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Great Learning Experience
Plant Engineer (Former Employee) –  Cartersville, GASeptember 10, 2018
Working at the Generation Business Unit will provide significant amounts of experience and exposure to issues which are not seen anywhere else. It is a great company to work for if quick career advancement is not your priority.
Pros
Training, Benefits, Experience
Cons
Management, Career Prospects, Politics
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Great Company to work for!
IT Field Ops Technician (Former Employee) –  Gulfport, MSSeptember 6, 2018
Great atmosphere and coworkers. Everyone is always eager to help. Corporate environment who has it together. Raises and bonuses are nice. Be prepared for interviews. They can be hard.
Pros
Communication, comradere, pay and benefits
Cons
Interviews are hard. Usually 3 of them.
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Well-rounded experience for a student
Technical Co-op (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALSeptember 2, 2018
Southern Company gives students a lot of opportunities to learn about technical concepts and the business. If you are intrinsically motivated to succeed, there are a lot of opportunities, as the company supports shadowing various parts of the business. It seemed like if you were more settled in your career, it was easy to stay in the same place for a long time.
Pros
Tuition reimbursement, good career development if you want it
Cons
Culture/values are different between locations, culture can be *too* laid back at times
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Productive Workplace
Infrastructure Operations Center (IOC) Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 28, 2018
Southern Company displayed a productive workplace, with co-workers and management providing assistance when needed to resolve complex customer issues. The hardest part of the job was leaving, due to company reorganization.
Pros
Great hours and work environment
Cons
company reorganization
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Professional Work ENvironment
IT Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALAugust 28, 2018
Southern Company is a professional and enjoyable place to work. They push you to learn and grow in your position. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a job in Project Management.
Pros
Comfortable work environment
Cons
Professional Dress all the time
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Cares only about making money
Chevrolet Supervisor Terry (Former Employee) –  Southern Chevrolet of FoleyAugust 19, 2018
Not a good place if you have a family. They want you to work and not have a life. They want you too focus on Southern and not take calls from family or other business. Which has to be done sometimes
Pros
Make good money
Cons
Way too much time there and not near enough time for family. No balance.
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Old colture
SR. ACCOUNTANT - RESEARCH, POLICY & IMPLEMENTATION (Current Employee) –  AtlantaAugust 8, 2018
The workplace culture is antiquated and not welcoming of new ideas provided by the younger generation. Also, cross functional training should be offered to employees.
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Great Company
Portfolio Management Engineer/Analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  3525 ColonnadeAugust 2, 2018
Great Company to work for. The work life balance is great. Not a stressful job. People are very kind and friendly. Great work environment. Management is amazing.
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Productive and a fun place to work
Infrastructure Operations Center (IOC) Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJuly 26, 2018
We worked in teams, there were (4) team leads and 3 to 4 subject matter experts for each application. As a team lead we would come in 15 to 20 minutes before the start of our shift for turn-over. We worked 12 hour days, either 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. It was great because you always knew your days off and rarely had to use your personal time or vacation time, with the number of days off that you would receive.

During downtime, you were always learning knew things, the subject matter experts were always willing to educate you on the applications that they supported.
Pros
Great company to work for
Cons
none
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Awesome People to work with!
Boilermaker (Former Employee) –  Wilsonville, ALJuly 25, 2018
It was a short job through my Union Hall. Lasted almost a year. But, loved the people i worked with and the SouthernCompany Foreman's i worked with. Knowledgeable which helped us get the job done and done right.
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Great place to start ones career
Contracts and Procurement Intern (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJuly 24, 2018
working with Southern Company was the best thing that happened to me, however, it was for a short period and that's what makes it sad for me. But above all, I love it.
Pros
Everyone is willing to help and encourage you.
Cons
nothing at all
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Very good
Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Cartersville, GaJuly 19, 2018
great place to work, fun exciting and fast paced.
No complaints about any part of the job.
Great long hours for the employee looking to make money.
Plenty of work
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Excellent Opportunity for College Graduates
Sr. Benefits Analyst / Human Resource Analyst (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJuly 18, 2018
Company has excellent career opportunities with it's own college to help you learn more about the company.
The culture is amazing and polished.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the flexibility and the mentorship.
Pros
Advancement Opportunity
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Great Southern Company
Corporate Safety Manager (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJune 29, 2018
Great company overall. Culture is a bit closed to progressive ideas and different cultures. Culture is very strict based on southern values.
Great retirement program.
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Billing rep
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, ALJune 27, 2018
Alabama Power was okay computer work for a really don't have too much to say in reference to the company and was a fair company with a fair wage other than that there's not too much for me to say management was not really engage with employees we had outings every now and then sorry was based on performance
Pros
None
Cons
None
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Not Desirable
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  McDonough, GAJune 26, 2018
Call Center Environment is not desirable. Overtime is required due to the call volume related to the closing of local offices. Customer are not happy so some conversations are not pleasant.
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Typical Corporate Culture
Exempt Individual Contributor (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJune 25, 2018
Happy with my co-workers and overall company culture is positive. However, direct supervisor/manager can determine your happiness and retention of direct reports. It's critical for manager to give "complements and recognition" = free (or monetarily) to their employees who are doing a good job and not wait until performance review time. It seems that only certain departments are awarding a "spot award" and it's slowly going away in the past 5 years. It goes a long way to retain happiness, loyalty and productivity within a team Also, more managers are electing to bring in (hire) outside talent instead of training their current employees (this has been growing trend in the past 8 years) to be ready for an internal transfer with his/her skill sets. Company is going through a lot of business changes to meet financial needs - hopefully this will benefit shareholders & customers in the long run.
Pros
Great benefits, wellness programs and friendly culture
Cons
See notes.
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Cost Analyst (Current Employee) –  Columbia, ALJune 24, 2018
It's really a good safety oriented place to work. Not a good place for those wanting a dedicated career path. Lack of learning resources which affects the long-term performance of the employee.
Pros
Work Life Balance
Cons
Communication with management
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great opportunity
Start-up Consultant / I & C (Current Employee) –  MississippiJune 24, 2018
loved the challenges and thank them so much they recognized my skill level the trust i had made so many positive as well as successful experiences on the job and at home.
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Good people to work for. Very appreciative of work.
Material Handling Engineer (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJune 19, 2018
I made a lot of friends and enjoyed a lot of exposure to various projects and disciplines while working there. They strive very hard to be all inclusive in management down to technical and skilled labor. They regularly trained employees on safety and computer skills required to effectively complete required work.
Pros
Good pay and work experience.
Cons
Some projects lacked direction and had to many managers involved.
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