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Why Publix?

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It’s rewarding to be part of a company widely recognized as a leader in the supermarket industry. Our founder, Mr. George Jenkins, started this company with the idea to make shopping for groceries a better experience, which we strive to uphold every day with our devotion to premier customer service. If you have a passion for excellence, you may find Publix has just the right job for you.

There are probably 100 reasons we could list why being a Publix associate is great, but let’s start with these. You’ll soon discover your own reasons to love working here.

Make friends.

Annual surveys show that associates love working at Publix because of the teamwork they experience and the friends they make. Check out these testimonials to read how they feel.

We own the place.

We take pride in our work at Publix and tend to act like we own the place—because we do. We are the largest employee-owned company in the nation. Our associates benefit from that ownership through profit sharing, year-end bonuses, an employee stock ownership plan in addition to an elective 401K account, and a stock purchase plan.

There are plenty of opportunities to advance.

At a time when many other companies are shrinking, merging, or folding, Publix is continually opening new stores. That means new opportunities for hardworking, service-oriented people like you who are looking for career advancement opportunities.

Publix has a strong tradition of promoting from within to maintain our award-winning culture and reward our associates’ loyalty. That’s why so many entry-level associates rise through the ranks to become managers or join the corporate team. If you become an associate, you will find that it’s not uncommon to meet employers and coworkers who have been with the company for 10 years or more... and that could be you, too!

Great benefits, too.

Publix offers an array of benefits to help associates obtain healthcare, further their education through our tuition reimbursement program, save for retirement, and enjoy discounts on numerous products and services. Whether you are in a part- or full-time role, we want you to know how much we appreciate your value to our company and our customers.

Get more information about our Tuition Reimbursement Program.

We are committed to a diverse workforce and environmental responsibility.

Publix is committed to a diverse workforce. It broadens our scope of understanding and helps us to improve our work methods and environments.

Speaking of environments, we also believe in responsibility to our planet. Our goal is to meet today’s needs without sacrificing what is essential for tomorrow. Get into a Green Routine® is a thriving program across the company. Check out our corporate sustainability activities.

Like you, we are drawn to careers that allow us to serve others.

We’re proud of our reputation for great service. We receive top scores for customer satisfaction based on national surveys such as the Temkin Experience Ratings, and have received many awards for the premier service we deliver to both customers and associates. And our passion for helping others doesn’t end in our stores. Publix associates’ annual pledges and Publix Super Markets Charities’ donations consistently place us among the top-ranked contributors to United Way globally. Many associates volunteer with their local United Ways as well. Furthermore, we are pleased to raise funds for and donate our time and talents to other community partners such as Special Olympics, March of Dimes, Children’s Miracle Network, and Food for All.