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"Well run company"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Southern Company full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Well run and managed company. Good opportunities as well as work/life balance

Cons

Old company with slightly regressive culture

Advice to Management

Perhaps tone down the "we need to save" message. The company will be fine and telling your employees we're getting rid of your perks because we have no money isn't the best way to retain talent.

Other Employee Reviews for Southern Company

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Comfortable place but company is lagging behind"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Staff Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Telecommuting, benefits, employees mental and physical health, and work/life balance. SoCo is a great place to be if you are looking for low stress, easy going environment. If you are a person who is a self starter there are immense opportunities to start something interesting to you. Great educational and developmental training opportunities for management and executive positions.

    Cons

    Opportunities to be an expert in your field is rare or valued. Much of the management and executives are internally developed with limited experience working in their organization they are managing. Mentoring is rare and promotions come from relationships versus proven skills. Though this is common for many larger organizations. Workforce is seasoned so until you have 10yrs w/ co, you are junior and shrugged off. Very limited accountability for decisions is pervasive.

    Advice to Management

    The energy sector and usage is moving and changing faster than ever before. Opportunities to harness innovation and develop new market strategies are hindered due to cultural "Southern Style" behaviors. Measure success more through demonstration and anticipation of the future than meeting the needs of today.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Run in circles..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is growing their nuclear fleet.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the culture is more about who you know rather than what you know. There are many professionals holding positions where they are unqualified and inexperienced. In many situations people are promoted or 're-orged' into higher positions due to their relationships with management. It is quite common to have a supervisor or manager that is more skilled on self-promotion and protecting their positions rather than the work itself. Promotion, recognition, and evaluations are rated subjectively. Retaliation is an art. Best advice, keep all personal opinions to oneself and make friends with people outside of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Expect a consistent outflow of early and mid-career professionals from the organization. Focus on competency of the personnel rather than popularity. Give credit to individuals who actually do the work and hold others accountable for stealing other people's work and re-branding it as their own.

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