Career Development and Diversity

Wherever you start and whatever your goals, you will find no limits to the success you can achieve at Winn-Dixie. Many of our company’s leaders began their Winn-Dixie careers with part-time, entry-level jobs. Associates throughout our company are living proof that hard work can take you places at Winn-Dixie.

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"One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was when I was first promoted into a key management role in the stores. My District Director said, 'Surround yourself with failures, and you will be a failure.' It was simple, but true. From that moment on, I lived by that quote and tried to hire, coach, develop, and train people who wanted to be successful and it has worked like a charm." 
                                                                                             - Barry, Human Resources Generalist, Columbia Region

Train for excellence

Work is fun when you know what’s expected and how to succeed. Winn-Dixie’s award-winning training programs help Store Associates perform to high standards and take pride in their work. We use proven techniques to help participants learn at their own pace and retain what they’re taught. Tools include targeted training videos, interactive online learning modules, and blended learning experiences that may include computer-based teaching, classroom discussion groups, role-playing, worksheets, experiential opportunities and more. Learning modules are designed to keep participants engaged. For example, to help enhance customer engagement skills, we tasked Meat Department Associates to come up with an easy main-dish recipe that they could share with customers in 30 seconds or less.

And to ensure that food handlers were up to speed on the latest food safety practices, we crafted interactive exercises that turned them into inspectors. Our Training Department is at the forefront of our efforts to enhance satisfaction on the job and create clear-cut paths to rewarding careers at Winn-Dixie. By investing heavily in training tools, we can keep our promises to Associates – supporting them as they help us grow our brand of superior service. To that end, training is practical and real world. 


You should expect to work in an environment in which each person feels valued for individual traits, skills and talent and has the opportunity to fulfill career goals and contribute to the success of the company. In fact, inclusion is a core value.

We work together to leverage diversity across race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity,disability and individual perspectives in order to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where all associates are comfortable bringing their unique experiences and ideas to the job.

We highly value diversity in our hiring practices, and also by contributing to community groups that value individual differences, by supporting associates in their daily work and through personal development.

Diversity and inclusion at our company is something we truly believe in, not only as the right thing to do, but it’s also important to the growth of our people and our business.  In short, we drive success through being “different together”.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The company prohibits discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s race, color, gender, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, military status, genetic information or any other class protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  We will reasonably accommodate employees and applicants with disabilities and with religious requirements necessitating accommodation.  To request an accommodation, please ask a human resources representative or your local store director.

Total Rewards 

At Winn-Dixie, we know the key to our success is our people, which is why we offer Total Rewards to our dedicated teams!  Total Rewards is a wide selection of benefits that helps our team live a healthy lifestyle, obtain higher education, grow their careers, and reach their goals.  

Benefits for All Eligible Associates: 

-Associate Discount and Fuelperks!

-Flexible Hours 

-Great Uniforms

-Appreciation and Recognition Awards 

-Advancement Opportunities   

-Tuition Reimbursement & Discounts 

-WeCare Associate Giving Fund    

-MyWDPerks! offers discounts on various goods and services, including: vehicles, roadside assistance, home loans, healthcare, hotels, theme parks, movie tickets, rental cars, and more! 

Additional Benefits for Eligible Full-time Associates: 


-Six Paid Holidays  

-Health Insurance with Multiple Coverage Options

-401(k) retirement savings plan  - company match  

-Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

-Health Savings Account (HSA) 

-Mental Health Care 

-Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance 

-Dental Insurance 

-Vision Insurance

-Life Insurance 

-Disability Insurance

-Employee Assistance Program 

-Legal Assistance  

-Free Flu shots

It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.

                                             - Theodore Roosevelt