Publix Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
1,208 Reviews
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1,208 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits; amazing 401k options; willing to work with a college student's schedule (in 78 reviews)

  • Good benefits and pay is raised at a decent amount throughout your career there (in 70 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 64 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best supermarkets to work for.

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    • 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.  

    Best grocery store in my opinion.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter

    I have been working at Publix full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The stock options are great and one of the best reasons to work for the company. The company lives by the founder George Jinkins and and often quotes his teaching and keeps his legacy alive. Its a employee owned company and that is the best trate that publix has. The share holders are the biggest priority and the customers value always comes first.

    Cons

    Rude customers most of all. people just cant be pleased in life. management can take a while to get but always work hard and dont get involved in drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    would be nice to have a better schedule. more vacation time and better pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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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  5.  

    Great company to work for!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Mobile, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Mobile, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people, great experience. Good pay. I received 2 raises in one year.

    Cons

    Full time and management is a long and hard process...years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build more stores!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Publix is a great place to work, I only left Publix because of personal reason.I worked in the warehouse

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Person  in  Deerfield Beach, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Person in Deerfield Beach, FL (US)

    I worked at Publix full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worker and supervisiors were just nice, worked alone, and has a team, never had any complaints.Working there was like having a second family.

    Cons

    To give customers great service and treat cutomers with respect, to be there if customer needed help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervisior where the best I have ever worked for, they never treated anyone like they were better then their workers,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Where Working Isn't That Bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Athens, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Athens, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Publix values its associates very much and managers try their best to accompany any associate needs. Almost all associates are very friendly and one quickly becomes part of the 'Publix family'.

    Cons

    Typical retail job, dealing with customers. What you'd expect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to push 2 and 2 so much. Yes, it is a distinguishing factor, but some people do not want their groceries carried out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Employer!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    Publix is a wonderful company to work for with well-trained leaders and managers. They do regular performance reviews and pay increases if your performance is great. The work environment is positive and the workers are friendly. I worked here for a little over two years and enjoyed my experience. They train employees to be service focused and considerate of their customers.

    Cons

    Very few downsides to mention. The break room could have been more inviting.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    8 years

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Kissimmee, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Kissimmee, FL (US)

    I have been working at Publix part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company
    Great benefits
    Flexible schedules
    4 retail bonuses per year

    Cons

    Look for the busiest store to get better hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Cumming, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cumming, GA (US)

    I worked at Publix part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Customer service is stressed, but are their employees.
    Wages are good, hours are good.

    Cons

    They change management a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Staff  in  Deland, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Staff in Deland, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Working at Publix us easy, you just need to follow directions and do your job, and you won't have any problems.

    Cons

    The hours are all over the place, and in order to get enough hours you basically must be available 24/7.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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