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Dealing with black holes

Patti Breckenridge

Patti Breckenridge

Anyone who’s searched for a job knows about black holes.  Those are the regions in digital space where your resumes and applications seem to disappear after you’ve taken the time and emotional energy to express your interest in employment.

Sometimes the black holes are produced by arrogance – a company thinks the only people worth responding to are those who will be invited to interviews.

Sometimes the black holes develop – and persist – because a company can’t figure out an effective way to handle the flood of applications common in today’s online world.

And sometimes the black holes occur because lawyers scare a company into thinking that no communication with applicants is legally safer than even a brief, courteous response.

We don’t want to contribute to the growth of black holes, so we take numerous steps to communicate with people who apply for openings in our corporate offices, distribution centers and manufacturing plants.  We have more than 12,000 positions in those facilities.

  • Almost instantly after a person submits an application on our website, an email is sent confirming the arrival of the application and thanking the person for considering Publix.
  • Within minutes, another email is sent to communicate whether the applicant meets several basic requirements for the position.  Those who do are told that the application will be reviewed by a hiring manager to determine if they are among the most qualified for the opening.  Those who don’t are told they will not be considered for that position, but they are encouraged to apply for other positions.
  • Until further decisions are made, those still being considered will see the words “being considered” when they go to our website to check their status for a specific position.
  • As hiring managers finalize their review of the applications, they eliminate candidates who meet the minimum qualifications but aren’t considered among the best qualified.  When those decisions are made, candidates are notified by email that they have been eliminated for the particular job they applied for, but they are encouraged to consider others.  They also will see the words “not selected” when they go to our website to check their status for a certain position.
  •  As hiring managers determine whom to interview, candidates are called or emailed to set up an appointment.  Sometimes they are emailed in advance to say they will be called for that purpose.
  •  Those who are interviewed but not selected are informed by phone or email that they are no longer in the running.  Their personal account on our website also communicates to them that they were “not selected.”
  • And of course those who are hired receive a wide range of communication, in person, on the phone and/or online.

What’s missing?  We wish we could phone everyone who applies to provide a more personal sign of our appreciation for their efforts and to volunteer to answer any questions they have.  Given the thousands of people who apply for our openings, that just isn’t practical.

There are some other options to consider, though, if you do apply.  You can speak to our Employment Office if you have questions about the process or your status for an opening.  We do care about the quality of your experience as you seek employment with Publix.

Patti Breckenridge
Recruiting Manager

393 Responses

  1. isalia August 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Ms. Breckenridge, I applied for a marketing position on August 9th and my status still says considering. Is the status updated in a timely manner once the position has been filled? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Isalia

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge August 29, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

      Isalia:

      Thank you for reaching out. Professional openings in our corporate office can take several months to fill. If you haven’t received an email saying you have been eliminated, then you should still be in the running.
      An email does go out when positions are filled.

      Patti

  2. weber99 March 10, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

    I wanted to ask question about my status of my application because I had a interview a week ago anf my application statis said considering to closed does that mean im still considered for the job or not but havent said filled or anything

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 10, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

      If the status says “considering,” you are still in the running.

      Patti

      • mirizarry December 19, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

        Hi Patti, I was wondering if someone with a misdemeanor would still be considered for employment with publix?

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell December 21, 2015 at 8:15 am #

          Because we work with the public, we run background checks on all potential employees. Determination is made on a case-by-case basis, but it doesn’t hurt to apply, right?

  3. nemert March 14, 2014 at 10:36 pm #

    Dear Patti,

    What does a position status of “filled” reflect, after participating in the final interview round?

    Respectfully,
    Nikki

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 17, 2014 at 10:25 am #

      Nikki:

      It means that someone has been hired.
      Were you interviewed and not contacted afterward?
      If so, please let me know who interviewed you.

      Patti

  4. samanthacalderin May 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    Good afternoon Patti,
    I have applied and interviewed for a position, the status has changed twice. About 3 weeks ago the position status was filled, about a week after that it changed to considering. As of Monday of last week it is showing filled again. What does this mean? I have not been contacted about the status of this position.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge May 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

      Samantha:

      This means the position was either filled the first time and a second position was posted. Or it means the first position was taken down before it was filled and then reposted. The latter happens sometimes when the requirements for a position change. When either happen, the system sends you an email. Sometimes system-generated emails end up in Spam folders.

      I hope this helps!

      Patti

  5. samanthacalderin May 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    Thank you very much for your help with this Patti! I have monitored my email inbox and spam but have not received any emails about the position. When could I be certain that I have not received the position. I have contacted Human Resources and they tell me that as long as the position does not state not selected that you are still being considered. What information can you give me about this?

    Thank you in Advance.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge May 19, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

      If your status says “Filled,” then the position is no longer available. And thus, if you have not been interviewed and extended an offer, you are not the one who will be hired.

      Patti

  6. leon May 23, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    Hi patti
    I’ve been sitting in the consideration status for some time now (may 12th ) to be exact and I haven’t been contacted for a face to face interview or anything yet .
    I check the website constantly and I don’t see the position posted currently so I was hoping that maybe
    You could help shed some light on what’s going on as far as my consideration status
    Thanks in advance
    Leon

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge May 23, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

      What position did you apply for?

      Patti

  7. leon May 23, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    Warehouse selector bonyton beach

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge May 23, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

      I don’t see any application for a Leon Kisha. Are you listed under another name?

  8. leon May 23, 2014 at 5:16 pm #

    Its leon Bolden patti .. I’m sorry I should have clarified that ,also thanks again for the fast response this blog is absolutely amazing .

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge May 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

      Leon:

      Did you complete a test for this position?

      Patti

  9. leon May 23, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    If you are speaking of the personality test then yes I have

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge May 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

      I will have the Employment Office contact you. What number should they call?

      Patti

  10. leon May 23, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    229-288-7818
    I just double checked my email and I see the test was completed on the 14th

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge May 23, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

      Thank you. I will pass this on to the Employment Office. They are closed for the holiday weekend but they will contact you next week.
      Thanks for your patience.

      Patti

  11. leon May 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    No problem patti , and thank you for your help .

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge May 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

      It’s not at all unusual that you haven’t heard anything yet. No hiring has taken place. But your test doesn’t show up in the system, so I want to make sure the Employment Office received it.

      Patti

  12. leon May 23, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    Well ok then , I’ll just sit tight and keep my eye on my email just in case .
    I really do appreciate your help with everything .I do hope to join the Publix team soon

  13. lbenson0214 May 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

    Hi Patti,

    I recently have interviewed with Publix Bakery Plant in Lakeland, FL. I interviewed with two managers and was also walked through the plant. I have not received an email back but it has only been a few days. However, when I log into the Publix career website the status has changed from considering to filled. Does this mean it is filled by myself or was filled by another applicant? Can you please clarify this for me?

    Thank You,

    Laura Benson

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge June 3, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

      Laura:

      If you have not been called back, it was filled by someone else. Who did you interview with? I will check on the situation.

      Patti

  14. catalan5058 June 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    Hey patti i just wanted to make sure that the employment office got my personality test also. Name is Marco Catalan i applied in Dacula, GA location

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge June 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

      I will forward you name to them. They will contact you if they have NOT received your test.
      Thanks for reaching out, Marco.

      Patti

      • catalan5058 June 6, 2014 at 10:25 am #

        Hey Patti i just wanted to ask about how long does it take for a job to filled?

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge June 6, 2014 at 11:03 am #

          That varies from a few days to many months, depending on the position and the quality of the applicants.

          Patti

  15. manoah95 June 6, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    Hey Patti, How long does it usually take for the employment office to contact you if you are being considered for the position.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge June 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

      Have you been interviewed?

  16. obermeyernl June 16, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

    Hello Patti,

    I was hoping that you can help me out with a question. I went in for an interview on Thursday and it is now Monday. The status of the position I had interviewed for has changed to filled. So I was wondering do they contact the lucky applicant the day the status has changed or could it take a few days before you find out if you are the one they have chosen?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge June 16, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

      Did you check your Spam email for a message? Please also tell me what position you applied for?

      Patti

  17. obermeyernl June 16, 2014 at 11:26 pm #

    Yes mam I did. I interviewed for the boxed meat / dairy warehouse selector position in the orlando refrigerated warehouse and also I interviewed with Mike Collins at the facility located in lakeland.

    I appreciate your timely response!

    Nicholas

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge June 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

      Nicholas:

      I have asked the Employment Office to email with an explanation. Thank you for reaching out.

      Patti

  18. bronxlen June 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    hi patti my name is andre i interviewed last wed i see the status changed from considering to filled its for the orlando new warehouse i have not recieved a call that i wasnt selected wondering am i still being considered

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge June 17, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

      I have asked the Employment Office to email with an explanation. Thank you for reaching out.

      Patti

      • bronxlen June 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

        The intervierwer told me it was for when the new warehouse open so was just wondering are they gonna start calling or emailing closer to the opening date

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge June 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

          The Employment Office will contact you.

      • charlesgreggs November 14, 2014 at 12:56 am #

        Hello, my name is Charles greggs. My brother James had been a Deerfield beach selector for many years. He spoke with a manager about my application for a warehouse person produce position (Deerfield). Put in a good word and the very next day I had an email to take a battery assessment test. I took the test and it’s been over a week now and I haven’t heard back. I am worried they didn’t receive my test submission. What should I do? My email is greggscharles@gmail.com. cell phone is 561-222-7720. I hope I completed the test correctly.

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge November 14, 2014 at 9:17 am #

          I forwarded your email to Marcia Smith in our Employment Office. She will be contacting you.

          Patti

  19. crateandcraine June 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    If i’m being considered for a selector job and ive been waiting for status change would i be bothering the hiring office if i were to call to see if my application was received?

  20. ehsking09 June 19, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    Hey Ms.Patti I, too just recently had an interview for warehouse selector and the status on my publix account has changed to filled, the hiring manager said that if I wasn’t selected for the job I would be emailed and if I was then I would be called for the next step in the process .So far I haven’t heard nothing, so I am a little confused and need some clarification thanks.

    • ehsking09 June 19, 2014 at 8:43 am #

      My name is Tevin Nelson also

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge June 19, 2014 at 9:02 am #

      Tevin:

      I’ll alert the Employment Office so someone will contact you.

      Patti

  21. penguinlove12 June 20, 2014 at 12:50 am #

    Hello Patti,
    How are you?
    My name is Robert Quintana and I recently applied for Warehouse Person Pm Return Center Orlando Refrigerated in Orlando, FL req -10166 . I have kept in contact with the Twitter team as well as the Facebook Team regularly. I was wondering because I received the invite for the test, which I completed, however I hit a few snags at first via my browser and I was wondering if my test went through. The position still says ‘Considering’ but with something as fickle as the internet can be I was worried it might have been as they say in web language…’Lost in Translation’ between the browsers. I wish you well and I hope to hear from you soon.
    Thank you,
    Robert Quintana

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge June 20, 2014 at 10:46 am #

      Hi Robert!

      Please email Donald.Barnes@Publix.com and he can check whether your test went through.
      It’s always good to check!

      Patti

      • penguinlove12 June 20, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

        thank you darling. and you’re right.. it’s always good to check! :)

  22. penguinlove12 June 20, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

    Again Thank you for your response in such a Timely fashion. You are certainly a breath of fresh air.. However..
    I noticed that when I checked to see the job I was applying for, it was no longer listed in the Jobs section of the website.. I checked and doubled checked my status as well as my email and It still said ‘Considering’ and my email was vacant from any response.
    Again any help would matter greatly as I would Love to work for this company however would not like to be stuck in the dark about whether or not i’m actually being considered or the job has been filled..
    Somehow seems as though you are the only one on our side as I read all these responses.. This blog began in 2012 and yet the responses carry on to this day.. That is some power of a following you have. A blessing for sure.
    thank you again.
    -Robert Quintana

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge June 23, 2014 at 9:44 am #

      Robert:

      The opening has been taken down because we have received a high volume of applications. The hiring manager is sorting through them this week. No word on when interviews will be scheduled.
      Thanks for the kind words about our blog!

      Patti

      • penguinlove12 July 9, 2014 at 11:14 am #

        Hello once again Patti,
        Do you know any information regarding interviews being scheduled for the warehouse person position I applied for a month ago? I was under the impression that July was the month they were going to begin the hiring process for the warehouse person and selector positions. I don’t want to be a nuisance but I do want to be on top of things regarding my application and status (which still says ‘considering’). I am to understand that the Orlando Refrigerated warehouse is set to open in October, and I would love to have the upper hand in Pubix’s consideration of me.
        Kindly,
        Robert Quintana

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge July 9, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

          I have aasked the Employment Office for an update.

          Patti

          • penguinlove12 July 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

            Thank you SOoooo Much, I just received an email that they will be contacting me soon about the position i’ve applied for.. I couldn’t have gotten to this point without your help so I thank you and I’m assuming this is for an interview because I have tested other methods and seen their results. The rest is up to me at this interview point and I am confident that It will turn out well…
            THank you and God bless,
            Robert Quintana

          • Patti Breckenridge
            Patti Breckenridge July 14, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

            Congratulations, Robert!

          • penguinlove12 July 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

            Hello Ms. Patti,
            If I am applying for the NEW Orlando warehouse that is set to open in October and get called for an interview. Where will this interview be taking place? In Lakeland? I would like to know so I can appropriate the proper transportation for Lakeland.
            Thank you dearly,
            Robert Quintana

          • Patti Breckenridge
            Patti Breckenridge July 14, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

            Robert:

            Most of the interviews will beheld in Orlando.

            Patti

          • penguinlove12 July 28, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

            Good day Patti,
            I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for all the hard work that you do for this company and for the people applying towards it. I finished my interview and I’m certain things went well in their consideration of me, next up is the background check/ agility test and i’m certain that will go splendid as well. I wanted to also take this time to inform you that My interviewer, who was Amado Plasencia, was very professional, courteous and timely. I read the interview tips on the website and was sure to thank him for the consideration in person. I will be sending a letter as well thanking all the interviewers Mark Robinson, Amado, Matt Steele and well.. all of them for their time and hard work. I’ve been keeping up with Publix news about everything from stocks to employee satisfaction and their position is 104 on the Fortune 500 list! WOW !! What an achievement. Top 100 companies to work for and that statistic is documented. I hope I can join an award winning team and like the founder once said “Publix will be a little better place or not quite as good because of you.” You certainly have made it better and if I’m inducted into the family, It will be better because of me too. THank you ,
            -Robert Quintana

          • Patti Breckenridge
            Patti Breckenridge July 28, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

            Robert:

            It sounds like you have been infected with the Publix spirit! Good for you!
            Thanks for writing.

            Patti

  23. michael6412 July 7, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    Hello Patti, I have applied to Publix warehouse for the am frozen foods refrigerated position on June 17th 2014 and received a Publix invitation test June 18th. I completed it immediately and since then have received no contact from Publix. My application status has read “considering” for the last three weeks. Is there anything I can do or a number I can possibly call to get an update of the application process. I’m very eager to become a valued member or the Publix family. Thank in advance for your reply

    -Michael

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge July 9, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

      Michael:

      That means you are still being considered for current or coming openings.

      Patti

  24. princefee03 July 15, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    Hello Patti, thanks for your time. I have applied to the Produce selecting position in Lakeland, Fl.. I had an interview on June 17th, my status says further processing but I haven’t received a call or e-mail. Does this require something on my end or should I just wait it out?

    Thank you, Frisnel Rene

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge July 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

      Let me ask and get back with you.

      Patti

  25. collins.chanel0802 July 15, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    Hi Ms Patti, this blog is awesome! Thank you! My name is Chanel Collins and I applied for a hourly support position in the Employment Office in Lakeland, Fl. My status says “considering” but I haven’t had a request for an interview I also having received an email saying I was Not qualified. My question is, are the status’s updated rather quickly when filed? I’m not sure if I’m still being considered or has it not been updated yet.

    Thank you, Chanel Collins

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge July 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

      Hi Chanel! Thank you for considering Publix. And thank you for your comments on the blog.
      Our applicant system shows that you have not been eliminated, which is why you can see the “considering” status on your account.
      You should not have received an email saying you are not qualified, at least not for this position.
      But 6 other candidates for the Employment Office opening are being screened at this point, including three Publix associates. Only after the hiring manager finishes evaluating them will he determine whether to hire one of them or consider other candidates like yourself.
      I hope this helps!

      Patti

      • collins.chanel0802 July 15, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

        Ok thank you! I definitely understand and that helped tremendously. Would something like this be the reason for other considering positions? I have two other positions that are also in that state.

        Thank you!

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge July 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

          Yes

          • collins.chanel0802 July 15, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

            Ok, Thank you!

  26. princefee03 July 15, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    Ok great, Thank You!

  27. monaeb15 July 18, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    I applied for a job at the end of June and I have yet to be contacted I was wondering why is that.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge July 21, 2014 at 10:28 am #

      Did you apply for a store position or a support position?

  28. williamser July 29, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    Hello Patty!

    I recently applied to be a Dispatcher for the new Orlando Refrigeration Plant. I am still being considered for the position but I was denied for the Loss Prevention and Security Officer. Are they still in the hiring process for the new plant?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge July 29, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

      Absolutely. We have lots of positions to fill.

      Patti

      • williamser July 30, 2014 at 10:54 am #

        Great! I’m hoping I get this position I’m relocating to Florida and the dispatcher position is right up my alley. :)

  29. obermeyernl July 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    Hello Patti,

    I messaged you a few weeks ago about an issue i was having with the application process and you did such an excellent job resolving it that i was hoping you could answer one more question for me. I have been offered a job in the produce department of the new refrigerated warehouse located in Orlando, but i have recently interviewed at the same warehouse for the refrigeration technician position. So i was wondering if i accept the selecting position and then get an offer for the maintenance position would i be able to basically transfer to the other department with no hard feelings?

    Thankfully

    Nicholas

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge July 31, 2014 at 9:46 am #

      We’re looking into this, Nicholas.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge July 31, 2014 at 11:16 am #

      Nicholas:

      You are still being considered for the other job but there are quite a few other candidates, so I would recommend that you take the job you have been offered.
      However, you would need to stay in the job awhile before considering a move to other positions. There will be other refrigeration technician openings, believe me.

      Patti

      • obermeyernl August 7, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

        Thank you Patti! I have accepted the offer, just waiting for all my checks to come back. I appreciate your help!

        PS Good luck to all the other candidates out there, just be persistent!!

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge August 7, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

          Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm!

          Patti

  30. williamser July 30, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    I applied July 9 for the Hourly Support 3 AM and PM should I contact the Employment office for my status?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge July 30, 2014 at 10:59 am #

      That would be an excellent idea. It’s not entirely unusual for a search to take longer, but it doesn’t hurt to ask!

      Patti

  31. bosleyab August 4, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    I recently took my pre employment test and was just wondering if everything got submitted correctly? Also how long before I could be contacted?

    Thank you.

  32. jbravo11 August 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    Ms.Patti,

    Sorry to bother you as I see you are very busy helping people. Last Wednesday I was interviewed for the New Orlando Refrigerated Warehouse. Everyday I’ve been checking to see my application status online but it hasn’t changed and was wondering if I’m still in the running or just to anxious.

    Thanks for taking the time to read my question
    Jordan

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge August 6, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

      Jordan:

      Warehouse managers are very busy interviewing hundreds of candidates, so it can take a few weeks before you are contacted.
      If you haven’t heard anything in a month, please contact me at patti.breckenridge@Publix.com.

      Patti

      • jbravo11 August 6, 2014 at 6:39 pm #

        Ok thank you for the information!

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge August 7, 2014 at 11:18 am #

          You are most welcome.

          Patti

  33. devinomar August 6, 2014 at 9:32 pm #

    Hi Patty i take Yesterday a pre employment test battery.How long take for receive any results?

  34. devinomar August 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    Ok thanks Patti.I check the status today and is closed what is the mean?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge August 7, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

      CLosed means the position has been filled.

  35. devinomar August 7, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    Ok thanks Patti.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge August 7, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

      You are welcome.

  36. devinomar August 7, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

    I check again and the status is “considering” again.

  37. devinomar August 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    Where i can receive information about the status of a position warwhouse selector am in Orlando?I applied in July 15 after this only receive a pre employment battery test and no receive any notification.Thursday 7 during the day the status change “closed” but Friday changed again considering.I very interested in work for Publix.Also my name is Devin Marrero thanks.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge August 11, 2014 at 10:08 am #

      I have asked our Employment Office to reach out to you.

      Patti

  38. penguinlove12 August 14, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    Good Afternoon Miss Patti. I went for my interview about 3 weeks ago and was wondering if there were any updates regarding my file. I was confident the interview went well and I have even went on to send a thank you letter in the form of handwritten correspondence and also an email to my Interviewer Amado Plasencia and a few of the other interviewers on site, Mark Robinson and Matt Steele. My status remains ‘considering’ but i’m certain it is like that for many people. I would certainly like to have an edge.
    Thank you again for your help.
    Robert Quintana
    job ID 10178 & 10166

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge August 14, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

      Robert:

      I will have the Employment Office contact you for an update.

      Patti

  39. devinomar August 19, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    Hi Patti i have a question for you.Why if take my face interview and have my agility test tomorow Publix Career put back the position job in the website again?

    • devinomar August 19, 2014 at 11:16 am #

      And also i receive the job offfer after interview

      • Patti Breckenridge
        Patti Breckenridge August 19, 2014 at 11:48 am #

        Congratulations!

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge August 19, 2014 at 11:47 am #

      There could be many reasons — an extra position, a mistake on the first posting, etc.

      Patti

  40. devinomar August 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

    I understand thanks again Patti.

  41. j2014m August 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    Hi Patti,

    I found this blog site yesterday and I must say this is a great tool! Thanks.

    I need your advice. I had an interview on July 17 in Miami for job ID 9779. I’ve continued to check and my status still says considering. Should I just give it more time?

    Thanks
    Joanna

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge August 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

      Joanna:

      I apologize that you have not been contacted, one way or the other, about your status. I will have someone ask the hiring manager to reach out to you.

      Patti

  42. j2014m August 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    Thank you, I appreciate it!

  43. pitbull454 August 20, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    Hello Patty my name is Raymond and I had an interview approximately 3 to 4 weeks ago for job id’s 10197, 10176,10167 and 10178. I understand the overwhelming amount of applicants to be screened. I was just wondering how could I get an update on my status. It still says considering on the positions online. Thank you for your time and have a great day.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge August 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

      Are these Distribution positions?

      Patti

      • pitbull454 August 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

        Yes for the new Orlando warehouse

        Ray.

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge August 20, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

          I will have someone from the Employment Office contact you.

          Patti

  44. collins.chanel0802 August 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    Hi Ms. Patti,
    I had a phone interview on 7/21 for the Contact Center in Lakeland. I haven’t received any correspondence yet and my status on the website is still considering. Should I give it more time?

    Thank You

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge August 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

      What is your name and what was the title of the position?

      Patti

      • collins.chanel0802 August 21, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

        Chanel Collins and position is Contact Center Agent
        Requisition: 10322

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge August 21, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

          Thank you. I will have the Employment Office contact you.

          Patti

          • collins.chanel0802 August 21, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

            Thank You!

          • Patti Breckenridge
            Patti Breckenridge August 22, 2014 at 10:20 am #

            You are welcome!

  45. traci15 August 22, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    Hi Patti,
    Just trying to get some Insight on a Job i Applied for on August 8th. I applied for Hourly Support 2, AM, Appointments Clerk, Corporate Transportation – Lakeland. It still shows me that I am being Considered for the job but I have not heard anything back from anyone. Should i have heard something by now?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge August 22, 2014 at 10:24 am #

      Thanks for applying at Publix!
      It can take weeks for a hiring manager to read all of the applications and conduct interviews, so I imagine the position won’t be filled until mid-September.

      Patti

      • traci15 August 22, 2014 at 10:46 am #

        Thank you for your quick reply. Was just unsure if i should have received a email by now or even a test since i have heard Publix sends tests to some people after receiving a application.

  46. david0910 August 26, 2014 at 2:09 am #

    Hi
    I put in application for hv warehouse selector in lakeland and i took the pre employment battery test. Its been almost 5 days. i still have got no email. Im nervous what if i dont get the job. i just really really wanna work there. i have friends and family that work there.

  47. david0910 August 26, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    How do i email? through a normal email or like go to publix website?

  48. juanjsantos September 3, 2014 at 1:01 am #

    Hi Patti,

    Please help me I’m confused. I applied for the Warehouse Person, AM, Return Center – Orlando Refrigerated. This is for the new facility that is set to open in October. Early today my application status said “considering” and now that I decided to check is says “Filled”. I never received a call nor an email today. Does this mean that the position was filled by me or someone else and am I still being considered?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge September 3, 2014 at 11:04 am #

      I will have the Employment Office contact you.

      Patti

  49. jhyde89 September 11, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    I applied for a position about a month ago and the status of my application went from considering to reviewing this week. What is the difference between the two? It has been in review for about a week.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge September 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

      That means the hiring manager has begun reviewing all of the applications, so invitations to interviews may be coming within a few weeks.

      Patti

  50. kesnerjean29 September 14, 2014 at 4:42 am #

    Hello I had an interview for Lakeland Produce Order Selector Pm. almost two months ago. And my application status went from considering to further processing about two weeks ago, but I haven’t heard anything from anyone yet.What does this mean?

  51. obermeyernl September 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

    Hello Patti,

    I was wondering if you could possibly give me some insight on a situation I am currently in. August 1st I went in to do my PAT/drug screen for the Produce selecting position in the new Orlando refrigerated warehouse. I didn’t hear anything for about one month when a women from the employment office contacted me telling me that my results had came back and we were ready to move ahead to final paperwork. She told me to go ahead and put my 2 week notice in and gave me a start date of Sep. 15th, she was going to call me back a little bit later to let me know which day to come in to do final paperwork. A little later that day she called and left me a message saying that my background check had still not came back and for me not to put in my 2 week notice yet, which thankfully I hadn’t. But it has been another 3 weeks since then and it just seems like something isn’t right. I have contacted her every couple of days but she keeps telling me it is pending. I have also contacted Donald Barnes and Marcia Smith about the matter but they are telling me sometimes it takes awhile. I have researched into this and have not been able to find another situation where the background check has taken nearly 2 months. So basically I was hoping to see if you have heard of this kind of wait time or if you think there could be another reason for me not getting the call yet?

    Thankfully, Nicholas

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge September 18, 2014 at 11:12 am #

      Nicholas:

      I have sent an urgent message to our Employment Office asking them to contact you immediately.
      If you don’t hear from anyone by 4 p.m., please call me at 863-688-1188 x 52085

      Patti

  52. jbravo11 September 22, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    Ms. Patti,

    Sorry to bother you again but I’m sort of lost in the process. I’ve had my interview now almost 3 months ago and still have not heard anything. I understand that there are a lot of candidates but I was just wondering if I’m still even being considered.

    Thanks Again
    Jordan Bravo

  53. williams September 24, 2014 at 10:29 am #

    Hello Patti,
    My name is William and i applied for the Vacation/Shift Relief Operator, Dairy Processing – Atlanta. I have received the two e-mails, one stating that you will receive initial feedback on you qualifications very shortly, the second stating i have met the requirements of the job opening. My question is about how long does this sort of thing take. Not to sound like im trying to rush things or be in a hurry, im just curious. One other question i had is can I use a family member as a reference, (she also works for Publix).
    Thank you for your time,
    William

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge September 24, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

      Hi William. Thank you for your interest in working at Publix! The application review period varies greatly, depending on how quickly a hiring manager can wade through the many applications we receive for each opening. Two to three weeks is usually the earliest you would receive a response. Sometimes, it can be up to 8 weeks. If you haven’t heard anything after 8 weeks, please let me know.

      Patti

      • williams September 30, 2014 at 11:28 am #

        Hello again Patti,
        I have another question. I received an e-mail today stating, “congratulations you’ve been selected to take pre-employment battery test”. What is that and why do i need to take it within 48 hours?
        Thank you,
        William

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge September 30, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

          This is a simple group of tests that you can take online. The reason why you have only 48 hours to take the test is that we have so many other applicants of good quality that if you don’t want to participate, we have time to invite others to take the test. I hope this helps you understand our process.

          Patti

  54. suzehooten October 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    Hello Miss Patti,
    I had a seasonal job as cashier last year. I received an email inviting me to re-apply for the upcoming season. I did so yesterday, spending an hour updating my application and attaching resume and cover letter, etc. I received another email stating that I meet the requirements.

    Today my heart sank when I received this email:

    The following req has been cancelled: Seasonal Supermarker Associate – Ft.Myers, N.Ft. Myers & Estero (10781). Please apply on req 10858 to be considered for the seasonal position; please visit http://www.publix.jobs/support to apply.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Thank you,
    Publix Employment Office

    First, I would like to know if this means Publix has no interest in reemploying me. Secondly when I check my application status it shows that everything I put in has been wiped entirely clean and it says ‘cancelled’ next to the Oct. 6 submission. I would like to know what they mean by ;Please apply on req 10858 ‘. What does that number mean and where do I find it?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge October 7, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

      What this means is that there was an error in the posting. That error has been corrected in the new posting. Please apply there.

      Patti

  55. suzehooten October 7, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    OK Patti,
    Thank you. I re-applied and put in all the info again. I put in an ‘agent search’ for the job number so it would go through. I hope that’s what I needed to do. I am relieved they did not just dismiss my request because maybe they did not want me back. I suppose maybe there’s hope, then.
    Best to you

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge October 7, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

      Perfect!

      Patti

  56. tspfsualum39 October 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    Hello Patti,

    I was wondering if you could possibly give me some insight on a situation I am currently in. I filled out an application for Warehouse Selector, PM, Produce- Orlando Refrigerated at the new warehouse location on Aug 17. I have already been through the first interview process. As i check the status for the last two months it has still saying “Considering”. Just wondering when will they be selecting the candidates to fill the positions, and am i still being considered?

    Thank you for your time

    Tavares Pressley

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge October 21, 2014 at 7:50 am #

      Tavares:

      I’m sorry for the delay in learning your status. Please contact Marcia.Smith@Publix.com. She can give you an update.

      Patti

  57. tinayematav October 17, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    Hello. I have been applying for publix different warehouse positions for past 4yrs. I have been applying at the Dacula location in GA. I am a warehouse associate and have more than 7 yrs warehouse experience. I can operate a forklift and pallet jack. I have never been invited for an interview. I re drafted my resume and created a cover letter but despite all my efforts I have never been called in for an interview. i just applied for forklift operator and was selected for an online assessment 2 days ago. I have not heard anything back. I was wondering why I have been getting so many rejections in the past and what I can do to increase my chances of being hired by publix?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge October 21, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

      I will have someone in our Empoloyment Office who handles Distribution Department openings email you with some advice.

      Patti

  58. ryan1985 November 3, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    Good afternoon Patti i was applying for two positions located in Deerfield, Fl but on the application that i did i accidently put that i was not 18 or older, so i received an email stating that i did not qualify for the position, but luckily i was able to go in and do the application again and correct my mistake. I did receive the email stating that i meet the minimum requirements that i applied for. But when i go to the application status link it shows “Not Selected”. So what i would like to know is should i go by what i saw in the application status link or should i go by what i recieved in my email. Thank you, i would really appreciate the feedback

    Ryan Nairn
    job ID: 11008, 11006

  59. tinayematav November 6, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    Hello Patti

    Thank you very much for your response. i did receive a voice mail from someone from the distribution department. i did attempt multiple times to call back. i left voice mails for a call back and no one has returned my call since. i would really love to work for publix. three of my cousins work for publix with no prior warehouse or distribution experience. i have seven years experience, which is why i find it odd that i have never even been invited for an interview. i would really be happy to get advice of how i could increase my chances of being hired. i am a hard working person and i know i will be a good fit for publix warehouse.

  60. cmenendez November 16, 2014 at 12:17 am #

    Hi I just applied at publix to work as a cashier they already call me and I had the interview and also the drug test but have been past 2 weeks and I haven’t received I call from them.. Should I call or I just have to wait till they call me with the drugs test results??

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge November 17, 2014 at 10:27 am #

      I suggest you call to let them know you are still interested. Then ask for an update. Thanks for your patience!

      Patti

  61. Paula November 18, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    Hello Patti,
    I’ve applied for the Central Fill Pharmacy Technician position about a week ago, and I’ve gone to my local Publix Pharmacy to inquire about the position. The pharmacist took my name and number down, but did not have further info on the Central Fill. I’ve also called the HR employment department, and they transferred me to the Pharmacy recruiter, but when I spoke with the recruiter, she advised me that she only dealt with the retail portion. My application has been in “consideration” for about a week, but i’d like to know if there was someone I could personally speak to about this position, as I am very interested in it.

    Thank you

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge November 18, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

      I am so sorry you haven’t been able to find out more information. I just spoke with Sherri Gordon and she will be contacting you.

      Patti

  62. jheise November 30, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    Hello Patti,

    I applied for a maintenance position in Pinellas County on October 30 and received the confirmation emails. But it has been a month and the job is still posted and my status continues to say “considering.” I am very interested in working for Publix and would like to know if there is anything else I could do to show my interest?

  63. jkrokis December 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    Hello Patti,
    I applied for a job at my local Publix in North Port. I never got any confirmation emails or phone calls to show my acceptance. It has probably been around 3 weeks since I applied. im 15 is it cause of my age?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge December 15, 2014 at 9:50 am #

      If you entered your email on the application, you should have received an email confirmation. However, those sometimes go to a spam folder. If you update your application after 30 days, you will receive another email (unless it goes into your spam folder). Because we receive thousands of applications, the only people who are called are those invited to an interview. I highly recommnend that you speak to a manager in the store where you applied to briefly explain why you would make a great Publix associate. Our stores won’t be hiring many people in December or January since we already staffed up for the holidays. But there should be more hiring as 2015 rolls on. Have a great holiday season!

      Patti

  64. ttaylor407 December 16, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    Good morning my name is Terry Taylor i was recently an candidate for a job position at Publix distribution in orlando florida located on S Goldenrod and I had an interview last monday and after the interview I immediately was offered the position as a warehouse person, I have taken the saliva test and submitted my background same day 12/8/14 to process me faster and my status in my account still says considering i was just wondering how long does it usually take for those results to come back? Iv’e been told to monitor my email as well as a phone call notifying me when to come back and proceed with my paperwork far as my identity and banking information

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge December 16, 2014 at 9:42 am #

      The drug test results don’t take long but the criminal background check takes longer. You can email this person next week if you haven’t heard anything: Marcia.Smith@Publix.com.

      Patti

      • ttaylor407 December 16, 2014 at 9:44 am #

        Thank you so much

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge December 16, 2014 at 9:45 am #

          You are most welcome!

  65. jay15 December 24, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    Good morning my name is Marcos Ariza i was recently an candidate for a job position at Publix distribution in Lakeland florida for low velocity pm warehouse selector and I have taken the saliva test and submitted my background same day 12/16/14. i was just wondering how long does it usually take for those results to come back? Iv’e been told between a couple days up to 2weeks, business days? They told me I’ll either get an email as well as a phone call notifying me when to come back and return with my paperwork, identity and banking information

  66. shakia27 January 3, 2015 at 2:08 am #

    Hey my app gave been saying considering since dec 21 2014 and I been trying to work for publix warehouse in lakeland fl for 3 years now am I still up for the position

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge January 5, 2015 at 10:52 am #

      It takes several weeks for a hiring manager to review all of the applications, particularly during the holidays. If you do not receive any contact by January 19, please email Marcia.Smith@Publix.com. Thanks for your interest in working at Publix!

      Patti

  67. shakia27 January 3, 2015 at 2:14 am #

    I really need answers its for the produce cafeteria am worker application still saying considering

  68. britbra January 16, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    Good afternoon Mrs. Breckenridge,
    My name is Johnny Singleton and I recently applied to one of the Fort Myers, FL Publix stores. I had an interview and they offered me the position of a stocker. It has been about a month and they said that they are still waiting on my drug test and pre employment background check results to return. Is there a way to speed up the process? Or a way to check and make sure the lab or credentialing center didn’t lose the results?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge January 16, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

      Johnny:

      I’m so sorry to hear about the delays. The drug test results come quickly but the criminal background checks can take quite awhile.
      I will ask someone here to look into this, but can’t promise that will speed things up as an outside agency is the one conducting the background check.
      Thanks for reaching out.

      Patti

      • britbra January 16, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

        Thanks so much for your help have a great weekend!!

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge January 19, 2015 at 10:55 am #

          You too!

          Patti

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge January 19, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

      Johnny: I found out that you have been cleared for hire by our team that works with the drug test and criminal background check companies. The store just needs to finish their end of the employment process.
      Patti

      • britbra January 20, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

        Mrs. Breckenridge, thank you so much for your help, you are so greatly appreciated.

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge January 20, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

          Believe me, it’s my pleasure!

          Patti

  69. pattie j January 20, 2015 at 9:20 am #

    Hi Patti,

    I believe that you may have already addressed the drug screen/background check for employment in that the Criminal check takes longer to return.

    It has only been 6 days since I interviewed. At the time of interviewing the Manager had asked me to go ahead and do the drug screen and background check forms before I left the store (that was Wednesday). Thursday morning he had called to offer me a position in the Deli dept. to which I accepted.

    Now I am just awaiting a call back for Orientation. I am trying to remain patient as I know that it does take time. But is there a point in time in where you feel that if I have not heard back from the Manager that I should call or go by the store to check on my status? I have no worries about passing either test, and I realize it’s only been 6 days, but I am eager to hit the ground running and become a part of such an amazing Customer Service Team as Publix! And input or suggestions you may have would help greatly!

    Thank you for your time and thank you for creating this Blog,

    Pattie J

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge January 20, 2015 at 11:36 am #

      If you have not heard back within 5 days after accepting the position, please call back.

      Patti

      • pattie j January 20, 2015 at 11:48 am #

        Thank you Patti for your reply! :)

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge January 20, 2015 at 11:49 am #

          You are more than welcome, Pattie.

          Patti

  70. johnnyprice February 13, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

    Hello

    On Thursday February 5th I applied for a warehouse selector position PM in the Orlando warehouse. I received confirmation that my application was received, and my status still reads considering. On Wednesday 2/11 I applied for a warehouse person position in Orlando, and a selector position in Lakeland. The very next morning I received an invitation to complete an online assessment for the warehouse person position, and today I received and email to take the assessment for the selector in Lakeland. All 3 jobs have since been removed from the list of available openings and all 3 still say considering. I know reviewing resumes takes a lot of time, but I’m wondering about the Orlando selector position. Are they still reviewing and haven’t sent out invitations? Was I simply not invited to take the assessment for the Orlando selector position? Thank you so much for reading my long question. This blog has been immensely helpful in my application process

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge February 16, 2015 at 9:57 am #

      Thank you for your interest in working at Publix! The review process varies depending on the hiring manager involved. If you are still being “considered,” that is a good sign.

      Patti

  71. gcorn29 February 27, 2015 at 11:38 am #

    Hi, Patti

    I applied for the Fuel Island Attendant w/CDL, PM Job ID 11560 in Lakeland on Feb. 7th 2015. It’s been 3 weeks and haven’t heard anything yet. I was wanting to know if they will send out emails to the ones that are not accepted for the job?

    Thanks,
    Gary Cornelius

    • Marcy
      mhamrick March 3, 2015 at 9:42 am #

      Hi Gary,

      It can take a few weeks for the hiring managers to review all of the applications and make a decision about who to bring in for an interview. Thank you for being patient! I recommend logging into the application system and checking on the status of your application there. Emails are sent but they could be seen as SPAM by your email system. Checking the application system frequently will keep you informed about the status of your application.

      Good luck,
      Marcy
      Manager of Talent Acquisition

      • gcorn29 March 3, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

        Alright, Thank you very much.

  72. johnnyprice March 6, 2015 at 10:59 am #

    Hello

    I’m sorry to be a bother, but I applied for a warehouse selector job in the Orlando warehouse a month ago (2/5/2015) and haven’t heard anything. My application status says considering, but I’ve not received any other contact. Other jobs I applied for later in the month have invited me for interviews or initial online testing. I emailed Marcia Smith per the advice of this blog a week ago, and have not heard back. Thank you.

    • Marcy
      Marcy March 9, 2015 at 11:33 am #

      Hi Johnny,

      I’m sorry that you haven’t had a response from Marcia about your application for the warehouse selector position. I’ve contacted her internally and asked her to contact you.

      Thank you,
      Marcy

  73. david0910 March 10, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    Hey My name is David Smith, I recently took a interview for the produce warehouse, He told me give it 1-2 weeks. today has been the second week. i have gotten no call. i havent got an email saying i diddnt get the job and my application status still says considering. what can i do? Thanks.

    • Marcy
      Marcy March 11, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

      Hi David,

      I am sorry that it has taken longer than expected to receive a call after your interview. At this point, no news is good news because you are still being considered. It may have been a delay in scheduling other interviews with final candidates. Or, depending on the location of the warehouse, there could be a delay because of the bad weather being experienced. I’ll look into it and see if I can provide you with a more accurate date.

      Thank you,
      Marcy

      • Marcy
        Marcy March 11, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

        Hi David,

        I have discovered that there are some things occurring outside of the hiring manager’s control right now which is causing a delay. You are still being considered and you should here something back within the next three or four weeks. Again, I apologize the delay and know that the hiring manager will reach out to you as soon as he can.

        Thank you for your patience and understanding.
        Marcy

        • david0910 March 11, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

          I really appreciate the information and for you helping me.Its good to know yall have this site. Thanks once again.

          • Marcy
            Marcy March 12, 2015 at 8:32 am #

            You’re welcome, David! It’s my pleasure. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do. All the best of luck to you. -Marcy

  74. bella1963 March 12, 2015 at 12:11 pm #

    Hi my name is Tina Carnrite and I understand it takes time to do a background check, but its going on over 3 weeks. I passed the drug test but the background was not started until a week later. The point of contact at the store I interviewed with said they haven’t heard back from Corporate. I worked at Bank of America and it only took two weeks for them to do the background on me. Can you tell me where the break in chain is and if I need to do anything. I am so looking forward to start work with Publix.
    Thank you

    • Marcy
      Marcy March 13, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

      Hi Tina,

      I’m looking into this and hope to have a response for you shortly. Thank you for your patience!

      Marcy

      • Marcy
        Marcy March 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

        Hi Tina,

        The good news is the background check will be completed for you shortly; sometimes we experience delays which was the case in your situation. My sincere apologies. The store will receive the information about the status of your background check soon. Thank you for your patience!

        Sincerely,
        Marcy

        • bella1963 March 16, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

          Marcy thank you so much, I got the phone call this morning. I go in tomorrow to do the paperwork, I am so looking forward to my career at Publix.
          Tina

          • Marcy
            Marcy March 16, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

            Hi Tina,

            That’s exciting news! Welcome to the Publix family!

            All the best to you,
            Marcy

  75. zodiacleo March 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

    Hello,

    A few days ago my niece setup an interview for a warehouse selector position with Publix. As a new Christian, she has recently given up many hindrances and is worried about her drug test results. She is curious about what kind of drug test they administer for the position. Also, do you know how much warehouse selectors for publix typically make? Thank you for your time.

    • Marcy
      Marcy March 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

      Hi,

      Applicants who are selected for positions are given job offers contingent on passing our drug screen and criminal background check. Our drug test is a standard screen used by most large companies. Selectors who complete training and perform at the efficiency standard earn $15.95 per hour.

      All the best to you and your niece,
      Marcy

  76. david0910 March 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm #

    Hello what does it mean when your application status goes from considering to further processing? Thanks for all the help.

    • Marcy
      Marcy March 20, 2015 at 8:57 am #

      Hi,

      That change in application status simply means that you’re moving further along in the employment process in being considered for the position you applied to. Congratulations and good luck!

      Sincerely,
      Marcy

      • david0910 March 20, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

        thank you. I go in for an agility test on march 23 idk what that is, ive already had my interview, but thanks alot.

        • Marcy
          Marcy March 20, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

          My pleasure!

          The Publix agility test is a short series of physical agility tests, like range of motion and strength. I hope that helps and good luck!

          Sincerely,
          Marcy

  77. jenngallo March 26, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    Hi my application has said considering for a few weeks now and I have not heard anything for a claims job in Lakeland.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell March 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

      Hi Jenn, thank you for your question. It sometimes takes a good amount of time (read: several weeks) for hiring managers to sift through the many, sometimes hundreds of applications for each opening. You will be notified if you are among those the hiring manager(s) wish to interview.

      • jenngallo April 2, 2015 at 11:22 pm #

        I had been waiting several weeks and no one contacted me when it said considering and I checked again tonight and it says no selected. Isnt there suppose to be an email letting me know? And another one I applied for just says process complete.

        • Marcy
          Marcy April 3, 2015 at 10:36 am #

          Hi Ms. Gallo,

          I’m so sorry that you didn’t receive the intended email related to the Customer Claims Unit Analyst position. That department has been notified to send emails in the future so that applicants are alerted. Again, I’m sorry that they neglected to send the email.

          In terms of the Assistant to Director position, the department accidentally put you into a status that’s typically only used for internal applicants. They’ve also been informed and should correct that soon.

          Thank you for reaching out and questioning these things!

          Sincerely,
          Marcy

  78. danny2011 March 30, 2015 at 9:24 pm #

    I applied on the 13th had a interview on the 25th the interview went great he even stoped in the middle of it and showed me around the warehouse my app still says considering was hoping for some light on this i applied for warehouse selector produce pm lakeland fl area.

  79. Maura Satchell
    Maura Satchell April 1, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    Hi Danny, I know it can be frustrating to wait for the outcome of the screening process. Hiring managers often receive hundreds of applications to review for an opening. It takes time to carefully review everyone’s qualifications, conduct phone conversations and on-site interviews, and then to check references. You will be called if you are considered one of the leading candidates. If not, your status will indicate when the position has been filled.

    • danny2011 April 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

      Okay thank you.. it still says considering is that a good thing?

      • Marcy
        Marcy April 2, 2015 at 3:15 pm #

        Yes – it’s certainly a good thing to still be under consideration! Good luck!

        • danny2011 April 2, 2015 at 9:31 pm #

          ok thank you

          • Marcy
            Marcy April 3, 2015 at 10:37 am #

            It’s my pleasure!

  80. mdswain93 April 4, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    Hi, I’ve recently applied for a few positions at publix warehouse, and for some reason i’m not getting any of the job aptitude test to my email. I know there are test for each job. I just want to know why are they not coming to my email. When I look on my account online under information request it says the date it was requested on and it says a date by responded too but I never received anything so how can I respond? Thanks in advanced.

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 6, 2015 at 8:34 am #

      Hi,

      I recommend that you do two things. First, check your email address in your online profile to ensure it’s correct. If it’s incorrectly entered there, then you won’t receive any of the correspondence that we send. If it’s correct in the system, I suggest you check your SPAM folder within your email. If you find them there, you can reply back and then be sure that the email address is added as a trusted email source.

      Good luck and I hope that helps! If you continue to have trouble, let me know.

      Thanks,
      Marcy

  81. jatkinson April 8, 2015 at 8:52 am #

    Hi What Does “further processing” mean on the job application status?

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 8, 2015 at 10:13 am #

      Hi,

      When your application status states “further processing” it means that you’re going through the drug screening and criminal background check process. Your Employment Office representative will be in touch with you when those screenings are complete.

      Sincerely,
      Marcy

  82. bpjenkins86 April 8, 2015 at 9:01 am #

    Good morning, my name is Brandon and I was offered a position as a Warehouse Person at the Refrigerated Warehouse in Orlando. Of course, contingent on passing the drug test and background check. The drug test was done last week (4/1/15). I’m assuming that the background check was done at the same time. I was just wondering what the time frame is for all that information to come back and officially be offered the position. Thank you for any information you can provide.

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 8, 2015 at 9:53 am #

      Hi Brandon,

      Welcome to the Publix Family! The background check can take some time. I’ll double check on the status of your check and get back with you.

      Have a good day,
      Marcy

  83. bpjenkins86 April 8, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    Thank you for such a quick response. I’m looking forward to joining the Publix Family !!!

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 8, 2015 at 11:10 am #

      Hi Brandon,
      Good news – everything came back! Your Employment Office representative, Casta, has contacted you and is awaiting your response regarding your start date! Give her a call back and you’ll be joining us soon!
      I’m excited for you and hope our paths cross some day!
      Sincerely,
      Marcy

      • bpjenkins86 April 8, 2015 at 11:16 am #

        Awesome !!!!!!! Thank you. This blog site has been very helpful. I hope to meet you in the future !!!!

        • Marcy
          Marcy April 8, 2015 at 11:23 am #

          Good luck with everything, Brandon! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the blog. Ensure your friends know about it so we can bring some of them on board, too! :)

  84. avelardi3 April 14, 2015 at 2:01 am #

    Hello,

    I applied to Publix on Universal Blvd in Orlando, FL…I did my drug test and background test two weeks ago. I called last week and said they are still waiting on it. I was wondering if you could check the status of both of these? I am worried I will not get the job, even though I am clean on both. I hope the delay doesn’t make them take their offer to me away. I applied at the end of March and was offered a Stock position pending this.

    Thank you,
    Anthony Velardi

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 14, 2015 at 9:18 am #

      Hi Anthony,

      Thank you for your comment. It appears as if the results are back on your screenings. I suggest you contact the store again and ask them when they’d like you to start.

      Good luck!
      Marcy

  85. lmorris April 14, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    Hello!

    I applied for the Distributions Systems Support Internship and got the first two emails saying they received my application and the next saying a hiring manager would review it. The application status said not selected when I checked it after receiving the emails (which was all within the same hour). It now says closed. I was wondering what this all means, as I was not contacted saying I was not being considered anymore. Thank you for your help in advance!

    Sincerely,
    Lauren Morris

    • Nneka April 15, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

      Hi Lauren,

      I apologize for the miscommunication. You did not meet the requirements for this position. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

      • lmorris April 15, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

        I actually submitted it the first time and incorrectly stated my knowledge of Microsoft Access. I resubmitted it with my corrected response and it said I did meet the requirements. Was that a mistake?

        Sincerely,
        Lauren Morris

        • Nneka April 15, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

          Hi Lauren,

          No, it was your major. Please let me know if there are any other questions.

  86. bdbbran12 April 15, 2015 at 4:48 pm #

    I was offered a selector position and now it’s say filled does that mean I got the job????

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 16, 2015 at 8:17 am #

      Hi,

      When we offer a job to a candidate it’s contingent on passing a background check and drug screening. I suggest that if you had your appointment for those screenings, but haven’t heard back about your start date, that you call your contact at the Employment Office to ask when you’ll be able to start.

      Good luck!
      Marcy

  87. bdbbran12 April 16, 2015 at 8:59 am #

    I was offered the job since last Tuesday I took drug screen and background check and I went online yesterday to check application status it changed from considering to filled what does that mean

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 16, 2015 at 9:07 am #

      Hi again!

      The likelihood is that it says “filled” because you’ve been offered the job. However, to be on the safe side, I recommend you contact the person you did your screenings with to double check and establish your start date.

      Let me know how it all turns out!
      Marcy

  88. gcorn29 April 16, 2015 at 7:27 pm #

    Hi Marcy,

    I have been waiting Patiently on the jobs I applied for that still say considering and two of those are going on 2 1/2 months. Will you check on them for me “Please” to see what’s going on?
    Job ID 11552
    Job ID 11560
    Job ID 11718

    Thank you,
    Gary Cornelius

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 17, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

      Hi Gary,

      Thank you for being patient during the hiring process. Because of the high volume of applications we receive, sometimes the process is indeed lengthy. Unfortunately, I can’t provide a timeline for how long the process will take. As long as you are seeing “considering” that means the final decision has not been reached by the hiring manager for interviews and/or hires.

      Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, daily for communications you may receive during the recruiting and selection process for all three positions. You will be notified if you are selected for an interview. You will also receive notification if you are not selected for an interview.

      All the best to you,
      Marcy

  89. gcorn29 April 18, 2015 at 11:07 am #

    Thank you, Marcy… I will wait Patiently and hope for the best.

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 18, 2015 at 11:23 am #

      You’re most welcome and good luck!

  90. bdbbran12 April 20, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

    Hi does you no how long it’s take for background to come back I to the test and everything like 2 weeks ago

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 20, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

      Hi,

      It takes approximately two to three weeks for everything to come back. I suggest you call the store or distribution facility to see if they’ve received the results yet.

      Thank you,
      Marcy

  91. bdbbran12 April 24, 2015 at 10:51 am #

    Yesterday my background came back no HR said they need a copy of my police report why is that and I told them what I had

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

      Hi,
      Sometimes our HR department does a review which is why they’re requesting the information. If you have any more questions, I recommend that you contact Human Resources at 863-688-7407, extension 52005.
      Have a good day.
      Marcy

  92. tsmith10 April 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

    Hi Marcy, I took a drug test on Monday (April 24) and was told I would hear something back by Friday and for me to keep Saturday open so I could attend orientation. It’s currently 230pm on Friday and I haven’t heard anything back. Should I call them or just wait a little longer ?

    • tsmith10 April 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

      Monday, April 20th I meant.

    • Marcy
      Marcy April 24, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

      Hi Andy – I think you should definitely call! Sometimes it takes a little longer than expected to get the results back but, in this case, you should call and get the specifics so you know if you should attend orientation tomorrow. I hope you’re able to get into the orientation! Excited that you’re joining the family! ~Marcy

  93. toriah08 May 4, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

    Hi Marcy.Usually how long does it take to get a response email from publix corporate for an application that has been saying considering since April 28,2015 ?

    • Marcy
      Marcy May 6, 2015 at 8:20 am #

      Hi Ciera,

      It can take some time to move forward in the hiring process. Our hiring managers are responsible for thoughtfully reviewing all qualified applicants. Since we receive hundreds of applications for each of our positions, it can take several weeks. Now is a good time to prepare yourself for a potential interview. I suggest you research our website at http://www.publix.jobs/support to prepare in case you’re called.

      Thank you for your patience and good luck!
      Marcy

  94. chrismolchan May 5, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    Marcy,

    Hello was just curious about the status of my application. I applied for the Loss Prevention Specialist position on April 17th for the Charlotte County posting and my status still says considering, but have yet to be contacted. Is there anything I can do to follow up?

    Thank you in advance,
    Chris Molchan

    • Marcy
      Marcy May 6, 2015 at 8:13 am #

      Hi Chris,

      As long as the status is “considering” then you’re in good shape. Our hiring managers are responsible for reviewing all applications, and since we receive hundreds for each of our openings, it can take some time to thoughtfully review them. The best thing you can do right now is be patient and begin preparing yourself for a potential interview. You can research our website at http://www.publix.jobs/support to learn more about Publix to prepare!

      Thank you and good luck,
      Marcy

      • chrismolchan May 15, 2015 at 8:25 am #

        Marcy,

        Thank you for your response!! Still have not heard anything but keeping my fingers crossed.

        Again thank you for your time.

        Sincerely,
        Chris

        • Marcy
          Marcy May 15, 2015 at 5:28 pm #

          Certainly, Chris. It’s my pleasure. Have a nice weekend!

  95. darryl1981 May 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm #

    Hi my name is Darryl and I did a app like 1 month ago.. I did the online test,, then on my app status, it said considering,, now it’s saying closed after waiting so long to hear back and the thing that really got to me is I never received a email telling a reason or anything can someone fill me in please.. thanks

    • Marcy
      Marcy May 15, 2015 at 5:27 pm #

      Hi Darryl,

      I’m so sorry that this happened. We’ve asked all of our Hiring Manager to ensure an email is sent to all remaining applicants when a position is filled and closed. Is it possible that the email went to your SPAM folder? Please check there and let me know. Also, please tell me the position that you applied to so I can have our Employment Office follow up with the hiring manager so we can ensure other applicants don’t have this same experience.

      I am truly sorry,
      Marcy

  96. dannyr26 May 15, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

    hello my name is Daniel Ramirez! I applied for the PM produce warehouse selector job about a month for the distribution center in Deerfield Beach. I have done the interview, passed the drug test and the agility test and the person the manager that did the agility test told me that the next step is for the employment office to call me and set up a date to meet her to finalize all the paper work. I got a call this past Wednesday from the employment office asking to verify my information for a background check and to see if I had put a 2 week notice for my current job. I told them no and that I can start working as soon as possible. My question is what is the estimate time for them to receive the results from the background check? Also I checked my status in my application and it went from “further processing to Considering”. I want to know if I’m still in line for the job? I can’t wait to get started working for Publix and be part of this wonderful team and family.

    • Marcy
      Marcy May 18, 2015 at 11:37 am #

      Hi Daniel,

      Background checks can take a few days and sometimes up to a week or more. I recommend that you contact your Employment Office representative to gain more information about your status for the selector position. It should be the same contact that reached out to schedule the agility test. Let me know if you need any assistance.

      Thank you and the best of luck to you!
      Marcy

  97. darryl1981 May 19, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

    Hi Marcy it’s darryl again, I did check my spam an also my primary mail and yet to see anything.. But when I just logged back in its saying considering again an I’ve never saw that before,, I don’t really no what’s going on but it went from considering to closed now back to considering .. Please help I really wanna work for public warehouse… Thanks again Darryl

    • Marcy
      Marcy May 20, 2015 at 8:17 am #

      Hi Darryl,

      Can you provide me with your last name so I can identify the correct hiring manager? I’d like to follow up with him or her personally so that he or she knows not to make this error in the future. Again, my apologies for this situation.

      Thank you,
      Marcy

  98. darryl1981 May 19, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    Sorry, I applied for am warehouse selector high velocity thanks.

    • darryl1981 May 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm #

      Sorry again,, but it’s Am Chart warehouse selector

  99. bryansneed96 May 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

    Hello my name is Bryan sneed I recently had an interview with the lv warehouse in Lakeland fl it was about 3 weeks ago and I still have not heard anything just checking to find out what’s going on thanks!

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell May 29, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

      Hi Bryan, thank you for your message. Hiring managers often receive hundreds of applications to review for an opening. It takes time to carefully review everyone’s qualifications, conduct phone conversations and on-site interviews, and then to check references. You will be called if you are considered one of the leading candidates. If not, your status will indicate when the position has been filled. In case you don’t recall how to check the status, simply log into the account you created at http://www.publix.jobs/support and click View My Account, then Application Status.

      • bryansneed96 May 30, 2015 at 12:42 am #

        Thank you for your response I was also under the impression that after the interview if you were not selected that you would receive a email letting you know you were not selected

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell June 1, 2015 at 8:09 am #

          That is correct, Bryan. If that is the case, you’ll receive an email of that sort and your status will change to reflect the position is closed.

  100. bryansneed96 June 1, 2015 at 10:11 pm #

    Okay see because I had an interview 3 weeks ago and still got no response

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell June 2, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

      It takes time, Bryan. But you can apply for other openings while waiting.

  101. darryl1981 June 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    Hi Marci it’s Darryl again,, I was just wondering why in my app status it still says considering after going from closed.. My problem is it’s been so long an I haven’t heard nothing else.. Its been since April 20,, is that normal or am I just crazy to think it won’t take that long for a response.. Thanks again Darryl

    • Marcy
      Marcy June 4, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

      Hi Darryl,

      In order to look you up in our system, I need your last name. Can you email it to me at Marcy.PublixCareers@Publix.com? Once I have it, I’ll be able to take a look and tell you what to expect.

      Thanks!
      Marcy

  102. bryansneed96 June 4, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    Okay thank you and one more question I see that the same position I interviewed for three weeks ago has been posted again I Applied again that won’t hurt my previous application will it?

    • Marcy
      Marcy June 4, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

      Hi Bryan, We’re used to receiving several applications from the same candidate for different positions. It won’t reflect poorly on you. Good luck!

  103. sweber011 June 30, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

    Hello, my name is Stephen Weber.

    I have applied and received an interview for a position at my local Publix in Charlotte, NC. I have also completed my drug test and am awaiting the results for both that and my background check. It has been well over 3 weeks now since that time and I still have yet to hear back. I have been in contact at least once a week with both the customer service manager and the grocery manager (who I will be working under) and they have said that they have still not gotten anything back yet. I am beginning to worry because they told me to put my two weeks in at my previous job and those two weeks are now up. I am losing money while I wait for these tests. Is there anyway to tell if there has been an issue anywhere? Maybe something got lost in the mail or in cyberspace? All indications the I have received tell me that I will be hired and sent to orientation once the results get back. I’m just concerned since I’ve now officially left my previous job.

    Thanks.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell June 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

      Hi Stephen, thank you for your message! I can understand your frustration, but you did the right thing by checking back with the store. They probably told you it can take some time to get the background check and drug screening completed. I have made an enquiry about this with our Retail Staffing Specialist for the Charlotte Division, Jackie. Unfortunately, she’s out of the office for multiple day meetings, but if I hear back from her, I’ll forward any information I get from her as soon as it’s received. I hope this helps ease your mind and if you get any word before I get back to you, if you remember to, please check back and let me know. Best of luck!

      • sweber011 June 30, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

        Thank you very much, Maura. I plan to touch base with the store again tomorrow. I will report back if anything changes.

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell July 1, 2015 at 7:42 am #

          Good going! And yes, please report back.

          • sweber011 July 2, 2015 at 10:50 am #

            Hi Maura,

            I got into contact with the store once again and it seems there was an issue with my background check. For whatever reason it was not sent out or was lost in the process. They have just resent it and hope to have it back in the next couple of days. Thank you for the help.

            Stephen

          • Maura Satchell
            Maura Satchell July 3, 2015 at 7:59 am #

            I’m glad to have assisted and am sure it is frustrating. Glad the mystery has been resolved, though. Best of luck again!

  104. slsmith713 July 16, 2015 at 9:34 am #

    Hello,
    I am curious as to how long after submitting assessment tests, will I be notified if I qualify? I’m nervous that I scored poorly. How much emphasis is put into the scoring and how long until I will hear back? Thank you in advance.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell July 16, 2015 at 10:18 am #

      Thank you for your question. The results are only one factor in determining whom to interview and hire. There are other factors as well. It takes time to carefully review everyone’s qualifications, conduct phone conversations and on-site interviews, and then to check references. You will be called if you are considered one of the leading candidates. If not, your status will indicate when the position has been filled.

      • slsmith713 July 17, 2015 at 7:58 am #

        Thank you. The position was for dispatcher in Deerfield Beach. I’ve been applying to Publix for 5 years, I love this company, I refuse to give up. Thank you for the quick reply.

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell July 20, 2015 at 11:01 am #

          You are very welcome!

  105. robertgs5 July 16, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

    Hello Maura I applied for warehouse selector am I’d 12261 in orlando and I recently just took and paste my physical ability test and mailed my oral drug test off when I checked the status it went from “further processing” back to “still considering” what does that mean??

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell July 20, 2015 at 11:00 am #

      I am honestly not sure but know who can help: I suggest you call our employment office at 863-688-1188 extension 32504.

  106. chrisayers0411 July 31, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

    Excuse me I am just curious to know as to how long it may take to receive news of further employment? I had applied for a selector position on county line road Low Velocity warehouse, scored good enough on my questionar to be invited for an interview and was interviewed by Mike Stone. During of which it had seemed the interview went smashingly with a constant enthusiastic smile on his face. While my application statues still says considering and no other posting of the job is up. Is this a good sign that I landed my position?

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 3, 2015 at 9:46 am #

      Hi Chris, that’s great that you’ve applied and gotten so far. It is hard to put a timeline on the application review process since there are so many variables. But it does take time. All I can say is that you’ll be notified one way or the other once the hiring manager has concluded his or her review. In the meantime, though, it doesn’t hurt to apply for other openings that you are a good fit for, too.

  107. pinkablelove August 11, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    Hi. I recently interviewed with your store and went in about a week ago to drug test. The manager said they would be in touch. Its been a week. I was wondering about how long it takes to get the results

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 12, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

      Hi, it can take more than a week since they do a background check as well. It doesn’t hurt to check back in though. I’d probably wait until nearly two weeks before checking back in person. Best of luck!

  108. ebent90 August 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    I have recently applied july 14 th . On the 16th i recieved a email to take the qualifying test. Knocked the test out and have been watching my email like a hawk. A little discouraging for a month to go by but i have been trying to work for this company for atleast 4 yrs . If i get another interview this will be my third. Status is considering

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 24, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

      Hi, Ebent, you’ll see that I responded to your question a few minutes ago. If you have any further questions, feel free to come back and ask. That’s what we are here for.

  109. ebent90 August 22, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    The position is Lakeland low velocity

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 24, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

      Hi Ebent, Thanks for your two messages. It can take several weeks for hiring managers to sift through all qualified candidates and determine who they might want to interview. You’ll be contacted if you are among those they wish to interview. In the meantime, can I suggest you expand your chances by applying for other openings you meet the required qualifications for too? Best of luck!

  110. mike8719 August 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

    Hi i just recently got a job offer by Publix and i took my drug screen on 08/15/2015 they told me i would get a call when the results came back and its been over a week. I wasn’t sure if they have to do a background check also before i am an official employee and thats whats taking so long. I’m just really excited to become a member of the Publix team and want to start working as soon a possible. Thank you so much.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 24, 2015 at 3:15 pm #

      Hi and congratulations on making it so far! You should follow up with the Store Manager either by phone or in person. The criminal background check usually takes the longest to run, depending on how many places a candidate has lived. ~ Maura

  111. truck55 August 31, 2015 at 8:52 pm #

    Hi can you tell me if the position of retail maintenance coordinator in melbourne fl been filled?

    Thanks

    Dan

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell September 1, 2015 at 10:59 am #

      This link lists all current support openings for all but our Distribution department. I do not see a posting for Melbourne listed there. I also checked the Distribution postings, just in case, and find none there as well, so I think it’s safe to say that position is no longer open.

      • truck55 September 1, 2015 at 11:50 am #

        I checked and my application it show considering. What does that mean as I interview back in July and applied in April. Do they send an email if you aren’t selected?

        Thanks

        Dan

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell September 2, 2015 at 11:00 am #

          Yes, Dan, you will be contacted if you are among those they wish to interview.

          • truck55 September 3, 2015 at 10:37 pm #

            Maura I had a face to face interview back on July 9.

          • Maura Satchell
            Maura Satchell September 4, 2015 at 10:55 am #

            Truck, you can give our employment office a call to check on things. Their number is 863-688-1188 extension 32504.

  112. truck55 September 11, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    Well got a call yesterday asking if I was still available for the job

    Dan

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell September 16, 2015 at 10:06 am #

      Apologies for the delay in responding, Dan, but that is great news! I hope you are able to join the team? Best of luck!

      • truck55 September 19, 2015 at 9:15 am #

        Got call on fri the 18th and they want to meet with me in Daytona on wed the 23rd.

        Does publix make job offers over the phone or in person?

        Thanks

        Dan

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell September 21, 2015 at 11:11 am #

          That’s wonderful news! The process varies, depending on the position and hiring manager. Best of luck to you!

  113. juanpg77 September 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

    Hi,

    I had a Job offer at Publix warehouse in Orlando and Last Monday I took the pre-employment drug test and I guess they running background check as well. They told me to check email and haven’t heard anything back. How long it usually take for the processes. When I check the status of the application it says filled. should i wait or contact them?

    thank you,

    Juan

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell September 21, 2015 at 11:10 am #

      It does take several days to more than a week to process, but if you have any questions, please call our employment office Tel: 863-688-1188 extension 32504 .

  114. revlie September 20, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    Warehouse order selector deerfield beach fl

    • revlie September 21, 2015 at 9:11 am #

      I need your help asap

      • Maura Satchell
        Maura Satchell September 21, 2015 at 11:02 am #

        You may call our employment office for assistance. Tel: 863-688-1188 extension 32504 .

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell September 21, 2015 at 11:02 am #

      If you have applied and have any questions, please call our employment office Tel: 863-688-1188 extension 32504 .

  115. morganjheath September 21, 2015 at 8:16 am #

    Good Morning,

    I have applied for three positions within Publix’s corporate office (hourly Support for employment office, employee stockholders services and corporate purchasing) and my application status has said considering for the last 3 weeks. The positions are no longer listed on the career website. I have yet to be contacted, I was wondering if you could shed some light on this for me.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell September 21, 2015 at 11:13 am #

      It can take several weeks for hiring managers to review all the qualifying applications for positions. You will be contacted if you are among those they wish to interview or further evaluate. Good luck!

      • morganjheath September 28, 2015 at 11:43 am #

        Thank you for your response.

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell September 29, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

          It’s my pleasure, morgan.

          • morganjheath September 30, 2015 at 4:51 pm #

            Sorry for all the questions. I recieved an email yesterday stating I was not selected for a position. Today I checked my status for another job and it said it was closed and I have yet to receive an email. The job was for hourly Support 2 in the employment office.

          • Maura Satchell
            Maura Satchell October 1, 2015 at 8:09 am #

            Hi Morgan, your best bet is to give the employment office a call. You can reach their main number by dialing 863-688-1188 extension 32504.

  116. truck55 September 22, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    Why does it take so long. I applied in Apr and am going for my third interview (for the same job) tomorrow. I would like to think I have a good shot at the job but even if I get hired it could be a few more weeks for the background to come back and by then it will be almost 6 weeks. Seems to me this could be done a lot quicker

    Dan

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell September 23, 2015 at 9:34 am #

      Thank you for your message, Dan. I will share it with our talent acquisition team.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell September 23, 2015 at 9:38 am #

      Dan, is this the position you applied for in July? Email me if you’d like to share more of the details and your contact information. maura.publixcareers@publix.com .

    • truck55 September 23, 2015 at 9:43 am #

      I meant to say 6 months not weeks

      • truck55 September 23, 2015 at 9:43 am #

        And I applied in April

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell September 24, 2015 at 10:37 am #

          I realized that after reading through your previous messages.

      • Maura Satchell
        Maura Satchell September 24, 2015 at 10:37 am #

        Okay, gotcha. THank you.

        • truck55 September 25, 2015 at 10:15 am #

          Maura do you know how far they check back on a dmv report?

          Dan

          • Maura Satchell
            Maura Satchell September 25, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

            I’m sorry, Dan, we don’t have that information.

  117. nubuck33 September 26, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

    Hi I was called in to take a drug test like a week later after an interview . Should I assume that I automatically have the job?

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell September 28, 2015 at 7:03 am #

      Congratulations on making it so far! Results of your drug test and background check will determine that. Best of luck!

  118. truck55 September 29, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    Well had my third interview 1 phone and 2 face to face. Still no job offer as of yet. But at least I have made it this far along in the process. I’m sure many others haven’t. Hope to hear something this week. But either way I at least know I can interview well. Lol

    Dan

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell September 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

      Yes, Dan, you’ve gotten very far! My fingers are crossed for you. =) Maura

      • truck55 September 30, 2015 at 9:38 am #

        Hi Maura. I sent you an email

        Dan

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell October 1, 2015 at 8:08 am #

          Hi Dan, I saw it and replied.

  119. revlie September 30, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    I need your help

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell October 1, 2015 at 8:08 am #

      Can you be more specific please?

  120. truck55 October 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

    Woo hoo. Too drug test on Sat. Now just have to wait on background. I have no criminal record except for a couple of tickets in the past 30 years so that should fine. When that comes back I have start date of nov 2

    Just quick questions does publix do their background checks of do they outsource them?

    Dan

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell October 6, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

      Hi! Great to hear, Dan. I think they outsource them. Fingers crossed!

  121. morganjheath October 6, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

    Good Afternoon,

    I was wondering what the next steps after you tare an assessment are? I took one yesterday and have never gotten this far in the employment process.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell October 8, 2015 at 7:38 am #

      That’s great to hear, Morgan! Congratulations on getting so far. You can check your status at any time by logging back in at publix.jobs/currentopenings . You will be notified if you are among those the hiring manager wishes to interview. Best of luck!

      • morganjheath October 8, 2015 at 8:43 am #

        Thank you so much Maura! I have an interview next Wednesday!

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell October 9, 2015 at 7:35 am #

          Awesome, Morgan! Best of luck.

  122. truck55 October 8, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

    Drug screen and background came back clean. Next up mvr. If they run a 3 or 7 year report it will come back clean. Still have start date of 11/2

    So should hear about mvr today or tomorrow. Can’t believe after 6 mths I am this close to becoming part of the publix family.

    Dan

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell October 9, 2015 at 7:31 am #

      Wahoo! Keep us posted.

      • truck55 October 9, 2015 at 10:54 am #

        Well I have had 1 ticket in the last 6 years. But as luck would have I got it this summer after I applied I am hoping that won’t disqualify me.

        Dan

  123. revlie October 12, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    I’ve been under consideration for 2 weeks now. I had no assessment test yet, for boyton beach order checker. My name is revlie latortue can you help me out

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell October 12, 2015 at 11:39 am #

      Patience! =) It can take a few weeks to review the applications of those who are qualified. You’ll be notified if you are among those considered for the next step in the hiring process. Best of luck!

  124. truck55 October 12, 2015 at 9:53 pm #

    Mvr came back clean. It’s official am now part of the publix family. Start and orientation date is 11/2. Took 6 mths but all the waiting is over

    Dan

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell October 13, 2015 at 7:12 am #

      See! That’s awesome to hear, Dan! Congratulations and welcome to the Publix family!

  125. katia October 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

    Hi, my name is Katia Randolph and I applied for both positions Warehouse Selector pt, am, and Warehouse Person, Pm, Produce, both in the Jacksonville, Fl area. Reference number 655896. I was invited to take assessments and the site (link) has been unavailable all yesterday and today, which I have 48 hrs to complete. I have been trying to take the tests but cannot, what do I need to do? (48hrs is tomorrow 10/22/2015 for expiration) Thanx!

    Error message on assessment link below:

    The Assessment System is currently unavailable. Use transaction ID [ KAS-ae44194f-4d3c-4adb-9b0e-fc26943a54bc ] for error reporting.

    • katia October 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

      I just tried now and the assessment is now working. Thanx!!!

      • katia October 21, 2015 at 6:51 pm #

        Also my status went from considering back to application submitted…is it because of the delay of the assessment? :(

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell October 22, 2015 at 11:58 am #

          We are still working on this, Katia. Thank you for your patience.

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell October 22, 2015 at 3:17 pm #

          Hi Katia, we are still looking into your application status / situation. One of my colleagues, Fiesta Jarvis, will be calling you tomorrow about it. Thank you again for your patience.

  126. katia November 11, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    Hi, I’m back! I had an interview this morning that I thought went well. The manager who interviewed me told me that she will let all candidates know something by Friday at the earliest due to today being a holiday and that the corporate office was closed. Then, a couple hours later my app status changed and I received an email stating i was no longer being considered. I’m confused :(

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell November 12, 2015 at 7:34 am #

      Hi Katia, it is possible the hiring manager wanted to have some leeway in terms of committing to notify candidates but was able to make the decision before that after identifying a best candidate who promptly accepted the position. If you have the Hiring Manager’s contact information, you can always reach back out to find out what you might have handled better in the future. Keep in mind that you made it very far in the process, so must be doing something right.

  127. j_moye@hotmail.com January 12, 2016 at 11:39 am #

    Hello my name is Jack Moye , I applied for warehouse forklift operator, PM, Produce- lakeland FL. (230BR) position, i completed the assessment and wanted to make sure that it went through, the status says under consideration and i am hoping for the best, thank you and any help will be appreciated.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell January 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

      Yes, Jack, it went through. You’ll receive notification if you are among those the hiring manager(s) wish to interview. Best of luck!

  128. Abbygail February 4, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    Hi, my name is Abbygail Melton and I’ve recently had an interview for cashier on 1/28/16 at the north gate publix in winter haven Florida. Since it’s been a week, I was wondering if you could tell me if I’m still in the running for the job or how I could find out if I am?

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell February 9, 2016 at 9:46 am #

      Hi Abbygail, I apologize for the delay in replying. I’d suggest you head back to the store and speak with the manager or person who interviewed you to follow up. If they have selected someone else, keep in mind, there are other stores and maybe other openings. Stop in other locations and let them know you applied and at which store. And remember to update your application each 30 days. Best of luck! ~ Maura

  129. j_moye@hotmail.com February 24, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    Hello my name is Jack Moye . I was interviewed on Feb 2 for warehouse selector pm produce Lakeland Fl 297 BR. The gentleman that interviewed me told me i was the most qualified he had talked to , I later received an e-mail telling me i was no longer under consideration and was wondering how i could go about getting information on whether it was my resume or something about how i interviewed that held me back from getting the job.I show i am still under consideration for other applications i put in but was wondering if that still stands true. Thank you and any information will be appreciated.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell February 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

      Hi Jack. It looks like the rejection was for a position other than the one you interviewed for. We suggest you log back in and compare your statuses to the email documents you have received. The ReqID (3 digits followed by the letters BR) will indicate which job the documents refer to. I hope this helps.

  130. levonwilson March 11, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    Hello,

    My name is Levon and I applied for pm produce selector in Deerfield Beach Florida in December 2015. My status has been “Under Consideration” since then. I just now saw a post on a job website updated 2 hours ago for the exact same position for the Deerfield Beach location. Were there any hires at all? I was really excited since my interview went really well and I have been awaiting a response as to whether the position was filled. Are you able to clarify for me? Thank you.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell March 11, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

      You are still under consideration for that Produce Selector position you applied for, Levon (489BR). There were several hundred candidates and it can take weeks for hiring managers to review all those qualified. You will be notified of further developments and can always check your status on the Brassring site. Hang in there!

      • levonwilson March 14, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

        Thank you very much Maura for your timely response! I am excited to start as a Publix employee whenever I get the call!

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell March 16, 2016 at 8:40 am #

          My pleasure, Levon.

  131. leslie239 March 21, 2016 at 9:22 pm #

    Hi,

    I have been trying to apply for a position online but keep getting this same error message :
    Error
    You have encountered a system error. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please click the Back button to try again or (in case of continued problems) click the Home button to return to the beginning.
    Error ID:10003ac4-2456-42d7-b95a-5ebbf1b374f9. I have tried all the troubleshooting steps but nothing seems to work. Is there any other way I could apply? Or am I doing something wrong?

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell March 22, 2016 at 11:47 am #

      I’m so sorry about your experience, Leslie. Our goal is to always provide premier service, and when we fall short, it’s disappointing for all of us. Please call our employment office at 863-688-1188 extension 32504. Explain you are encountering a technical problem when applying to a position and they will be able to assist you.

  132. hopefuljobhunter April 4, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

    Good afternoon, Mrs. Breckenridge,

    I recently applied to a Publix store. The interview went spectacular, and I was offered a position. I was told I’d hear back from them about the drug test on Monday (today), and that I’d be called in to do some paperwork. It’s almost 4 pm, and I haven’t heard anything yet. I’m now wondering if I was supposed to do something. I really don’t want to mess this up. Should I contact them or continue waiting?

    Thank you.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell April 5, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

      Hi Audra, thanks for your message and congrats on getting hired on! I’d give it one more day or even two and then follow up with them at the store. You can call if you have the name of your point of contact or just stop in and ask to speak with a hiring manager for the job that you are expecting to take on. Best of luck to you!

      • hopefuljobhunter April 5, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

        Thank you very much! Will do.

  133. laurenc May 3, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    Hello,

    I applied for Corporate Quality Assurance, Hourly Support 2, CQA – Lakeland on 08-Apr-2016. I was wondering if it was normal for an application to go unlooked at for a month.

    • Maura Satchell May 5, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

      Lauren, I apologize for the delay in replying to your question. It appears that you are under consideration for 1256BR – Corporate Quality Assurance, HS 2, but it appears your submission is pending consents. Please check your inbox and junk box for communications relevant to that application and make sure you have submitted the necessary consents. Once you have done so, it may take up to several hours for your status to reflect “under consideration. I hope this helps. If you have further questions regarding that process, please reach out to our Employment Office at 863-688-1188 extension 32504. I hope this helps clarify your questions.

  134. xavierstroz May 7, 2016 at 12:25 am #

    Hello,

    I have a question I applied for warehouse position in atlanta, ga on yesterday I receive an email this morning about the test I have to take I took the test not to long ago. But now my status went from being Consideration to now no long being consideration is that accurate or the site just automatically put that in there?

    Looking forward to hearing from you

    Xavier Strozier

    • Maura Satchell May 10, 2016 at 11:28 am #

      Hi Xavier, I’m not sure on this one and am sorry, I’m unable to assist you! Please contact the Employment Office and explain the details to them. Please reach them at 863-688-1188 extension 32504.

  135. Anthony Hilderbrand June 13, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

    Patti,
    Is there any word on the Supervisor of Fire Prevention job (1259BR)? I submitted my application and resume also completed criminal history disclosure and completed the background check authorization. I completed these on April 7, 2016. The number that has been created for me is 1328915. Thanks!

    Anthony-

    • Maura Satchell June 13, 2016 at 2:06 pm #

      Hi Anthony, Patti’s retired, but I have taken a look into this and it appears the Hiring Manager is still evaluating candidates. Hang in just a bit longer!

      • Anthony Hilderbrand June 13, 2016 at 2:38 pm #

        Maura,
        Thank you so much for the quick reply. As long as I know the wheels are turning that puts my mind at ease! Thank you again!

        Anthony-

        • Maura Satchell June 14, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

          My pleasure, Anthony. #FingersCrossed

  136. steven english June 15, 2016 at 8:47 pm #

    My names Steven English and took the agility test and drug test over a month ago for box meats selector lakeland fl and still have not heard anything and my status still sayd offer process I was just wondering if someone could help me find out what’s taking so long thx

    • Maura Satchell June 16, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

      Hi Steven, you should hear something any day.

  137. steven english June 17, 2016 at 6:06 am #

    Alright thanks you i juat never have waited more then a month to hear something it was worrying me

    • Maura Satchell June 17, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

      I understand. Just bear in mind we often have hundreds applying for a single position and the hiring manager has a number of other tasks related to their regular work.

  138. Dauwin Deslandes June 29, 2016 at 6:24 am #

    Hi Maura,

    My name is Dauwin Deslandes and I applied for the “Warehouse Person, AM, Frozen Foods” position on June 9, 2016. I have also done the Assessment test.

    It’s been about two and a half weeks and I haven’t heard from Publix. My status on your website has always and still shows “Under Consideration” all this time. Is it normal for them to take this long to get back to me?

    Can you please look into this for me? Requisition # 1694BR. Thanks in advance.

    Regards,

    Dauwin Deslandes

    • Maura Satchell June 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

      Dauwin, our hiring managers often receive hundreds of applications and it can several weeks to sift through all those that qualify. Be patient and you’ll hear soon enough. And thank you for your interest in joining Publix, by the way!

      • Dauwin Deslandes June 29, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

        Thank you so much for your quick response. I’ve been trying for 3 years now. I’ve always been told that public is an excellent company to work for and I can tell based on the great lengths others have gone through in order to secure a position within your company. I’ve ready through almost your entire blog.

        In my past experiences, if a company haven’t called you about a week or so after apply, it’s because I’m no longer being considered or the position was already filled. It’s great news to here that I’m still in the running. Thank you once again.

        • Maura Satchell June 30, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

          Dauwin, I can’t promise you you’ll get this position, and want to remind you to feel free to apply to other jobs you may be interested in and meet the required qualifications for. There’s no penalty for applying for more than one job (that you’re qualified for) at a time.

  139. j_moye@hotmail.com February 24, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    Thank you for applying for Publix’s Warehouse Selector, PM, Produce – Lakeland (297BR) position. After careful review of your application, we have decided to pursue other candidates. Please review our other open positions on our Publix Jobs Center.

    Best regards,
    Publix Employment Office

  140. Maura Satchell
    Maura Satchell February 25, 2016 at 8:33 am #

    Okay, based on what you are sending, I’m going to have to research it further and either I or a colleague will get back to you further, Jack. Is the j_moye@hotmail.com a good email address to reach out to you with? Thanks!

  141. j_moye@hotmail.com February 25, 2016 at 10:08 am #

    If it helps i was sent an interview invitation for warehouse selector pm produce lakeland (651BR) and confirmed it but was later told i could not interview for the same position twice.

  142. Maura Satchell
    Maura Satchell February 25, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

    I have someone looking into that issue right now for you. The important thing for you to understand – which I think speaks to your initial question, is could you have done anything different during the interview to be selected and if you are still under consideration for the other positions. Competition for the Selector positions is very high and even to be called for an interview is a great sign. The competition won out this time but you are still under consideration for more than five positions you applied for, so continue to monitor your emails and your online account for status updates.

  143. j_moye@hotmail.com February 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    Thank you very much for your time and I am looking forward to good news.

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