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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.

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    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