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Southern Company Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated May 13, 2019

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Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning
Thomas A. Fanning
259 Ratings
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  • "Not family oriented(work life balance) if working in the plants(in 21 reviews)

  • "I am a computer engineer so the nuclear scene wasn't as attractive as I thought(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Csr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company Good Benefits

    Cons

    NO CONS WORKING FOR SOUTHERN COMPANY

    Advice to Management

    Great Management, working together as a team.

    Southern Company2018-09-10
  2. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Southern Company part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and good place to develop technical skills.

    Cons

    Not family oriented(work life balance) if working in the plants.

    Advice to Management

    Outsource remote work, part time, shared jobs.

    Southern Company2019-05-14
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Co-Op Opportunity"

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    Former Intern - Co-Op in Columbia, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Company for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good pay -Good benefits -Willing to help you start within the company

    Cons

    -Bad communication with Engineers and Senior Leadership -Company doesn’t value new techniques or ways of things to come around. -Managers aren’t usually available unless a meeting is scheduled.

    Advice to Management

    -Open up to letting change come into the company. -Open the variety of people in Senior Leadership within the company. -Be more about the things you have done for the company not the people you know.

    Southern Company2019-04-08
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not a HappyJob"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    There is a good benefits program.

    Cons

    Promotions are not based on performance

    Southern Company2019-01-15
  5. "Stable Company"

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    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.

    Southern Company2018-10-16
  6. "Competitive pay though requires a lot of unpaid overtime"

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for 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.

    Southern Company2018-10-13
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Exempt professional"

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    Former Employee - Exempt Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and 401k matching; great co-workers

    Cons

    Company has been downsizing over the last 2 years in Georgia Power's operating company and a few other subsidiaries have been sold off - mostly to achieve bottom line results and following a third party consulting firm's advice. Acquiring ATL Gas and Light was a smart decision as they are a "lean, mean, money- making machine" for the organization. However, many long term employees across the company have been laid off with no "up-training" to enhance their skills and stay on board to be productive employees. Also, minimal to no transfer of knowledge to those left to pick up their work. While operations is closing payment offices across the state, corporate departments are "re-organizing" their entire group as a way to release some long term employees and replace them with outside hires or pass the work to those who are left (reducing headcount). It's just not the same company (loyalty) that existed over 10 years ago.

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    Advice to Management

    If you need to reduce headcount in the larger operating companies, please offer the "Volunteer Attrition Program" (VAP) that you did in 2009/2010 at Georgia Power. With 10+ years of service and over 50 years old being required to participate, so many employees would gladly volunteer to leave with the standard severance package. Like the prior offering, management does not need to accept all volunteers, but it would be a "win-win" for all parties and management could control the timing for the employees' exit and transfer of knowledge to others! It would improve "morale" and bottom line as compared to the "reorganizing" efforts from the past few years.

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    Southern Company2018-08-02
  8. "Good overall with some comments"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good benefits, and good salary for where I live. Work can be technically challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    Nuclear side is very intense, with a continuing trend of doing more with less. Supervisors and managers are usually pulled outside of core duties to be effective in their role.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to save on O&M costs, use the opportunities you have to get rid of ineffective or unproductive employees. Also, if supervisors and managers spend more time in meetings than with their direct reports, then they can't really manage their people

    Southern Company2018-05-11
  9. "Work Life balance"

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Technical Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits Decent Pay Development plans Good for self starters Culture

    Cons

    Specialists hit ceiling really quick Engineering degree needed to advance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

    Southern Company2018-05-10
  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Risk Management in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting place to work with opportunities to learn different areas of the business. Good benefits and defined pension plan is a rarity these days.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is difficult once you reach a certain level, but that is probably the case at most large companies. Somewhat inflexible with regard to working remotely.

    Southern Company2018-04-19
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