As a previous employee of Publix, I can share many complaints on how they treat their employees. In the beginning, everything was fine, then you get this brown nosed individuals take over at corporate level, and everything goes to ***. I was a department manager. I was passed over for 2 years to move up, yet they let minority men move up with lower scores on their tests. I picked up my grandson's cake with the receipts that my daughter gave me. Then two days later, the DM tells me that the cake had not been paid for by my daughter. I paid for the cake then when the mistake was found. I was then terminated for shoplifting. How bogus is that. They even prevented me from drawing unemployement benefits. They do this to the person that turned in a department manager for stealing time, catching shoplifters and increasing sales. If I really wanted to steal the cake, I would not have paid for it.
Not only that, I have been sexually harrassed by an old dept manager, he even harrassed customers. Nothing was done. They also make stockers who they hired as part time employees work full time hours every week, without giving them benefits or full time pay. ***!!!!
Some of the bakeries have managers that add dates to their products just cause they are lazy. Mark out of dates down, which they are not suppose to. Salaried dept managers only make around $750 week base. for 50 hours work. If you work over 50 hours a week, you usually get paid about $1.25 per hour for hours over the 50 this is against the law.
Product or Service Mentioned: Publix Manager.