Southern Company Named Among Best Large Employers by Forbes

Southern Company ranked No. 19 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2022.


Southern Company has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers of 2023, ranking as the top company in the utility industry.

Overall, the company landed at No. 15 out of 500 companies, nearly 100 places higher than the next peer company in the utility industry. This marks the second year that Southern Company ranked in the top 15.

The America’s Top 500 Large Employers list is compiled by Forbes in partnership with market research firm Statista in the form of a survey that’s sent to roughly 45,000 Americans working at companies with more than 5,000 employees. Participants sent in their responses anonymously and ranked how much they liked their current employer on a scale of one to 10 and were also asked to nominate companies other than their own for the list.

“Southern Company strives to be an industry leader. Being recognized among the best in the nation once again is an absolute honor,” said Tom Fanning, Chairman, President and CEO. “This accolade is particularly gratifying because it is directly based on employee feedback. Southern Company is committed to creating a workplace where all groups are well represented, included and fairly treated within all levels of the organization and that everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected.”



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