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Publix Among 10 Best Workplaces in FORTUNE 500

Maura Satchell

Maura Satchell

A FORTUNE Magazine article published today listed the 10 best workplaces in the Fortune 500 list of the nation’s largest companies that publicly report revenues each year. “Among this year’s Fortune 500, only 16 companies are recognized for having great workplace cultures,” the article notes.

“These employers have earned high marks from their workers, who completed an extensive workplace culture and trust index survey administered by Great Place to Work, Fortune’s longtime partner for our annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Publix counts among its peers in this list some national and international giants of a broad swath of industries. Here’s Fortune’s review of Publix:

“There is a strong family feeling at this employee-owned supermarket chain, which operates more than 1,100 stores in six Southeastern states. Turnover here is incredibly low, averaging 5% for full timers and 38% for part timers. Nearly 20,000 employees have worked at Publix for more than 15 years, and one reason they stay is a stock ownership plan that automatically plunks shares into employee accounts at the end of each year. The contribution ranges from 7% to 10% of their pay. Cost to employees is zero. And for the last 55 years, Publix stock has grown on average by almost 16% annually. All these factors have made Publix the largest employee-owned company in the nation.”

Thank you, Fortune and thank you associates who respond so favorably to the Fortune anonymous survey each year.  But ultimately, we owe it all to our founder, George Jenkins who had the vision to set up such a fine and sustaining culture.

What do you think?

2 Responses

  1. Patrick McCarthy June 27, 2016 at 12:57 pm #


    I’m not sure if this is the correct forum, but I’m wondering what you can tell me about Publix’s policy and practices regarding hiring older (over 65) retired people.

    Specifically, is it possible to work part time within a store? If so, what about the number of hours required, and how much flexibility would there be in scheduling work hours? Whatever help you can give I will appreciate. Thank you.

    • Maura Satchell June 27, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

      Hi Patrick and thank you for your question. Publix is a well-regarded employer of seniors who choose to make Publix a second, third or even fourth career. They find the engagement with customers and fellow associates pleasant! Our stores appreciate applicants who are able to work some nights and weekends since those are among the busiest times in our stores. As for flexibility there’s a lot of that, so why don’t you head over to one of our stores and apply!

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