Southern Company
3.7 of 5 94 reviews
www.southerncompany.com Atlanta, GA 5000+ Employees

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4 people found this helpful  

A Nice Rut

Analyst (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Southern Company

ProsOpportunities to work with interesting technology
Nice people
Nationally recognized company
Financially stable
Desirable location

ConsMiddle management that is clueless
Upper management that depend too heavily on middle management 's clueless assessments
Upper management with serious "I got mine, good luck getting yours" mentality
Only open to new ideas that were conceived 10 years ago

Advice to Senior ManagementBecome more dynamic.
Look for a CEO that is young and forward thinking.
Quit rewarding ignorant do-nothing "yes men" middle managers
Seek more direct input and involvement of your front line troops

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to lay low and get paid!

Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Southern Company


Pros: low key, work at your own pace, good benefits Cons: no recognition for exceptional workers, not challenging Advice to Senior Management: Challange your employees more More

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Great place to learn.

Engineering Co-Op (Current Employee)
Pensacola, FL

I have been working at Southern Company


Pros: It is a great place to begin a career. Management is great,… Cons: It is a very large company, they are currently not… Advice to Senior Management: Continue hiring co-ops that have performed well. Overall, the company is performing… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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