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Updated Dec 8, 2014
Updated Dec 8, 2014
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    Cashier/Deli Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Summerville, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Summerville, SC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Publix in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied at the Publix very close to my house at the time,using the hiring kiosk in the store.I was called 2 days later about setting up an interview 2 days after that,which I went to.When I arrived the usual 10 minutes early,I was told to wait in the employee break area.While there,I talked to 3 different employees about their jobs and how their interviews went.None of them had been interviewed any less than 4 times.Four! And one of them was just a bagger.Afterwards I had my interview,it was maybe 15 minutes long and easy,but that wasn't with the hiring manager and they needed me to come back to talk with her.I agreed to come back the next week for that [not sure why anyone other than the hiring manager would be doing 1st interviews,but whatever].

    I came back that next week to talk to the hiring manager,and that also went just fine,but wasn't even 10 minutes long.She said she wanted to set up an interview with the deli/bakery manager and to come back 4 days later for it.She told me she would set me up elsewhere in the store if that didn't work out,so not to sweat it too much.So I go in to the 3rd interview feeling pretty good,but the deli manager seems cranky and super uptight.I was told by the other two managers I didn't need experience for the position and it could be part or full time,but she very bluntly says when I tell her I have no experience that you definitely need it and that Publix never offers full time positions to anyone.I can't believe a manager of the store would act so poorly and make her own section/store look so bad.I told the store manager shortly after the interview that I think it didn't go to well due to mis-communication about the position,and she said she would look into it.I never heard back after that.

    Publix seems like a nice place to work,but the fact that I couldn't find anyone who interviewed only once or twice is ridiculous.It's not Google or some other big time company,stop making people go through so many hoops just to MAYBE get a job at your grocery store.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about Publix as a company?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Part Time Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Charleston, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Charleston, SC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • A question about what I wanted on my gravestone, a problem solving question about socks, and a favorite historical figure.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied and was contacted for a Skype interview within a week.

    Interview Questions
    • There were a lot of SQL database questions that I was not prepared for.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Stock Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naples, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Naples, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Publix in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Quick interview drug test shortly after. Not much to it after the first online test. Good company if you want to move up with them. But can be very stressful.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Front Service Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Staffing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Publix.

    Interview Details

    Extensive hiring process. You need to pass 3 levels of testing before making it to interview phase. Multiple choice and situational/ writing tests.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Part Time Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ocoee, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ocoee, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Publix in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    My grandma is a regular at the store so she talked to the manager for me and I applied. I called like every 2 days or so to check my application status. I called on a Wednesday and one of the managers told me to come in on that Friday for an interview. I was super excited because I was sure I had the job. They asked me questions about me, what good customer service was and stuff. After the interview, I thanked her and I was told I would get a call that Monday if I got the call. I never got the call. So on monday I called to confirm I didn't get it and she said yeah sorry and told me they would be hiring again in 3 months.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Bagger Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooksville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooksville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Publix in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied in store and about a week later they called and scheduled an interview and it was basic interview questions they told me to wait til friday for them to call then they called friday.

    Interview Questions
    • what do you wash first in your bathroom?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Front Service Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cumming, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cumming, GA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Publix in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    So I applied on a thursday and about a day and a half later (Saturday afternoon) , I got called to schedule an interview which was tuesday at 3:30. I went in for the interview and the process that Publix uses is kind of like a conversation with you and a manager. She basically asks you what you can do for publix? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? How will publix help you? What made you want to apply at publix? Why do you want a job here? and after the interview that was about 15 mins, she said she would call me around 6pm to tell me if I got the job or not. (Tip: If a manager ever says that, ask this question just to know your position is secure. "If I don't receive a call from you, Is it alright if I call you?") and when she said she would call me, I asked "The Tip" question I just mentioned and she said "For sure, I'll call you at 6 or by 6pm. That showed me that my position was secure. So she called me around 5pm that day and said I got the job of a Front Service Clerk and Bagger and that I would need to come in for a drug test and I went in that day and took it. Its a oral-saliva-drug test which is like a small stick with cotton on one side which you soak up with saliva in your mouth for 10 minutes until the marker turns blue. So about a week passed then and they called the next monday (6 days after I took the drug test ) and said that I passed and would need to come in and do some paper work on that Friday at 10:00am and that I had orientation Saturday and Sunday. Then I would start that week. So basically that's the whole process of being hired at Publix. It's not as bad as people think, yeah it takes a while but the employees are really friendly during the hiring process as they add you into their schedule.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you say is good customer service?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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