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Interviews at Publix

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Publix.

Interview experience

Based on 4,653 interviews
Favorable

Interview difficulty

Based on 5,626 interviews
Easy

Interview process length

Based on 5,028 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Publix

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 8.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 3.

Interview process length
About a day or two
48%
About a week
29%
About two weeks
14%
About a month
6%
More than one month
4%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
79%
Drug test
70%
Background check
57%
Phone call/screening
24%
Problem solving exercises
15%
Least reported steps
Other
5%
Take-home/sample work
1%
They have no interview
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Publix

  • Went to hiring event talked to 2 department heads that afternoon got a call to meet for a job offer the next day. Got a lowball offer for Part Time and turned it down.
    Shared on September 29, 2019
  • Easy, they call for interview, go to training all day long, then you work after 2 weeks you put the application online.
    Shared on September 21, 2019 - Cashier (part time) - Weston, FL
  • Very comfortable. The hiring manager hired me because my mother brought me up to the store about 3-4 times a week to harass her.
    Shared on June 20, 2019 - Deli Associate - Jacksonville, FL
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Interview questions at Publix

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Work history, why you want to work here, what would you do in certain situations.
    Shared on June 12, 2021 - Stock Clerk - Pompano Beach, FL
  • Since I was a minor the only question they asked me was why I wanted too work there and about what I do in school and things like that.
    Shared on March 31, 2020
  • How you react in certain situations or scenarios. If you’re bubbly and have a good personality and respond well to criticism.
    Shared on December 29, 2019 - Customer Service Associate - Orange City, FL

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Interview tips at Publix

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)72%
  • Formal (business suit)12%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)9%
  • They didn’t have a dress code5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Publix

  • If you're interviewing, you are 90% accepted already.
    Shared on November 28, 2019 - Deil and Seafood clerk - Cary, NC
  • Be honest and outspoken
    Shared on August 1, 2018 - Order Selector/Forklift Operator - Dacula, GA
  • Know your store, and research how Publix got it start.
    Shared on June 4, 2018 - Cashier and customer service - Venice, FL

The first interview at Publix

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In37%
  • Employee referral18%
  • Other11%
  • Other online job site9%
  • Paper application8%

How candidates received their first interview at Publix

  • I applied on their company website and I checked it the other day and it said my application expired so I updated it to basically reapply and I got a call the next morning to schedule an interview
    Shared on July 12, 2020
  • Show enthusiasm! Be respectful & curtious! Be a team player!!
    Shared on January 3, 2020 - Customer Service Associate - Suwanee, GA
  • I attended a publix job fair and was hired on the spot :)
    Shared on November 20, 2017

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