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"Publix is based on core values & strives to provide excellence & premier customer service"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Front End
Former Employee - Front End
Recommends
Positive Outlook

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

Pros

The company is family owned & prides itself on keeping strong family values. It provides proper training to ensure less turnover & safety measures are followed to prevent accidents. Publix sets a high standard of excellence to stay a cut above the competition. There are many opportunities for advancement.

Cons

You have to be flexible with hours in order to work as a team to provide the best customer service possible.

Advice to Management

Managers should be paid more because of the added level of duties that are placed on them.

Other Employee Reviews for Publix

  1. "The benefits of working here, are everything but your job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk
    Current Employee - Grocery Clerk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publix part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can make quite a bit of income as a younger individual working through school, or as someone without a formal education (yet). Plenty of stock option to buy which will actually yield subsidiary income, as well as I took advantage of the tuition reimbursement program offered to students.

    Cons

    -Long, long hours. Sometimes with schedule conflicts, especially as a student they do not find sufficient reasoning with alternative reasons and get frustrated.
    -Micro-management. Constantly receiving feedback, and are going for a very controlled environment, managers are becoming less personable.
    -Most work occurs during night, or afternoon hours. This is when people do their shopping, hence the need for a larger workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Be more personable, and have stronger connections with your employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid job with a lot of benefits - not much room for advancement - very relative to specific management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Other employees make this company fun to work for at times. Profit plan (free shares of stock). Good 401k. Tuition reimbursement (they give you up to $8k for college in the form of reimbursement). Discount program. In grocery depending on the store and management there is typically a lot more freedom and less babysitting going on than in other departments.

    Extremely consistent schedule (depending on full time status and/or manager) and they work with you on working around college classes interfering with work schedule.

    Cons

    Very simple repetitive work for the most part that doesn't take much skill or knowledge. Managers can be hit or miss but that is with all jobs. I've had terrible managers but awesome managers as well. But the terrible ones are worth noting on the cons section of my review, because some managers should just be demoted or fired for incompetence, but Publix won't just simply fire someone. They take a much more passive erosion approach that I dislike.

    There isn't much room for advancement in Publix (in grocery at least - it may not be the case in other areas of the company). For the most part you get put on a waiting list if you are going to be promoted with a pool of other employees trying to advance to the same position as you. If no one gets moved/quits/gets promoted there is a big stalemate.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep focusing on taking care of customers and employees rather than focus strictly on numbers. Also always remember that employees that like you and like each other will work much harder than employees that dislike you as a manager. Spend more time interacting with your employees. The best managers I've ever had ended up becoming friends with everyone they managed, as well as working hard and knowing when to go from fun to work and vice versa.

    Also Publix needs to try to embrace more technology. They're taking steps in the right direction but chaintrack (the computer program that manages inventory) is super outdated as well as most any other piece of "tech" in a Publix.

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