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Georgia Power Reviews

Updated March 20, 2019
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  • "Work/Life balance is sometimes difficult" (in 7 reviews)

  • "You have to be a part of the good ole boy network even as a female" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Distribution Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Power full-time

    Pros

    Stability
    Compensation and benefits
    Culture

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities
    Work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Grow leadership development


  2. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment. Treats their employees well.

    Cons

    Work can become stressful and fast paced at times.

  3. "A good company gone sour"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Smyrna, GA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Smyrna, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Power full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, a few decent people, nice facilities.

    Cons

    Advancement is based mostly on who you know with little regard for job knowledge or ability. This has actually created a systemic effect where most of the management doesn't know how to run a company because all they're good at is networking and interviewing. Whenever the problems stemming from this come to a head, their solution is to "reorg" which basically means change titles for some of the management, shuffle people around a little, and get rid of the vocal free thinkers. I worked in a area that had done several cost analysis studies and determined each time that our area was actually profitable for the company. Their solution: fire half of us, double the work on the "lucky" half that kept our jobs. It got to a point where we had to QA our own work rather than have a dedicated person do it. But you know, that PPP was great the following year and the year after.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage. Stop dolling out supervisor and manager positions as rewards. Take some criticism.


  4. "Mid career hires, don’t accept just any position just to get your foot in the door."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great insurance & benefits, good working conditions, office wise.

    Cons

    Need to be a “legacy” to be able to promote, once they label you, that’s all they see, despite the fact you have a wealth of skills & knowledge & experience prior to working for them.

    Advice to Management

    Mid-career hires are an extremely talented group that is often overlooked.


  5. "CSS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockbridge, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockbridge, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great environment, great pay, and great benefits.

    Cons

    The earlier shifts are hard to get.


  6. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Power full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice people.

    Cons

    No flexibility or growth opportunity


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Lead in McDonough, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Team Lead in McDonough, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Georgia Power have some decent benefits, not the best in the industry. If you are looking for a stable job you can retire from, this is the company for you.

    Cons

    It is hard to work your way up without knowing people in the top levels. It is very much a "good ole boy" network in this company. Nepotism is alive and well there.

    Advice to Management

    This company needs to make a greater effort to be more inclusive at the mid and upper levels of management and put more efforts into diversity than giving just lip service.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Analyst, Sr."

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    Former Employee - Contract Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Contract Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Power full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diversity, Organizations, Departments, On-site childcare, gym, and café, Activities, Good people and culture, Good place to retire due to pension plan.

    Cons

    Low salary, Minimal growth opportunities, Old boys club mentality, Nepotism, Political, Subjective rather than objective performance reviews.

    Advice to Management

    More growth opportunities and rotations, change up the stale management, and base performance reviews objectively and provide incentives.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Power full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and stable work environment

    Cons

    Not a very good home/life balance, management isn't always on the same page as non management employees


  10. "Good employe"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Power full-time

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, individual teams, respected name

    Cons

    Need more training for leaders; more focus on diversity