Southern Company

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Great Opportunity for Devoted Employee

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Birmingham, AL
Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Birmingham, AL

I have been working at Southern Company

Pros

Secure company with good benefits. Southern Company has a company/employee pay incentive where they match up to six percent of your salary. Free money is hard to beat. They also have a stock plan that is hard to beat. Southern company is a great public utility company to invest. Never has Southern Company taken a drastic drop on the stock market.

Cons

Long hours with no comp time. It is tough to work ten to twelve hours a day as well as weekends. You are paid for the time you put in but there is little time left for yourself. If there was a way to add vacation time for the long hours it would be a great incentive to work the long hours.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Supervisors need to give job description and leadership to new employees. When you begin work there is little leadership from your supervisor. That is not a bad thing until you are expected to be doing things the way they want it done.

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    A Decent company with highs and lows

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern Company

    Pros

    Great place to work
    low stress
    Onsite gym and nursing station

    Cons

    Engineers don't test new hardware; expect sys admins to test
    Lack of training every year - we always have money for training then strangely it disappears
    Politics - people are rewarded for staying at the company; not actually knowing what their job entails
    I've heard this company was in a youth movement for the past 10 years - still haven't seen it.
    Treat the contractors, the ones who actually work harder than the employees, like sub-humans.
    Will contract an employee for 10+ years with no desire to bring them in full-time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please change the mentality in the departments; Support staff not appreciated. Contractors are not appreciated within their own groups and work ten times harder than employees who has been there over 35+years and just "riding the wave"

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    Great work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for moving up within the company. Great work environment. Everyone was very friendly, welcoming and encouraging.

    Cons

    Limited to living in Alabama, Georgia, panhandle of Florida, and southern Mississippi

    Recommends
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