part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Above Average Pay
    Great Culture

    Cons

    Ornery Customers
    Less than capable middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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