Publix is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the world. Due to the same reason, people love working at Publix. Being myself an ex-associate and my partner (Mike) who is currently enrolled with the company can vouch for the fact that Publix is definitely a company worth to work for.

There are lots of benefits of working with them and I am going to share some of the main reasons for that too. I have tried to make the list unbiased and completely objective for you guys. Moreover, I have also interviewed some of of the Publix employees working in various departments.

Why People love working at Publix.

Compelling Reasons to Work at Publix

Let’s start discussing about the reasons right away!

Employees love the working environment and Culture

I am not making this thing up, I have interviewed some of the existing employees of the company and they’ve raved about the working environment and culture there. Here are some of the word’s employee’s themselves;

David – (Meat Manager)

I started at Publix as a clean-up boy in the meat department when I was 19 years old. I knew right away that I wanted to make the meat department my living. I enjoyed the atmosphere. It was hard work, but when you love what you do it’s not work at all. I’ve been a Meat Manager now for 10 years, and I was right. This is where I belong!


Elsie – (Deli Manager)

I am a Deli Manager, and I say that with great pride. I love working at the Publix Deli. It is very challenging, and I tackle each challenge with enthusiasm. I see everything as a growing experience. You get to meet people from all walks of life and learn new things about them.

There is always something going on, whether a party for graduation, a bar mitzvah, a first communion, a baptism – for any holiday gathering, and we are there and involved. I enjoy being able to help make someone’s special day.


Mike – (Warehouse Selector and Our Co-Founder)

I am a warehouse Selector at Publix and have been working here since 4 years now. I simply love the people here and enjoy my work daily. The people at Publix are the sweetest and they cooperate on greater extent. If you are someone who loves challenges then it is a right place to work at.

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Excellent Employee Benefits

Publix is famous for offering great benefits to its employees. They offer health care, 401(k) retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, and great discounts to their employees. Employees are rewarded with annual cash bonuses as well.

Publix has an employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stocks to the associates without costing them anything. Moreover, they are also offered to buy the existing privately held stocks.

Another thing that employees simply love is 6 paid Publix holidays and company paid life insurance. There are some more Publix employee benefits that are listed below;

  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Free flu shots
  • Direct deposit in up to three separate checking or savings accounts
  • Credit union membership
  • Service awards
  • Employee assistance program
  • Bereavement pay
  • Jury duty pay
  • Long-term disability plan
  • Holiday exchange (select another day off when you work a holiday)
  • Free, hot lunches, served buffet style for corporate, manufacturing, and distribution associates who work at facilities that have a cafeteria
  • Discounts on goods and services, including computers and electronics, wireless phones, security systems, vehicles, roadside assistance, hotels, cruises, movies, theme parks, jewellery, athletic shoes, books, home loans, tax preparation, and identity theft protection
  • Business casual attire at most non-store locations
  • Free parking

Stability and Job Security

Publix is expanding their business at fast pace which provides greater stability and job security for people. They are always looking for new talent and promoting the existing one to keep the engine running. If you are a hardworking person then you don’t have to worry about loosing your job.

It seems that at the time of economical chaos; Publix kept on growing without even raising their debts. Here is a fun fact, Publix has no long-term debt which makes it the safest company to work for. There are more than 44,000 employees who are working here for atleast 10 years. Learn about that why Publix is so successful?

Promotions and Growth

It has a culture of promoting the already working individuals. They believe in rewarding the existing team of people than hiring the new for the higher positions. There are lots of cashiers, baggers, stock clerks, bakers, meat cutters, and decorators have become managers or joined the corporate support team.

Friendly Managers

If you are good worker and delivers on time then you’ll be taken care of. Our co-founder Mike will vouch for that. If you get stuck in your work or are confused then your managers will come forward and teach you without belittling you. They can even help you to excel in your career overall.

A sense of Community

Publix is build on the principle of community. They all are contributing together for the greater good. The philosophy of founder was “We’re not only in the grocery business, we’re in the people business.” The central idea of Publix is to work for the people and care for each other.

Ideas are welcomed

Unlike most of big companies, ideas are well-appreciated and welcome here. If you have a unique idea then you may share it with your managers and they will consider surely give a thought to your idea and may even apply it.

Open Door Policy

Open Door policy keeps the employees at ease as you are free to reach out to management without formal appointments. You can simply go and discuss your issue with the management. You may also provide feedback to the higher management about various things. As employees are also the owner which is why their feedback is used to improve the business’s practices.

Final Verdict

These were some of the benefits that me and Mike have curated for you after doing interviews with some other Publix employees as well. I hope you must have liked it and would share it with others.

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