Alabama Power

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Alabama Power Reviews

Updated May 17, 2014
Updated May 17, 2014
11 Reviews
3.8
11 Reviews
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Charles D. McCrary
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  1.  

    Very rewarding career!

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

    I have been working at Alabama Power full-time

    Pros

    Stable employment in the electric utility industry

    Cons

    Sometimes there is reluctance to inform employees of deficiencies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Buddy system perpetuates cycle of poor, unqualified management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Power Generation Engineer in Bucks, AL
    Former Employee - Power Generation Engineer in Bucks, AL

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Start promoting the most qualified. Abandon the buddy system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Contractor for Alabama Power

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

    I have been working at Alabama Power as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexable work schedule
    Great Benefits
    Great associates

    Cons

    Bigger work space
    More direct hire positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Work long hours with little reconigition

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

    I have been working at Alabama Power full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and OK pay

    Cons

    Young managers don't take the time to properly learn to deal with people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Center Supervisor in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Call Center Supervisor in Montgomery, AL

    I worked at Alabama Power

    Pros

    learned a lot in many areas of the company

    Cons

    long hours when storm comes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    CEO sets Company back 50 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Alabama Power

    Pros

    Alabama Power (APCO) has the best employees! We truly are a family and care about one another's successes (and failures). Working here I feel like I'm a part of something special, something bigger than myself.

    Cons

    A couple of months ago the CEO mandated a new dress code policy for everyone working at Corporate Headquarters. Just those of us working APCHQ. This doesn't apply to anyone working at any other site in the Company, and didn't come from Atlanta (SOCO). Mandatory suit and or tie for all men and dresses or pant suits for women. I know of so many people that are now looking for another job. It may seem like a little thing, but this isn't 1960 and we don't work for IBM. It would be different if the air-conditioning or heater was set very low but its usually not. I'm only 25 and if anything companies are moving AWAY from stringent dress codes because a comfortable employee is an employee that works better. I'm looking for another job and I know about a dozen others that are doing the same. Charles McCrary needs to retire along with his outdated and outmoded dress code policies. Maybe he watches too much Mad Men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the new dress code.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Alabama Power

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

    I have been working at Alabama Power

    Pros

    Stable employment; family oriented company; friendly coworkers; we have several exciting initiatives underway that allow for challenging opportunities; competitive compensation packages

    Cons

    It seems as if Alabama Power lacks a good way of evaluating the quality and performance of employees. This seems to be reflected in some of the hiring decisions, and we often allow those who should not have been promoted languish in positions as opposed to rectifying the sitiuation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek to ensure that promotional opportunities are more closely related to performance rather than relationships. Hold those who make promotion decisions accountable by linking a portion of their performance pay to the success of those that they have chosen to promote. This will help to ensure that past performance is rewarded because management will seek to promote the best of the best.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It is a tiny bit above average

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits such as insurance and paid time off is pretty good

    Cons

    The pay is average or below

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Alabama Power

    Pros

    Good company overall but not sure if sr management are all good and be able to keep up with the growth of the company. management can "talk" but can't "deliver" - meaning they can present and show a very good deck in front of audience, but in actuality, their deliverable and overall execution are so so or even very bad.

    Cons

    Some know how to play the game and can continue to be dysfunctional. VP can cover for them and continue to allow bonuses and special perks alike.

    Some claim they are very busy, have a lot of meetings, while accusing people who always working at their desk pathetic and "anti-social". In reality, they don't even sit down long enough at their cube to get to know the people around them, and how can they accuse people "anti-social"?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to attend more latest management training. Be more inspirational.
    Do not let the company's overall "sales" impression affect your job.
    Do the work, do it more carefully and deal with the issues upfront.
    Do not socialize too much without spending time with your employees and do the work.
    You can't deliver just by relying your employees at work, or by going out partying all week.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work!!

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

    I have been working at Alabama Power

    Pros

    Great benefits. Everyone is expectrd to show "Southern Style" which is great. Pay is fair based on comparable jobs. Union representation.

    Cons

    Communication from top down is a little slow. Bonuses need a little work for hourly employees compared to salary employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just needs a little work. Communication with employees could improve. Information is passed on faster by employee's talking rather than thru management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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