Southern Company Reviews

Updated May 31, 2020

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3.8
80%
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78%
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Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning
Thomas A. Fanning
215 Ratings
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  • "Zero work/life balance, not a lot of promotion or movement within the company(in 22 reviews)

  • "I am a computer engineer so the nuclear scene wasn't as attractive as I thought(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Contract Analyst 

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for families

    Cons

    Older company and slow to change

    Southern Company2019-07-03
  2. "Good stable company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst 
    Recommends

    I worked at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    Overall good people and fair compensation.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement and conservative environment.

    Southern Company2020-05-31
  3. "Everyone is like family"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Tech 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and culture. Management is supportive of the employees.

    Cons

    I don't really have any.

    Southern Company2020-05-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good balance of work/home life with focus on safe working environment.

    Cons

    Salaries are market driven but tend to be average.

    Southern Company2020-05-13
  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Disjointed corporate structure. Need to move around to get exposure.

    Southern Company2020-03-21
  6. "Great Benefits, average develpment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits package and exposure while working for an industry leader

    Cons

    Not enough preparation/training, specially at the entry level positions.

    Southern Company2020-03-16
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, bad management"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverdale, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company vehicle, work/life balance and vacation

    Cons

    Pay is very low, rotating on call schedule, 24hr company and terrible managers at Riverdale, Ga campus

    Southern Company2020-03-09
  8. "all about the politics"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transmission Analyst in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, co-workers, Pension, that's about it...

    Cons

    Must be an extravert and political to get ahead here.

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    Southern Company2020-03-05
  9. "Great family atmosphere"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Southern Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Team work; salary; great benefits

    Cons

    Selling off companies; uncertain future

    Southern Company2020-02-09
  10. "Good company and benefits"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work/life balance, pay, and bonus

    Cons

    too much red tape, long term people promoted before experienced people

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    Southern Company2020-01-21
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