Southern Company

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Southern Company Reviews

Updated 20 October, 2014
Updated 20 October, 2014
120 Reviews
3.6
120 Reviews
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Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good benefits and long term retirement (in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits, average salary made up some with bonus potential (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • I think it is hard to move up in the company without being here for a while (in 3 reviews)

  • Slow moving bureaucratic organization (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    All you have to do is show up to get a check.

    Cons

    Politics, negative older workforce that is there simply to fatten up their paycheck. Over the past 2 years there has been a serious mismanagement of projects but senior management is more worried about appearance than actually fixing the problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time for a change in direction. Southern style is a joke and is there only in words.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, stable, good hours, good bonus

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    SO has great benefits, and competitive compensation

    Cons

    very conservative culture, slow moving technology

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Southern Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people who are outgoing and goal oriented. A good overall atmosphere in the workplace. Pay is better than average.

    Cons

    Could concentrate less on company stipulations and focus more on employes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Operations Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Specialist in Cartersville, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Specialist in Cartersville, GA (US)

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Advanced technical knowledge with long hours, but a flexible work schedule. This is a plant position with little room for growth.

    Cons

    The pay for this job is 75-90K per year with little room for improvement. The job requires exceptional technical skills but does not compensate for the skills compared to other positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fair Company with little room for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern Company

    Pros

    Good Benefits, great people, great infrastructure. Solid company with different entities to move laterally. Many lifers waiting to retire or die

    Cons

    Their way or the highway. Not interested in any other opinions than their own. They say that they promote diversity but what they really support is affirmative action

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people and don't be so arrogant that you believe your own rhetoric.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Project Controls Engineer

    Current Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Birmingham, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Birmingham, AL (US)

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Environment and people to work with

    Cons

    Small foot print Globally and not too much opportunity outside the country

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Geat company with a good group of people to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benifits and friendly work atmosphere. They offer plenty of opportunities for professional education.

    Cons

    Base pay can be lower than industry average (however the benifits and bonus make up for it).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fabulous Company, terrible politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern Company

    Pros

    Office environment is great, very nice people and great place to work. Family oriented and very insistent upon growth within the company.

    Cons

    Management could pay more attention to what the supervisors and managers below them are doing. Lots of politics and tenure means TOO much. A few HORRIBLE people who have been there WAY to long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat. Get rid of the folks who are just THERE.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Valuable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    Support, family atmosphere, growth is constant.

    Cons

    Wages compared to other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Pensacola, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Pensacola, FL (US)

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Safe, local, great company, blah

    Cons

    Blah not sure not real bad place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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