Southern Company
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Southern Company Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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Engineering Coop Interview

Engineering Coop
Birmingham, AL

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Southern Company in January 2011.

Interview Details – I received a phone interview from the HR department in Atlanta for a general engineering coop position for the summer. The interviewer was very friendly. After receiving an offer, I was later assigned to a location that matched my stated location preferences and a department that fit my education background.

Interview Question – Most questions discussed my background.   Answer Question

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Design Engineer Interview

Design Engineer
Baxley, GA

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Southern Company in April 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online and the process took 1 and half month - interviewed at Southern Company in April 2014. A panel of 3 people interview me. Got a call the next day saying I got the job.

Interview Question – Behavioral questions were ask. Nothing difficult, just be sure to be detail about it and try to give examples that goes with what you are interviewing for.   Answer Question

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Construction Training Coordinator Interview

Construction Training Coordinator
Waynesboro, GA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Southern Company in February 2012.

Interview Details – Phone contact asking if I would be interested in a job; job description was sent via e:mail; second phone contact that set up interview; interview; background check and drug screens; report to work

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions which was amazing!   Answer Question

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Project Controls Interview

Project Controls

Interviewed at Southern Company

Interview Details – Really just a phone interview. We talked about football and a few more things. My boss was a really big football fan (SEC country of course). He asked me a few questions about my resume and experience. I feel like we really connected but this was a huge project he was working on. Overall went great.

Interview Question – If you could play any football position, what would it be?   Answer Question

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Senior Administrative Assistant Interview

Senior Administrative Assistant

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Interview Details – Submit application online. It may take days, weeks or even months before you are contacted for an interview. The reason for the delay is that sometimes there is a freeze on hiring, change of managerment / direction. The interview consists of a selection committee: the hiring manager, team members, peer and HR representative

Interview Question – Why do you want this job?   Answer Question

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Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
Birmingham, AL

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Southern Company.

Interview Details – Applied From their website. Standard panel interview setup with several people including peers, customers, managers. Very nice environment.

Interview Question – A case was sent before the interview and answered more questions about it during the interview. Be ready to give a good answer for why you want the job.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Talked to the hiring manager directly to get results.

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Maintenance Supervisor Interview

Maintenance Supervisor

I applied online - interviewed at Southern Company in October 2013.

Interview Details – I was notified via phone call (which I missed) and email that I was a candidate selected to come in an interview for a Maintenance Supervisor position in which I had applied for about 28 days prior. I was given two interview questions in the email and was told there would be up to seven additional questions during the five person panel style interview. I arrived 15 minutes early dressed in business casual which was specified via the email. The office was inviting as well was the HR rep. She introduced herself and explained how the interview would go. She told me who was who and which departments they were from, which also was specified in the email. AS I walked in I was introduced to each managers smiling face and warm personality. It was really an inviting atmosphere. I think they actually want you as relaxed as possible to truly determine how you would fit in. As we began the questions were stacked in order and read in a round robin type style where each person asked one question and then the next after notes were taken. I never felt rushed and was at ease the entire time. The panel was very direct but not stern or stoic.
They never really gave too much body language feedback one way or the other so it was hard to tell how my answers were being taken.

Interview Question – They didn't ask anything out of the ordinary. Just good old fashion preparedness is all you really need. Everything is structured and to the letter. The HR rep facilitates well.   Answer Question

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Engineering Intern Interview

Engineering Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Southern Company.

Interview Details – I had a one-on-one interview during Career Days at my university. The interview was short, 20-30 minutes. My interviewer was very personable and friendly; the previous evening we had been to a information session about the company, and we had already spent some time talking. The questions asked were all behavioral, focused on problems that I had solved and examples of team work and leadership. Within a week I received an email offering me a position.

Interview Question – All of the questions were behavioral; there were no technical questions. The questions were also fairly standard interview questions. I do not remember the questions precisely, but I was asked to give examples of situations where I came up with a solutions, as well as situations in which I worked with a team or took a leadership role.   Answer Question

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Planning Analyst Interview

Planning Analyst
Atlanta, GA

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Southern Company in January 2009.

Interview Details – Kind of like a firing squad! Very intimidating unfortunately. You have a host of people in the room who are evaluating your interview performance. Could be as many as 6 or 7 interviewers. The interviews have been calling for presentations lately using PowerPoint showing how you would tackle or solve a problem.

Interview Question – Always the same old, how did you handle a difficult or sensitive situation, etc....   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – If you don't have extensive experience, don't even bother trying to negotiate. You may get an extra week or two of vacation but no signing bonuses really. If one, it's small.

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IT Support Interview

IT Support

Interviewed at Southern Company

Interview Details – They question you your IT skills and have you troubleshoot on the spot.

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