Southern Company among "Best Places to Work in IT" for a decade

ATLANTA, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announced that for the 10th consecutive year IDG's Computerworld has recognized the company as one of the best workplaces for information technology professionals. In this year's annual ranking of the 100 "Best Places to Work in IT," Southern Company was the highest-rated "large" utility company.

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"Technology is more important to delivering products and services to the customers we serve than ever before," said Southern Company Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Martin B. Davis. "We are particularly honored to be recognized for a full decade as one of the best places for technology professionals to work, which underscores our longstanding commitment to innovation and our culture of employee excellence and growth."

Computerworld's 2016 "Best Places to Work in IT" feature ranks the top 100 work environments for technology professionals based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention.

In addition, Computerworld conducted extensive surveys of IT workers, which accounted for approximately half of the total scoring. More than 23,000 IT employees from the final 100 companies across the country completed the Computerworld survey. The employee survey included topics such as satisfaction with training and development programs, compensation, benefits and work/life balance.

"The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list excel at creating a dynamic and satisfying IT work environment," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "In a competitive market for tech talent, these outstanding employers are able to attract highly skilled IT pros by offering great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging, business-critical projects."

With more than 4.5 million customers and approximately 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

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