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IT Manager

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Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Birmingham, AL
Current Employee - IT Manager in Birmingham, AL

I have been working at Southern Company full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great place to work, well paid and great benefits.

Cons

Not enough advancement options in current job

Advice to ManagementAdvice

consider opportunities for young work force

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Southern Company

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    Soco Exp

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer I  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Excelent work environment, many areas to grow

    Cons

    Compesation is well below national average, promotions are not always merit based

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for with great workplace environment.

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    • 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 for more than a 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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

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