Alabama Power Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment for work experience. They are often willing to move you around to get your feet wet in a lot of different environments.

    Cons

    Unfortunately with the regulations currently being instated, they are not offering many jobs right now.


  2. Substation Design Engineer

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    Former Employee - Electrical Designer/Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Electrical Designer/Engineer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alabama Power (More than a year)

    Pros

    I very great place to work and great coworkers that will help if you ask.

    Cons

    The race culture was one of the biggest issue I had while working at Southern Company-Alabama Power.


  3. Power

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alabama Power full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture is very family oriented. The health and safety initiatives are sincerely taken seriously. The training opportunities provided are great.

    Cons

    The internal politics can be a bit challenging to maneuver. If you are job and task focused you will have to flex your style. Being a people pleaser is sometimes more important than actually getting the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Have more accountability for all employees concerning how they treat employees. Hold every employee in a valued state not just those with political relationships.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Operations

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits, good salaries and bonuses. Family oriented and safety is preached a lot, specially for the field personnel.

    Cons

    Schedule can be rough, lots of hours for field personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees better.


  6. Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Engineering Supervisor in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Care for employees, customers and public. Great benefits and good salary.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about this company.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Accountant

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alabama Power full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great bonus.

    Cons

    I have been working here for 5 years. Not satisfied with pay. I am a CPA and I have total of 7 years work experience.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote based on who you know or like. Promote people based on performance. You are losing hard working employees due to that.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Alabama Power

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alabama Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Nice people. Good pension. Nice 401k match. Good safety record.PSC gives APC whatever it wants.

    Cons

    The PSC and the legislature dictate what is done every day. Kemper and Votge are not going well and there could be problems down he road.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    I have had a unique and pleseant work experience with Alabama Power.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quinton, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quinton, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is more interesteted in keeping the workforce happy than other places I have worked.

    Cons

    The pay could be enhanced. Also an easier process for workforce advancement.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Engineer III in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alabama Power full-time

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    They unfortunately value black, ethnic, and women more than having the right person for the job. If you fall into either of these categories and say a few key words during interviews, you are guaranteed the job over someone who has way more experience for the job but just doesn't hit key words.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Buddy system perpetuates cycle of poor, unqualified management.

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    Former Employee - Power Generation Engineer in Bucks, AL
    Former Employee - Power Generation Engineer in Bucks, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alabama Power full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pension, stable, quality people at individual contributor level.

    Cons

    Salary, morale, performance management, quality of management, ethics

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting the most qualified. Abandon the buddy system.



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