Southern Company

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Great company, could benefit from dislodging entrenchment.

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

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

Pros

- Very professional environment / culture
- Great benefits
- Family friendly
- Decent pay when all perks are included

Cons

- Lots of "old boys"
- Slow moving bureaucratic organization
- Big swing toward deferred compensation as you move up

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Get more agile (Southern Prize is a good start)
- Be more open to hiring and promoting new people

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable, good compensation, great employees

    Cons

    Repetitive work projects sometimes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Definitely more good than bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Southern Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Seriously great people working at this company. Family atmosphere. Relaxed, low pressure working environment. Great benefits. You become very familiar with an industry that many people take for granted. Lots of different areas to work in and you are encouraged to try new things. Made some great friends working here.

    Cons

    I left about a year ago and it came down to just feeling stifled in my job. There was a hiring freeze and "cost containment" i.e no training budget. I wasn't really feeling challenged in my job and my skills were getting stale. Combine that with the fact that pay is just perfectly average. Promotions are very hard to come by, and you get caught up in the HR grinder that happens at many huge companies. You have no idea if you are doing what you need to do to advance or not. Looking back, leaving was the right decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is by nature a conservative company. Many benefits don't really pay off until you have worked there forever. Unfortunately nowadays people don't work anywhere forever, especially in IT. Pay to keep top talent and make sure people are staying up to date with skills and training relevant to their jobs. There comes a point when the comfort of working here and the "stability" is only worth so much.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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