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Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    Excellent benefits, Opportunity to move across functional areas and territories while maintaining years of service. Amazing place for growth and development if youre tapped for leadership.

    Cons

    Advancement Too political and relationship based instead of being about your performance. Intimidation and Retaliation keeps employees from speaking up despite management and company efforts designed to make employees feel safe. Some employees are promoted to managent because of their experience and not because they are good leaders. Often the same people are promoted. Limited opportunities for non engineers

    Advice to Management

    Train management better. End the buddy system. Develop all employees and not just engineers.


Southern Company Interviews

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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Southern Company (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    Received call on Thursday; flew to Atlanta for interview the next Monday. Panel interview consisting of 7 questions total...very friendly people and relevant questions...I felt that they were truly interested in my answers and not trying to stump me or just get the interview over with. Provided great info/details during my questions to them at the end. The pleasant experience was a significant factor in helping me choose Southern Company over my other offer presented by a very reputable company. Best interview I've ever participated in...

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Southern Company Awards & Accolades

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25 Noteworthy Companies , DiversityInc, 2012
Most Admired Companies in Research Science , Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
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Additional Info

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Website www.southerncompany.com
Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1945
Type Company - Public (SO)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Southern Company isn't just whistling Dixie. The holding company is one of the largest electricity distributors in the US. It operates regulated utilities Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, and Mississippi Power, which combined have a generating capacity of more than 42,000 MW and serve more than 4.4 million electricity customers in the southeastern US. The power company also has energy marketing operations, and it provides energy consulting and management services for businesses and institutions. Through its Southern LINC Wireless unit, it provides wireless ... More

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