I applied for a job. During the application process, I was asking to accomplish an engineering test. I passed the test. Eventually I was offered the position but the HR was a bit unprofessional and the offer came quite late when I had already accepted another offer.
Around few months latter my other offer did not work so well so I reapplied to the same position I was offered few months before. The HR department told me I do not need to go through all steps but I would need to take the engineering test again. I asked for a waiver. They said no. So I took the test and passed it. Eventually I was offered the position a second time. The salary was below my expectations so I refused it.
Few months latter, and even if it might seem odd to some of you guys, I reconsidered the position and applied to it for a third time. They told me the position is available and they would like to offer it to me. However, they claim I have to go for a third time through the engineering test. I have asked them if they could waive it since I have already passed the test twice.
Question: What does it bring to their recruiting process to make a candidate take the same test three times versus twice in a period of less than a year? When usually the people they hire are passing this test only once.