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There is a strong family feeling at this employee-owned supermarket chain, which operates more than 1,100 stores in five Southeastern states. Turnover here is incredibly low, averaging 5% for full timers and 38% for part timers. Nearly 20,000 employees have worked at Publix for more than 15 years, and one reason they stay is a stock ownership plan that automatically plunks shares into employee accounts at the end of each year. The contribution ranges from 7% to 10% of their pay. Cost to employees is zero. And for the last 55 years, Publix stock has grown on average by almost 16% annually. All these factors have made Publix the largest employee-owned company in the nation. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

Company Info

Rank last year81
# of years on list
19
Industry
Retail
Year founded1,930
CEO/Top executive
Ed Crenshaw
HQ location
Lakeland, Florida
Type of organization
Private
Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
$30.8 billion
Web addresshttp://www.publix.com
Total U.S. employees
175,208
Total employees outside the U.S.-
Full-time jobs added in last year
2,393
FT job growth in the past year
3%
Number of work sites
1,120

Perks

Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
no
Offers health insurance to part-timers
yes
Offers telecommuting
yes
Offers job sharing
yes
Offers onsite childcare
yes
Offers compressed work weeks
yes
Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite fitness center
no
Discounted gym memberships
no
Onsite medical care facility
yes
Location of medical facility
Only at Headquarters
Offers college tuition reimbursement
yes
Max tuition
$3,200
Offers paid time off for volunteering
no
Max PTO for volunteering
-

Diversity

% Women48
% Minorities-
% African-American/Black-
% Asian-
% Caucasian/White-
% Hispanic/Latino-
% Native American/Alaska Native-
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
% Two or more races-
Same-sex benefits
yes
Non-discrimination policy
yes

Paid Time Off (FT employees)

Holidays
6
Vacation
10
Sick days
Set
General PTO
-
Total PTO after 5 years
21

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Store manager
Avg. base pay (salaried)$69,059
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$49,721
Total pay (salaried position)$118,780.00
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Deli clerk
Avg. base pay (hourly)$26,378
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$2,640
Total pay (hourly position)$29,018

Hiring/Staffing

# of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)4,523
# of job applicants
453,085
Avg. # of applicants per opening
-
FT voluntary turnover
5%
# of jobs filled
60,870
Jobs filled internally
26,256
% of jobs filled by referral
30%
# new graduates hired-

Training

Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)-
Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)80