Southern Company

www.southerncompany.com

Southern Company Interview Questions

Updated Jan 12, 2015
Updated Jan 12, 2015
40 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

84%
9%
6%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

59%
23%
7%

Interview Difficulty

2.9
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Southern Company.

    Interview Details

    Uses the STAR principle on interviews. Come prepared with about 5-6 examples that can answer any question. Know that safety is absolutely priority one and to never, under any circumstance, suggest that you would do anything unsafe or allow someone to be unsafe.

    Negotiation Details
    Was able to negotiate. In my experience, Southern can always go up a bit from its initial offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 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
  3.  

    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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Strucural Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hired on as a co-op and interviewed for that position. There were two interviews. One with a talent acquisition person and another with a panel of 5 individuals. The first interview ended with the choice of which areas one would like to choose for work based on availability. After passing the first interview process, about two weeks passed and I was scheduled for another interview with the panel. This interview was more conversational.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Design Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Project Controls Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • If you could play any football position, what would it be?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Senior Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    Accepted Offer

Work at Southern Company? Share Your Experiences

Southern Company

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.