Compare Kroger vs Publix BETA

See how working at Kroger vs. Publix compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Kroger vs. Publix. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Kroger

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Publix

Employee Ratings

  • Publix scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 15255 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 11978 reviews)
Publix employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.9
Publix employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.9 higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Publix employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.8
Work-life balance
3.4
Publix employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.6
Senior Management
3.4
Publix employees rated their Senior Management 0.8 higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.9
Culture & Values
3.8
Publix employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Kroger Ceo Rodney McMullen
41%
41%Rodney McMullen
CEO Approval
Publix Ceo Todd Jones
72%
72%Todd Jones
Publix employees rated their CEO Approval 31% higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
43%
% Recommend to a friend
70%
Publix employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 27% higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
37%
Positive Business Outlook
65%
Publix employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 28% higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Publix salaries averaged $1 higher than Kroger.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Cashier1122 Salaries
$11/hr
Pharmacy Technician464 Salaries
$13/hr
Customer Service Representative124 Salaries
$11/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Cashier1567 Salaries
$12/hr
Pharmacy Technician246 Salaries
$13/hr
Customer Service Staff369 Salaries
$13/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible schedule" was the most mentioned Pro at Kroger.
  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Publix.
  • "Low pay" was the most mentioned Con at Kroger.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Publix.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible schedule"(in 640 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 585 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 932 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 608 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 781 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 474 reviews)
Cons
"Part time"(in 444 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 429 reviews)
Featured Review
"it was okay"Jan 16, 2022

Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger

I worked at Kroger part-time

Pros

i got to meet cool people

Cons

the physical wok was exhausting

Former Employee - Grocery Stocker

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

Pros

Easy job. Can learn whole process quickly, and that process will not change.

Cons

Mundane at times. All physical labor.

Advice to Management

More full time opportunities

Job Postings

Kroger has 10,476 more recently posted open jobs than Publix.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
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Recent Jobs
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