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  1.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oviedo, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oviedo, FL

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    It's a very simple job.

    Cons

    rude customers from time to time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfied Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Service/Grocery Clerk & Cashier in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Front Service/Grocery Clerk & Cashier in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Publix is the atmosphere, at the store I've been at for over a year, the atmosphere of the employee's and our customers have been very positive and it's been a great learning experience.

    Cons

    The most challenging times at Publix is during the rush when people are just getting off work or they're looking for lunch. The other times of challenge include during holiday's and big sports event.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good starter job

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

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    There is a Raise every 6 months

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for growth if you have a degree outside of business or marketing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very solid company

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

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

    Pros

    For the most part great managers and staff, including employees, the interview was realtively easy and efficient, scheduling and flexibility is awesome in Publix as long as you request off early enough, they started my pay a little above minimum when I started.

    Cons

    I work at one of the busiest Publix's in the city and am always busy. They sometimes work harder than your pay level should allow. Not a problem for me, but from what I understand, going from part-time to full-time is difficult. Raises are pretty weak.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sad to hear Publix today lost it's lead as the nations #1 supermarket.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in South Florida, FL

    I have been working at Publix full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about working here are the benefits and good working conditions. I would recommend anyone to work here compared to any other grocery store. If you are part time they will try to give you the hours you need if you are a good worker and may even get moved up into fulltime very quickly if you are working hard.

    Cons

    The cons of working here according to my experience and that of other employees is that it is no secret that it is rare to move up unless you are a minority. You can move up into a management position if you are a YOUNG American man or woman but if you are no longer in your 20's are early 30's it is hard no matter how good you are. A non American has a better chance then you do though of being promoted. Publix is a good old boys club as they say for the most part so if the store you working at has managers that do not like you then you have no chance of moving up. If you are in your 40's and up then you probably have no chance at all. Because of all of this moral is low and a lot of employees that are good at what they do have begun to stop trying. I see a lot of people who have tried to get into management become very angry and frustrated. When you have a company that is not promoting people because they are good but for some other reason then you have a mess on your hands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to how you are treating the people who work the hardest for you. It is no secret to anyone who has been there for atleast a year what is going on. The message you are sending to your employees is not good. Many of us are proud to be American. Some of us who are older can work just as hard if not harder then some of your youngest employees. By the way a lot of those younger employees you promoted into management do not plan to stick around the company want to cash in early. Treat people with respect and they will work hard for you in return.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Happy with my Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very kind coworkers
    They take the time to really teach you what they want you to do
    Able to take time for "providing premier customer service"
    Comfortable work environment

    Cons

    Low pay cap
    Extremely hard to get full time
    Hard to get benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use other factors to determine how employees earn full time status

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    One Big happy and dysfunctional family.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    Staffing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    Always friendly and kind every visit.

    Cons

    I question are they over worked??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff more people in the grocery dept.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Publix is a great company to work and shop.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    Stock options/ annual dividends payout
    Great benefits even for part time employees-after 12 mo vision dental health.
    Opportunities for growth
    Pays well in comparison to other retailers
    They allow u to cross train in other depts to get more hours
    They really care about the employees

    Cons

    Promotion depend on relationship with managers. (brown-nosing gets you ahead faster)
    Long hours
    Deli is Hard work -learn as much as you can
    Meat dept pays best- then grocery-then deli. produce - easiest dept

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on work ethic not personal relationships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    This is a great company with lots of opportunities for advancement!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Psm Coordinator in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Psm Coordinator in Lakeland, FL

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

    Pros

    There is such a thing as free lunch and we have it here! They also provide company cars, yearly raises and fair evaluations. The caliber of co-workers is excellent and the work environment is really conducive to personal and professional growth. Publix is a leader in providing Education, Training and Development. You can literally write your own ticket here!

    Cons

    It is a bit of a different culture, but if you are willing to take on the Publix culture and allow it to take you places, then it's not really a negative. It's just different.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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