Southern Company Reviews

Updated May 16, 2022

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4.1
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Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning
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Pros
  • "The benefits are great and you get a pension.(in 122 reviews)
  • "Some of the people you work WITH are great family people who are there just to try to make a living.(in 76 reviews)
  • "Good pay and compensation.(in 61 reviews)
  • "Good work life balance and understanding supervisors(in 30 reviews)
  • "Great work environment for those who have inside connections to their upper level management.(in 24 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    great

    Apr 18, 2022 - Information Security Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Seems like a great place

    Cons

    None that I know of.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Working

    May 16, 2022 - Mechanic in Baxley, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pay, holidays, dental, health, pension

    Cons

    Unorganized schedule of overtime and forced overtime.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great company

    May 11, 2022 - Human Resources 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits and flexibility work schedule

    Cons

    I don’t have cons to share

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Meaningful work, great benefits

    Mar 10, 2022 - Software Developer in Birmingham, AL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You indirectly keep the lights on for several states, and the lights stay on when you take vacation. At this level, not a lot of pressure to overwork.

    Cons

    Very conservative company, very old company... They're working on improving culture and inclusion, but it's a sea of straight white republican Christian men. The main product is power, not software. Developers don't always get prioritized appropriately.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Good Place

    Mar 25, 2022 - Principal Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A culture of talking nice makes it a pleasant environment. However, that sometimes results in people not being forthright .

    Cons

    They see different opinions as conflict rather than diversity in thought.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Team, but politics is the king here.

    Feb 25, 2022 - Data Analytics Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Team is friendly. Supportive managers. Everyone from team is great and helpful. Love how team is managed by knowledged and friendly leadership team. Salary is a bit more competitive than other companies but not much. Great benefits and pension is still available. Secure job.

    Cons

    Some internal clients wouldn’t try to work out with you on problems and instead go directly to your manager to report what they are not satisfying. Company consists of some old folks who don’t embrace new ideas. Work hard is not enough, always have to be a good at building relationships to be able to move up. Not much room to advance, likely have to go to different departments for higher positions or staying in the same team for long time.

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Can’t entice engineers to stay

    May 4, 2022 - Senior Engineer in Waynesboro, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great supervisor and good benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership is disconnected from employees wants and needs

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Temporary

    May 4, 2022 - Teamster Driver in Waynesboro, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great pay and benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    Long hours and frequent layoffs.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Good company

    Apr 29, 2022 - Computer Systems Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Family atmosphere Very good benefits They are working hard on diversity

    Cons

    Very political Far easier than it used to be as a woman but lots of room for improvement

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Good place to work

    Apr 6, 2022 - Financial Analyst Staff in Birmingham, AL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work life balance, good culture, good benefits

    Cons

    Need to network to move up

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Southern Company Reviews FAQs

Southern Company has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 857 reviews left anonymously by employees. 84% of employees would recommend working at Southern Company to a friend and 82% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Southern Company employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Southern Company. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

84% of Southern Company employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Southern Company 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Southern Company to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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