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"Be ready to work!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Seafood Specialist in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Seafood Specialist in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

If you work hard at Publix you will advance. However, you must perform at a high level over time, like a year and a half. The environment constantly changes so be prepared to adjust. Every quarter, if you are full time, you will get a bonus. Publix also has increased vacation time to two weeks. Good Luck!

Cons

Publix is constantly looking to save money so you might find your hours cut, or having to improvise due to lack of resources. You also will never have a consistent schedule, but that is retail for you.

Advice to Management

If you want to promote a family environment allow employees to have a set schedule. Also lower the prices a bit. Sometimes the frozen products are more expensive than the fresh items.

Other Employee Reviews for Publix

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best place to work..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bagger for Three Months Then Cashier for Two Years in Spring Hill, FL
    Former Employee - Bagger for Three Months Then Cashier for Two Years in Spring Hill, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you get a good amount of hours-i was in high school and on two varsity sports teams while working there and still received a good 20+ hours per week.

    Cons

    They expect you to have a huge grin (not exaggerating) on your face while bringing in grocery carts in 90+ weather.

    Very picky about bathroom cleanup.

    I once had to call out because I was in the hospital and I was yelled at and hung up on. I spent the next hour crying.

    I was once screamed at by a manager because a can of tuna wasn't pulled up-I wasn't even the one who was supposed to be leveling that night-I was on a register until closing.

    Advice to Management

    Be appreciative of the hard work that people do.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "publix isnt all its cracked up to be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    decent benefits are available, but health insurance is rather pricey--$450/wk for family coverage. the stock plan is very good: they give you shares of stock in the company just for working there. they give out bonuses yearly, but they are very small for non-management personnel

    Cons

    there is a HUGE discrepency between management pay/bonuses and non-management pay/bonuses. managers receive minimal training on effective management techniques. management could really care less about employees family/personal needs, but this is common in retail and food service industries.

    Advice to Management

    please try to narrow the huge gap between management and non-management salary/bonuses/benefits. coach your department managers to praise employees for jobs well done. be more flexible with shift assignments.


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