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Publix Atlanta Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits fun place closes (in 468 reviews)

  • Extremely good company with good benefits (in 250 reviews)

Cons
  • Games management plays when they want to keep you around as a part-time lackey but never give you full-time (in 379 reviews)

  • hard to get a benefit if you are part time (in 214 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Sugar Hill, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Sugar Hill, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publix part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I loves working at Publixs worked all my life in customer service and serving the community

    Cons

    I've been working standing on my feet and looking for something with a sit down job


  2. "Liked Publix"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Publix part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You got payed for working

    Cons

    not allowed to recieve tips
    boujee people

  3. "Customer Service Staff"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Mableton, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Mableton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Publix is a great company to grow with and they offer so many benefits. Personally I think it's a great first job or college job. They work around your schedule and there's several opportunities to move up for hard workers.

    Cons

    Fellow coworkers aren't as easy to get along with. No team efforts and management doesn't always have your back when enforcing ground rules that they set.

    Advice to Management

    Practice the "team" efforts that you preach


  4. Helpful (1)

    "I really enjoyed Publix for 12 years, but the company has changed a lot over the years."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Publix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benifits, You make well over the average salary and if you put in the years, the retirement money is awesome.

    Cons

    Long hours and stress. If you have a family, expect to not see the. As often as you would like.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics and put family first.


  5. "Front Service Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Front Service Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Front Service Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with the schedule. Limited benefits after a year.

    Cons

    Hard to become full time employee


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Publix Pharmacy and Me"

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Publix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best reason working for Publix Pharmacy is the experience in a field I was interested in. As a technician I became familiar with the role of the Pharmacist and found that standing for 8 to 10 hours a day filling medications was not for me, but I enjoy the nice people and increased my knowledge of pharmaceutical chemistry.

    Cons

    Some of the cons working for Publix when I did I didn't receive benefits, pay was minimal and the job was monotonous.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay and have extended breaks for employees who do tedious jobs without a lot of movement


  7. "Not too bad"

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Publix part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay in the deli at my location was $11/hour. Management treated us well.

    Cons

    Very demanding work. Sometimes lazy coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Department Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Publix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, opportunity for advancement, employee-owned, profit sharing, quarterly bonuses for managers, tuition reimbursement, great place to work for those who aren't interested in moving up

    Cons

    Work/life balance, high stress level, long hours, work weekends, corporate politics can make dealing with conflict more difficult than it should be, high turnover--generally understaffed which makes it hard to properly invest time in new hires, managers are frequently placed at locations 20 miles or further away from home with no change in pay to compensate, below-average number of vacation days based on length of full-time service, health insurance options could be better, generally not successful at promoting and retaining the right people

    Advice to Management

    Remember the principles that Publix was founded on, and remember to take good care of your people. Money is important, but it seems like it has become more about that than the people--who are your most important asset.


  9. "Good money for your time"

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    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Acworth, GA
    Current Employee - Stock Clerk in Acworth, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recognized for hard work, competitive pay, opportunity to advance, mostly good management, flexible part-time schedule, you acquire stock as you work after the first year

    Cons

    Bad coworkers/managers aren't dealt with effectively, more time is required of you as you are promoted, lazy coworkers are common, no overtime, high standards that can be unrealistic at times

    Advice to Management

    Give overtime discretion to department managers and make it easier to oust bad hires before the 3 month mark.


  10. "Amadou"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Bagger in Fairburn, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Bagger in Fairburn, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Publix part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You gets lots of money for a teen

    Cons

    Work too much on a daily basis

    Advice to Management

    Work hard!


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