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Southern Company Reviews

Updated 6 Jul 2019

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Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning
Thomas A. Fanning
203 Ratings
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  • "Not family oriented(work life balance) if working in the plants(in 16 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. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, work/life and compensation.

    Cons

    Not very innovative and does not keep up with latest technology.

    Southern Company2019-07-05
  2. "A good place for internship"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment and good team.

    Cons

    None, there is no con.

    Southern Company2019-07-03
  3. "Great place"

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      Current Employee - Contract Analyst 

      I have been working at Southern Company full-time

      Pros

      Great place to work for families

      Cons

      Older company and slow to change

      Southern Company2019-07-03
    • "Constant change and excessive administrative burden"

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      Former Employee - Engineering in Augusta, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Southern Company full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Pay and opportunity due to many retirements

      Cons

      Constantly changing strategy and leadership.

      Advice to Management

      Stop changing long enough to see if the last strategy worked. Keep people in jobs for more than 1 year.

      Southern Company2019-07-06
    • "Not the same company that I started with 20 years ago"

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      Former Employee - Supervisor 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great Benefits, especially the health insurance

      Cons

      Not loyal to workers. Dishonest upper management. No clear direction or leadership. Extremely politically correct.

      Southern Company2019-07-03
    • "Great Company"

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

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

      Pros

      This is a great company to work for

      Cons

      Moving through pay levels can be challenging

      Southern Company2019-05-31
    • "Very corporate but team focused"

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      Current Employee - Sales Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Very competitive pay, promotions from within, thousands of employees but teamwork focused

      Cons

      Large company with many subsidiaries and can be difficult trying to connect with other department members

      Southern Company2019-05-30
    • "Verify there pitch to you. Pay very close attention to their wording even when talking."

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      Former Employee - I&C Tech 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Easy money if you are a lazy individual.

      Cons

      Difficult place to work at if you are ethical and proactive.

      Southern Company2019-06-26
    • "Medical insurance is pricey"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Southern Company full-time

        Pros

        Bonuses every year, pay increase every year

        Cons

        Expensive medical, cubicles are open

        Southern Company2019-05-12
      • "Excellent car care"

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        Former Employee - Service Technician 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Southern Company full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Great people to work with

        Cons

        Wind blows most of the time

        Southern Company2019-05-12
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