Hiring Process

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Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? See some of our FAQ’s below.

Benefits

When it comes to benefits, our philosophy is simple: Southern Company offers you competitive benefits from the day you start work until the day you retire - and beyond. We invest in high-value and cost-effective benefits for our employees - and we regularly review those benefits to ensure they remain competitive and continue to meet the diverse needs of our employees. In addition to medical, dental and life insurance coverage, our benefits package includes:

  • Competitive pay and a matching 401 (k) plan
  • A fully-funded pension plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • An inclusive, team-oriented work environment
  • No-cost health and wellness programs
  • Continuous training and development, including cross-training, job rotations and online training opportunities

Learn more about the wide variety of market-competitive benefit choices available to full-time and regular part-time (minimum 20 hours per week) active employees and their families. (Note: Benefits and services listed may not apply to employees covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement.)

Manage My Profile

Click "Forgot your username?" or “Forgot your password?” from the login page and provide the information requested.

  • Log in to your account by clicking “Create/Access my profile” on the job search page southerncompany.jobs/jobs and entering your user name and password.
  • Next to your name, click the dropdown arrow and select profile.
  • Select the information you need to update
  • Click “Submit” when you get to the summary page
  • Log in to your account by clicking “Create/Access my profile” on the job search page southerncompany.jobs/jobs and entering your user name and password.
  • Select the "My Job Page" tab near the top left of the page.
  • Select "My Submissions" to view your submissions.
  • Click the job title of your submission to review the job description.
  • To review your answers to the questions, click "View/Edit My Submission" for the submission you are interested in and scroll down to the "Screening Questions" section.
  • Log in to your account by clicking “Create/Access my profile” on the job search page southerncompany.jobs/jobs and entering your user name and password.
  • Next to your name, click the dropdown arrow and select profile.
  • Select the "Work Preferences" and "Work Preferences (cont'd)" box in the progress bar and make your selections. Click "Next Step" at the bottom of each page.
  • Click "Submit" when you get to the Summary page.

Selection Testing

Southern Company utilizes employment selection testing on certain jobs to identify and assess a candidate's abilities and skills when they are required. Our employment selection tests have been validated and shown to be job-related, fair, objective and a consistent means to help identify qualified candidates for these jobs.

How does employment selection testing work?

Southern Company administers tests and other selection procedures as prerequisites for hiring. The tests and other selection procedures make a significant contribution to fair, valid, and objective employee selection. The tests are designed to measure the candidates’ abilities and skills, knowledge, behaviors and performance potential for the identified positions The tests have been validated and shown to be job-related and a consistent means to help identify qualified candidates for the identified positions. Southern Company’s hiring processes allows for any applicable selection testing at the time of such hiring and the testing is by invitation only.

How do I prepare for testing?

If you have received an invitation to test or are interested in the types of tests administered, we encourage you to access practice tests or test preparation materials that may be available. Utilizing these practice tests or preparation resources may improve your chances of qualifying. Due to the nature of some of the selection testing administered, preparation materials are not applicable to the testing and may not be available.

Some of the selection testing at Southern Company includes Edison Electric Institute (EEI) test batteries. EEI practice tests are available for tests of basic ability (i.e., Analytic Thinking Skills, Reading Comprehension, and Mathematical Usage). EEI does not provide practice tests for tests that assess an individual’s preferred work style, behavior, and environment (i.e., Work Preferences Inventory). EEI practice tests for CAST-R, MASS, POSS, SO/PD II and TECH test batteries are available at eei.org with the login information provided below (you may need to disable your pop-up blocker or allow pop-ups from eei.org).

EEI practice Tests and tips here
Login information required for the EEI practice tests:
User Name: southern
Password: testing

In addition to EEI test batteries, company- and/or organization-specific tests may be administered. Study guides and test information sheets are provided below.

How do I inquire about accessibility or request an accommodation?

Candidates are given channels to request an accommodation in connection with the use of selection testing. If you have received an invitation and are a person with a disability and need an accommodation, please contact testing services to inquire about accessibility or request an accommodation. Testing services will contact you.

How do I obtain my results after testing?

Candidate obtains test results by calling the Southern Company Test Results line (1-800-457-2981) and following the prompts. If a candidate is unable to retrieve test results through the results line, an email may be sent to employmenttesting@southernco.com for the assistance. Candidates should include full name, User ID, test date, and the name of test(s) taken.

I qualified on a test. What is next?

The pool of test-qualified candidates is reviewed by a recruiter and/or hiring manager, and candidates are selected to advance in the employment selection process. If you are not selected to advance in the employment selection process, your qualified test results may be considered valid until the position and/or test requirements change or only for a specific period of time. Retest policies vary based on selection test and expiration of test results in accordance with policy.

I did not qualify on a test. What is next?

In order to retake a test, you must reapply for a new position with the selection test requirement. Selected candidates receive test invitation email(s) for applicable testing based on retest eligibility. Retest policies vary based on the selection test (e.g., 0, 45, 90, 180 days from last attempt) and eligibility for retesting is in accordance with policy.

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