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It had its ups and downs

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Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Oviedo, FL
Former Employee - Grocery Clerk in Oviedo, FL

I worked at Publix part-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Flexible hours, interesting/unique coworkers, good benefits (for F/T)

Cons

The management really makes or breaks a store and makes his/her employees happy or miserable. In my experience in the Orlando area, it's been more often than not breaking instead of making. Also districts vary widely on pay rates, how liberal they are with raises, and the prevalence of tipping customers (even though it's "not allowed"). So pick your store wisely and ask the workers in as many depts you can how they like it there

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do psychological evals on those of whom you're planning on promoting either to management or further up the ladder.

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Loyalty and seniority will never stack up to the politics

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Staff in Palm Harbor, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Staff in Palm Harbor, FL

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

    Pros

    -Stock is great. 401k is excellent
    -Job security. Publix doesn't fire anyone, which sucks if employees are incompetent, but at least you'll never be laid off or fired for minor reasons
    -Hours are flexible, but not nearly as good since the implementation of OASIS

    Cons

    -Seniority and hard work does not pay off at all. I have been passed up for better positions by people who previously quit publix and decided to come off. It crushes your confidence and desire to continue working hard.
    -The politics is absurd. I know every company has it's political nonsense, but it really is all about who you know in this company. My store manager puts all of his friends on the "fast track," and it has really killed the morale in our store. It's pathetic and he refuses to take responsibility
    -The pay is okay if you're starting, but after seven years of employment the people who start now make almost as much as I do. The raises are poor and don't reflect upon the time put in with the company and are not in line with performance. The evaluations are biased and nobody in our territory makes more than the allotted $.50 per year, unless of course you know the store manager.
    -Management is lazy/incompetent. I have had the pleasure of working with some really fabulous managers who work hard and expect a lot out of their employees but will treat you fairly if you perform well. Unfortunately, those are very few and far between and are only becoming more scarce as the morale is dissipating with the unfair politics and favoritism. We are all very overworked and underpaid and not fairly treated. It's such a shame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start making college education a necessity among people looking to move into management. I know the company is run by a lot of people from rural Florida but we need leaders who are competent and know what it is to work hard and succeed and understand ethical business management practices. Treat your loyal employees fairly by giving them the greatest opportunities for advancement. Publix is losing a lot of dedicated employees by constantly delivering crushing blows by hiring people from the outside to do the more desirable jobs in the stores. Would it be asking too much for the raises be at least $.35-$.50 every six months? I understand the stock is great but some of us need money now to feed our families and what the billionaires running our company don't understand is that a lot of us are hurting NOW. I don't want to leave and cash out my stock to survive. Also, the hours are really making it difficult to have any type of normal, healthy lifestyle. It shouldn't be allowed for managers to schedule us to work at 5AM one day and work 2-11 the next day. I know retail hours are crazy but this makes it so hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle when i sleep for four hours one day and twelve the next. Of course, our CEO and presidents work 9-5 (if that) and have no idea what we go through

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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Staff in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Staff in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and great benefits.

    Cons

    Angry customers and dealing with petty drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More coaching

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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