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Southern Company Reviews

Updated 6 Oct 2019

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Southern Company CEO Thomas A. Fanning
Thomas A. Fanning
209 Ratings
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  • "Not family oriented(work life balance) if working in the plants(in 17 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. Helpful (2)

    "1st Rotation Co-op"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Dothan, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay A lot of industry experience not just paper pushing

    Cons

    In the middle of nowhere Can be a lot of work pressure for a Co-op position, but that also might be good thing as it gives real world experience

    Southern Company2019-10-06
  2. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Security Officer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for what you do, annual bonus

    Cons

    Pay isn't good compared to other plant workers, mandatory overtime, vacation is denied frequently

    Southern Company2019-09-20
  3. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great to work with, company is stable. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Some of the technology is behind the times.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

    Southern Company2019-09-03
  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Team Leader in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, awesome benefits, opportunities for progression

    Cons

    Some corporate directives and initiatives add little value and distract employees from meeting their core job responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more flexible work hours to provide a better work - life balance.

    Southern Company2019-08-29
  5. "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
  6. "Decent at times..."

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    Current Employee - Security in Waynesboro, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, job stability, decent benefits

    Cons

    Very hostile work environment, regularly face intimidation and bullying when at work.

    Southern Company2019-09-12
  7. ""Stable" work environment with wonderful people"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits. Fantastic internal programs, onsite gym, free parking garage parking.

    Cons

    Slow, overly conservative culture that makes it hard for new ideas to materialize. I've seen people get let go, which shows that no company, even southern is without risk.

    Southern Company2019-08-26
  8. "Southern Nuclear"

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    Nuclear Chemistry Technician in Baxley, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Company

    Pros

    Consecutive 7 days off in-between night shifts

    Cons

    Rotating schedule and working in rural area

    Southern Company2019-08-23
  9. "Service Center Employee"

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    Former Employee - Call Center Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and bonus plan.

    Cons

    Very hard to promote, even with great qualifications. Its a who you know and who knows you environment. Your skills do not really matter.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond what other think and look a real talent. There is so much talent that never gets utilized because they are unknown.

    Southern Company2019-08-23
  10. "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
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