Publix
3.7 of 5 958 reviews
www.publix.com Lakeland, FL 5000+ Employees

Publix Reviews

Updated Nov 9, 2013

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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"
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Great Place to work

Stock Clerk (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL

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

Pros-Managers usually work hard to make your day enjoyable
-Lots of downtime
-30 minute to hour-long breaks every 4 hours
-Employee Ownership of the company
-All managers are promoted from within

Cons-Some managers can be adversarial
-Downtime can be boring, especially on 8-hour shifts
-Slowly taking away employee benefits, like extra pay on Holidays
-Music track loops every hour or 2

Advice to Senior ManagementBring back extra pay on Holidays, and add more tracks to the music station. Employees go insane listening to the same 10 tracks! Honestly, when that's my only true complaint, you can be sure you're doing a pretty decent job.

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

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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Publix

ProsStocks, Time off, flexible work hours, benefits

ConsThey don't pay enough. Long hours as manager

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more.

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Loved working for this company!

Customer Service Staff (Former Employee)
Kennesaw, GA

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

ProsOpportunity for growth with the company. Publix has an amazing retirement package and wonderful benefits.

ConsPromotion process is very lengthy.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to consider who they promote more carefully before they do so. I have worked with several individuals who were not ready for promotion or leadership positions which caused several problems.

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

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quick and fast interview

Part Time Cashier (Former Employee)
Smyrna, TN

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

Prosfast quick and easy. good company to work for.

Consnot always going to get the hours needed

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

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Great place to work

Cashier (Former Employee)
Deland, FL

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

Pros- Good pay for grocery retail
- Benefits
- Co-workers are like family
- MOST managers are understanding and supportive
- Great for students
- Tuition reimbursement
- Employee perks via coupons in the mail
- If you put in the time and effort, you can easily rise through the company and retire well

ConsCan't think of anything bad to say about Publix. Only wish they'd hire me back!

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

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GTL (Former Employee)
Pinellas Park, FL

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

ProsGreat benefits and growth opportunity

ConsDull, repetitive work under artificial lighting.

Advice to Senior ManagementCross train, cross train.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Publix

Prosa great place to work

Consti have none to mention

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Great workplace

Cashier (Former Employee)
Sarasota, FL

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

ProsThey train you to put customer first and to have high standards.

ConsBusy during the holidays or when storms are coming.

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Meat Cutter

Meat Cutter (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe compensation package is truly outstanding. As a retail warrior, I have worked for many organizations and I can honestly say that this was the best company by far that I have worked for.

ConsTop level executives are out of touch with reality. They seem to be more intent on making sure store level managers and associates are following policy and procedure to the letter rather than empowering them to make sound business decisions and taking care of the customer.

Advice to Senior ManagementLevel out the decision making process. Allow your people to do what they do best... serve the customer.

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

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relatively new employee

MEAL DEMONSTRATOR, CASHIER (Current Employee)

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

ProsInteresting Work, Managers Understanding, Clean Grocery Store, Emphasis on Positive

ConsLow Pay, very irregular schedule

Advice to Senior ManagementAn adjustment of pay, about $2 an hour will increase morale immensely and probably avert negative attention in the future

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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