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Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
1,440 Reviews
3.7
1,440 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent care of associates.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Tallahassee, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Tallahassee, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Set your own schedule. Friendly associates. Preferable atmosphere. Able to move up.

    Cons

    The amount of hours can be hefty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the "little people".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Customer Oriented 100%

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

    I have been working at Publix part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They value hard work and have a lot of opportunity for growth. They pay pretty well and reward you when you deserve it. They want their employees to show customers the best service possible and their main focus is to gain loyalty from customers by meeting every need. They also want employees to treat each other the same way, and from what I've seen they do just that. They also give you stock in the company.

    Cons

    Incredibly strict dress code. I spent a lot of money on the parts of the uniform that they don't supply. I was told that if I didn't come in on days off when they needed a shift covered that it'd hold me back from promotions. Sometimes their concentration on customer service overextends boundaries, such as being taught that they need to do carry-out service for customers even if the customer tries to say no (or at least that is what they taught in orientation). Although the pros still outweigh the cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that your employees are not always able to come in when they've been told they have off and don't let it heed them from growing in the company. Employees' lives shouldn't have to revolve around their job 24/7 as you think it should.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I have had a good experience working with this company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Lawrenceville, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Lawrenceville, GA (US)

    I have been working at Publix part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly managers and co-workers also good benefits,

    Cons

    Lack of training and care to much about customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to stay organized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Very satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Palm Beach, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Palm Beach, FL (US)

    I worked at Publix full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Customer service helping assist customers working as a team great outlook family oriented

    Cons

    Irate customers poor customers service people person outstanding out spoken

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retired as an Assistant Store Manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Bagboy, decent high school job, nothing more, nothing less

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

    I worked at Publix part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They hire young for bagboys so it is a way to get a job at a young age to save up money and they are flexible for returning to/from school to work.

    Cons

    No in store discounts at all, even at deli for lunches. Bagboys/girls are NOT ALLOWED to take tips from customers despite generally earning a low wage (company policy), although many still do which creates a moral dilemma for anyone in this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least start to give employees a discount for in store deli or pizzeria for lunch breaks. No discount on the entire store is understandable, but come on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    Great benefits. Loved the stock ownership.

    Cons

    Management can be a problem

    Recommends
  8.  

    Publix was a great company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling for students.
    Management is generally kind and understanding if you're late or sick.
    Given plenty of hours if you want them.
    Flexibility to move between departments.
    Benefits are great if you stay with the company for long enough.

    Cons

    As with any retail/customer service environment, customers can be quite a pain.
    Breaks are often too short to feel refreshed and ready to go for the next round of customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    Great corporate with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Take so much time to advance in a career within the company

  10.  

    Mmmmmmm

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

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    A pretty good place to work as long as you can handle customer service can always be a positive flow job

    Cons

    So many people wanting to have full-time yet the company exchange their opinions of having full-time employees since the cost of medical insurance and so forth people working for the company for 10 years have yet to move up into management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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