Southern Company
3.7 of 5 101 reviews
www.southerncompany.com Atlanta, GA 5000+ Employees

Southern Company Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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3.7 101 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning

Thomas A. Fanning

(55 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good benefits, good job security, great people to work with"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Good opportunities as well as work/life balance"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Promoting minorities' over more qualified people was a common theme amongst the company"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Baxley Georgia has nothing in it, besides Plant Hatch"
    in 3 reviews
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    Great Long Term Company

    Engineer I (Current Employee)
    Birmingham, AL

    ProsI can tell why people spend their entire careers here. I have been working at Southern Company for a few years and I really enjoy the work. We are on the cutting edge of technology, always looking for ways to make things run more efficiently. The salary is on par with other companies and the benefits are really great (401k, Pension, etc...) .

    ConsThe workload can be quite high and stressful on occasion. If you don't like you department/boss, try another one in the same company(there are many great ones).

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally listen to your employees and let them do their work, but give good feedback and encouragement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Opportunities and job security.

    ConsPromotions from within slow and management is sometimes in the fog.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This is a great company to work for with great benefits. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits, Pay, People, Experience, Management

    ConsIndustry, Environment, Boring, Cube, Inflexible

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    Great Company

    Engineer Co-Op (Current Employee)
    Birmingham, AL

    ProsThey care about their employee and great safety program

    ConsCan be hectic sometimes when you have to meet project deadline

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote the employee based on their experience

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A job for life...

    Planning Analyst (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat pay, benefits and job security.

    ConsNot a cutting edge company and steeped in tradition. Can be frustrating when you know change will help but no one will accept it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the siloed operating companies. One company, one brand that all employees belong to. Too much APC vs GPC garbage that stops change for the better from happening.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome Company to work for

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsInsurance, Training, Opportunity for Advancement, Bonuses

    ConsNo Cons its what you make it

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, stable, good hours, good bonus

    Budget Analyst (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsSO has great benefits, and competitive compensation

    Consvery conservative culture, slow moving technology

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Controls Engineer (Current Employee)
    Birmingham, AL

    ProsGreat Environment and people to work with

    ConsSmall foot print Globally and not too much opportunity outside the country

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Geat company with a good group of people to work with.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsAmazing benifits and friendly work atmosphere. They offer plenty of opportunities for professional education.

    ConsBase pay can be lower than industry average (however the benifits and bonus make up for it).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Valuable

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSupport, family atmosphere, growth is constant.

    ConsWages compared to other companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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