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Solid place to work in long run

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Southern Company

Pros

Pay is on par with industry average
Friendly coworkers who believe in Southern and its values
Very secure employment and pay will increase to nice income over career irrespective of performance
Generous pension plan
everyone 'meest expectations' on reviews and gets target bonus

Cons

Middle management can be out of loop. Depending on subsidiary may have working managers or managers that look at their role to report on work but not do any
Seniority weighed too heavily for positions. Hard to move up rapidly until 10+ years under belt
Due to perceived 'good ol boy' system in past and probably rightfully so, company attempts to promote all minorities quickly to move them into management/leadership positions
Must get on the 'list' to move up quickly and have many opportunities in different areas
Easy to get suck in one department

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at more developmental moves for younger employees early in careers to gain broader knowledge of company
reward high performing employees with additional incentives
Annual reviews should be more than meet, doesn't, or exceeds expectations which would encourage employees to work harder to get bonus's as opposed to knowing they just need to show up

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Analyst Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Southern Company

    Pros

    The people are incredible to work with and helped with advice on career goals. Fairly flexible schedule but my department did not believe in teleworking.

    Cons

    Management in my department was behind in their thinkings when it can new ideas and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to new ideas. Many of the current employees will be leaving in the next 5 to 10 years and current information is not being passed on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Southern Company

    Pros

    Self directed work place environment

    Cons

    Pay freeze in job when other companies pay increases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay structure to match surrounding companies

    No opinion of CEO
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