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joni.c@cox.net in Johnston, Rhode Island

93 months ago

i would love a response frm cox communications. on if i can get in for an interview.
. my question is how? when i went on the site and filled out all the forms.. and completed my online resume.

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cableman in Metairie, Louisiana

93 months ago

joni.c@cox.net said: hello my name is joni ive been trying so long to get with cox communications. i would love to work for the company..please let me know how to get an interview.. thanks jonit

CONTACT ROBERT BENJAMIN HR RECRUITER
504-301-4909

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joni.c@cox.net in Johnston, Rhode Island

93 months ago

cableman said:
CONTACT ROBERT BENJAMIN HR RECRUITER
504-301-4909

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joni.c@cox.net in Johnston, Rhode Island

93 months ago

thanks to the cable man. in louisiana..

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Hamilton International Productions in Las Vegas, Nevada

92 months ago

I've got a friend that has worked with Cox for a while now and he loves the place. He's always trying to get me to come over there.

Andrew Hamilton
Video Production Las Vegas
www.hiproductions.com

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Looking in San Diego, California

86 months ago

I've been looking to get into Cox for sometime now. I took test and passed. Would love to do admin work. DOES seem as if you need to know some to get in. Help if u can.

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John Besser in Phoenix, Arizona

79 months ago

I to have been trying to get a job with cox.If anyone knows how it would be greatly appreciated.

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AZJames in Phoenix, Arizona

69 months ago

John Besser in Phoenix, Arizona said: I to have been trying to get a job with cox.If anyone knows how it would be greatly appreciated.

Cox Makes you jump through a lot of hoops. I've been trough three phone interviews, one test, and I've waited a month since I first applied online, and finally have a live interview for a sales position. If things go well, I'll have to take a drug test, and go through a background check. It takes patience, and the realization that they don't employ professional interviewers, so you MUST keep in touch, with them, and keep checking your online profile for appointments, because even thought they may tell you that you're going to get a call or an email, you might not, and as a result, miss a test date.

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GoldMedal in Cleveland, Ohio

67 months ago

AZ James is right. Cox does make you jump through hoops depending on which department that you are trying to get into. First they call you for a phone interview, then they schedule you to take a personality and basic skills test. If you pass that test (and you find out right there) they send you over to interview with 2 people in the department and yes you are right, they do read questions off of a sheet and the interview may seem very robotic.

Then you usually have to wait a few days after the interview to get a call to receive that offer. After that, there is a 2 week waiting period on the background check so get everything filled out very quickly and returned to them. The longer you wait, the longer it takes. Also, the drug test is included.

I was going to the technical support representative in the call center. If you are going for either Sales, tech support rep, or dispatch, there is a program system that you get trained on for a certain amount of time. The system is very cumbersome so brace yourself if you see errors on every single screen that you go into. It's not a very easy program to learn and you have to pass the test by 80 percent to get released to your position. Usually Sales and Dispatch have to know a great deal more about this system than the technical support rep. If you are uncomfortable with an old mainframe type system, then carefully weigh whether you really want to work in any of these positions.

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GoldMedal in Cleveland, Ohio

67 months ago

Tech reps and field techs also must take courses on troubleshooting various services. They must pass that by at least 80 percent before getting into their position with the company. Then they must maintain over a 90 % average on a monthly basis to stay in the role. If you don't, then you get pulled aside by management to let you know that you need to improve. If you don't get above 90 percent for another month whether it's in sales or out in the field or in the call center, then they will let you go.

I had difficulty with the system that they use to control the services that they provide. Very cumbersome to navigate with cryptic error messages. For techs, it's easier. The field techs do not have to be trained in this system since they work out in the field but they must learn other things that the technical support rep does not need to know unless he goes into the field to work. They only had part time positions in the area that I live and the pay is not that great for all you have to learn. I was getting paid more at Parker Hannifin for doing a little less and paid considerably a great deal less at Cox with training just for learning a great deal more.

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muchfaith in Lake Forest, California

63 months ago

AZJames in Phoenix, Arizona said: Cox Makes you jump through a lot of hoops. I've been trough three phone interviews, one test, and I've waited a month since I first applied online, and finally have a live interview for a sales position. If things go well, I'll have to take a drug test, and go through a background check. It takes patience, and the realization that they don't employ professional interviewers, so you MUST keep in touch, with them, and keep checking your online profile for appointments, because even thought they may tell you that you're going to get a call or an email, you might not, and as a result, miss a test date.

Where did you find appointments in your online profile?

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practice Kindness in San Juan Capistrano, California

60 months ago

joni.c@cox.net in Johnston, Rhode Island said: i would love a response frm cox communications. on if i can get in for an interview.
. my question is how? when i went on the site and filled out all the forms.. and completed my online resume.

I have heard that they don't have a good reputation when it comes to their employees. In my opinion, if you do get a job there, don't get comfortable. They would let you go at the drop of a hat, especially if you are at the top of your pay grade.

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practice Kindness in San Juan Capistrano, California

60 months ago

Hamilton International Productions in Las Vegas, Nevada said: I've got a friend that has worked with Cox for a while now and he loves the place. He's always trying to get me to come over there.

Andrew Hamilton
Video Production Las Vegas
www.hiproductions.com

Don't do it!! If you feel comfortable with the company you now work for, stay there. In my opinion, Cox doesn't really care about its employees and could let you go like a hot potato. Here in Orange County, Ca. they laid off a lot of people because the company were "restructuring". Some of these people had worked there for a long time. Horrible, in these times of such high unemployment.

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simplytechnical Networking in SoCal, California

60 months ago

Hello to all,
I think to say a company doesn't care about it's employees is a bit harsh..I beleive there is alot of politics that plays a huge part in every company private or public. I believe for those who would like to know how to receive an interview invitation is to build your resume to cator the position you want. Really focus on what the job requirements are and the duties of the position. Ensure those things are clearly included in your resume. For an intial interview, usually your resume is automatically selected based on key word and experience searches. So if you dont have those "key words" guess what? Your resume will be by passed.
A couple of tips that seemed to work for me and gets the attention of hiring Managers:
1- If you worked alot of contracted positions
-Be sure to include all your short term projects as one job labeled "Contract Positions" "Freelance" or something similar with the dates you've worked as a Contractor
Then list each contract position as a project with the company and Staffing Agency
This shows stable employment and it truly helped me once I altered my resume.

2- Although you may have many years of experience and may very well be extremely knowledable, you want to display a confident attitude due to your experience but be sure to display a willingness to learn as well. Never give the impression that you know EVERYTHING..this is a sure way not to make the cut!

3- Be realistic about the jobs you apply for. Be sure your qualifications meets at least the basic requirments of the position. If not you may set yourself up to be a decoy interviewer. What I mean by decoy is - The employer may have to interview 20 people to fill 3 positions. Most of the time some employers already know who they will offer the job to but are required to conduct a certain amount of interviews.
My current employer stated they turned down applicants of those who came across of "knowing everything"
Hope this helps someone..thanks

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simplytechnical Networking in SoCal, California

60 months ago

practice Kindness in San Juan Capistrano, California said: Don't do it!! If you feel comfortable with the company you now work for, stay there. In my opinion, Cox doesn't really care about its employees and could let you go like a hot potato. Here in Orange County, Ca. they laid off a lot of people because the company were "restructuring". Some of these people had worked there for a long time. Horrible, in these times of such high unemployment.

Politics play a huge role in most companies. Some things you can control and others you can not. My job recently laid off about 60 Engineers with an average of 20 years of experience. Yes, that's horrible but from a business aspect..these Engineers were making abt 80-90,000 annualy but since no houses or buildings are being built what should the company do? Continue paying millions of dollars? The people laid off were my friends but literally was twittling their thumbs because there was no work for them to do at all.

For some, I feel they should use their knowledge and experience to open their own business vs. working for a company.

Thanks,

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practice Kindness in San Juan Capistrano, California

60 months ago

Dear simplytechnical, that's "all and good" but my bottom line is still that anyone hired at Cox Communications should not get comfortable there. If it were me, I would always be looking for a better place to work for. The stories around here about Cox are not pretty. And I would advise any one to look elsewhere for a job. If I sounded harsh, it's only that I feel very strongly since I know several of the men they laid off. Good men. Hard workers. Knowledgeable. They were shocked and devastated after being kicked to the curb but the company they'd literally given their "all" for. Given that the economy is so bad and unemployment is such a horrible state, these men are finding it impossible to find work that hardly pays enough to support a single man, much less a family.

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simplytechnical Networking in SoCal, California

60 months ago

practice Kindness in San Juan Capistrano, California said: Dear simplytechnical, that's "all and good" but my bottom line is still that anyone hired at Cox Communications should not get comfortable there. If it were me, I would always be looking for a better place to work for. The stories around here about Cox are not pretty. And I would advise any one to look elsewhere for a job. If I sounded harsh, it's only that I feel very strongly since I know several of the men they laid off. Good men. Hard workers. Knowledgeable. They were shocked and devastated after being kicked to the curb but the company they'd literally given their "all" for. Given that the economy is so bad and unemployment is such a horrible state, these men are finding it impossible to find work that hardly pays enough to support a single man, much less a family.

Yeah, I can't say I disagree..I just feel it's apart a life..with everything ..you must have a back up plan and PRAYER! Most companies do the same thing..I just don't feel it's a COX thing it's more of a "It can happen with any company thing". I too have been down that line and one should never feel as comfortable to think such a tragic event as getting layed off could not happen to them. Those who are laided off with plenty of knowledge can get together to start their own business because the opportunity is out there..especially in the Communications field. There's alot of room for knowledge and creativity..I'm just trying to stay realistic but yet positive as well...There's not many companies out there who have not layed out off or "kicked to the curb" valuable and extremely knowledable employees. It happens with every business..I've seen some nasty, unethical tactics performed by many mostly Major companies so in trying to be fair..and speaking from experience..It happens..it happens often.

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practice Kindness in San Juan Capistrano, California

59 months ago

Thanks simplytechnical. It is a very tragic thing indeed. Especially when the employee is a 45 yr old achondroplasic dwarf--and just a couple months away from being vested (so to speak). He had been a stellar employee for 11 years (the first 2 through a temp agency) and had been hoping for the last several years, at least, that he would one day be able to retire from Cox and be able to continue to live on his own. Starting his own company would take resources that he does not have, nor does his family; his parent's adjust gross income is below the poverty level. Plus, he does not have the knowledge on how to start his own business or what company to start. During these times of such high unemployment it is difficult for someone of even average height to find work, much more difficult--if not impossible--for him. The person he was replaced with was a gal much younger than he, whom he'd been recently training and who knew much less than he when he was "kicked to the curb". The fact that he was at the top of his pay-grade didn't help either. He is devastated and so is his family. He really loved and appreciated his job with Cox, and daily thanked God for it. He is a sensitive, humble, man, and a man with great integrity. Obama's "take from the rich and give to the poor" seems a little less obscene to me now :) Maybe Socialism wouldn't be so bad. Just kidding, of course.

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Sam Austin in Phoenix, Arizona

56 months ago

practice Kindness in San Juan Capistrano, California said: I have heard that they don't have a good reputation when it comes to their employees. In my opinion, if you do get a job there, don't get comfortable. They would let you go at the drop of a hat, especially if you are at the top of your pay grade.

very true...especially in AZ, the culture at the top is dog eat dog and they cut people regardless of performance, if your on the "B" list, you are out...simple...shame on them, hope they get slapped some day for thier greed...for any new people applying for corporate jobs, I would keep looking, assuming you can find another job in this terrible market.

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johnise123 in Jakarta, Indonesia

56 months ago

be patient

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