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Publix Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.7 1,111 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Publix CEO and Director Ed Crenshaw

Ed Crenshaw

(645 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits; amazing 401k options; willing to work with a college student's schedule(in 77 reviews)

  • Good benefits and pay is raised at a decent amount throughout your career there(in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • I'm pretty sure this is illegal if I am not converted to a full-time employee but make(in 115 reviews)

  • People who can only work part time only get to work ONE DAY per week at times(in 65 reviews)

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    Great Start

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay and a lot of encouragement

    ConsIf you want to move up you have to have an intense commitment to it

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Best of Both Worlds

    Customer Service Staff (Current Employee)

    ProsManagers are always looking out for people interested in training in other departments and areas. They make sure you're treated well most of the time, and keep you up to date on everything you need to know. They're very accepting of issues at home and grant time off and such accordingly.

    ConsPart timers don't get as many benefits however everyone is treated as equals. Managers are sometimes too lax with the rules or go over others heads, despite you being right.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be a stickler for every little detail, but don't make your associates look like fools in front of customers, especially when the customer is wrong and just making a commotion.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good overall, customer service team could be clique-y

    Cashier (Former Employee) Snellville, GA (US)

    ProsGood first experience, working in a team, individual responsibility

    ConsCustomer Service Department was clique-y/unprofessional, would gossip at times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Its a wonderful experience filled with happiness and great customer service skills.

    Part Time Cashier (Current Employee) Ocala, FL (US)

    ProsThis company offers great time off policies, compentastion, and a great attitude workforces.

    ConsHandling challenging scenarios dealing with customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would advise that everyone gets treated equally.

     

    Loved it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI love the value Publix holds for it's customers.

    ConsI was in the deli so I didn't get to walk around the store much but it was still a good place to work.

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    Descent Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Benefits, bonuses, descent pay

    Conshard to get full time

    Advice to Senior Managementlearn to be less greedy and give more full time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, not many opportunities for advancement

    Grocery Replenishment Specialist (Current Employee) Lakeland, FL (US)

    ProsAll the benefits. Vacation, 401k, tuition, stock.

    ConsIts hard to advance here. The company is so great that nobody wants to leave their respective position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    nice job if you're interested in only part time

    Part Time Cashier (Current Employee) Fairview, TN (US)

    Prosmeeting new people and getting to know your neighbors is fun. seeing new product is exciting. store 1360 is clean, mostly because when there are no customers, employees are required to clean things that have already been cleaned just moments prior to cleaning them after you cleaned them the first time. 90% of the non-management employees are professional to work with.

    Conserratic hours cause fatigue. especially when you're required to work until closing time and then turn around and open the next day. this type of scheduling creates tired employees who are prone to errors that could otherwise be avoided if thought could be put in to scheduling. attempting to make a living wage is impossible since full time seems to be offered to only the "golden employees". I've yet to see one single employee be promoted in the customer service area since I began working there.

    Advice to Senior Managementremember where you came from. remember your bonuses are acquired off the sweat of the folks at the bottom of the food chain. treating us all with the respect you demand would go a really long way. a majority of you look like the Keystone Cops with your attempts to put on a big show. stop already. it's a horrible look for you. VERY unprofessional. at the end of the day it is more attractive to command respect rather than demand respect.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working in the Pharmacy

    Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) Covington, GA (US)

    ProsI love working in the pharmacy at Publix. Publix is a debt free company that strives not only for high customer service satisfaction, but they also are extremely concerned with employee satisfaction. They promote from within and offer raises and bonuses based on performance and inventory accuracy. They give employee surveys frequently and also have an open door policy if someone is unhappy with their managers. My managers are both very understanding and flexible with my schedule, and both will reward good behavior with a compliment or a free meal.

    ConsIn the pharmacy, it's a numbers operation. Sometimes the higher up's can get too concerned with profit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You can make the Publix Experience a life long life style.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe best thing is that if you actually do the job better than the next person, you will be recognized and rewarded accordingly. It may take more time than you think to get a raise or promotion, but in the long run, the best people are identified and rewarded. The president of the company started as a part time bagger.

    ConsThe hardest part to overcome is the funky retail schedule. Altho the benefits and paid vacations are great, rarely do you get two days in a row off, even more rare is a weekend off. The flip side is that every week you have a chance to do business with the places that only open weekdays, like banks or especially government offices. It also allows you to have potential day time involvement with kids' school activities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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