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Great if you don't mind having no life outside of the company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Tampa, FL

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

Pros

If you are ready, willing, and able to completely embrace Publix not so much as a company, but as a lifestyle, you're going to be fine. Think upper-middle-class-white-deed-restricted-community types and you'll get a good idea of what most of the management/upwardly mobile class consists of.
Pay is competitive
Advancement is easy,...too easy, they keep promoting the unqualified just because they ask for it.
Benefits aren't bad, and several can be obtained by part timers.

Cons

You will work so many hours, and get off so exhausted, you will have no life
There is an "Us and Them" mentality between management and labor. Communication is almost nonexistent
What you do off the clock will be weighed and judged just as much as what you do on the clock for purposes of moving up in the company,...and I mean everything, they want a very vanilla sort of person for management.
Training is sink or swim. Watch a video, then "There's your job, do it."
Management is terribly slow to fix any problem that comes up, and most company systems and policies are horribly slow to adapt.
Managers are changed out so quickly, you barely adjust to the last one before there's a transfer and you start over with a replacement,...and they are far from uniform in quality.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have a more uniform level of performance amongst your management.
Actual on the job training for new hires.
Allow at least some members of management to work amongst the employees so they can actually observe what's going on.
Don't assume because the people who want to be promoted tell you some new plan you've implemented is working that it really is,....Use some real analysis for a change.
Remember that people have limits and stop grinding us into the ground. 11+ hours a day on a regular basis will wear your employees down and kill morale.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    If you don't plan on staying, I say keep searching.

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    Current Employee - Front Service Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Front Service Clerk in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    If you desire to go up the ladder, you will if you try. Free item at the beginning of the month. If you find the right store, they've got the "Publix spirit," if you really get into your job. My particular manager that hired me did so with me having no work experience whatsoever, which I am grateful for. Great choice of benefits if you're full time; however even part-time associates can purchase stock only after a year of employment. Easy to access schedule and request time off. When you apply at the application center in one Publix, it sends it to many within 20 miles or so of the one in which you originally applied.

    Cons

    The part-time employees don't so much get a chance to get all of the good stuff on the benefits. If you're part-time you absolutely cannot work more than 40 hours in a week. Unless you want to close and have to stay until almost midnight a lot of nights, you don't get a lot of hours because closing shifts give you more hours. No discounts on anything, nada. Also they're pretty inconsistent with their management because how well a store is managed fluctuates pretty bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide discounts for your employees. Think more of the seemingly insignificant roles. Focus more on keeping the management in each individual store consistent. Also, I love how you keep the stock accessible to only employees and make it available only after a year of employment, possibly one of your best decisions as a company, wonderful idea and setup.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Has been falling off, needs to work on company culture.

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, flexible schedule, nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Some customers, ignorant management, pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees because sometimes they are better educated then you. Need to get away from the corporate feel.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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