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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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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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Solid Company
Intern (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALDecember 27, 2018
Long standing utility that provides clean, safe and reliably power for the south eastern US. Combination of fossil, renewable, and nuclear power sources of generation.
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Great place to work, but employees overworked
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GADecember 17, 2018
Overall, I loved the company and my co-workers but they kept downsizing and adding more work. It got to where I was working close to 80 hours per week and not compensated for the increased workload or new certifications including obtaining a Master's degree during my time with the company.
Pros
Co-workers
Cons
Job stability, workload, compensation and recognizing achievement
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Plenty of work with efforts to become more efficient and reducing staff
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, ALDecember 14, 2018
Work environment depends on department and management . Electric industry is under going significant transformation which is driving change at the company.
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Support and resources
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Diversity Inclusion
Contracts Manager / Sr Buyer (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GADecember 10, 2018
Diverse workforce with various countries of converted US citizens.
The job bidding to other divisions of the company is great.
The mission is executed with compliance and safety at the forefront of company objectives.
Pros
Opportunties to cross divisions
Cons
Limited Black Male Leaders
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Consultant Services
System Administrator/Contractor (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 30, 2018
Worked as a Network Management Engineer / Network Engineer

Benefits are excellent and allowed a comfortable work environment

Provided training for the team members

Provided flexible work schedules
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Nice Place to Work
GIS Technician (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 28, 2018
Southern Company was a good place to work. The people are nice and there was a flexible schedule. Unfortunately there is almost no advancement to full time employment as a contractor.
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Great Experience
Invoice Reconciler (Former Employee) –  Cartersville, GANovember 13, 2018
Working with the Southern Company as a contractor helped me gain knowledge in the construction industry. I learned more skills to apply with other jobs.
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It is a very productive and fun coworker's.
IT Help Desk Analyst (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, ALNovember 11, 2018
It is a very productive and fun coworker's. I learned so much working there that my skills are better than ever and I really enjoyed working with the people.
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Conservative culture. Limited work-life balance.
Project Coordinator (Contractor) (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 10, 2018
I was hired as a contractor for Southern Company on a short-term contract with the possibility of renewal. They ended my contract early with little notice. Reasons given included internal reorganization, reduced work load, and the need to reduce costs. According to the media, increasing costs associated with recent investment decisions suggested reductions may be necessary.

Contractors in the same department were hired on through contracts of varying lengths depending on the company you were hired through. Contractors were referred to as non-employees and were heavily relied on in many areas of the company. The culture is conservative and somewhat rigid. Many employees have remained with the company for many years. Telecommuting was allowed but very limited. Some company perks were passed through to contractors.
Pros
Large company with multiple subsidiaries, opportunities to work on high-dollar, multi-year projects, opportunities to transition from contractor to employee are sometimes available, community involvement is encouraged.
Cons
Conservative culture that can resist change and delay progression, limited work-life balance.
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Great place to work
HR Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 1, 2018
Great culture of professionalism and family oriented. Opportunities for advancement and professional networking within multiple employee resource groups.
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Great Company to Work For
Human Resource Specialist Sr. (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 30, 2018
A typical work day in the HR Service Center is answering calls, setting up cases and performing transactions. You learn a lot about the compensation, benefits, policies, etc. for each of the companies under the Southern Company umbrella while in this department. No two days are the same. Duties are rotated amongst the team.
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Very nice workplace
Power Distribution Engineering Co-Op (Former Employee) –  Crestview, FLOctober 30, 2018
Everyone at Gulf Power was very nice to me and made me feel welcome. They were very helpful and patient when teaching me and getting up to speed on the work needed. Great company mentality.
Pros
BBQ sometimes, Great work environment
Cons
none
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Structural engineer (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 28, 2018
Pleasant work environment

Improved engineering knowledge.

Management is ready to support our technical needs.

Safety is a priority.

Dealing with internal burocracy due to the nature of the job is the hardest part.
Pros
training
Cons
No flexible time
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Ok
Project Support Processor (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 24, 2018
Good work life balance if you are an employee. If you are contractor you are second class. Work is extremely tedious and can be boring. Some managers are extremely intolerant of even the slightest error but co-workers are typically great
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A lot has changed
IT Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 23, 2018
A lot has changed at Southern since the early 2000's. Much of the old leadership has been purged and with the onslaught of bad press about the over budget projects, they may be turning over a new leaf.
Pros
stable
Cons
homogeneous & not much thought diversity
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Had a great time.
Control System Engineer (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 21, 2018
Closing Atlanta engineering office, so not a happy ending. Smart folks there, but management decided to go with outsourcing of engineering. Birmingham might be better.
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