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Southern Company Reviews

Updated March 6, 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. "Excellent Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Security Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Security Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly supervisors and workers. Great Pay and benefits

    Cons

    There are not any cons with this employer

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Great place to do internship"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you are treated as a regular employee

    Cons

    You will get lower salary than you expected

  3. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. I really enjoyed working there

    Cons

    There is no con as far as I am a concern

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  4. "Senior Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything. The best company I have ever worked for in every way.

    Cons

    Need help driving sustaible efficiencies in IT... but this is just a maturity issue that can be addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Company in Transition"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Balance. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Limited Opportunities. Culture is outdated .


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.