Southern Company is one of the largest energy providers in the United States. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, operations include generation plants, high-voltage transmission lines, low-voltage distribution lines, and customer sales and service. Our competitive generation company also constructs, acquires, and manages generation assets and sells electricity on the wholesale market. A position with Southern Company is a fulfilling experience. Our employees are part of an organization committed to affordable and reliable energy, community stewardship, environmental responsibility, and a diverse and inclusive work force. Our 26,000 employees make a difference — every day — in the lives of their friends and neighbors and in their communities. You could be one of them.
Visit www.southerncompany.com/careers to learn more about opportunities with Southern Company and its subsidiaries and business units: Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, SouthernLINC Wireless, Southern Telecom, Southern Power, Southern Company Generation, and Southern Company Transmission.
The actions of our people are our company, and our people exhibit these behaviors and model these values... Southern Style.
- Unquestionable Trust
Honesty, respect, fairness and integrity drive our behavior. We keep our promises and ethical behavior is our standard.
- Superior Performance
- We’re dedicated to superior performance throughout our business. Our priorities are safety first, teamwork, diversity and continuous improvement through strong leadership.
- Total Commitment
We’re committed to the success of our employees, customers and shareholders and to citizenship and stewardship in all our actions.
Generate Affordable and Reliable Electricity
- Forecast economic growth and electricity demand
- Expand renewable fuel options for our region, add nuclear generation, and advance clean coal technology and natural gas
- Promote conservation and energy efficiency
- Participate in policymaking
Reduce Environmental Impact
- Research and implement new technologies that enable us to meet environmental regulations and reduce our environmental footprint
- Continue to reduce emissions and discharges from our power plants.
Invest In Our People
- Attract, retain, equip, and protect a diverse and inclusive work force.
Be Stewards of the Community within our service territory—
- Support communities and groups
- Conserve biodiversity and ecosystems
- Improve economies and quality of life
To learn more, visit our corporate responsibility website: http://www.southerncompany.com/corporateresponsibility/
Whether you are a graduating senior or just starting your college career, Southern Company has multiple opportunities and programs to match your interests. Through our Cooperative Education, Internship, and Full-time Programs, we look to develop and retain talented students. These programs are designed to provide students with a structured educational experience, blending classroom learning with practical work assignments.
We hire Co-op, Intern, and graduating seniors with the following majors:
Electrical, mechanical, civil, chemical, nuclear, industrial engineer, and computer engineers.
Other majors considered include: accounting, finance, computer science, information systems.
Jump Start your Career Start applying for positions now. www.southerncompany.com/campus
It pays to work for a company that invests in you! Southern Company's market-competitive performance-based compensation program sets the standard for you to meet your career goals. Our benefit plans are flexible and your insurance coverage begins on the first day of employment.
We offer base salary and variable pay to compensate employees at competitive levels. Base salary is the foundation of the company's compensation program and is dependent on job classification, market pay levels and individual performance. Variable pay is designed to focus employees on and reward them for meeting and exceeding short- and long-term goals.
We offer a wide variety of market-competitive benefit choices to full-time and regular part-time (minimum 20 hours per week) active employees and their families.
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I worked at Southern Company as a contractor for less than a yearPros
Great hours, great people,compensation.work balance life. Would recommend for anyone. Little supervision. Listened to New ideas.Cons
Contract position,no promotions. Training. Need higher education to advance. Some can be clanish. To many meetings to do job effectively.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Southern Company in November 2010.Interview Details
Applied through on campus Co-op Interview Day. On campus interview was relatively superficial (not technical or about the position), don't really remember it.
Had a phone interview 2-3 days later with future manager and another co-worker. Mostly explained the type of work and asked if I had any experience with some tools they used.
The next week I had an onsite panel interview with the team I would be working for. These were pretty canned, common questions and they went around the table asking me one at a time.
I received a call from HR with the offer about an hour after the interviewInterview Questions
Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
- Tell us about a time that you overcame adversity. Answer Question
Southern Company isn't just whistling Dixie. The holding company is one of the largest electricity distributors in the US. It operates regulated utilities Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, and Mississippi Power, which combined have a generating capacity of more than 42,000 MW and serve more than 4.4 million electricity customers in the southeastern US. The power company also has energy marketing operations, and it provides energy consulting and management services for businesses and institutions. Through its Southern LINC Wireless unit, it provides wireless...