I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Southern Company in February 2008.
Interview Details – It was a panel interview process, asked situational questions judged based on your ability to answer them. There was no right or wrong answers to the interview questions, so it's better to prepare for the interview way ahead of time.
Interview Question – How will you handle a team member that has attitude problem and doesn't cooperate. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed 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.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed 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.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Southern Company in March 2010.
Interview Details – It was an informal interview and very off the cuff
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Southern Company in October 2009.
Interview Details – Southern has a top notch on-line system for applying to jobs. The process is quite exhaustive, but once completed, it is available for subsequent job applications. If your submission to their on-line system is favorable, you will be called and/or e-mailed asking you to appear for an interview. They pay all expenses incurred for travel. The interview will be before a group of supervisors and managers with a human resources person present. The questions are typical interview questions such as: Why are you the best candidate for this position? Why do you want to work here? How would you handle such-and-such? Describe your experience and how it relates to this position. They are very courtious and strive to set you at ease. A decision will be posted on-line. Since I never received an offer, I don't know how you are contacted for that.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Southern Company in September 2011.
Interview Details – very informal, hiring manager was awesome
Interview Question – we talked about cars for half the time. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – none
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Southern Company.
Interview Details – Got a call a week after career fair. Standard HR interview process.
Interview Question – When was a time you dealt with a difficult situation? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Southern Company.
Interview Details – About a week after I applied online I was invited to take the EEI test. I took the test which was a little challenging because it was timed and some answers required a multi step process to answer. The trainer did give a guide to go by to answer these questions which was easy to follow. After I finished, I was told that at the end of the week I would be able to call this 1800 number to check to see if I had passed. Honestly, I thought I had failed and before I could call, I was contacted by a HR and told that I had been selected to move forward. I went for my interview that following week. This was a panel interview with several HR people and the manager of the office I was working in. Make sure you make eye contact with everyone in the room when speaking. A few hours after my interview I was offered the position.
Interview Question – None were to hard, just make sure that you take your time and think about the question before you answer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate. It was the pay I was looking for.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Southern Company in June 2011.
Interview Details – The interviewers were extremely Polite and asked well prepared questions. There were four hiring Managers and a HR representative. The over all experience was very positive.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Southern Company in January 2010.
Interview Details – Went throught a 1:1 interview on campus. Was contacted very soon about another interview that consisted of a group panel setting. It was all engineering managers. Basic interview questions were asked. It took approimately 2 weeks after the group interview to get an offer.
Interview Question – In a specific situation with limited rescourcesm what would I do? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiated location preference.
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