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Atlanta, GA
10000+ employees
1945
Company - Public (SO)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Southern Company isn't just whistling Dixie. The holding company is one of the largest electricity distributors in the US. It operates regulated utilities Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, and Mississippi Power, which combined have a generating capacity ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Atlanta, GA
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    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best part about this company are their working environments. Pleasant, relaxing, and enjoyable atmosphere. It's not an accident, they build their environment from upper managements down over the years. Second best, 401k match 5.1% for 6% contribute plus a great pension plan. Third, annual bonus averaging around 15%. The higher your paygrade the higher the bonus. Decent annual pay increase every year, but base on performance.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunity are limited. Not everyone can or will be a manager, same as in technical. Salary pay is average, that's the company policy. Not to underpay or overpay in any paygrade, fair is the term. These might not be a bad thing.

    Advice to Management

    Management rotation and structure changes to often for no obvious reason.

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Southern Company Interviews

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    Laborer Interview

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    Interview

    Process was long and drawn out. Must have a clean background and be drug free. Don't lie on background check because they WILL find out the truth if they don't already know and most of the time they already know.

    Interview Questions

    • Common interview questions.   1 Answer
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Southern Company Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • 25 Noteworthy Companies, DiversityInc, 2012
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