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Great culture; True Southern Style!

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Southern Company

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The environment is great! Very much so like a family in the field and in corporate. The culture is great and Southern Company is committed to doing a great job. Will see Senior Management; they're not hard to find. For the co-ops and interns, we had monthly development meetings with Executives and Management that were really helpful.

Cons

There is a very large age gap. The knowlegde transfer process is a problem. Also, it's all about who you know. If you can get in the right networks and keep your face out there, you'll go where you want to go. If it's not your passion, you will easily get lost in the crowd. And sometimes it get a little too conservative. They are doing a lot better with diversity, but there is still a long road ahead.

Advice to Management

You all do a great job with the co-ops and interns, but continue that nurturing relationship when they become new hire; at least a mentor within the company.

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  1. good place to work

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

    I have been working at Southern Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Make sure everybody gets promoted on the same basis


  2. The best run Electric Utility in the Country!

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

    I have been working at Southern Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Continue to support the employees.


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