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The place is filled with favoritism, inept managers, high turnover, gossip, etc. Very toxic work environment. They abuse part timers and lie that they'll eventually give full-time. My advice: obtain a skill and find a real job. Don't drink the Kool-aid, they are businesspeople and take advantage of the fact you're unskilled labor. Don't be fooled by their 1950's phony marketing.

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Greasy mole on my head and I have to get an operation on my head

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I worked in the High Velocity department. It was a nightmare!!! It turns into a free for all, lawless nightclub once upper management leaves for the day. I HATE I quit my last job. Corporate has no idea how poorly run this department is. Employees are intentionally damaging product as if there’s an endless supply of it. “Workplaces don’t have bad employees, they have bad managers”. If you can’t manage people you’ll never be respected as a manager. The lack of professionalism is appalling. (Dacula HV department).

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I quit publix because of how awful management was. I worked in the bakery department. When I was hired, they asked me how much I wanted to work and I told them 20-25 hours. I was scheduled 39 hours every week, juggling that with being a full time student was very difficult. When I asked for less hours, they scheduled me or 5 hours a week.. That's not what I wanted. On top of that, when I worked, I was a closer due to me having class in the day time. I was stuck with everyone's stuff who worked in the day time. Packaging, labeling, cleaning, taking out THEIR trash..etc. I thought it was quite rude for them to leave me so much stuff all the time. I had to stay up front at all times for the customers, sweep, mop, pull dates, and wash dishes. My job alone was a lot for one person so I did not appreciate being left with the day time people's stuff. It's too much. Also, every department EXPECT for the bakery had 2+ people helping close. My department was the Only one that closed with one person. So glad I quit.

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Gossiping from mangement and associates causing you to feel uncomfortable and no results from corporate.

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Had to relocate

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I retired. Store manager was scared to get rid of problem employees and gossip was prevalent in front end (manager and brown nosers) Found out corporate doesn’t give a darn about you. You are just a number.

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I am still with the company.

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I have not left yet but am looking to move back home to Texas. I am fed up with the hours and favoritism and other bull. Managers can be a joy to work for or make your work life a living you know what. The family environment is a myth. There is the same amount of backstabbing and politics here as anywhere else you could work.

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My parents moved all of us to another location.

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