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Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
534 Reviews
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534 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.  

    good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very friendly co-workers...all ages...great group

    Cons

    not a fixed schedule..varies week to week

  2.  

    Great working here people are extremely nice also. I enjoy working in the cold. I like meeting new people as well.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Publix Cashier in Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - Publix Cashier in Valdosta, GA

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here would have to be the friends you get to make and the money is really great when you have bills to pay

    Cons

    there is really no challenges working here but if I had to pick on it would have to be not staying open long enough to get more hours.v

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management need to hire more people with less experience to Give others a try at it instead of people with big head's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    Very friendly working environment, great benefits, easy to learn about retail field

    Cons

    It's getting bored somtimes, you don't need to use your head that much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great people, nothing need to be changed

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  5.  

    Solid part-time employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk

    I have been working at Publix part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee owned company, good opportunities to advance, flexible hours, inventory bonuses are nice, can become cross-trained and work in multiple departments (less boredom and monotony)

    Cons

    Rude customers, employees can be high school students who couldn't care less about how well the job is done or even if it's done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to employees more, learn about them. Back up employee decisions, assuming they're solid decisions. Encourage office staff to help out on the floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oviedo, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oviedo, FL

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    It's a very simple job.

    Cons

    rude customers from time to time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Satisfied Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Service/Grocery Clerk & Cashier in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Front Service/Grocery Clerk & Cashier in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Publix is the atmosphere, at the store I've been at for over a year, the atmosphere of the employee's and our customers have been very positive and it's been a great learning experience.

    Cons

    The most challenging times at Publix is during the rush when people are just getting off work or they're looking for lunch. The other times of challenge include during holiday's and big sports event.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good starter job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    There is a Raise every 6 months

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for growth if you have a degree outside of business or marketing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fast paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    Paid weekly , cool management , busy

    Cons

    Not enough pay unless youre in management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very solid company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service
    Current Employee - Customer Service

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

    Pros

    For the most part great managers and staff, including employees, the interview was realtively easy and efficient, scheduling and flexibility is awesome in Publix as long as you request off early enough, they started my pay a little above minimum when I started.

    Cons

    I work at one of the busiest Publix's in the city and am always busy. They sometimes work harder than your pay level should allow. Not a problem for me, but from what I understand, going from part-time to full-time is difficult. Raises are pretty weak.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Publix is a great company to work and shop.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    Stock options/ annual dividends payout
    Great benefits even for part time employees-after 12 mo vision dental health.
    Opportunities for growth
    Pays well in comparison to other retailers
    They allow u to cross train in other depts to get more hours
    They really care about the employees

    Cons

    Promotion depend on relationship with managers. (brown-nosing gets you ahead faster)
    Long hours
    Deli is Hard work -learn as much as you can
    Meat dept pays best- then grocery-then deli. produce - easiest dept

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on work ethic not personal relationships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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