Before I ever worked for Publix I knew the company had a great reputation, even thought I might not have known exactly why. The more I learned about the company, the more I wanted to be a part of it. When I graduated pharmacy school in 2001, I set my sights directly on Publix and accepted a position as a floating pharmacist.
The more time I spent with Publix, the more I cam to understand and appreciate all that the company has to offer. This is a company that truly understands that its greatest asset is its culture. Publix culture is not manifested as some repeated phrase or cherished stone tablet. The culture is embodied in the associates.
You will notice very quickly that we are not "employees." Being a private company, we are associates and owners, whether in the stores, manufacturing, or support staff. There is a definite sense of ownership present at all levels of the company. This results in an environment where associates are empowered and encouraged to make a difference.
Despite a very competitive marketplace, Publix continues to expand and succeed, never losing focus of our mission. Continued expansion and innovation provides limitless opportunities for professional growth and advancement. I always enjoy looking back on my career with Publix, but that is not nearly as exciting as looking forward at my future with Publix.