Publix Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
1,182 Reviews

3.7
1,182 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits; amazing 401k options; willing to work with a college student's schedule (in 78 reviews)

  • Good benefits and pay is raised at a decent amount throughout your career there (in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • I'm pretty sure this is illegal if I am not converted to a full-time employee but make (in 115 reviews)

  • People who can only work part time only get to work ONE DAY per week at times (in 64 reviews)

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  1.  

    great place to work

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    Current Employee - Bagger  in  Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Bagger in Pensacola, FL

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

    Pros

    love working here the people get along with you

    Cons

    sometimes you have to stay till midnight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fhgd

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publix part-time

    Pros

    Good pay and a lot of encouragement

    Cons

    If you want to move up you have to have an intense commitment to it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good overall, customer service team could be clique-y

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Snellville, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Snellville, GA

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

    Pros

    Good first experience, working in a team, individual responsibility

    Cons

    Customer Service Department was clique-y/unprofessional, would gossip at times

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Its a wonderful experience filled with happiness and great customer service skills.

    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier  in  Ocala, FL
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Ocala, FL

    I have been working at Publix part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This company offers great time off policies, compentastion, and a great attitude workforces.

    Cons

    Handling challenging scenarios dealing with customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise that everyone gets treated equally.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Publix part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits (even part-timers get really good ones) and an enviable culture.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get foot in the door of corporate, which is kind of discouraging if you are wanting to move out of retail operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our department manager is a great person, but is reluctant to put out fires, so to speak. Our manager does not like it with people are upset with her/him and shows poor leadership at times. Sometimes, one needs to say or do things to correct team members who are belligerent, difficult or otherwise not pulling their weight, just to be fair to the other associates who are visibly doing their part. In fairness, things have improved somewhat, with a new system in place that lists what the expectations/tasks are for the day and that they are done before associates are done with their shift --- our manager just needs to be more consistent and not afraid to speak their mind. it's not a popularity contest...people do not have to like you all the time, but if you let someone do whatever they want (abuse your kindness), then you cannot expect them to show you some respect. Be firm and do not let people walk all over you.

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  7.  

    Descent Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publix

    Pros

    Good Benefits, bonuses, descent pay

    Cons

    hard to get full time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to be less greedy and give more full time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  8.  

    Loved it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix

    Pros

    I love the value Publix holds for it's customers.

    Cons

    I was in the deli so I didn't get to walk around the store much but it was still a good place to work.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pleasant experience, good benefits.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    The benefits to working at Publix are the main draw. They promote from within so there is always room to grow and move up.

    Cons

    Some employees are moved up to management when they are not ready/are not fit for the position. More training and education is needed for some managers.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    nice job if you're interested in only part time

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    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier  in  Fairview, TN
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Fairview, TN

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

    Pros

    meeting new people and getting to know your neighbors is fun. seeing new product is exciting. store 1360 is clean, mostly because when there are no customers, employees are required to clean things that have already been cleaned just moments prior to cleaning them after you cleaned them the first time. 90% of the non-management employees are professional to work with.

    Cons

    erratic hours cause fatigue. especially when you're required to work until closing time and then turn around and open the next day. this type of scheduling creates tired employees who are prone to errors that could otherwise be avoided if thought could be put in to scheduling. attempting to make a living wage is impossible since full time seems to be offered to only the "golden employees". I've yet to see one single employee be promoted in the customer service area since I began working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember where you came from. remember your bonuses are acquired off the sweat of the folks at the bottom of the food chain. treating us all with the respect you demand would go a really long way. a majority of you look like the Keystone Cops with your attempts to put on a big show. stop already. it's a horrible look for you. VERY unprofessional. at the end of the day it is more attractive to command respect rather than demand respect.

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    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great stock options

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    Current Employee - Meat Cutter  in  Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter in Port Saint Lucie, FL

    I have been working at Publix full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They will work with you. If you need certain time off its not that big a deal. After 10 years of employment your stock starts growing fast.

    Cons

    Assistant and Managers are put threw the ringer. Pay raises are too low and really don't seem to be based on merit for management or associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more full time help and quit hiring unqualified people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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