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"Great company, could benefit from dislodging entrenchment."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Very professional environment / culture
- Great benefits
- Family friendly
- Decent pay when all perks are included

Cons

- Lots of "old boys"
- Slow moving bureaucratic organization
- Big swing toward deferred compensation as you move up

Advice to Management

- Get more agile (Southern Prize is a good start)
- Be more open to hiring and promoting new people

Other Employee Reviews for Southern Company

  1. "Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable, good compensation, great employees

    Cons

    Repetitive work projects sometimes


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Definitely more good than bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Seriously great people working at this company. Family atmosphere. Relaxed, low pressure working environment. Great benefits. You become very familiar with an industry that many people take for granted. Lots of different areas to work in and you are encouraged to try new things. Made some great friends working here.

    Cons

    I left about a year ago and it came down to just feeling stifled in my job. There was a hiring freeze and "cost containment" i.e no training budget. I wasn't really feeling challenged in my job and my skills were getting stale. Combine that with the fact that pay is just perfectly average. Promotions are very hard to come by, and you get caught up in the HR grinder that happens at many huge companies. You have no idea if you are doing what you need to do to advance or not. Looking back, leaving was the right decision.

    Advice to Management

    This is by nature a conservative company. Many benefits don't really pay off until you have worked there forever. Unfortunately nowadays people don't work anywhere forever, especially in IT. Pay to keep top talent and make sure people are staying up to date with skills and training relevant to their jobs. There comes a point when the comfort of working here and the "stability" is only worth so much.


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