Publix 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. 1 person found this helpful

    publix

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    Working for Publix has been one of the best experiences of my life. The staff is friendly and warm. The benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    Difficult to get fulltime position

  2. Good Company

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Publix part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits as a part time employee.
    Great flexibility for students. Works around your needs.

    Cons

    Makes you work so much and everyone is assigned so much to do most days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people to distribute the work load amongst the employees in the department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Working at Publix really makes you appreciate the company and puts your full effort into any job.

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    Current Employee - Grocery Replenishment Specialist in Cumming, GA
    Current Employee - Grocery Replenishment Specialist in Cumming, GA

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

    Pros

    the have amazing benefits and have been apart of fortune 500 for a long time.

    Cons

    Shifts are everywhere throughout the day, and when its busy it can be real hard to focus on what needs to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is great, really care for the store and employees to make sure everyone is happy with what they are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. It is a learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    The ideals the company was founded on are for the most part still in effect. The people you work with are warm and caring. Store managers are great.

    Cons

    Dept managers play favorites and don't uphold the standards that are set for hourly associates. A lot of tension between managers causes stress in the work enviroment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moral within your department is MUCH more important than it seems. We can accomplish so much if teambuilding was focused on more.

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    Positive Outlook
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  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Deli clerk

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, work with positive people, friendly and family orientated.

    Cons

    High expectations, they will pay you good if you're the best, but don't ever get caught slipping.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promise full-time to people only to get them to work harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place for first job, but middle management can be rude and unhelpful. Overall good work experience for a minor.

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    Former Employee - Front Service Clerk in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Front Service Clerk in Miami, FL

    I worked at Publix part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They hired me the month after I turned 14
    Flexible with hours
    Cross department training
    Hires from within

    Cons

    Middle management is hit or miss
    I was not allowed to change position (to cashier) since they knew I was eventually leaving to college

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your store managers are treating the associates with the same respect the company makes it seem they do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Grocery Replenishment Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Grocery Replenishment Specialist in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Employee owned company who really support the of the people.

    Cons

    The customer service sometime can really be overbearing, to the point that some customer are ok and then there are those who get angry for offering customer service.

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  9. Assistant Bakery Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    Great culture, great opportunity for progressive management position, awesome benefits

    Cons

    Long long long hours... losing some of its core principles the company was originally founded upon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the voices of the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Scan/Price Clerk

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    Current Employee - Scan/Price Clerk
    Current Employee - Scan/Price Clerk

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    I'm lucky enough to work a 5am-1:30pm shift. Not all scan/price clerks get this privilidge. It's easy enough work for the pay and Publix has wonderful benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes you will have a manager that cares less, and it really takes a toll on your department. Usually if you have a good store manager, they can whip them into shape, but not always.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love my management team. They are always trying to make you your best, and give you opportunities to move up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. The opportunities and benefits make up for the monotony of retail work.

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in McDonough, GA
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in McDonough, GA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are unmatched by any other retail chain.
    The opportunity for growth is often consistent with your ability to perform.

    Cons

    Managerial staff may oftentimes be perceived as under qualified or inexperienced.
    In the end, it is monotonous retail work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your associates more. Get down and get your hands dirty every now and then.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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