Publix Grocery Clerk Interview Questions

Updated May 19, 2015
15 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

83%
8%
8%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

57%
21%
14%

Interview Difficulty

1.7
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

15 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

 

Grocery Clerk Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Murfreesboro, TN
Accepted Offer
Easy Interview

Application

I applied in-person – interviewed at Publix (Murfreesboro, TN) in November 2014.

Interview

I applied at the in store kiosk and introduced myself to a manager. Told him I had just moved to Tennessee from Massachusetts and had 8 years of experience at Market Basket. He took down my name and number and called me back the next day for an interview.

Interview Questions

  • Why did you choose Publix?   1 Answer
  • When are you available to work?   1 Answer

Negotiation

They told me they couldn't match my previous salary of $10.25, but I'd be up for a raise soon. So I accepted $9.50. Apply in store, introduce yourself to a manager, be flexible with your availability.

Other Interview Reviews for Publix

  1. Helpful (1)  

    Grocery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    We had to apply on a kiosk and where called in about 2 weeks later. They did a very quick interview in their office. Generally when they call you back you've got the job. Once I had the job we had to watch a bunch of safety videos and take a 6-8 hour course on a Sunday before we got the job.

  2.  

    Grocery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Summerville, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Publix (Summerville, SC) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Basic questions but you have to see 8 or more managers and they all ask the same questions. You are required to take a drug test by mouth. You talk to every dept manager and the assitant manager in your department. Overall unnecessary process that just takes up time for no reason and you are not payed for the 8 hours of required interviewing.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Grocery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Publix.

    Interview

    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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Grocery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

  6.  

    Grocery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Publix (Orlando, FL) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Fairly simple hiring process. Just situational questions and some questions about personal activities such as school clubs and hobbies. They want to make sure that you can handle stressful situations and that you can stand for 8 hours each shift.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a stressful situation you were in? How did you handle it?   Answer Question
  7.  

    Grocery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Publix (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    Very few questions. Just look clean and be articulate. Only a few questions regarding customer scenarios. The customer always comes first..

    Interview Questions

    • I can't remember exactly but the questions were scenarios involving customers. The customer always must leave happy.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation you start at 9 at this store. The hiring and wage usually depends on the store manager. I've seen people start at 11 an hour but this is the exception and almost everyone starts part time.

  8.  

    Grocery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Publix.

    Interview

    I filled out an application at one of their many in store computers. I was contacted less than a week later and set up an interview with the store manager. He was very friendly and asked very basic questions about my resume.

    Negotiation

    I was offered $8.50 based on experience.

  9.  

    Grocery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairhope, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Publix (Fairhope, AL).

    Interview

    Once I applied, It was two days before I received a call.

    Interview Questions

  10.  

    Grocery Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Publix (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    After filling out an application, I spoke with the Store Manager and introduced myself, and I explained my background and skills. A few days later I got a phone call to come in and interview. The interview itself was quite simple, the job application that I filled out on the kiosk was referenced a few times and we discussed my skills and we talked about sports for a minute. After the interview was finished we shook hands and I left, and then a couple of days later I got a phone from the HR rep. saying that I beat out the three other candidates and I got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult, the questions were pretty easy and straight forward. I was quizzed on some Publix history though.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, I was offered a base rate that was slightly commensurated with the experience I had.

Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.