AbbVie confirmed that they do perform background checks after they hire an individual.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Not all background checks are equal. Depending on where you’re from, you could face different reporting requirements. The states below only show criminal history going back seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.
Other states only show convictions in which you were found guilty. All charges a person was found not guilty of are left off the report in these states:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Many states still show your entire criminal history, regardless of how long ago something happened. They also show guilty and not guilty charges. Here is a list of those states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
AbbVie has a 3.8 out of a possible 5 rating and 88% of respondents approve of the company CEO on the website glassdoor.com. Those are pretty good numbers!
Many people praised the flexible work schedule. They say the salary is competitive and the work environment is good. Full-time employees also get stock options, another benefit for long-term growth and investment.
The main complaints revolved how slow the company is to change. This may seem strange because AbbVie is a relatively new company, but they used to be part of Abbott Laboratories. It seems the same executives and management have been around a while, which can stunt growth.
What felonies AbbVie will not hire
Are you still asking the question: Does AbbVie hire felons? We know they have in the past, but we want you to be aware that some convictions make it harder to gain employment. AbbVie actually gave us one example when they responded to us. They said:
“I’d recommend not considering positions where the felony may pose a risk in the position. For instance, a job in finance or handling cash wouldn’t be a good position to consider for someone with a conviction for embezzlement or theft. Beyond that, there are no positions where hiring felons is more likely than other positions.”
So there are some charges that will stop you in your tracks for certain positions.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Above, the company makes a point to say that certain charges will hinder a person’s chances for certain positions. So, for example, they may take a closer look at sex crime convictions for jobs that see regular interaction with the public. This would likely include most of their sales positions. Also, jobs that require the use of a company vehicle may not work for those with felony DUI charges or theft convictions.
Does AbbVie hire sex offenders?
They didn’t make this clear to us, and there aren’t any online reports letting us know the company’s feelings on this matter. You’ll have to let us know!
Does AbbVie drug test?
AbbVie didn’t answer this, but our research shows that they do drug test prospective employees. Our research shows that a urine drug test is part of the hiring process.
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