Southern Company

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Hard work rewarded, but promotions given to women/minorities

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Southern Company full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great benefits, pension still included, and management is generally very supportive. Pay is targeted to be middle of the market.

Cons

For better or worse, young white males tend to not be promoted since the company is focused on getting females and minorities promoted into the management pool. Most of the time competent people are found to fill the positions, but occasionally there will be a marginal promotion due to affirmative action.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more transparent about the goals of the company in promoting people. Encouraging young white males to stay when there isn't a serious plan to promote them is only going to lead to a bunch of disgruntled individual contributors in a few years.

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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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 (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
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    Southern Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forecasting Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Forecasting Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Family oriented, little more lay back work environment compare to other companies; unless you are in the area of high demand.

    Cons

    As of 2012 there are still many older work force in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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