Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 53

Southern Co.

Atlanta, Ga. [South Atlantic]
http://www.southerncompany.com
http://www.southerncompany.com/careerinfo/home.aspx

Why you want to work there

This Atlanta-based energy firm has a tradition of offering comprehensive training to its IT employees. A new company website includes a career development section that provides access to a variety of online and in-person courses, as well as a self-assessment test that helps workers to identify strengths and gaps and to explore paths to leadership. Employees can also receive tuition reimbursement of up to $5,000 per year.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 30

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 26,037

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,022

IT employee turnover in 2011: 3%

IT promotions in 2011: 7%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2011: 4

Training budget per IT employee in 2011: $2,358

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 23%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 26%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 22%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 22%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 14%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 23%