Ranked 67 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as 106 on Fortune’s 500 list, Publix has built a truly well-developed company. Privately owned by past and present employees, the company is also the 14th largest retailer in the United States. With many awards and accolades to its name, Publix has skillfully grown the grocery business to include pharmacies with free medications, specialty stores and products. They have never had a layoff and even provide tuition-assistance to employees. Since its founding in 1930, Publix has created such a presence in the country that it is one of only a few chains to hit over 1000 stores.
Like many large chains, a short, general application can usually be found in store and online. There may be a telephone interview, with at least one face-to-face interview in which the applicant is asked ten or fewer questions. Many of the interview questions are centered on resolving conflict, either with a customer or with another employee. Managerial positions often require a skills test, while cashiers are expected to be able to count back change. Additionally, a drug test and a background check may be required for employment.