Publix Interview Questions

Updated Feb 8, 2015
Updated Feb 8, 2015
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    Grocery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Publix.

    Interview Details

    Applied on the computer in the store, got a call about 3 weeks later. Had an interview the week after the call and it seemed to go well. Just basic questions were asked. I didnt hear anything back for about 3 or 4 weeks so i returned to the store and talked to the manager again and let him know i was still interested. He called me soon after to come in for a drug screening and set up the orientation. After the orientation i was told to go back to the store to set fill out paper work and what not and the manager said i was hired and i started about a week later. It seemed like it took forever to finally get hired.

    Interview Questions
    • I guess the most difficult for me (always) is "why i want to work for the company".   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Produce Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Publix in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    With high number of people looking for jobs and scare jobs I was at right place at right time. Close to the store so commute not an issue and being so close very convenient.

    Interview Questions
    • what job I wanted and the overall working conditions and much about the history and successes of Publix in the very competitive grocery business.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Grocery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Front Service Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • What is one thing that you didn't like about your previous job?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier/Deli Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Summerville, SC
    Anonymous Employee 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
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    Part Time Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in North Charleston, SC
    Anonymous Employee 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 Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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 Employee in Naples, FL
    Anonymous Employee 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
  10.  

    Front Service Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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 Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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

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