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    Great company to work for. They expect a little more from you but they take really good care of their employees!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Produce Manager in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Produce Manager in Hilton Head Island, SC

    I worked at Publix


    I worked for Publix for 6 years. I was a manager 4 of those years. In all of the time that I was with them they took really great care of me. They expect a little more from their managers but they compensate them much better than any other grocery store. They equip their people far better than any other grocery store I have worked at. If you are seeking a long term career Publix is the place. Be willing to start out the bottom, set your sights on management, work hard and be faithful and you will get there quickly. The retirement is awesome with Publix. In the 6 years I was there I accumulated 20000 dollars in stocks just from what they gave me. They are all employee owned, and don't suffer fools. Meaning that if your not all in It might not be the place for you.


    Sometimes upper management can forget to acknowledge and appreciate the good work of their employees. Their are different ways to get the same results. Personalities vary from store to store so it in one store you could have the misfortune of seek leadership though Publix is usually pretty good about spotting that and helping their managers to become better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coach your team. Don't talk down, or beat them down. Bring them up to the standard, raise the bar. If people are willing to meet you at the half way point then work with them. help them get better

Publix Interviews

Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Front Service Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Publix.

    Interview Details

    First step, come in and put the app in. Yes, in. You cannot take it online. It is very helpful to take full initiative, talk to a manager, introduce yourself, explain you'd love to work there, you're a fast learner and a hard worker with a flexible schedule. Be the person they want, make them enthusiastic about hiring you. Let them know your app is already in. You'll get a call for an interview. Then, post interview, a call for paperwork and a drug test (mouth swab test). You're in! Next is orientation, a day with other newly hired folks, a free lunch, and learning about the company.
    Application has MANY trick questions. If you're not going for a manager position, there are questions that are worded just to trick you as a employee under someone. Questions that you think they'd want you to take leadership in and make it sound like you'd be bothering the manager if you asked for help. But REALLY, you should always just choose the question that sounds like you're listening to your manager. If you think choosing "agree" rather than "strongly agree" is honest and appealing to the employer, you're wrong. If it sounds good, hit strongly agree. Sounds bad, hit strongly disagree.

    Interview Questions
    • Honestly, it was to tell her about myself. I stumbled all over my words, trying to think of what about me would make me appealing for the job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't even know my pay til I was hired, I never bothered to ask. Turned out when I logged into my employee profile, I was making $9/hr! Never needed to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Publix Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2014
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters Lakeland, FL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1930
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Walmart, Winn-Dixie, Kroger

Publix Super Markets tops the list of privately-owned supermarkets in the US. By emphasizing service and a family-friendly image over price. The nation's largest employee-owned company, Publix has grown faster and been more profitable rivals. More than two-thirds of its 1,075-plus stores are in Florida, but Publix is gaining an increasing presence in Alabama, Georgia, North... More

Mission: Our mission at Publix is to be the premier quality food retailer in the world.

To that end, we commit to be:

Passionately focused on customer value,
Intolerant of... More

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