Publix Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
1,208 Reviews
3.7
1,208 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Can't advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bagger  in  Leesburg, FL
    Current Employee - Bagger in Leesburg, FL

    I have been working at Publix part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everything else is great

    Cons

    No other department is hiring even though I'm eligible to cross train

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on employee advancement please

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Easy work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk  in  Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Decatur, GA

    I have been working at Publix part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good benefits, good company, very structured and well organized work place,

    Cons

    management lacks leadership , set time slots for scheduling (i.e 1:00-10:00, AND 8AM-7AM)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic job security and very rewarding.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    Great benefits, time-off requests, and excellent people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many politics when it comes to try and get promoted.

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  5.  

    Decent Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bagger  in  Los Banos, CA
    Current Employee - Bagger in Los Banos, CA

    I have been working at Publix part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, and the store is fairly clean. Overall it is not too terribly bad. I would not like to work here for the rest of my life

    Cons

    Work-life balance is very very difficult and it is very hard to manage working so so so many hours if you know what i mean

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great part time job for kids.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Service Clerk  in  Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Front Service Clerk in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Publix part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice part time job

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Meat clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk  in  Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Publix part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    relaxed work, comparatively good pay, benefits

    Cons

    poor pay, physical work. Customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Perfect for those seeking a quick full time position.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    The company is employee owned. Great benefits for full time employees. Opportunities for advancement. Individuals can expect raises every six months.

    Cons

    Those not interested in advancement will not find gratification other than a paycheck. Part time employees are compensated fairly but not treated equally. Managers are often completely not qualified for their position yet they assert themselves as such.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees need to be respected more and treated in a civil way. Managers need to be screened more thoroughly. One does not simply deserve a manager position upon completing 5-7 years at the company.

  9.  

    Unrealistic goals and expectations set by corporate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Company culture is legendary. Stock purchase plan is envied, retirement plan is better for highly compensated employees. Bonus structure is changing, not sure what the impact will be. Base salary is competitive with other retail pharmacies. Vacation/health/other benefits package is standard.

    Cons

    Stress level is very high. Difficult to balance workload with clinical initiatives. Micromanagement is the new motto. Focus is on appearances. Impossible to provide quality customer service with current payroll matrix. Corporate does not recognize real world challenges. No allowances made for individual store challenges/differences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. Provide the tools we need to meet our high customer service expectations. Workload continues to increase while payroll budget decreases. Service is suffering and employees are highly stressed. Return to Mr George's values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Meat Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Meat Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, People are friendly

    Cons

    Hard to move up. You will work with some managers that dump everything on your shoulders and wont lift a finger to help, and then they take all the credit for your hard work, and when they mess up they throw you under the bus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your hard working people with more respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was ok, enjoyed working with other employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Pharmacy Manager  in  Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Pharmacy Manager in Lakeland, FL

    I worked at Publix full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary was ok, yet the best part is that given every

    Cons

    To stressful, and often employees not always give the tools they need to succeed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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