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good place to work

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

I have been working at Southern Company

Pros

I think the work enviroment at Southern Company is great. Evrybody is nice and respectful. Managers and supervisors are interested in employes not only on a work level, but also in a personal level. They understand when employes need to take care of personal matters. They are also good recognizing when employees do a good job. The benefits are great, better than most companies I know, they match up to 6% of the 401K and have good health benefits. Managers and supervisors are open to listen employees with any concerns and willing to solve any problems. THe buildings and facilities are also nice.

Cons

Some times the promotios are different for some people and it seems like it is easier to move up for some. There is people who is been working harder and for longer time and don't get the same promotions. That seems to be unfair, specially when some people is doing a great job that is very important for the company and don't get a promotion, while someone else who is doing just a good job and has been in the company half of the time gets the promotion. The rules about how promotions are granted are not clear to anyone.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure everybody gets promoted on the same basis

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    The best run Electric Utility in the Country!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Southern Company

    Pros

    They are a conservative company with a long and proven track record. In other words, a good place to start and end a career.

    Cons

    Promotion is not always based on performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support the employees.

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    Southern Company commited to it's employees and communities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Intern in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Southern Company

    Pros

    Southern places a lot of emphasis on continuing education. There are several opportunities to learn about the company and how it produces revenue. Southern is totally committed to its employees and values them and their communities. In fact community involvement is an unspoken requirement for management positions. The pay is also a great reason to work for Southern.

    Cons

    Southern is a highly regulated business and therefore can be a bit beurocratic for my tastes. Meaning the organization is highly structured and there are set ways to do things. Not the place for "freespirits" the company demands teamwork on all projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
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