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Publix Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits; amazing 401k options; willing to work with a college student's schedule (in 102 reviews)

  • Good benefits and pay is raised at a decent amount throughout your career there (in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • I'm pretty sure this is illegal if I am not converted to a full-time employee but make (in 135 reviews)

  • People who can only work part time only get to work ONE DAY per week at times (in 79 reviews)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are good

    Cons

    Never get hurt u r treated badly

  2. Great

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at Publix part-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If management is your goal, Publix provides the training for you to excel in your chosen field. They have flexible work hours for part-timers and if you decide to stay be it as a part-timer or as full-timer, the benefits are the best. You have stock options, 401K, health insurance (part timer 1500 hours per year) dental and vision insurance.

    Cons

    Managers are often too busy to train new hires, leaving the teaching to other associates who were badly trained when they started. Its a catch 22. No one associate is working off the same page and there is no accountability, no consequences for your actions or lack there of.

    Advice to Management

    As a part time time employee in the Deli and knowing how stressful a day can be at a busy store, management should be fair with both full time and part time employees each having the same duties such as kitchen during the day and night, getting the truck, putting merchandise out, doing production for the day and being on the counter. We should all be doing the same work and the counter not relegated to part timers. Be fair and impartial. Listen to complaints or gripes with an open mind and get back to those who gripe or complain with feedback.

  3. Decorator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publix

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefit, friendly people and clean working place

    Cons

    Low wages, crazy shifts and cater to well known scammer

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great atmosphere to work,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with, potential to move up if you stay long

    Cons

    Closing till midnight, not good if you are in school

  6. good place to shop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publix part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Has what one wants and needs very clean stores.

    Cons

    Employees not paid very much

    Advice to Management

    Look closer at General behaviors and better. Daggers..

  7. Customer Service Staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publix part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A great company to work for, the managers actually take an interest in you and make sure if you want to move up in the company that its something you can achieve. Publix tries to only hire people who want to work, so you are not stuck working with someone who is lazy and doesn't try.

    Cons

    As in any customer service job, the customers can sometimes be very petty and rude, Publix's policies makes it easy to please most customers, but some customers take the policies and use them to steal from Publix. Since Publix aims to please all customers and not ruffle any feathers you have to just let them keep getting away with it, all while having a smile on your face.

    Advice to Management

    The new coupon and return policy can be effective if it is uniform throughout all Publix's. A customer wants to get cash back from a return with no receipt and when I try to give them a gift card they say another store gave them cash the other day, and then I call a manager who overrides me and gives them cash.

  8. Retail Hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publix full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People you work with are great! Great Benefits and starting pay. You will work retail hours but most managers will work with you on schedule.

    Cons

    Upper Management is only worried about their quotas. Does not matter what kind of experience or degree you have, promote based on gender and nationality.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink how you promote. Someone who does a great job and is truly ready for the next step is always overlooked because you want to promote someone else to fill the quota gap.

  9. It is a little boring, but it offers you a lot of opportunities to get a better position

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are very kind, the managers try to accommodate you the best they can for your needs. They are very flexible with the schedule.

    Cons

    I go to school too and the late hours sometimes bother me. There are not many benefits for a part timer employee or you can start getting them too late in you time working there. You have to stand for long periods, I'm starting to feel it in my knee.

    Advice to Management

    cashiers should get seats, after all, standing in just one place for long periods will eventually have repercussions to health, whether the employee is young or old.

  10. Been there 3 years. It was a first job. They hire at 14 so that is a nice thing not many other companies do.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Destin, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Destin, FL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Reasonable with time off requests
    Not to crazy if you don't live in a tourist town
    Nice employees to work with

    Cons

    Managers are only decent
    Dealing with some stubborn customers

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for employees more often

  11. I love my clients

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    Current Employee - Peer Specialist in Fayetteville, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Peer Specialist in Fayetteville, GA (US)

    I have been working at Publix part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I love to work and it not about the money

    Cons

    Long hours but it is worth it and helping someone is my strong point

    Advice to Management

    We need a van for our trips with the clients

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