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Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
1,461 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits; amazing 401k options; willing to work with a college student's schedule (in 102 reviews)

  • Good benefits and pay is raised at a decent amount throughout your career there (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • I'm pretty sure this is illegal if I am not converted to a full-time employee but make (in 135 reviews)

  • People who can only work part time only get to work ONE DAY per week at times (in 79 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Staff in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Staff in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    Publix has loyal customers, they are satisfied. Publix treats employers well. They have a great name and have top customer service.

    Cons

    Like any retail environment, they are many personalities. If you get the last shift, you can leave after 12am. This can be tough with a family life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    Good Place to work, great environment, friendly co- workers

    Cons

    not flexible on work schedules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Managers

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Staff in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Staff in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    good hours, good pay, great coworkers

    Cons

    they don't help you move up into leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Weekly pay & great benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Staff in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Staff in Miami, FL

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    Great company to move up the ladder with. They reward their employees with ceremonies & bonus. There are friendly store managers & district managers.

    Cons

    Hard to manage work & home life. I wish they wouldn't make us throw out perfectly good food. That food that could go to the homeless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    U need to ask your employees what the management could change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Customer Oriented 100%

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Venice, FL
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Venice, FL

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

    Pros

    They value hard work and have a lot of opportunity for growth. They pay pretty well and reward you when you deserve it. They want their employees to show customers the best service possible and their main focus is to gain loyalty from customers by meeting every need. They also want employees to treat each other the same way, and from what I've seen they do just that. They also give you stock in the company.

    Cons

    Incredibly strict dress code. I spent a lot of money on the parts of the uniform that they don't supply. I was told that if I didn't come in on days off when they needed a shift covered that it'd hold me back from promotions. Sometimes their concentration on customer service overextends boundaries, such as being taught that they need to do carry-out service for customers even if the customer tries to say no (or at least that is what they taught in orientation). Although the pros still outweigh the cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that your employees are not always able to come in when they've been told they have off and don't let it heed them from growing in the company. Employees' lives shouldn't have to revolve around their job 24/7 as you think it should.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company and friendly people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Meat Clerk in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Meat Clerk in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Publix part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Publix is a great place to work. They are very flexible with hours, and they have great benefits for long-term employees.

    Cons

    It takes a long time for promotions. It is based on how long you are with the company and not based on how good you are at your position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intriguingly amazing working experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    The customer always comes first even when you are a customer.

    Cons

    Mean customers, sometimes 2 on 2 is harder than it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We should get free stuff or discounts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Better than a lot of other corporate giants, but still a slow climb.

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    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Palm Harbor, FL
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Palm Harbor, FL

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

    Pros

    Bi-annual raises, full benefits (health, dental, 401k), regular bonuses, friendly work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Low starting wage (though better than Wal-Mart or Winn Dixie), can be a little rough as some people don't take it seriously.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Bagboy, decent high school job, nothing more, nothing less

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    Former Employee - Bagger in Brentwood, TN
    Former Employee - Bagger in Brentwood, TN

    I worked at Publix part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They hire young for bagboys so it is a way to get a job at a young age to save up money and they are flexible for returning to/from school to work.

    Cons

    No in store discounts at all, even at deli for lunches. Bagboys/girls are NOT ALLOWED to take tips from customers despite generally earning a low wage (company policy), although many still do which creates a moral dilemma for anyone in this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least start to give employees a discount for in store deli or pizzeria for lunch breaks. No discount on the entire store is understandable, but come on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    Great benefits. Loved the stock ownership.

    Cons

    Management can be a problem

    Recommends

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