9 Reasons to Work at Publix
By Jazmyn M. | January 2, 2020
There’s a lot to love about working at Publix, whether in our stores, our corporate offices, manufacturing facilities or distribution centers. Publix employs more than 200,000 people throughout our footprint in the Southeastern United States, and these are just some of the reasons our associates say they love being part of the Publix family!
Our founder, George Jenkins, believed that his employees should have ownership in the company and began giving his employees shares of stock at no cost to them. That legacy has carried on, and today, Publix is the largest employee-owned supermarket chain in the country. Once you’re eligible, Publix contributes a percentage of your earnings into your stock account. The more you grow with the company, the more stock you receive!
In addition to our stock ownership options, Publix offers benefits to help associates obtain health care, further their education, save for retirement, enjoy discounts on numerous products and services, and more. It’s important to us that our associates feel valued now and in the future.
One of the great parts about being privately owned is that we are built for job security. We hold no long-term debt, continually open new stores and see profits increase year after year. As other retailers have come and gone over the years, Publix has managed to stay profitable by keeping up with customers’ changing needs. We take pride in being able to provide our associates with an income they can count on.
Did you know our CEO started his career at Publix as a bagger? We believe in promoting from within the organization. All our store managers worked their way up from entry-level positions. There are also opportunities at corporate that either require retail experience or are visible only to current Publix associates.
Publix values the fresh ideas and unique perspectives that different people bring to the table. We celebrate diversity and strive to provide an inclusive environment for all our associates and customers.
We believe in giving back to the community. We are proud partners of several organizations, including the United Way, Special Olympics, Feeding America and Children’s Miracle Network. Publix contributes more than $36 million a year to the United Way with the help of our associates’ contributions. Our associates don’t just contribute their hard-earned money, they also volunteer their time by participating in service projects with our community partners.
Commitment to the Environment
Part of our mission is to be responsible citizens in our communities, and that includes our commitment to sustainable practices. We feel strongly that taking care of the planet is essential to our success and the wellbeing of our customers and associates.
We’re in the People Business
At the core of our business lies the philosophy of our founder. “We’re not only in the grocery business, we’re in the people business.” All of the things to love about working for Publix are centered around the idea that the key to success is caring about people.
If you have a servant’s heart and are looking to find a rewarding career with the opportunity for growth, we hope you consider a career with Publix. Apply online to work at your local store or visit the Publix Jobs Center to view the current openings in our corporate offices, warehouses and manufacturing facilities.