Southern Company Reviews

Updated June 5, 2014
Updated June 5, 2014
110 Reviews

3.3
110 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 9 reviews)


Cons
  • The work force genrally does not trust management (in 3 reviews)

  • Promoting minorities' over more qualified people was a common theme amongst the company (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Long Term Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I can tell why people spend their entire careers here. I have been working at Southern Company for a few years and I really enjoy the work. We are on the cutting edge of technology, always looking for ways to make things run more efficiently. The salary is on par with other companies and the benefits are really great (401k, Pension, etc...) .

    Cons

    The workload can be quite high and stressful on occasion. If you don't like you department/boss, try another one in the same company(there are many great ones).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really listen to your employees and let them do their work, but give good feedback and encouragement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Opportunities and job security.

    Cons

    Promotions from within slow and management is sometimes in the fog.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I worked at Southern Company

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, People, Experience, Management

    Cons

    Industry, Environment, Boring, Cube, Inflexible

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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer Co-Op  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Engineer Co-Op in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They care about their employee and great safety program

    Cons

    Can be hectic sometimes when you have to meet project deadline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the employee based on their experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A job for life...

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and job security.

    Cons

    Not a cutting edge company and steeped in tradition. Can be frustrating when you know change will help but no one will accept it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the siloed operating companies. One company, one brand that all employees belong to. Too much APC vs GPC garbage that stops change for the better from happening.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Insurance, Training, Opportunity for Advancement, Bonuses

    Cons

    No Cons its what you make it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, stable, good hours, good bonus

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for 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
  9.  

    Project Controls Engineer

    Current Employee - Project Controls Engineer  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for 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
  10.  

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

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for 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
  11.  

    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

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