Publix
3.7 of 5 1,082 reviews
www.publix.com Lakeland, FL 5000+ Employees

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Pros:
  • "Great benefits; amazing 401k options; willing to work with a college student's schedule"
    in 73 reviews
  • "Also the company has good benefits, even some of them for part time associates"
    in 62 reviews
Cons:
  • "I'm pretty sure this is illegal if I am not converted to a full-time employee but make"
    in 109 reviews
  • "People who can only work part time only get to work ONE DAY per week at times"
    in 63 reviews
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    As a place to work.

    Meat Cutter (Current Employee)
    Hendersonville, TN

    ProsProfit Sharing, Bonuses, IRA match

    ConsStrict dress code for blue collar workers

    Advice to Senior ManagementCutback on the micromanagement, let the store level managers manager.

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    It's barely a job.

    Part Time Produce Clerk (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsThe stores are clean and the customers are generally from middle class incomes and above.
    The front end (Customer Service) works hard at checking the customers out of the store.

    ConsHalf of Publix workforce are part time employees with nominal wages, no vacation time, no sick time, no holiday pay or no quarterly inventory bonuses.
    Because of this structure, they can build a company where executives become exceedingly weathy.
    Pay raises for hourly employees are now limited to $0.15
    I have never cleared $300.00 in a week and have worked up to 35 hours.
    Schedules are always posted at the very end of the week so there is no consideration towards Publix employees who have a life outside of Publix.
    Publix is the kind of company that you need to start with right out of high school and hang in there until you can obtain full time status and then get into management and work there for 30 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSince Publix is built on the misery and dedication of it's part time workforce perhaps you can spend more time helping them fill out food stamp and medicaid forms with their state of residence
    Continue to patronize them by including a letter of appreciation along with a free coupon for a half gallon of ice cream or submarine sandwich with their paycheck..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    "PUBLIX!! where working is a pleasure"

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    Prosbenefits- publix stock
    organized system for evaluations and raises
    flexible schedule
    customer attitude toward publix is positive
    easy to apply

    ConsThe economy has changed publix
    $.15 raises for all associates because of the economy
    customers trying to get items free because of the publix guarantee

    Advice to Senior Managementinvest in the people who are on the front lines. Moral is going down because of the bad raises. Managers should listen more

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    Quality store with some problems..

    Stock Clerk (Former Employee)
    Winter Park, FL

    ProsGood pay, opportunity to for advancement, good management, company has great reputation, great resume builder, good hours, one hour break

    ConsBad management (at least at my store), inflexible hours (at least for a stock clerk)

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire better managers, have a complete staff of employees, recognize quality work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Where shopping is a pleasure, but working is a pain

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Hampton, GA

    ProsGreat for highschool students or retirees

    ConsHeavy work load and starts out with minimum wage
    Management team is afraid to make changes
    No balance between work and life
    Minimum ablitiy to move up
    Raises are ten cents at the most
    Work up to nine hours with no break because of scheduling

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart over!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Job, Good Pay, Room to move

    Deli Clerk (Current Employee)
    Greenville, SC

    Prosgood place to work, and most of the people are tolerable to work with.

    Consnone so far, except maybe the people can get annoying. but when serving anybody that can happen.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize who does the bulk of the work and reward them/

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Oh So Easy

    Product Specialist (Former Employee)
    Saint Petersburg, FL

    ProsTheir benefits are second to none as far as supermarket work goes. The advancement is easy for those who put in their time.

    ConsThis job requires a lot of heavy lifting. Sometimes there is less than adequate staffing to assist customers with questions and stock the shelves.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire some more help to be purely product specialists and allow the stocking staff to have minimum contact with the customer so as to keep performing their job.

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    Good company to work for...if you work in the corporate offices.

    Accounting (Former Employee)
    Lakeland, FL

    ProsGreat raises, good opportunity for promotion if you show them that you are passionate about your job. Good benefits for the most part. The free lunches in the cafeteria were a plus. A yearly Christmas bonus is also a nice perk.

    ConsHealth insurance wasn't the best. You get no vacation within the first year of employment (although you do get 2 weeks of unpaid time off that you can use that won't be used against you. This only applies in accounting though.)
    I worked in the store for about a month and the store atmosphere is much different than the corporate atmosphere. You will not feel appreciated while working in the store. Some of the management in the stores act very unprofessional but then again I am used to a corporate environment where most people act professional.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStore management should act more professional. The management that I dealt with in corporate was good. Keep up the good work corporate management!

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    Great for students, rough for managers

    Cashier (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsFlexible Hours, good benefits, provided you work 1500 hours per year minimum. credit union, stable employment are the main points. Also the ability to transfer to a store closer to your house or school, etc.. Ability to purchase private stock in company. Publix has a very good open door policy, to talk with management.

    ConsThis is recent: very tight on hours, as a part time employee, my hours are down. More expected multi-tasking, which is getting away from customer service. Managers are really overtaxed working minimum 50 hr week, + overtime if another manager is on vacation, plan for a 60 hr week!

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore employees are needed at the store level, specifically for customer service. I actually talked with in person the CEO Mr Crenshaw, He really appreciates hard work and does in store visits on a regular basis.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good part time job

    Front End Service (Former Employee)
    Lawrenceville, GA

    ProsDecent pay
    Easy to choose which hours you want to work
    Job security
    If you make it clear that you wish to be promoted management looks into where you might fit better

    ConsNone of the jobs are challenging in the least
    Good work or extra effort goes unnoticed with so many employees doing easy work
    The company isn't publicly traded
    Management is constantly churned

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn my relatively short time with Publix, I had three different new managers. Something should be done to hold on to managers better. On a different note, I wish the company would go public and update its business model. They lose a lot of money on "feel-good" business practices.

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