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Management is poor and unprofessional. Job is over bearing and expects more out of one person than they should. If you want to be worked like a pack mule with hardly any benefits, Publix is for you.
They will use you and abuse you to get what they want. 9 times out of 10 women in management are just as unreasonable, unreliable, and nasty as their Male counterparts. They play favorites and will not promote to full time. Just stay away. I worked their 3x over a period of 14 years. Never changes just gets worse. Employees have no rights against customers. Even if a customer slaps a employee the employee is wrong.
They do not stand up for their struggling mothers and families.
Retail so hours vary, great opportunities for women
A great company to begin your career.
It all depends on who is running your store (store manager). The store I work for is known for its favoritism and gossiping. You have to be in the manager’s little “circle” in order to reap any benefits. They are less likely to pay attention to hard work if you aren’t of their standards and they don’t care about your wellbeing.
Super heavy culture leaning towards more extroverted types. I was misunderstood a lot as an introvert, and didn't quite fit in. In the end I couldn't drink the cool aid.
Publix is a fortune 500 company and it was great to work there.
It's a wonderful company with great benefits and decent earnings.
It’s nice starter or long term company especially if you have no idea what to do with yourself. You work for the man and ya gotta take pride in it. If you genuinely love the work you do you will enjoy yourself a lot more.
When I first started at Publix, I was making less than my boyfriend, who worked the same job in the same department, because he had experience that I did not; however, within six months I was making the same amount as him and now, after a year and a half, I make more than him since my work ethic and talents have been recognized.
I recently had a male coworker who was sexually harassing me. Upon finding out, my store manager quickly took action. He had me right up an incident report and then had my harasser fired. He never questioned me, or accused me, or asked for proof. He also never blamed me and he took the incentive to remind me that nothing was my fault and that I did nothing wrong.
Wonderful place to work! The pay was minimum wage but they’re are many opportunities for growth. It’s a great place for a long term career.
They wilk hedge you out. They'll give you less and less hours until you quit instead of being direct.
Publix was a GREAT job for what it was. It gave me a good stable income while going to school and always worked around my class schedule. While salary is typical of a retail job (ie. not the best, but not the worst either), they also give you stock in the company. I worked there for 10 years and when I left, I sold my stock that they gave me for free over the years and got $17,000. Can you imagine 30 years in the company, or more? And you can purchase more stock if you want. My mom did taxes for several managers and retirees from publix and many made over a million dollars because of the stock options. So if you know how to use your money, Publix could be the perfect place to work if you love food, retail, and customer service!
Not satisfied working here people gossip about each other, especially the women
Great place to work.
In-store management was horrible to me during a medically complicated pregnancy. They required a doctor's note for simple issues like having immediate access to a bottle of water. A fellow pregnant coworker was sent to the ER from work for a UTI. We both had restricted water and bathroom access.
Great company to work for
I have had to choose work over my children out of fear of losing my only source of income.
Very equal work environment
There is a lot of issues with management and moving into positions that are full time. Very hard to address it with upper management or corporate without it getting back, and not staying anonymous. Fellow coworkers are extremely disrespectful and are never reprimanded for it, especially management.
Publix was my dream place to work. That is no longer the case and am extremely disappointed in what the company actually is than how it is portrayed.
A lot of promises, but no follow through. No more benefits like there used to be.
Full-time employment scheduling isn't very family friendly for single mothers. You are basically scheduled what they want you to work with little regard to your own personal needs to be there for your children. You are at the mercy of the managers as a fulltimer.
Sexist dress codes and unlivable hours for the women working front end (where most of the women are assigned)
Great place to work
I was talked down to and treated like I was beneath human, by my manager.
It’s an amazing company, if you have the time to wait to move up it’s perfect.
When you first started at publix everything was nice like coming to work and doing everything right and making customers happy. Over time things started to changed well not really you were blinded to everything. They say their all about family . they prefer you to always be at work if you call out because your sick or child is sick they want to cut your hours know matter how hard they see you work . They would look pass you and put others before you because those either close friends or knew for a long time. Managers put more work on employees and do less unless the bigger heads are there. Instead managers of the store go around to ask how their employees feel or what needs to improve, they only care about a CHECK . They promote these managers and look down upon the workers as if WERE not the ones who actually make the customers satisfied and the store nice. Its very sad and they don't give raises no matter how well you perform and come on time.
I was excited to work for Publix because of their community involvement and self proclaimed servant hearts that run through the roots of the company. I was expecting high expectations, good training, team work, leadership, and servant hearted people but within one month of working, I found out that none of that existed. And granted, that may be for the particular store/ location I am at because it’s the only one I know, but I’ve been very disappointed.
Overall there is opportunity for those who want it.
I love public but I hate my locations need some where closer to home need to make money and want to work more hours just not given them to people that want to work
It’s ok, sometimes favoritism happens and they tend to micromanage to the point were it’s not enjoyable anymore. Will not work with your schedule preferences if your full time.
My only frustration is that it sells itself as a family friendly company but they have ZERO maternity benefits for part time, full time and even for management. There are also no rooms designated for pumping so you have to use a managers office which makes it an awkward exchange when you need to pump sense majority of them are males or the employee bathrooms that are at the back of the store.
Publix on old trolley road is a horrible place to work and I will neve recommend working there.
There is definitely an “Old Boy Network” in place within the hierarchy. Women are allowed at mid-level management, but beyond that - it’s who you know, and how you play the game. It’s political to its core. If you wish to move forward, don’t make any waves, align yourself with a powerful person in upper-level management, and conform. You might have great innovative ideas, but keep them to yourself until you are sure of a sympathetic ear.
Publix has NO female leaders in place. They have a terrible (on-going) record for sexual harassment. I’ve personally been harassed, called HR and NOTHING was done to help me or change the manger’s ways of speaking/acting towards women in the work place. Complete disgrace of a company. I need to paycheck right now but I would NEVER let my daughter (if I ever have one in the future) work for Publix.
I did not enjoy it. I would not recommend, because of the social climate of working in a grocery store. The pay is also not good, and it takes a long time to get to a place of making good money within the company. There was also very little diversity in management in terms of ethnicity.
When employed by Publix, we were told never to discuss pay rate but of course we did. Many women, some who had been there many years, were making half of what newly employed men were making. I know for myself, I did more than my fair share of heavy labor and the men would laugh and say to just let me handle the hard work, I was told this by a supportive make co-worker who reported it to the store manager, who did nothing. They were also paid twelve dollars an hour, I was making nine. I left that job with nothing more than terrible arthritis, nothing more.
This is a great company to work for, but one area that really needs to see some improvement is how the company works with parents. They will not offer set schedules at all making it nearly impossible to work with a daycare or school schedule.
No room for advancement or sympathy if become ill.
It honestly varies from store to store and management to management. Right now, we’ve had issues with how some male and even female employees are speaking to other female employees. Some of these people, I really don’t know how they still have a job. I seriously feel like we need some sort of peer mediation set up, as well as retraining people, as needed. Management could work on its attentiveness and even ask employees what they think would help things to be more peaceful and efficient. Not only would it make a difference among employees, but also our customers in helping to assure relaxed shopping experience.
Publix is a fantastic company to work for in my personal experience, especially when you have management that really cares
There are many females in leadership and management roles at my job. As long as the person can do a job well and prove it, they'll be considered and probably promoted as well. Everyone is treated quite equally.
Doesn't seem biased towards men and if it does something gets done about it. Every one is LGBT friendly as well
The female bakery management is crude and rude I need medication.
I love working at Publix. The workplace opportunities are equal for men and women. It's great!
I was passed up for a pharmacist position despite having more than 16 years with the company, exemplary performance reviews, prior management experience in customer service, and graduating summa cum laude from pharmacy school. Meanwhile, in the same district, a male classmate of mine who had to repeat at least one course in the curriculum, and who had no work history with Publix, was offered a pharmacist position.
It’s overal a 50/50 company, you either love it or hate it.
The lack of respect females receive is astounding. No real female representatives at the top of the heap. Growing up in the company a store manager made me repeat these words to him. "The retail grocery business is no place for a woman"
I feel like I am treated fairly at work compared to my male coworkers. The Bakery is mostly a female-run department in my experience.
Overall, it's a pretty good place to work.
As a full timer the company takes care of you but good luck getting full time. I've been there almost 4 years and nothing.
As a female, I KNOW I make less than my male co-workers and it's not because of their work ethic. It's upsetting to know that you could work for the company twice as long as a male co-worker, and be getting the same pay. Publix is also very strict towards females uniforms compared to men's. Granted, Publix is behind in the times in general, but because I have a figure, I have been told to buy new pants countless times even though I buy the same pants as every other woman who works there, and I have been wearing them since I started, before our current manager started at our store. The only difference is if you don't have a "desired" figure, they won't ask you to buy new ones.
The men only saw what they wanted to see and if you weren't liked you were run off.
I was harassed 3 of my male coworkers in my 4 years of employment. 2 of them were management. when reporting it, the mistreatment got worse. So bad I turned in my 2 weeks and left.
Good place to start you carrier and great employee retention.
Publix has many managers that have their job title because ass kissing. They don't care got employees, especially women.
In many stores, it is definitely a "boys culture" where comments are made about women's (customers and associates) looks and bodies. The guys seem to cover up for each other, and don't follow through on investigating claims made. I've also even heard upper management discuss an associates future, saying "Is she pregnant? Do we really want to promote her if she is?" And other managers who struggle with balancing the demands to stay late with child care have been told they "need to figure out if this is really the place for them if they won't make those sacrifices." They do promote women, definitely, but it isn't always the best environment.
I've worked extremely hard for the company for 7 years, and I still make $2/hour less than the men who have worked here for half that time. They are more focused on promoting the men in the department than myself (someone that shows drive and initiative).
Full-time associates are not allowed any say in setting their schedule. We are told that we should drop to part-time if we have schedule requests (off by five to pick children up from daycare, as an example).
"Part-timers" do not receive vacation or sick leave, even though many of these associates are scheduled forty hours every week and work overtimertime on a regular basis.
Associates are frequently told we must stay after our scheduled shift. Putting on ten hours of unwanted over time is not uncommon. Skipping lunches in order to complete tasks in time is not uncommon.
Women who breastfeed are told to clock out and encouraged to drop to part time or go on (unpaid) leave.
This company cares nothing for its associates health, families, or mental well-being. Only for its own bottom line.
Literally was told by management that being a female makes it difficult to advance. 10 years in and Ive been treated like garbage by many managers.
Long term, Publix is a wonderful company. Women have just as as many opportunity as men in advancement. This company is the best I've ever had the opportunity to work for.
Publix, while a Fortune 500 company, rarely promote younger women to higher positions. Especially YOUNG BLACK WOMEN. If you plan on breastfeeding your child DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY. The higher ups name it extremely hard for you. NOT a good company for a "family first" type of woman.
After working at a company were I was once told directly that I wouldn't be promoted because I was a woman, working for Publix is a breath of fresh air. Advancement opportunities are open to everyone as long as you work hard and stay on track. I plan to stay at Publix until I retire. I love this company!
Publix claims to be a 'family company' but their policies do not reflect that. The lack of maternity leave for a billion dollar company is appalling. The lack of women in Senior positions is glaring.
In 2013 I was raped, I missed a lot of work and became very depressed. After bringing my store manager my doctors note, he told me I "just needed to get over it." In 2015 when my son was born, I went on maternity leave and when I tried to go back to work they had hired someone in my place and wouldn't give me my position back. I was transferred to another store further from my home.
A co-worker report that another employee was making many unwanted advances to two different managers and was met both times with "you should just take it as a compliment" and "that's kinda sweet of him" and he was never spoken too about his behavior
Managers make efforts to keep employees low down. Minimal raises, lag in training responsiveness even when requested, hold out full time even if working 38+ hrs per week. It is possible to make it work for you, but you have to be the one to put in the effort. They have no interest in helping you advance
The company tells you they promote from within but it only applies if the company wants you to become a manager. If you desire a corporate position, these positions are given to managers who may or may not have the experience other than time dedicated to the company. Education and experience mean nothing to a company unless you are full time and commit your life to them before being considered for a better position.
There is no where to pump. It's practically impossible to even go take a break to pump, Every time I begged to go because my best were so engorged they would ask how long till she's one again. Reminding me that they only had to put up with this a little while. Once when one of my children was sick they told me to come in anyway and just leave them in the break room. Ages 1.3 and 3 at the time. Publix does try to promote women more then men it seems, but it's better when you make publix your family or don't have one at all.
It's hard to believe this is such a progressive company when my boss tells me "I'm pretty" if I make a mistake, or that I need to take some cardio classes at the gym to keep up with the speed at which he complete tasks. I have been passed over for promotions by people that were tied down with families because they "needed" it more than I did. Also, if your not hob knobbing it with the higher ups or the "cool kids" good luck breaking that glass ceiling, or getting into that big green palace everyone so desperately wants to work at.
There are no women managers except for in front service management. If you are a cashier, you will not be able to get full time, or more than 15 hours a week. Also, if you are an older employee, who has been with this company for years, they have recently started treating them horrible. They move older employees to bagging who were unable to do the job so they would quit. There would be young teenagers doing easy jobs, while the employees who were in their 60's were doing hard physical labor. It is really sad and alarming. The female manager, Leah, is just hateful and lies constantly. She starts gossip between employees. You are constantly required to go to meetings were you have to hear how wonderful Publix is to work for. Its just not the great company everyone thinks it is. The 401k is great, but good luck being able to keep your job, or getting the hours required to qualify for it, with the new CEO.
Publix has plenty of female department managers, maybe even store managers. However, I don't know of a single female district manager or higher. I also do not agree with the way they treat minorities. It's also a business of favoritism.
A retail sausage fest.
Publix is a great environment to work in and is unbiased when promoting from with in to management.
It's okay to be female in the traditionally female dominated roles, but it's a different story for those in the grocery or meat departments, and to some extent produce. In the traditionally male departments, it's still a boy's club and you have to do your job 2x as well for half the recognition. People still believe there's a quota, so there's always talk that a female manager only got promoted for being female. It's rough... good student job for women, even in grocery or meat departments, but I wouldn't recommend going into management. The company is pretty retrograde in its attitudes.
Women get harassed daily. When reported to a manager, it is not taken seriously. The manager laughs at them. This happens every single day. Not just one manager. Many of them.
Many women are held back from rising in the corporate structure because of lack of support for them in regards to childbearing and overall childcare. This is telling because many women leave the company for years to take care of children or step down to a position with a more reliable schedule for years and never make it to their potential.
Of course it always depends on management but it's a pretty alright place to work. They do always want more from you, so once you've met your peak they're not as satisfied with you.
Management will be very respectful and helpful and give you many opportunities, as long as you're high school or college aged and being pretty doesn't hurt at all. But once our ladies hit 30 we're treated like cattle. I know ladies who have been employed and hard working for over 20 years here and they are treated like an annoyance and consistently are being jerked around by the system to get them to leave. Just because you aren't 25 are not wearing make up doesn't mean you should be pushed away from your career.
The only major problem I have with publix towards women is our sick time rolls over year after year which is great however as far as I've been told can ot be used towards a maternity leave which would be the main reason I would ever have to use 6/10 weeks of sick/personal time.
For a company that keeps making great-places-to-work lists, it really doesn't provide and fair and safe workplace for women. I witnessed sexual harassment almost on a daily basis, and women just laughed it off because they were too scared to say anything about it. I was not allowed to work from home to offset my maternity leave needs and returned to work after only 7 weeks with my newborn, 4 weeks of that unpaid. So many women are in middle management positions, but not really anything of power. Publix needs to move into this century and away from angry white republican straight men.
There is little to no female representation in management outside of the store. There is no support for growing families and new mothers. This company is built for men, specifically singles.
My prospects as a female employee in comparison to my male coworkers feels unequal. I am not trained for anything other than the minimum-effort job I was hired for two years ago, and I have watched countless male coworkers with the same title and less experience be given training opportunities it is clear I will never get. Higher level opportunities are even more sparse for female employees.
Need managers to learn how to be compassionate when an employee calls out sick or for unforeseen circumstances, instead of trying to convince them to come to work by guilt tripping. I've witnessed this too many times, and it's a turn off to want to move up in a company that does this.
The management lacks
It's all about who you know in this company to get up to management. Not enough managers working with associates to help them succeed. Sets you up for failure.
Publix treas all employees (men and women) with dignity and respect!
Publix was once a pretty fair company towards its employees, but in the past several years hours have been cut due to an implemented automated scheduler and benefits have become very limited. There are women managers in store, but they are sparse. The executives of the company are still predominately male. I will say that Publix offers fair wages for the retail industry and is somewhat flexible with hours which is great for students or mothers.
This company is slowly, but surely, reducing the benefits that it offers it's employees. I've only seen a few female workers and even fewer female managers. The medical benefits available only cover a small amount of labor and delivery and there are very few sick days. I can't really complain about the vacation time available, as it is standard, about 80 hours.
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