Took the CommTech 1 Online Assesment Test, which was mostly a personality assesment. Totally caught me off guard.
I applied online directly through the Comcast website and promptly received an email link for their online test. I expected a mostly technical test, or at least math intensive. But not at all. It was broken into basically 5 sections.
1. Word Analogies and Vocabulary
2. Reading and Comprehension
3. True/False Personality Assesment
4. Multiple Choice Personality Assesment
5. Agree <---> Disagree Personality Assesment
Took about 50 minutes to complete everything and left me wondering, speculating, and basically stressing out over the personality assesments. Especially since this is a technical job and my desired career path would take me escalating through their various tech positions, prefereably ending up on the network side of things. I realize that CommTech 1 ineracts with the public daily, but these tests didnt really focus on extroversion and human/public relations but rather on morals, drive, ethic, and character.
I have always been a good test taker, and an excellent problem solver, but when it comes to these personality assesments, I never get a call back on the job. I do not like them, and feel that good people are far too often overlooked or dismissed because of them.
Back in 2004 I applied for a Comcast tech job the old way. I went to their office and filled out a paper app and waited. Got called for an interview. Went to the interview and everything was fine until we started discussing my previous satellite install experience. The interviewer went on a rant about how they take joy in tearing down satellite dishes, and talked with pride about a dumpster full of dishes out back. Mind you I never bragged about what I did, just talked about the technical experience. He then started in about how satellite was a major threat to cable. (This was all before cable internet REALLY took off). I was dismissed and never called back.