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Southern Company Interview Questions

Updated Dec 6, 2014
Updated Dec 6, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Laid back interview environment. Panel type interview, the questions were pretty straightforward. After I applied it took almost 4 weeks until I heard something back from the hiring manager. As long as you study and brush up on your behavioral interviewing skills you should be fine for the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about any new ideas or methods that you have implemented in previous jobs to improve your work quality of efficiency?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Contract Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Southern Company in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Panel interview with 4 members. Given two questions prior to interview. Each member asks a specific question and they take notes on your answers. At the end, they give you an opportunity to ask questions. Laid back environment.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Southern Company in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went to my Universities Career Fair on Wednesday and as I approached Southern Company he asked for my Resume and asked if I would be available for interview on that Friday. I said yes of course then I received an call and email for confirmation on the time.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think you are qualified for this job? and What are your preferences of work environment? are two questions they asked.   Answer Question
    • Do you think it is better to work in a group/team and why?   Answer Question
    • Why did you choose your major?   Answer Question
    • What are some leadership rolls you have had?   Answer Question
    • Have you done any projects/work related to your major?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Intern (Electrical Engineering) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Southern Company.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus recruiting platform and on company website. Interviewed on campus. Did not pass first interview round. Second round would have been a panel interview with several managers (not sure if they told applicants there would be more than one interviewer). I heard that the second round also had no technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Senior Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Inverness, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Inverness, AL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Southern Company in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Must pass SASS clerical tests to be considered

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  7.  

    Oracle Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Southern Company.

    Interview Details

    Was an interview with 3 people

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Southern Company in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was invited for on campus interview. Interviewer was nice and actually kept in contact with me after interview. Was asked simple interview questions, such as "Why should Southern Company hire you", "How have you handled difficult coworkers" etc. Ended up not meeting employment need (I was an ME and they needed EE's)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Training Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Southern Company in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied to this position 1 month prior to receiving an email about their interest in me. I received an email that asked me a few questions about my background and interest in the position. The questions were rather simple and they also requested more samples of my work. So it was pretty much an email interview. One week later, I was invited in for a face to face,but they also sent me 2 questions in preparation for the interview. Little did I know when i got there that it would consist of a panel interview. And this was my first panel interview ever. Typically, I am used to interviews with the potential boss and a team member. This interview was difficult and unfair. None of the panel understood my skills or how they would relate to the projects. The panel was about 12 people and 2 from HR. These same people were interviewing linemen(thats people who send power to your homes). You cant have the same people interviewing linemen that interview a flash developer. 2 different types of people and skills. This interview was so uncomfortable. You are in a small room-seriously and surrounded by 12 people. VERY UNCOMFORTABLE and unfair. Intimidating environment. At most, I shouldve at least had a 1 on 1 with the potential boss.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you hande a situation in which you cant meet the customer deadline?   Answer Question
    • Give a situation in which you did not know the answer to the question?what did you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, AL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Southern Company in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview was about one hour long.
    You are lead into a conference room. You sit down at a big rectangular table. Seven people ask one standard interview question a piece (like the example interview questions that I was forwarded prior to the interview). After that, you are able to ask one question a piece to each individual.

    The seven people at the table were: Project managers, staff level, HR.

    My advice, come prepared to answer standard interview questions (e.g. If you worked with someone who was not performing his/her duties, how would you handle it?)

    Don't try to memorize each response to each question, don't get too worked up about answering every question like a you're giving a speech.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you had to overcome obstacles to achieve your goals. What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • How would you handle a situation where you were a manager and one of your employees was not completing his or her tasks?   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Southern Company in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    The first step in this process is to complete a credential assessment in connection with your resume and application. Your resume is less important than the answers provided on the assessment. You will want to read the position description carefully. You will be asked to provide "specific" and "thorough" descriptions representing your portfolio as a Project Manager, application of PM software solutions, Enterprise Management solutions, industry specific accounting and contract management solutions, nuclear experience, etc. If your qualifications are commensurate with the requirements, you will be notified via email within 3-6 weeks. You will be contacted by phone within seven days of notice. Then each candidate will meet with 4 to 6 senior managers (and senior engineers). Second interviews are rarely scheduled, so try to impress them the first time. The interviewing managers are fairly representative of the company's conservative culture.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should we chose you over someone with nuclear experience?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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