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Southern Company Reviews

Updated November 13, 2018
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Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning
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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. "Water Chemist"

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

    I worked at Southern Company (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, great compensation, Work other departments to solve problems

    Cons

    At the time small baby and unpredictable hours were a challenge


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "Stable Company"

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    Stable utility job with good benefits

    Cons

    No cons, just the realization that its a utility. You need to set your expectations based on that reality.


  6. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons for this company


  7. "Only Place I've ever worked"

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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

    Not the best basis salary but bonus typically makes up for it

    Cons

    full Retirement is just based age and not a combination of age and years of service

  8. "Competitive pay though requires a lot of unpaid overtime"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Baxley, GA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Baxley, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company provides good benefits, pay higher compared to other jobs in area.

    Cons

    Called in on weekends and nights often and usually unnecessarily.


  9. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Slow uptake on new strategy


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Head Count Reduction Seemilngly Happening"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Structured environment with great benefits

    Cons

    Performance reviews seem to being used for "under the radar layoffs" for enterprise overhead no longer needed due to divestitures. Older workers bypassed for any advancement opportunities in deference to young new college grads. Older workers seemingly higher number of "layoffs" target.

    Advice to Management

    Ushering someone who has given notice to the door in the middle of the day in front of co-workers is not dignified or respectful. Give older workers the same opportunities as young up and comers. Take care of workers who have been dedicated to the company and workers will take care of the customers and the company.


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