Southern Company
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Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Size 5000+ Employees
Type Company - Public (SO)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

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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Southern Company is one of the largest energy providers in the United States.  Based in Atlanta, Georgia, operations include generation plants, high-voltage transmission lines, low-voltage distribution lines, and customer sales and service. Our competitive generation company also constructs, acquires, and manages generation assets and sells electricity on the wholesale market. A position with Southern Company is a fulfilling experience. Our employees are part of an organization committed to affordable and reliable energy, community stewardship, environmental responsibility, and a diverse and inclusive work force. Our 26,000 employees make a difference — every day — in the lives of their friends and neighbors and in their communities. You could be one of them.

Visit to learn more about opportunities with Southern Company and its subsidiaries and business units: Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, SouthernLINC Wireless, Southern Telecom, Southern Power, Southern Company Generation, and Southern Company Transmission. 

Working at Southern Company

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83% Approve of the CEO   60 ratings

Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning

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  Former Computer Systems Analyst in Birmingham, AL

Pros: Seriously great people working at this company. Family atmosphere. Relaxed, low pressure working environment. Great benefits. You become very familiar with an industry that many people take for granted. Lots of different areas to work in and you are… Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Birmingham, AL Jan 2011 Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interview Details – I received a phone interview from the HR department in Atlanta for a general engineering coop position for the summer. The interviewer was very friendly. After receiving an offer, I was later assigned to a location that matched my stated location preferences and a department that fit my education…Full Interview

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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
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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