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Southern Company Reviews

Updated January 19, 2019
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  • "No work life balance is creating employee burnout" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Good old boy" company; if you don't fit the company culture, management will make up lies to get you out off their team" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    Great people and Company to work for

    Cons

    there are none that I can think of


  2. "Great Summer Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    insurance, pays well, great coworkers

    Cons

    location brings bad traffic, not too bad

  3. "wow"

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues, work environment, excellent organization, pay and training.

    Cons

    you have to wake up really early


  4. "Electrical Engineer"

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

    I worked at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    Everyone treated the same no matter what position you have

    Cons

    Work load become more than some can handle...long outages

    Advice to Management

    Don’t lay-off and add work load to smaller group of people . It becomes more than some can handle. And not safe though safety is a big part of Southern Company.


  5. "Large company with good pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Columbia, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Columbia, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The work is challenging and the people are great to work with. Pay, benefits, and bonuses are very good.

    Cons

    I work for Southern Nuclear. The industry oversight is a bear. The company bends over backwards to please people from the industry (INPO), even though the government regulator thinks we're doing fine. As a result, the leadership style has become authoritative and even hostile at times.

    Advice to Management

    Give more thought to whether comments from organizations or people (who are there simply to find something to call wrong) are worth driving down morale and losing experienced people in the process.


  6. "Changing company"

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

    I worked at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits as long as employed

    Cons

    Company changes are not as supportive of employees as their "southern style" motto says.

    Advice to Management

    Consider ALL employees equally valuable.


  7. "engineer"

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    Family style, southern way ,culture most times

    Cons

    When your on the naughty list its hard to get off

  8. "Awesome 👏"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Stockbridge, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Stockbridge, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of room for advancement!!!!
    Great work environment
    Friendly co workers

    Cons

    No sat schedule
    Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Yes


  9. "Lead Senior Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Southern Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a diverse work environment

    Cons

    Not up to date in technology/software.


  10. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow and diversify your experience.

    Cons

    moving, large organization to an innovative culture, in a faster-paced economy/industry