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Solid place to work in long run

Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

ProsPay 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

ConsMiddle 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 Senior ManagementLook 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Southern Company

    Pros: The people are incredible to work with and helped with advice on… Cons: Management in my department was behind in their thinkings when… Advice to Senior Management: Be open to new ideas. Many of the current employees will be leaving in… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Great Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) 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 Senior Management: Increase pay structure to match surrounding companies More
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