Southern Company

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Southern Company Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
119 Reviews
3.5
119 Reviews
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Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good benefits and long term retirement (in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits, average salary made up some with bonus potential (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • I think it is hard to move up in the company without being here for a while (in 3 reviews)

  • Southern is a very slow moving company so sometimes its difficult to actively pursue change or advancement in your career (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Southern Company

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, excellent bonus program

    Cons

    Difficult to advance without relocation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unbelievable

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, career development, benefits, culture, etc etc etc

    Cons

    I honestly have not found any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Southern Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The People here are extremely great people and really nice. The Cafe is easy to navigate and has decent food. The Gym is easy to get to so you dont have to go drive anywhere.

    Cons

    I think it is hard to move up in the company without being here for a while. Other than this I enjoy it here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great management that was very interested in allowing you to learn whatever you were interested in. Southern Company very heavily promotes from within and makes it relatively easy for you to transfer between groups and/or subsidiaries

    Cons

    Work can be very boring. Power isn't exactly a thrilling industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Long Term Company

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I 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...) .

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Opportunities and job security.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I worked at Southern Company

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, People, Experience, Management

    Cons

    Industry, Environment, Boring, Cube, Inflexible

  9.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They care about their employee and great safety program

    Cons

    Can be hectic sometimes when you have to meet project deadline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the employee based on their experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A job for life...

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and job security.

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Insurance, Training, Opportunity for Advancement, Bonuses

    Cons

    No Cons its what you make it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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