At Publix Super Markets Inc., 88 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1375 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.21. It was published on Sep 4, 2017. 37595 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.

What They Do

We asked Publix Super Markets Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Publix has more than 1,150 grocery stores in seven U.S. states. We also have distribution, warehousing and manufacturing facilities that make Publix brand products. Our mission is to be the premier quality food retailer in the world. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Retail
US Headquarters: Lakeland, Florida, 33811 US Sites: 1170
Major Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, 30305; Miami, Florida, 33269; Orlando, Florida, 32819; Jacksonville, Florida, 32231; Tampa, Florida, 33611 US Employees: 189,607
US Revenues: $34 million Worldwide Revenues: $34 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1930

Publix Super Markets Inc. has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Women 2018 (ranked 29)

Best Workplaces for Millennials 2018 (ranked 62)

Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018 (ranked 47)

People Companies That Care 2017 (ranked 9)

Best Workplaces for Diversity 2017 (ranked 6)

Best Workplaces for Women 2017 (ranked 39)

Publix associates are dedicated to the philosophies of our founder, George Jenkins.

Perks and Programs

We asked Publix Super Markets Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Retirement: Publix’s employee stock ownership plan provides eligible full- and part-time associates with retirement savings at no cost to them. Most importantly, the distribution is calculated at the same percentage of wages regardless of the associate’s position.
  • Holiday Bonus: Full- and part-time associates receive an annual holiday cash bonus that is extraordinary for the retail food industry. Full-time associates with three years of service receive two weeks' pay as the holiday bonus. Monthly salaried associate receive a full month’s pay as holiday bonus.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Full- and part-time associates working as few as 10 hours a week can be eligible to receive reimbursements up to $12,800 toward degrees in an approved field of study such as accounting, industrial engineering, information technology, pre-pharmacy, marketing, and business management. Eligible associates can also receive up to $3,400 for individual courses, occupational/technical programs or undergraduate programs while attending a two-year school/community college.
  • Stock Purchase Plan: In addition to the employee stock ownership plan, Publix provides all eligible associates with an opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately held stock.
  • 401 (k) Match: Participants can contribute up to 10 percent of their pay to their 401(k) retirement savings plan. For every dollar up to three percent of a participant’s annual eligible pay, Publix contributes 50 cents, up to a maximum match of $750.
  • Annual Service Award: We recognize years of service in five-year increments. Associates with five, 10 and 15 consecutive years attend a lunch celebration event, and those with 20 or more years are honored with their guest at an elaborate dinner event. Associates honored at these luncheons and dinners can select a gift based on their years of service – everything from jewelry to housewares to electronics.
  • Employee Owned: Publix has been employee-owned since 1930. We are the largest employee-owned supermarket chain in the nation. Publix associates benefit from that ownership through profit-sharing in the form of year-end bonuses and shares of company stock distributed yearly to a retirement account at no cost.


$29,651 Average salary and additional cash compensation for deli clerk $121,323 Average salary and additional cash compensation for store manager
50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to $750 of salary70% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for 67.92 percent of employees enrolled in the plan.)
63% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for 13.81% of employees enrolled in the health plan.) 69% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
29 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $3,200 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
Recognition is a hallmark at Publix.


16 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 6 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
3 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Job sharing
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Medical facilities (only at headquarters)
  • Onsite Amenities (Free cafeteria for support offices, credit union, children's day care, pharmacy and free health screening services)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave.


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$2,745,165 Philanthropic donations in last year $196,264 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
Director of Environmental and Sustainability Programs Leads environmental impact team Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit
1 LEED certified building(s) Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Alison Midili Smith, Senior Vice President of Human Resources is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Community involvement is a strong part of the Publix culture.


Publix is a great place to build a career.

How to Get Hired

We asked Publix Super Markets Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

The most important quality is a sense of urgency to provide customers, both internal and external, with outstanding service.  This requires a passion for helping people, a sense of humility, high standards, and great attention to detail.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Research as much as you can about Publix, follow directions when applying, be truthful in all you say and do, make eye contact and smile when communicating with people, and introduce yourself to a manager to explain why you would make a great Publix associate.  One other thing: understand that there might be other applicants who are even more qualified for the position than you are.  We receive more than a million applicants a year.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We always target talented bakers, decorators and meat cutters.  We continually look for industrial maintenance technicians, particularly those with refrigeration experience. And our 1,100-associate Information Systems Department always has openings.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Go to for information about our company, the benefits of working at Publix, current job openings and more.  Another source for information is

hiring Outlook

6% Job Growth Average applicants per opening
441,171 Total job applicants 35% New hires by employee referrals
51% Openings filled by current employees 9% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
41% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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