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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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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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Good Job, not great career for me
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) –  Montgomery, ALOctober 15, 2018
It is a good place to work, great people, not a lot of advancement unless you want to relocate to Birmingham, still a little behind on procedures and policies, needs modernization and need to be consistent through out the company
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Traditional
HR Director (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, ALOctober 12, 2018
Traditional culture that is not open to change. No clear mission or vision. Inconsistent in policy and practices. Poor communication to employee base at all levels.
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Very Professional Fun Place To Work
System Analyst (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 2, 2018
Always was aware of what was expected of me. All team members were fun and helpful. I was a contractor with the company, but always felt like I was part of the team.
Pros
Free Popcorn
Cons
None
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A decent place to work...
COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYST (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALSeptember 12, 2018
You are usually left to your own devices, so long as you get your work and your projects done. Management is fairly understanding of outside issues should they arise and will work with you as needed. Balancing your professional life with your personal life can be dicey at times, but it is do able.
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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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4.0
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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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