Publix Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
1,221 Reviews
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1,221 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits; amazing 401k options; willing to work with a college student's schedule (in 94 reviews)

  • Good benefits and pay is raised at a decent amount throughout your career there (in 74 reviews)


Cons
  • I'm pretty sure this is illegal if I am not converted to a full-time employee but make (in 124 reviews)

  • People who can only work part time only get to work ONE DAY per week at times (in 67 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    One of the best supermarkets to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Service Clerk  in  West Palm Beach, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Front Service Clerk in West Palm Beach, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Most of the customers and employees are very pleasant. There is a culture of clear communication (the open door policy), and a great emphasis on superior customer service.

    Employee owned, only employees can buy Publix stock, and it is a good investment opportunity. Many people have earned a lot of money by doing so.

    Cons

    You'll have to wait a few years to get full-time, there is a long waiting list.

    Physical and mentally exhausting work, even managers have to put in long hours during nights and weekends.

    My current manager is very condescending. He follows me when I use the restroom, which is becoming borderline harassment. He plays political games with hours, I only get 0-5 hours when I changed my availability, compared to 15-20 hours before my current store manager moved to my store. Since my salary was raised to forty cents an hour, I get less hours than newer associates. This has happened to other associates I have talked to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't punish older associates that earn more by giving them less hours, its counterproductive and offensive to the people loyal to Publix. Also, stop promoting abrasive people to senior positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company, bad experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    Publix is an excellent company to work . It has great benefits including health insurance,401k, ability to buy company stock which isn't available unless you work for the company, and competitive pay

    Cons

    Publix hires everyone as part time and you will always start at the bottom regardless if experience....... they allow overtime but in my experience if you are part time and work 60 hours a week when the district manager complains about overtime store management will fire you even though the overtime was authorized

  3.  

    Everyone is very friendly a nice place to work

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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 Publix part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere very very friendly

    Cons

    None cons that I can think of

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stock Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk  in  Naples, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Naples, FL (US)

    I have been working at Publix part-time

    Pros

    great company if you are looking to advance with them.

    Cons

    can take up a lot of you're extra time etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I love publix

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    Great benefits, wonderful culture, get to give back to the community

    Cons

    Customer is always right: you have to deal with customer complaints which get really annoying

  7.  

    Great place to work while going to school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GRS  in  Gainesville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - GRS in Gainesville, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Bonus, Stock, People, job security

    Cons

    Management, Raises, Customers, Work life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To get with the program and treat your associates like customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The best job ever!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk  in  Columbia, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Columbia, SC (US)

    I have been working at Publix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I work as stock clerk and will sometimes switch to a produce worker, and to me it's kinda fun! The store is always clean (you can see your reflection on the floor) and the customers are always nice (to me at least) and I have the most awesome employees and manager ever!

    Cons

    SInce I'm just starting out, of course I'll make minimum wage (which is 7.25). It won't help you much but it's better than not making anything!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always have a good attitude and show respect towards your peers and customers and everything will work out perfectly for you. Unless there is a bad situation, there it will be time to get serious.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    publix

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    Cool place to work good atmosphere

    Cons

    their arent many cons of working here

  10.  

    More pleasant than I expected

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    All workers get along and management cares about you.
    Everyone works hard, including management.
    Easy to move up
    Raise every 6 months
    Breaks (usually) are decent

    Cons

    Favoritism
    Pushing carts in the hot sun
    Cooperate makes dumb rules that annoys management and employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cooperate: work better with stores and try to walk in our shoes

    Get a kart machine... It's dangerous to pull karts in the heat.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent experience, enjoyed team members and management and customers! I would enjoy returning to be in management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great salary and benefits, associates are friendly and welcoming and happy to be there! Management was very helpful and encouraging.

    Cons

    Need to work a full year as a FT cashier to be able to move into customer service/ operations department. They won't hire from outside for these positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from outside for operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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