Southern Company

Southern Company – Why Work For Us?

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 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. 

Southern Style
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:

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.

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.

Performance-Based Compensation
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. 

Southern Company Reviews

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    Great! A lot of good people

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)
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Southern Company Interviews

Updated 3 Nov 2014
Updated 3 Nov 2014

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    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
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Southern Company Awards and Accolades

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25 Noteworthy Companies, DiversityInc, 2012
Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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Additional Info

Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1945
Type Company - Public (SO)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue ₹500+ billion (INR) per year

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... More

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