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Southern Company Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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  • Southern tends to have a Good Ole boy mentality (in 13 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is not always the best (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good environment to grow and learn while protecting critical infrastructure"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Security Engineer & Content Management in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Security Engineer & Content Management in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Investment in their people; training, tool-sets, experience.

    Cons

    Actually a good thing, but unlike financial you do not have as many targets on your network.

    Advice to Management

    work with employees to create custom solutions rather than vendor solutions


  2. "AFT Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, low stress, good pay, great learning opportunity

    Cons

    small work load and not much feedback

    Advice to Management

    give more work

  3. "A Great Place To Get Into The Power Industry"

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great people, Opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    People who bounce from job to job are rewarded while those attempting to master a technical area get left behind.


  4. "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    Safety First
    Communication
    Stability
    Strategic Initiatives
    Cost preventative
    Energy Efficient

    Cons

    Work Life Balance
    Flexibility
    Middle Management Engagement
    Individual Development
    Aging Workforce

    Advice to Management

    Find the right balance in communication between not enough and too much.


  5. "Great company, good benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Nice people
    Management seems to care about employees
    Strong focus on safety

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not always the best
    The work can get pretty boring


  6. "Solid utility with good benefits and co-workers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    - currently good pension and retirement insurance (subject to change in 2018)
    - “southern style” and culture creates a good environment with good people to work with
    - solid and stable company with dependable employment and benefits
    - typically good work/life balance

    Cons

    Not progressive in work environment and culture


  7. "Great company"

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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

    Great culture, family environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Job security has changed over the yeara

  8. "Business Assurance Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people, lots of opportunity to learn, great connections

    Cons

    Some days can be pretty slow depending on the time of year

    Advice to Management

    Check in more frequently, assign more tasks


  9. "Accounts Payable Intern"

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

    I have been working at Southern Company as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for lateral movement.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for upward career growth.


  10. "Southern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company culture with lots of resources to do whatever you want to do in the utility industry.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Its a big company so you need to utilize all resources and departments and not get just cornered into your department


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