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Love it
PSM Document review (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALMarch 20, 2019
Ready to go back. Great Company to work for. It was a short project but love the atmosphere, people, and overall job. Made some great friends and hopefully will get more work from them.
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3.0
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Mixed bag
Research Accountant (Former Employee) –  Gulfport,MS and Atlanta, GAMarch 20, 2019
Not recommended for experienced persons who are not acclimated to the company's culture. Management is inconsistent and presumptuous. Politics abound.
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5.0
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Productive workplace
Secretary II (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, AL - Plant VogtleMarch 18, 2019
A typical day of work was rarely predictable and required adaptability to change. For the most part, this was a great place to work with very diverse cultures.
Pros
4-day work week
Cons
Project ended
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4.0
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Great Company but Call Center is Separate from the Perks
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE II (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 15, 2019
Southern Company is a great company to work for, but the call center feels like it is separate from the company in its rules and procedures. It is very demanding with mandatory overtime and hours are not flexible for work/life balance. Paid time off is through a bidding system, and basically if you don't have the highest scores, you are last pick for schedules and time off. The pay can be great with the overtime... without overtime it is average. Supervisors are basically in their positions because of longevity not really because of knowledge, which can be stressful. Yearly bonuses are a big plus and helps compensate for the stress you endure from the job. Overall it is a good company to work for.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Point system schedule and time off
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Poor place to work
Technician (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 12, 2019
If you have a complaint about something keep it to yourself because they won't follow up with you management sucks. You are only a number there only thing they care about is getting the job done
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Individuality not accepted
Designer II (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALMarch 9, 2019
Terrible place if you’re a woman. Women are not trained like men are, especially in the engineering departments. Women have to submit to management. Even what few women that are in management positions have been brainwashed, they go to charm school men don’t. They have women’s “networking” to give women instead of promotions and raises.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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4.0
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Nice place to work
IT Infrastructure, Network Engineer (Contractor) (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 1, 2019
This would be a nice place to work had people be a bit more connected to one another. It's more like a solitary place but I did enjoy the little time spent there.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
No team oriented
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2.0
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Nice for 'employees', contractors disposable
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALFebruary 25, 2019
I was there nearly 4 years as a contractor and never had a performance review, raise or paid day off. They treat contractors like toilet paper - handy when you really need it, disposable shortly afterward.
Pros
As a contractor, none
Cons
As a contractor, everything
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4.0
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Productive,
Sr. Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 13, 2019
Good place to work. Nice environment. Good benefits. Good work place culture. Enjoyed working at southern company. Enjoyed working a southern/Georgia power
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Poor place to work as a contractor
Technical Aide/Contractor for Universal Resources (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 8, 2019
E&CS was a nightmare to work for. Never fully understood the culture. Training was primarily for directs; contractors were trained on a need to know basis. There was a lot of office politics and favoritism shown. If you were friends with management, you were treated well. If you spoke up for yourself and demand respect, you could be shunned or ostracized. I stayed because the job market was poor at the time and I needed the money. It served it's purpose.
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5.0
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Meets established expectations and standards for work
Accountant (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 5, 2019
The daily responsibilities of this position involved month end close in preparation for the monthly financial reporting and quarterly/annual SEC reporting (10-Q/10-K). Daily activities included SOX internal control monitoring & sub-certification, tax processing including income taxes, property taxes & sales & use taxes as well as various regulatory filings and state audits. Other activities included financial statement analysis & account reconciliations.

This workplace culture was friendly and encouraging. Management was very open and professional.
In this position I learned the importance of timeliness and accuracy of delivery as well as team effort. I observed and learned what it takes to be a good manager and how to engage the team.

The hardest part of this job was learning my tax responsibilities while the most rewarding was the team effort.
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5.0
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Great place to work
Freelance (Former Employee) –  Cartersville, GAFebruary 1, 2019
Love working for Southern Company, no stress, work from home, so I enjoy not having people looking over my shoulder and micromanaging. It gives me freedom to work in my on environment.
Pros
No stress
Cons
Freelance
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3.0
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Expect Change
Management (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 29, 2019
Change, change, change. That's the mantra and is something one should expect. Likely a good fit for those who appreciate consistency and status quo. Likely not a good fit for those who challenge and desire to do things differently.
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4.0
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A way of life
Budget Analyst (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, ALJanuary 24, 2019
Southern Company is a large corporation and, as such, manages its personnel without personal influence nor personal consideration. There is a large divide between those who are hourly and those who are salaried. Not enough is done to promote those who work, who further their education, and who show a willingness to support company values. Management seldom asks for imput from the day-to-day workers. The most enjoyable portion of the day was communicating with peers and seeing that their requests were processed timely. The most difficult was watching management make decisions without having nor requesting necessary information to make appropriate decisions.
Pros
Meeting internal customer needs
Cons
Lack of support from management
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5.0
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Great place to work
Electrical Designer/Checker (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 22, 2019
Best job I ever had. Southern Company has a great work environment. Management is approachable and allows employees to "do their job" without much interference.
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
not much of a mentoring program
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4.0
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Conservative but secure
IT Vendor Management Analyst (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLJanuary 12, 2019
My typical work day involved mainly looking for ways to save costs through asset management, specifically software management. Our group researched vendors, created PO's, reviewed master service agreements, and resolved invoice issues. Southern is slow to change, so it isn't always exciting. However, Southern is really good about balancing home life with work life and lenient about working from home, as long as the work gets done. We are known for working with "Southern Style" which means being fair, honest, and ethical.
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5.0
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Coyde the ttnnn cuter accounting
Comptroller (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNJanuary 12, 2019
Typical day spent overseeing company accounting dept. Was able to finish my education and received CPA certification. Was promoted within the company. Excellent management kept close touch with employees. Hardest part of job was tax reporting.to state and federal agencies. Most enjoyable part with working for such a well run company.
Pros
Given freedome to make decisions
Cons
Tax reporting
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3.0
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20 years behind
Lead Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJanuary 7, 2019
Southern Company is 20 years behind the curve on the transition to big data. Management and new Management hires are very narrow minded and short termed, which is why they continue to lose money on major projects.
Cons
Advancement Opportunities
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Great place to work
Corporate/Fixed Assets Accountant (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 6, 2019
The Southern Co is a great place to work and advance career. Company offers good benefits and has great work culture. Management is approachable and supportive.
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Great work environment
Instrumentation Technician (Former Employee) –  Kemper County, MSJanuary 5, 2019
I have worked at several power plants for Southern Company in the maintenance departments. Overall they were all great places to work. Safety is top priority on every job. I always felt safe and never worried about my job. Very low stress jobs for the most part.
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Safe work environment, competitive pay, great benefits
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