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Engineer III (Current Employee)

ProsGood benefits and pay, family oriented, have the opportunity to climb the ladder by being promoted as see fit, attain knowledge, southern style, trust, the company was willing to provide a relocation package for those who did not reside in or near the place of work - either get reimbursed for relocation expenses or take a month's pay as a sign-on bonus, help people find a place to live and would even help the spouse find some type of work if possible in and around the area, provide programs for employees who may have issues/problems that they may need help with

Conslearning a lot of procedures, going through training classes where you have to obtain at least 80%, the training program needs some work because some classes do not pertain to the whole engineering population that are at the plant, employees are only given a 30 minute lunch so employees really are not able to leave the plant to get something to eat since the nearest place to eat is 10-15 miles away, the human resource department needs some work - some employees who were being interviewed did not get the same treatment as others and need a better system to let new employees know where they can find the answer to certain questions that they may have

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to look into a better training program

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place for those with connections

    Contract Analyst (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Southern Company


    Pros: If you lack advanced or undergraduate education, it's a place with good pay where you can retire quietly and… Cons: The company doesn't respect education at all and spends more time recruiting than actually training and trying to retain current employees. Diversity is non-existent… Advice to Senior Management: Actually walk the walk by proving that you value ALL employees, not just those who are related… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Good place to work especially in challenging economic times

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Southern Company


    Pros: long term carrer; stable, sound company, good people to work… Cons: Not fast growing unless in Nuclear generation Advice to Senior Management: Treat senior employees fairly for retention purposes. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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