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Publix Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.7 1,112 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Publix CEO and Director Ed Crenshaw

Ed Crenshaw

(645 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Wonderful company for the most part, but don't make a small mistake or you will be out the door!

    QA Test Analyst (Former Employee) Lakeland, FL

    ProsPublix stock, so many places to grow/transfer to, most people are great, pay is ok,

    ConsSmall misunderstandings should be coached and used as a learning tool, not an opportunity to fire a 5+ year associate with consistently exceeds marks on reviews. Beware, you are not as safe in your position as you may think, I don't care how great of an associate you are.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your associates in the IT area on a more personal level. We are people, with families and needs, not just someone you can dump out on the streets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent place to work

    Front Service Clerk (Bagger) (Former Employee) Bradenton, FL

    ProsGood place to work if yuor still in high school.

    ConsDon't get noticed much by management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    What you'd expect

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly environment, good customers, positive atmosphere

    ConsBland personalities, no team excitement

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    what is going on with publix

    Meat Cutter (Current Employee) Ocala, FL

    Prosthey give you stock in the company

    Consgiving great customer service is getting to be impossible.
    twice the production in half the time and they want you to do your job
    in some robotic way like we are all robots. there is very little time for customer service
    which we used to be known for. the oasis schedule has you closing one day opening the next day.
    and then complain if your tired.

    Advice to Senior Managementyour trying to be just like walmart. going to prepack meats, and trying to squeeze every second
    of work out of every employee. well we are not robots, we get tired , its getting harder and harder to give great customer service which we were once known for. our customers are not idiots. they are talking to us every day
    not you. we hear them say they can get the same product at other places for less money. so if you cut customer service why would they shop here. we already have walmarts everywhere, we don't need another one. oh that's right , so the elite upper management can get rich quick while the lowlife employees make the same pay for years. the job market is slowly coming back and you risk losing all your great help.
    your going to save your pennies right out of business. greed greed greed.
    didn't Albertsons teach you anything, here we go again

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not too bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFocus on customers and nice breakroom

    ConsToo picky about uniforms and what to say

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Really take care of employees. Managers are very friendly. It's what you make of it.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere is a great atmosphere, which is very helpful. Better than similar positions at other other stores.

    ConsLong shifts, which was difficult as a college student trying to balance classes. They were definitely willing to work around classes, but for shifts to be productive, it was almost necessary for them to be long.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great pay, work life balance is non existent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat pay, ability to tailor your your job your skill set.

    Conscompany leadership is heavily pushing management into a no time off, everyday is a black out type culture. Will not move you into senior leadership unless your willing to move to another city/state, even if there are opening's in your area. The new approach to any issue or perceived appears to be "the manager was wrong now whats the problem."

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best of places, the worst of places

    Produce Clerk (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsOnce breaking the very tricky ceiling of 'full-timer' status, Publix offers a guaranteed forty hour week, and the employee stock ownership can accrue nicely with time served.

    ConsOne can linger in the uber-tenuous 'part-timer' zone for a long time. Full-timer status brings an expectation of 100% schedule flexibility that's tough on 2-parent-income families. The conservative, old-boy culture combines with a high degree of difficulty in switching stores where promotion to mgmt bumps up against clique-ish silliness. You can get stuck well below yr potential at Publix.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI left for a competitor. Keep up the bad work, Publix.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work.

    Deli Clerk (Former Employee) Auburn, AL

    ProsIf you are looking to work your way up in a company, Publix is the way to go. They recognize and honor hard work and pay well. They have a pay schedule so you know what you can make is not arbitrary.

    ConsBecause everyone works their way up, it takes a long time to work up. Deli hours were exceptionally tolling. Needed more money than they could pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing. My manager was great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Move up or leave

    Stock Clerk (Former Employee) Pinellas Park, FL

    ProsPublix strives for the best customer service and if you can move up, the pay and benefits are great.

    ConsSeems like everyone is trying to get promoted and there are not enough positions available, so most just keep working a dead end job

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people on as full-time associates

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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