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Southern Company Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 17, 2020

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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. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    401k match, time off, work-life balance

    Cons

    Health care coverage, communication with managers

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with employees

    Southern Company2018-06-09
  2. "Good Place to Start"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, benefits and company culture

    Cons

    Upward mobility only comes after years of service to company. Also harder than exprected to move laterally through company than initially realized. Most hiring managers know who they're hiring before holding interviews

    Southern Company2020-01-17
  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time

    Pros

    Secure, Great People, Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Conservative culture, not innovative, more about relationships than work product

    Southern Company2019-12-05
  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefit and work-life balance

    Cons

    management improvement and hard to get a promotion.

    Southern Company2019-08-29
  5. "Great Pay, Difficult on Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Waynesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay and a very diverse work place

    Cons

    Long commute from any major city and long hours make work-life balance very difficult.

    Southern Company2019-08-07
  6. "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
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Company in Transition"

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    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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Balance. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Limited Opportunities. Culture is outdated .

    Southern Company2019-02-01
  8. "Intern"

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    I have been working at Southern Company

    Pros

    Great culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Slow uptake on new strategy

    Southern Company2018-10-08
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Birmingham, AL
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pension plan, good salary, vacation, extended sick leave.

    Cons

    Poor management, excessive work load, poor work/life balance, poor treatment of those wanting a dedicated technical career path.

    Advice to Management

    Only make big bets that you can win.

    Southern Company2018-06-11
  10. "Lead Accountant"

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

    I have been working at Southern Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance. Benefits include pension plan for new employees still. Good health benefits and 401k matching up to 6%. Steady profitable company.

    Cons

    Slow steady growth can be a bad thing for those who like a more fast paced environment. Very low turnover means it can be harder to advance.

    Advice to Management

    More competitive environment where high performers can advance more rapidly

    Southern Company2018-04-26
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