Best Places to Work in IT 2015 Employer Profile

No. 27, Large

Southern Co.

Atlanta, Ga. [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

IT employees at this Atlanta-based energy company have opportunities to use new technologies to transform the business. To foster innovation, the company has set up an IT intellectual property program that has taken action on 931 employee ideas and has produced patents, commercial software agreements and joint development projects. In addition, an IP incubator initiative and a competitive event, added in 2014, encourage tech-minded employees to innovate by providing them with support for pilot projects and technology prototypes.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 26,121

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,051

IT employee turnover in 2014: 6%

IT promotions in 2014: 13%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2014: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2014: $1,697