Southern Company

  www.southerncompany.com
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Wonderful company to work for with great workplace environment.

  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer Coop in Birmingham, AL
Current Employee - Software Engineer Coop in Birmingham, AL

I have been working at Southern Company as an intern (more than an year)

Pros

People. This is very much a "Southern Company". The people here are genuinely interested in your well-being, and treat everyone as part of a big family. I haven't met a single employee who hasn't been very happy working here. Compensation is good as far as internships go (I'm technically a coop student), and I was given the LEAD on some huge projects once they knew I could handle it. They really do respect you, and will use you to the fullest extent they believe they can. Wonderful company to be a coop trying to get some real work experience/credentials.

Cons

The only downsides to me are the fact that if you don't really fit in with the stereotypical "Southern" demographic (conservative Republican, Christian, etc.), you will be very much in the minority. As I mentioned above, they are all very respectful, but you just have to be okay with being surrounded by people who may strongly disagree with your views (many people don't do well in that situation). Also, unless you're actively aspiring to be in the power business, it will be more of a stepping stone or a place to coast until you get where you want to be, but it can be a perfect jump off point all the same.

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Keep doing what you're doing.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience

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

    I have been working at Southern Company

    Pros

    Gives good real world experience that I might not get as a coop at other companies

    Cons

    They do things the same way even if it's not the best way

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good

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

    I have been working at Southern Company

    Pros

    Openness and clean management. Very competent

    Cons

    Since Southern is a regulated utility salaries are a little on the low side

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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