Publix
3.7 of 5 966 reviews
www.publix.com Lakeland, FL 5000+ Employees

Publix Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.7 966 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Publix CEO and Director Ed Crenshaw

Ed Crenshaw

(554 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great benefits; amazing 401k options; willing to work with a college student's schedule"
    in 69 reviews
  • "Good first job for (well-mannered) teens who need experience in customer service"
    in 56 reviews
Cons:
  • "Part-time employees get no real benefits until a year after employment or you become a full-time"
    in 98 reviews
  • "People who can only work part time only get to work ONE DAY per week at times"
    in 59 reviews
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What you would expect

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Publix

ProsGood attitude with workers, customers are usually very nice.

Conscan be strenuous on the body

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Good Job

Bakery Clerk (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

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

ProsThey train you to have great customer service skills, give more raises than any other job I've ever had. Flexible, good benefits.

ConsI have no complaints, only issue I have is not company-wide and that is working with certain people who do no work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Taking care of customers/employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Publix full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCompany Culture, profit sharing, bonus policy. They want to you to take care of the customer and mean it. They actually staff you to do so.

ConsRetail. Sometimes you will encounter tough customers. Having to works nights, weekends, and minor holidays. Need to be full time for advancement.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience

Former Store Manager (Current Employee)
Nashville, TN

I have been working at Publix full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFortune 100 company, great benefits and the company is extremely successful. If you stay with this company full-time for more than a few years, you're setting yourself up well for the long term.

ConsWhen everybody else is around their family, you're doing what retail does, serving everyone else. The core values that Publix was founded on are slipping away quickly, it's easy to see.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not forget the great people who built the foundation that you stand on.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Customer Service Staff (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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

ProsFor a retail the work environment is very good.

ConsPhysically demanding on any position.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Publix was a great place to work!

Part Time Cashier (Former Employee)
Gainesville, FL

I worked at Publix part-time for more than 3 years

ProsI worked part time while going to school. Very flexible schedule. Great benefits, they even pay for school for pharmacy and business majors!

ConsSome managers were too over their head and cared more about being promoted than developing their staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementFinding ways to calculate success in a quantifiable way. Some people worked hard but didn't get promoted as fast as the "popular/favorites"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Publix part-time for less than a year

ProsKind co-workers, pleasant work environment

Consunpredictable hours, sometimes had to stay later after store closed

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the positive atmosphere

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Publix, where shopping is a pleasure

Produce Clerk (Current Employee)
Sanford, FL

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

Prosfriendly, nice work environment, nice people, and employees

Consi have nothing bad to say about this work place

Advice to Senior Managementtake good care of your associates

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Grocery Replenishment Specialist (Former Employee)

I worked at Publix full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPublix's belief in hiring from within makes it a great place to work

ConsSince it is such a great company, getting promoted can be difficult at times.

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Publix is all about the associate; good pay and extremely flexible scheduling.

Cashier (Current Employee)
Spartanburg, SC

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

Pros-Stock Options
-Good pay for part-time
-Great with scheduling for part-time

ConsI can't think of any cons. Sometimes, they hire incompetent kids that you are forced to work with but that is about it.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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