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"Great if you don't mind having no life outside of the company"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - Grocery Clerk in Tampa, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Publix full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

If you are ready, willing, and able to completely embrace Publix not so much as a company, but as a lifestyle, you're going to be fine. Think upper-middle-class-white-deed-restricted-community types and you'll get a good idea of what most of the management/upwardly mobile class consists of.
Pay is competitive
Advancement is easy,...too easy, they keep promoting the unqualified just because they ask for it.
Benefits aren't bad, and several can be obtained by part timers.

Cons

You will work so many hours, and get off so exhausted, you will have no life
There is an "Us and Them" mentality between management and labor. Communication is almost nonexistent
What you do off the clock will be weighed and judged just as much as what you do on the clock for purposes of moving up in the company,...and I mean everything, they want a very vanilla sort of person for management.
Training is sink or swim. Watch a video, then "There's your job, do it."
Management is terribly slow to fix any problem that comes up, and most company systems and policies are horribly slow to adapt.
Managers are changed out so quickly, you barely adjust to the last one before there's a transfer and you start over with a replacement,...and they are far from uniform in quality.

Advice to Management

Have a more uniform level of performance amongst your management.
Actual on the job training for new hires.
Allow at least some members of management to work amongst the employees so they can actually observe what's going on.
Don't assume because the people who want to be promoted tell you some new plan you've implemented is working that it really is,....Use some real analysis for a change.
Remember that people have limits and stop grinding us into the ground. 11+ hours a day on a regular basis will wear your employees down and kill morale.

Other Employee Reviews for Publix

  1. "IF you are dedicated, energetic. willing to work weekends and holidays this can easily be a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Produce in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Possibility of promotion is easy.
    training is superior.
    benefits for part time associates.
    long term job stability.
    ultra flexible hours if needed.
    professional, gigantic company that follows all national laws. This help us little people

    Cons

    Most managers are rude and lazy. (maybe because they got burned out)
    no longer provide dollar extra on holidays or sundays.
    High pressure job around certain times of the year.

    Advice to Management

    SM's DM's and RD's should keep a much closer eye on department managers as most are horrific.
    bring back sunday and holiday extra pay.
    Listen to employees.


  2. "Very great experience learned great responsibility and how to manage fellow associates"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SIP SELECTOR in Dacula, GA
    Former Employee - SIP SELECTOR in Dacula, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Publix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fortune 500 company, great benefits, warm meal everyday, great bonuses. Good infrastructure

    Cons

    strict policies on zero tolerance

    Advice to Management

    get more in tuned with every associate and be more aware of how to improve work conditions

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