Our Culture

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 are dedicated to superior performance throughout our business. Our priorities are safety first, teamwork, diversity and continuous improvement through strong leadership.
  • Total Commitment
    We are committed to the success of our employees, customers and shareholders and to citizenship and stewardship in all our actions.


Target Zero is Southern Company's Safety Program emphasizing starting any job with safety in mind. Our business employs people who routinely work near energized wires, intense heat, nuclear fuel, heavy equipment, moving vehicles, pressurized equipment, and under other conditions that require exceptional safety attitudes and measures. Though it is vitally important to provide energy to our customers, there is no occupation worth risking the safety of an individual employee.


We're dedicated to giving our employees opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers. We bring experts on site to teach a variety of professional development courses. We just launched a new online learning and development resource called Learning SOurce, which gives employees access to a variety of learning opportunities.


We're a leader in our industry - recognized for high reliability, great customer satisfaction and low prices, and respected for delivering dependable growth, consistent dividends and total returns in the top quartile of our industry. Our history dates back nearly 100 years. With that foundation we're well positioned for the long term.

A Supportive Environment

We believe the different backgrounds, perspectives and ideas of our employees help make us a better company and we provide a culture that encourages and values those differences. At Southern Company, diversity is a strength that unlocks our full potential and helps us achieve our goals.


From the operation of our nuclear facilities, which continually set industry performance and safety records, to our clean coal technology research, we need innovative employees who are driven to make things better for us and for society. Southern Company will provide you with a challenging work environment where your skills will be highly valued. We'll count on your expertise to lead us successfully into the future.

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