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Maura Satchell

Maura Satchell

We’ve been blogging for a year now and have published 27 posts on a myriad of topics. We hope you have enjoyed reading our Publix Jobs Blog and that you have found each one helpful in some way.

It’s time to plan the next blogs, and we’d love your input. This link will take you to a quick five-minute anonymous survey. By participating, you can provide honest feedback while ensuring that future blogs are relevant to you. We value your insight!

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52 Responses

  1. ggovindan August 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    I started working in Publix 5 years now. When I started working it was very exciting for me. When I was working as a cashier there everyone was a teamplayer and work good. I was a role model cashier. Because they don’t give full time for cashiers I trasfered to bakery thinking like i will get fulltime job. Now they are saying they don’t hire bakery clerk’s full time. They never give me chance to learn anything either in the bakery. I want to stay with the company and i want to move up. I am looking forward for that. The way things are going in the bakery it is getting very discouraged.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge August 30, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

      Would you be interested in a Decorator or Baker position? There are fulltime opportunities in those job classes.

      • chrissyneg20 October 31, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

        I’m interested in being a decorator ,but I don’t know if its for the Publix I’m closest too or not. I’m currently going to school for a bachelor in art, decorating a cake sounds like something I’d throughly enjoy doing.

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge November 1, 2013 at 8:11 am #

          Hi Chrissy:

          What city are you in?

          Patti

          • chrissyneg20 November 1, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

            Well I did fill out an application for it today in person and my city is Antioch. I met the manager of the bakery Stacy she took down my info. I couldn’t find a way to check through the website where exactly the positions were open like which stores needed this or that.

          • Patti Breckenridge
            Patti Breckenridge November 5, 2013 at 10:03 am #

            Chrissy:

            Thank you for applying and for speaking with a manager. We do not post our store positions on the web because they open and close to quickly.

            Patti

  2. andy September 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    Make sure you show up extra, EXTRA early for the initial interview because the hiring manager I dealt with was overly rude about being a few minutes, even 1 minute late. I got to the warehouse 10-15 minutes before my interview and was held up by multiple semi-trucks pulling in as well. Then I had to wait for the security guard to check me in, make a phone call, give me an ID badge and then proceeds to give me horrible directions on where to park. Then I was stopped by another security guard because the confirmation email with instructions for the interview told me to go to the wrong gate (Gate 10 when It should have said Gate 9). Once I spotted the building I was looking for I had to turn back around because there was only 1 opening to the parking lot I needed to park in. Once I finally got parked it was right at my interview appointment time so I rushed in and signed in, according to my time, 1 minute late. I followed the instructions posted and sat down in the waiting room for at least 10 minutes. I heard some men outside the room talking so I stood up expecting to be greeted and actually made eye contact with 1 of them through the door window but they walked away. After waiting a few more minutes I got concerned and decided to try to find someone to talk to. Right around the corner of the waiting room I found the office of the hiring manager whose name was on the interview confirmation e-mail. I was quite surprised to see it was the same person I had just made eye contact with a few minutes earlier and was confused to why would he not have come and talked to me when he saw me in the waiting room area? I asked if I was in the right place and had the right time because I already had my first interview canceled for some unknown reason and was given this interview date and time instead. He told me I did but the interview had come and passed because I was so late. I explained I had been waiting in the other room because that’s what the interview sign’s stated to do. He said I was way too late and there’s nothing he could do. I tried to explain I was just 1 minute, a few minutes late due to the problems pulling in and getting parked. He asked what kind of car I was driving and proceeded to tell me he saw me pulling in and I was 10-15 minutes late at that point, which was completely false. I was nice the whole time and tried to talk him into doing a quick short interview but he would not stating “it would not be fair to me or the next person being interviewed.” His next interview was not even there yet and he told me I would have to set up another interview. I was pretty shocked about his attitude because the whole time we talked he wasn’t even looking me in the eye and, to be perfectly honest, was rude. I kept being respectful, shook his hand and left. I thought to myself right then if this is how I am going to be treated just during the interview process I will most definitely not be pursuing the job further. Which is unfortunate because I was always told Publix would be a good place for me to further my warehouse career because I am a very hard working young man and have a unmistakably strong work ethic. I was not even going to complain or even pursue the opportunity further. But I just received an email thanking me for coming in for the interview but they have decided to pursue other candidates. WHAT INTERVIEW? I was never even given the chance for an interview. So basically after that nice long rant if your still reading show up very early for the interview and hopefully you won’t get the same hiring manager I had.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell September 12, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

      Andy, I’d like to hear more about this. Please email me at maura.publixcareers@publix.com and provide your full name and the location at which you applied.

      Thank you!

  3. terrance123 October 15, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Hello my name is Terrance and I’m 15 years old and I was wondering what’s the chances of me getting a job at publix. I am a very motivated talented person. I can do multiple things at once and a very sociable person. I strive for my goals and that’s one of my goals to achieve. So if yo can just direct me in the right place it would be great. Thanks have a great day.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge October 22, 2013 at 11:15 am #

      Terrence:

      I apologize for the delay in responding to you. I sent an answer to you last week but it appears that it never went out.
      We welcome your interest in Publix and would welcome your application. Here is information on the application process: http://www.publix.com/careers/Stores/NonManagement/HowToApplyInStores.do
      We do hire 15-year-olds, but only a few in each store.
      To increase your chances of being hired, please talk to the manager at the store where you apply to briefly describe why you would make a great Publix associate.
      Consider doing the same at nearby Publix stores since the managers there will be able to see your application.
      I hope this helps.

      Patti

      • terrance123 October 26, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

        May I use you as a reference

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge October 28, 2013 at 10:02 am #

          Terrance:

          What kind of reference are you talking about?

          Patti

          • terrance123 October 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

            Sorry I was meaning to say every time I go there the managers are both there and also if I go there or call they say there are not hiring I live in south Florida and I’m still trying to figure out what I really got to do

          • Patti Breckenridge
            Patti Breckenridge October 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

            The Managers make the hiring decisions, so they definitely are the ones to rely on.

  4. tcm1 November 14, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    Greetings I am a Targeted Case Manager in the Orlando area I am interested in getting a client employment and want to know if you hire ex-felons.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge November 18, 2013 at 9:17 am #

      We have different protocols for different positions. We do hire some felons, depending on what their crime was, how long ago it occurred, and what position they seek. We can’t reveal anything more than that. Sorry.

      Patti

  5. eelbita12 November 21, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    Iwould like to go back to work for Publix again as a Cashier Iyou hiring now

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell November 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

      It is great to hear you want to come back to Publix! The openings in our stores change so quickly that we don’t have a website listing all of the openings. Your best bet is to visit your favorite store and apply at the Job Application Center kiosk. There is one located in each Publix. You only have to apply at one store. The stores in your area have access to the application. Once you apply, talk briefly with managers at the stores where you would like to work, explaining why you would make a great Publix associate. Then ask if they expect any openings in the near future. Remember to keep your application current by refreshing it every 30 days.

  6. diana262 July 24, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

    Hey Ms Patti!

    well i used to work for publix for like 3 years in 5 months at the store location in Miami #073 as a cashier i used to love working there as a publix associate , but i had left Miami when i was leaving a had give my manager a letter say that i was leaving because i had to go to school somewhere else , now i decide to come back to the same store as a cashier again , i would like to know if they need cashier at the moment? or should they just give me back the position ? and are they going to make start all over again or keep going with the years i was there ?
    thank in advance i would love to get a answer from you soon

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge July 25, 2014 at 10:01 am #

      You would have to ask the Customer Service Manager at that store what is available. The stores make their own determinations about when to hire. If you have been gone for more than 6 months, you will need to start over as far as benefits are concerned.

      Patti

  7. askeda October 10, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    Hello Maura

    I recently applied for a position in HR (Support Associate Relation Specialist) in the past I have applied for other positions.

    I emailed my resume to you on October 10th and would greatly appreciate any advice or suggestions to increase my opportunities for a position in support, currently I am a Bakery Manager for Publix.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell October 10, 2014 at 11:37 am #

      Hi Eda, I did receive your information and forwarded it to our Support Recruiter. She can advise you on your best options. I’ll make sure she responds soon.
      Maura

      • askeda November 3, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

        Maura, a few weeks ago you advised me that you had forwarded my information to a Support Recruiter and they would be contacting me, I realize it may be to soon but I would like to speak to someone about some advise on my resume and opportunities in support.

        Thank you for your time.

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell November 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

          Hi, I have checked with Julie, our support recruiter, and she indicated she has communicated with you. I want to make sure you received her contact? Thank you.

  8. manushka0914 October 29, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    hello I became a convicted felon recently I would like to know if I have a opportunity of obtaining a job at one of my local warehouse
    a lot of family and friends tell me that Publix consume a background check but being a felon is not a big deal how far back do they check your background before they offer you a job because I would love to work for thrvcompany it’s a great place to work with opportunity to advance and great benifits.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge November 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

      Thank you for your interest in working at Publix. We do hire some people in our Distribution Centers who have been convicted of a felony. The key is which felony. Our Criminal Background Check rules out those with cerrtain felonies and accepts those with other felonies. We don’t release information on which ones are the eliminators but it’s fair to say that the level of violence involved is key.

      Patti

      • cadavida January 19, 2015 at 7:13 pm #

        Hi patty you said that you do hire felons I do have a felony(for fighting at the movies when I was 16) but it is considered a battery I am now 25 have a real estate license and would like to work at Publix would this be a possibility?

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge January 20, 2015 at 11:35 am #

          Thank you for your interest in Publix! We have different protocols for working in stores vs offices vs distribution centers and manufacturing plants. The simplest protocols are in distribution and manufacturing, so I encourage you to consider those openings first. We do hire felons but the level of violence involved is key.

          Patti

  9. jelenybeany February 5, 2015 at 9:31 pm #

    Hi Patti

    I’m helping my father with his application in a distribution position. He has one DUI on his record from 10 years ago. Since then he has worked in a similar job for a different company for almost 10 years. The application outright asks about DUI convictions, and I’ve never seen that on an application before. Should he bother applying?
    Thank you

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge February 6, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

      Yes, he should still apply.

      Patti

      • compumedix1 April 1, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

        hi patty my name is Paul and I was hired as seasonal and seasons over April 3rd. store manager said he wants to hire me back as a cashier. my question is I have been through the background check for seasonal employment and passed now they will let me go and hire me back. I have a felony with adjudication witheld. Will they run another backround check?? If so will I be turned down for different position or being hired on as regular associate??

        • Marcy
          Marcy April 1, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

          Hi Paul,

          Thank you for working with Publix during the winter season! I’m responding as the new Manager of Talent Acquisition as Patti has retired.

          If you are rehired after the season, then a background check will be run again. We have a specific department that deals with background checks, and they tell the store whether the background check has been successfully passed or not, and then the store will notify you. If for some reason the background check comes back unsuccessful, then you will also be notified by mail, and have the opportunity to dispute the findings.

          We can’t speak on background checks that haven’t been run yet, so I’m not sure what your outcome will be. Just be sure to apply at the Job Application Center starting Monday, April 13, and then await the results of the background check for further information.

          Sincerely,
          Marcy

  10. compumedix1 April 8, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    ty for your reply. I’m asking since I passed it for seasonal, will the same check be done again? If so I should be ok?

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 8, 2015 at 4:17 pm #

      Hi Paul,
      From what you’ve said in this correspondence, you should pass the background check again.
      I hope that helps,
      Marcy

  11. compumedix1 April 9, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

    Ty so much Marcy :-)

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 9, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

      You’re welcome! It’s my pleasure!

  12. eugenedavis385 April 19, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

    hello ms.patti i recieved a felony ten years ago for theft by employee but its not what it sounds like im currently in the process of getting my record expunged. i was wondering bring that im going threw the process of getting it taking care of i was wondering if it would stop me from getting a job in the distribution center if you could please get back to me asap it would be greatly appreciated.i am certified in surf safe and i have 3 years of working in a food production plant thank you for your time and i look forward to hearing from you

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 20, 2015 at 8:15 am #

      Hi Eugene,

      Patti is retired and I’m the new Manager of Talent Acquisition. I’m not sure if the background check would eliminate you from further consideration if you applied. If you feel that your record will be clear soon, then it may make sense to apply once that process is complete.

      Good luck to you,
      Marcy

  13. kbrayboy301 April 22, 2015 at 9:19 pm #

    Hi I currently have a felony and am on probation until April 2016 I have experience I’m 27 and have been working in grocery since 18 I was wondering will I be eliminated cause i currently still have a felon on my report. I see you all do hire some but Im just wondering about minds ?

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 23, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

      Hi,

      It’s hard to comment on possible results of a background check without knowing the crime and when it occurred. You can call our Employee Assistance Program department at 863-688-1188 extension 52005 and they may be able to provide you with more information.

      Thank you,
      Marcy

  14. boston May 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

    How far does Publix go back on a background check? I have a misdemeanor from over 20 years ago. And I have not had any issue since then, I was a teenager when it happened.

    • boston May 29, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

      It was also demised because I completed probation

      • Maura Satchell
        Maura Satchell May 29, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

        Well then, that’s even better, Freddie! I still think it would be good to bring up when you apply – again, because it reflects that you are honest and sincerely want to establish a career in an above-board manner.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell May 29, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

      We conduct criminal background checks, but not until a job offer has been made and accepted and we do not have information on the length of time they go back. What I would suggest is that you include the information about this misdemeanor on your application. It will reflect that you are honest and open — always a good thing when seeking a job. Best of luck to you in your job search, Freddie. If there is anything else we can help you with, please let us know.

  15. jeradon July 6, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

    Hi. I’m pleased to say that I’ve been offered a position to work at the warehouse. But the problem is that the pay rate that was on the application isn’t the pay rate I will receive. It is a lot less than what was enitially stated. How do I go about disputing this? Or should I even say anything? It is a significant difference. I really want to work for Publix but with my experience I feel like I should get more than is offered. I haven’t spoken to anyone and I have an appointment it a couple of days to formally get offered in person. Should I bring it up then or should I call immediately? Thank you for your help…

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell July 7, 2015 at 10:48 am #

      Hi, Jeradon, I’d suggest you reach out to our employment office. They will be able to review your application and the job for which you’ve applied. Call 863-688-1188 extension 32504. If you have any further trouble, please get back to us here, and we’ll be happy to assist you!

  16. kiki1 August 17, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

    I was thinking of applying at publix, on the background check do they check for Felonies or misdemenors? Or do they go how old the offense is?

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

      They run a full background check, but only if you have been selected for an interview and completed a good interview. If you have something in your record, your best bet is to be upfront and honest about it all. Good luck!

  17. shenikaway August 20, 2015 at 4:08 pm #

    Hello I wanted to know how what’s the hiring process with Publix cause I went on 2 interviews one in Deerfield fl and then Lakeland fl I’m not understanding I felt out the same jobs selector I worked on both applications they called me in for interview both gentleman kept second guessing have you did physical laborer before I don’t know why it’s it because I’m 4″10 I just find it very very difficult to get into Publix when I left them I was already feeling I didn’t get the job EVEN thou they both said you have an wonderful work background but I seem to get this email to keep applying now they have openings and I’m going to try again hopefully it’s not an Men interviewing me because I didn’t feels as if the job was going to be mine with the Experience I had I’m not a saying men are bad I personally didn’t like my experience with those two hiring managers when you come to a job your confident when you leave you wanna feel the same… My Experience my thoughts☺️

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 21, 2015 at 9:34 am #

      Hi Shenika, we receive several hundred applications for many of our corporate, distribution and manufacturing openings. Only a handful are invited to interview for each opening. The fact that you got to the interview stage reflects very well on you! If you feel you’d like to discuss things further, please call the employment office at 863-688-1188 extension 32504.

  18. nick620 August 21, 2015 at 9:41 am #

    Good Morning Maura,
    First off I would like to thank you for taking the time out to read this message.In 2009 was convicted of a felony and I applied at a local store here in Tampa, FL in 2012. I went in for an interview and was given a job offer but I did not pass the background check. I was upfront and honest with the manager that was interviewing with me which is why she offered me the job. What i want to know is should I try to apply again or would i be turned down since I did not pass the background check in 2012?

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

      Hi Nick and thank you for your question. We’re unable to answer your question BUT, you can call our HR area that deals with such questions and they can assist you. Their number is 863-688-1188 extension 52005. I hope this helps and wish you the best of luck.

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