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 10193 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 7030 reviews)
Publix employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.9
Career Opportunities
3.8
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
2.5
Senior Management
3.4
Publix employees rated their Senior Management 0.9 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
48%
48%Rodney McMullen
CEO Approval
Publix Ceo Todd Jones
76%
76%Todd Jones
Publix employees rated their CEO Approval 28% higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
46%
% Recommend to a friend
74%
Publix employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 28% higher than Kroger employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
34%
Positive Business Outlook
62%
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 $2 higher than Kroger.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Cashier667 Salaries
$9/hr
Pharmacy Technician240 Salaries
$11/hr
Customer Service Representative66 Salaries
$9/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Cashier662 Salaries
$11/hr
Pharmacy Technician91 Salaries
$12/hr
Customer Service Staff236 Salaries
$12/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible schedule" was the most mentioned Pro at Kroger.
  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Publix.
  • "Minimum wage" was the most mentioned Con at Kroger.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Publix.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible schedule"(in 445 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 399 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 689 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 373 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Minimum wage"(in 340 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 333 reviews)
Cons
"Part time"(in 318 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 276 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk/Bagger

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

Pros

Awesome people to work with Great building

Cons

Not the greatest pay My past supervisor kept scheduling me over my school hours even after I gave two weeks notice of schedule

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing! Just pay courtesy clerks a bit more if possible:)

"Great company"May 13, 2020

Former Employee - Cashier

I worked at Publix part-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Flexibility with schedule and great management.

Cons

None, I enjoyed all my years at Publix from high school into my 30’s!

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work!

Job Postings

Kroger has 13,912 more recently posted open jobs than Publix.