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Publix Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
1,524 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits; amazing 401k options; willing to work with a college student's schedule (in 102 reviews)

  • Good benefits and pay is raised at a decent amount throughout your career there (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • I'm pretty sure this is illegal if I am not converted to a full-time employee but make (in 135 reviews)

  • People who can only work part time only get to work ONE DAY per week at times (in 79 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    One Big happy and dysfunctional family.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Staff
    Current Employee - Customer Service Staff

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

    Pros

    Publix has a firm and stable foundation. They are more secure in employment availability than most places.

    Cons

    The employees have to work really hard and there pay is not as generous as other. Corporate is really out of touch with what goes on the store level. They think that all store run the same way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better raises;pay your employees a little bit more. A lot of associates are struggling to pay their bills even though they are working 40 hours a week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It was a wonderful experience as a cashier at publix.

    Former Employee - Cashier in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Miami, FL

    I worked at Publix part-time

    Pros

    They are amazing with their workers and they will do anything for them. Also the pay is good for the work.

    Cons

    The work is easy but time consuming. The customers that you work with are sometimes terrible and not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should make the training better for some employees because some do not do their jobs as well as they should.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    it's a better experience than i initially thought i'd get. what started as a job can easily grow into a career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Staff in Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Staff in Winter Park, FL

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

    Pros

    if you work at a good location you'll get a legitimate publix experience. your coworkers truly start to feel like family. management is fair but will always push you to do better.

    Cons

    if you work at a bad location it can feel kinda corporate. more will be expected of you than many different stores. you have to be willing to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't lose that "like family" feeling with your associates no matter their job tittle. that sort of compassion transfers to the customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    I have worked for the company for quite some time now and I can say that I really like it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    Some of the managers are really not that smart, its good if you are part time and they work around school schedules

    Cons

    The base pay is very little and there is no tip taking and advancement cans sometimes take quite a long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the managers that are there should really show a greater interest for the employees that would like to move up in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Solid part-time employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk

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

    Pros

    Employee owned company, good opportunities to advance, flexible hours, inventory bonuses are nice, can become cross-trained and work in multiple departments (less boredom and monotony)

    Cons

    Rude customers, employees can be high school students who couldn't care less about how well the job is done or even if it's done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to employees more, learn about them. Back up employee decisions, assuming they're solid decisions. Encourage office staff to help out on the floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    It's had its rough points but overall the job is good.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Publix hires good people so your coworkers are usually friendly and cool. Some customers are fun to talk to and if you work there for a little while you'll start to see who the regulars are and its awesome.

    Cons

    Although some customers are nice, not all of them are gonna be. But it comes with every job. Just stay calm and you can handle any situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest trying to connect with your accociates. And doing small things to let them know that you appreciate their hard work. When people are happier they work better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was wonderful. Great employers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Service Clerk in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Front Service Clerk in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    most employees are very professional and work hard

    Cons

    dress code sucks, and shaving sucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great job for the working student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Publix part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Above Average Pay
    Great Culture

    Cons

    Ornery Customers
    Less than capable middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great Job for High School and College

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling around your classes.

    Cons

    Working Late nights, Holidays, and Weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fast paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    Paid weekly , cool management , busy

    Cons

    Not enough pay unless youre in management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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