Publix
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Publix Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 5, 2014

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Part Time Cashier Interview

Part Time Cashier

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Publix in September 2013.

Interview Details – You are given and drug test when being interviewed and then you file out some paper work very easy process to get hired. You fill out an application in the store and get asked a personality questionaire.

Interview Question – how will you shine with your work   View Answer

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Part Time Cashier Interview

Part Time Cashier
Sunrise, FL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Publix in September 2012.

Interview Details – Drug test, then interviewed. Simple average questions. Hired on spot.

Interview Question – Why Publix?   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Grocery Clerk Interview

Grocery Clerk

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Publix.

Interview Details – It was simple to go to Publix and applied for this positon, in just a few days they called me and even when I didn't took this call , send me a voice message, I got it and replied , gave me interview for that very day and was accepted , interviewr like to hear I'm willing to growth.

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Front Service Clerk Interview

Front Service Clerk

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Publix.

Interview Details – Easy interview, more of a conversation than an interview. Just basic questions and an overview of the position responsibilities, benefits, and scheduling. Questions such as: Why Publix? Tell me about yourself. Name a time when you experienced poor customer service. Name a time when you experienced exceptional customer service. Why should I hire you for this job?

Interview Question – What is one thing that you didn't like about your previous job?   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Meat Cutter Interview

Meat Cutter
Nashville, TN

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Publix in June 2012.

Interview Details – Never Late? Never Call out? How do you treat your costumers?

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Difficult Interview

Part Time Cashier Interview

Part Time Cashier
North Charleston, SC

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Publix in March 2014.

Interview Details – I found out a store in my area was hiring. Soon after my boyfriend got an interview, I put in my application and got a call a few days later. I've heard of the companies good reputation so I thought I would give it a shot as I've been looking for a part time job while I go to college in May. I returned the call and had an interview with a department manager the same day. Not only did he seem to be in a bad mood, but so did the CSR I spoke to beforehand. I waited for 20 minutes before getting to the interview, to which I initially felt pretty confident for. Although I don't have any customer service experience, I was looking to get my foot in the door. He asked about any nicknames I had, to which I didn't go by anything ot her than my first name. Immediately after he asked what I would want put on my epitaph/gravestone. The question completely threw me off as I hadn't really known the process of something like that. I told him I didn't understand the question to which he rolled his eyes before asking if I'd ever walked through a grave yard. After that, my motivation to obtain this job slowly dwindled. The questions ranged from my favorite color, my favorite historical figure and why, my GPA in school, to a question about different colored socks and since "I was going to be an engineer, I should be a good problem solver". If I would have gotten the job offer, I more than likely would not have taken it. The employees I spoke to in this process seemed a bit rude and unfriendly. I understand that every store is different, but these people represent the company and my experience was not good by any means.

Interview Question – A question about what I wanted on my gravestone, a problem solving question about socks, and a favorite historical figure.   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Customer Service Staff Interview

Customer Service Staff

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Publix in August 2010.

Interview Details – Special circumstance

Interview Question – Why do you want to be a part of Publix   Answer Question

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Programmer Interview

Programmer

Interviewed at Publix

Interview Details – Applied and was contacted for a Skype interview within a week.

Interview Question – There were a lot of SQL database questions that I was not prepared for.   Answer Question

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Average Interview

Front Service Clerk Interview

Front Service Clerk

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Publix in October 2013.

Interview Details – I spoke with the store manager unknowingly and he wanted to bring me in for a interview. When we sat down in his office he explained what publix is about and its goal to be the premier service in the world. The interview went on and he told me to hold a cotton swab to my cheek. That's it.

Interview Question – What I can do to benefit publix.   Answer Question

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Field Marketing Coordinator Interview

Field Marketing Coordinator
Miami, FL

I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Publix in July 2013.

Interview Details – It was a long process. Started with a phone interview, then two in persons and one via video conference with the home office and didn't get the position because they changed the position.

Interview Question – How many times do you go grocery shopping?   Answer Question

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