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There’s a lot to love about working at Publix, whether in our stores, our corporate offices, manufacturing facilities or distribution centers. Publix employs more than 200,000 people throughout our footprint in the Southeastern United States, and these are just some of the reasons our associates say they love being part of the Publix family!


Our founder, George Jenkins, believed that his employees should have ownership in the company and began giving his employees shares of stock at no cost to them. That legacy has carried on, and today, Publix is the largest employee-owned supermarket chain in the country. Once you’re eligible, Publix contributes a percentage of your earnings into your stock account. The more you grow with the company, the more stock you receive!


In addition to our stock ownership options, Publix offers benefits to help associates obtain health care, further their education, save for retirement, enjoy discounts on numerous products and services, and more. It’s important to us that our associates feel valued now and in the future.


One of the great parts about being privately owned is that we are built for job security. We hold no long-term debt, continually open new stores and see profits increase year after year. As other retailers have come and gone over the years, Publix has managed to stay profitable by keeping up with customers’ changing needs. We take pride in being able to provide our associates with an income they can count on.

Open Door Policy

Our open-door policy helps associates feel comfortable speaking with management and other leaders in the company about their ideas for the company’s growth and improvement. We value the feedback our associates share because they’re part owners in the company. We use their voice to help us make business decisions.

Advancement Opportunities

Did you know our CEO started his career at Publix as a bagger? We believe in promoting from within the organization. All our store managers worked their way up from entry-level positions. There are also opportunities at corporate that either require retail experience or are visible only to current Publix associates.

Celebrated Differences

Publix values the fresh ideas and unique perspectives that different people bring to the table. We celebrate diversity and strive to provide an inclusive environment for all our associates and customers.

Community Involvement

We believe in giving back to the community. We are proud partners of several organizations, including the United Way, Special Olympics, Feeding America and Children’s Miracle Network. Publix contributes more than $36 million a year to the United Way with the help of our associates’ contributions. Our associates don’t just contribute their hard-earned money, they also volunteer their time by participating in service projects with our community partners.

Commitment to the Environment

Part of our mission is to be responsible citizens in our communities, and that includes our commitment to sustainable practices. We feel strongly that taking care of the planet is essential to our success and the wellbeing of our customers and associates.

We’re in the People Business

At the core of our business lies the philosophy of our founder. “We’re not only in the grocery business, we’re in the people business.” All of the things to love about working for Publix are centered around the idea that the key to success is caring about people.

If you have a servant’s heart and are looking to find a rewarding career with the opportunity for growth, we hope you consider a career with Publix. Apply online to work at your local store or visit the Publix Jobs Center to view the current openings in our corporate offices, warehouses and manufacturing facilities.

To stay up to date with new opportunities, or get in touch with our recruiters, follow our Publix Careers pages on  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Jazmyn M.

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Jazmyn M. started her career with Publix in 2012 as a Front Service Clerk where she enjoyed engaging with customers and quickly fell in love with the company. Jazmyn's passion for Publix came full circle. As the company's Employment Branding Specialist, Jazmyn gets to share what she loves about working for Publix and helps our recruiters advertise job openings through traditional print, digital, and social media advertising. In her free time, she enjoys writing, spending time with her friends and family and occasionally binging a series on Netflix. Jazmyn looks forward to continuing to educate others about the career opportunities that exist at Publix and showcasing why it is a great place to work.

4 Comments on “9 Reasons to Work at Publix

  1. Valerie

    Hi Jazmyn M.,

    My name is Valerie Denise Collins Bailey and I am an applicant for a front service clerk position. I was wondering if you could elaborate on the beginning of your journey to become a part of the Publix family?

    Thank you,

    1. Karleigh W.Karleigh W.

      Hi Valerie, Jazmyn is no longer with this team, but I’d be happy to answer your question. Many Publix associates start their journeys as front service clerks, so you’ve got the right idea! We recommend leveraging any prior work or volunteer experience you may have if offered an interview for the position. If you have any further questions, please reach out to our Careers Team on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/publixcareers/.

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