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Georgia Power Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work for and great benefits (in 21 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is great and management is very good about accommodating you (within reason) if you have any personal life issues come up (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is sometimes difficult (in 5 reviews)

  • Hard to move up without more education (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Georgia Power employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice Electrician in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Apprentice Electrician in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great pay, opportunities for advancements.

    Cons

    Lack of innovation in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Engage more with employees


  2. "various"

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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 Georgia Power (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  3. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Power full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pension Plan
    Variety of jobs
    Great work / family balance

    Cons

    Currently going through some restructuring
    Hard to get in


  4. "Customer Support Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Liaison in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Liaison in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Power full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits & Career growth potential

    Cons

    Shift work that changes often


  5. "good ol boy system"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great learning experience for professional development and the company does a lot in the community to ensure it has a positive presence.

    Cons

    It is difficult to be successful in your career based on good work ethics. That helps but the key to success requires building a great network of leaders to speak on your behalf. It requires a lot of kissing up to leadership opposed to your work ethic speaking for itself. Family work life balance is not valued either, especially in the customer care center.

    Advice to Management

    Work on investing in people's growth that have great work ethics opposed to just a person that you "like" or parent/relative works for the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Power full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mostly dedicated employees who want to do their best, great benefits, good office location

    Cons

    Reorganization totally mishandled with no knowledge transfer, senior leadership have placed junior leadership in roles they can't handle , no room for growth anymore once you are hired, too top heavy with unnecessary junior execs, morale is currently terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Put people in roles based on their knowledge not as a reward or personal relationship. Try to rebuild the trust in leadership through positive action. HR process no longer has credibility and the interview process is not effective ( panels with heads down taking notes instead of having a conversation). It's never too late to steer the ship
    back on the right course


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Power full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits and retirement plan with average salary.

    Cons

    Very political corporate culture where you must know someone to advance within the company. Management is not trustworthy and most are only interested in looking out for themselves.

  8. "Winch Truck Operator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Winch Truck Operator in Forest Park, GA
    Current Employee - Winch Truck Operator in Forest Park, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Long term stability. Good pay and bonuses.

    Cons

    100% travel. "Old school" mentality at first line supervisor level.


  9. "Service Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Consultant in McDonough, GA
    Current Employee - Service Consultant in McDonough, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Power full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits; opportuntity for advancement

    Cons

    Dated systems; high turnover; mandatory overtime; schedule changes too often; 24x7x365 hours; 45-minute lunch break with no vendor during evening hours.

    Advice to Management

    Update your customer support system; quarterly schedule bids, i.e., same schedule every day for quarter; 1-hour lunch breaks (unpaid anyway so should be easy); eliminate overnight and weekend schedules.


  10. "Stable job with good benefits, just don't plan on getting rich."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 Georgia Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good PTO, good bonus, good insurance subsidies, active employee culture, range of "extracurricular" groups and organizations, friendly environment, laid-back corporate environment, family values, conservative business plans, getting better with diversity

    Cons

    Not much transparency with salary negotiations, employee and management "mold", slow to change/update, hard to move around to different departments.

    Advice to Management

    Take a chance on younger applicants and more diverse applicants that break the traditional mold. It'll make a better work environment in the long run.


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