Southern Company

Industry: Energy, Extraction, and Utilities

About Southern Company

Southern Company is America's premier energy company, with more than 9 million customers, 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume. A leading U.S. provider of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy, Southern Company owns 13 operating companies thought out the U.S.

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

Hiring & Onboarding

Opportunity & Advancement

Culture & Commitment

Support & Retention

Policies & Compliance

Recruiting & Sourcing

Why Work at the Company?

They're the foundations of military service and of Southern Company. Veterans are a natural fit for Southern Company because the cultures of the military and our industry are very similar - both exemplify dedication, commitment to safety, teamwork and excellence in all they do. This is why many veterans who have joined Southern Company are not just participants, but leaders, in our company. Additionally, Southern Company is a founding partner of Troops to Energy Jobs program, supports the Joining Forces initiative, participates annually in more than 40 military recruitment events and partners with military transition centers across the country.

Top Jobs

Automotive Technicians & Mechanics


Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Top Degrees

Air Traffic Controller

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to air-traffic management and control, usually with additional training at the FAA Flight Control Center in a cooperative education program. Includes instruction in flight control, the use of radar and electronic scanning devices, plotting of flights, radio communication, interpretation of weather conditions affecting flights, flight instrumentation used by pilots, and maintenance of flight-control center or control-tower log books.