Yes, Acme Markets do use background checks as part of their hiring process. They have said each applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis, so they will likely look at the entirety of your record and the nature of the charges.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Some states are better than others when it comes to background checks. The ones below do not even look at offenses that are more than seven years old. Here are those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.
There are a few states that show guilty verdicts, but not cases in which you were found not guilty. Here is a list of those states:
- New York
There are still plenty of states in the US that look at a person’s entire record when it comes to background checks. This includes all verdicts for your lifetime, both guilty and not guilty. Here are those states:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
Acme Markets has not fared too well in reviews on the site glassdoor.com. They have an overall average of 2.8 score out of a possible 5 and only 37% of respondents say they would recommend working at Acme Markets to a friend.
When reading through the reviews, we found complaints about ineffective managers. We also saw many complaints about low pay. Part-time workers seemed to be the most dissatisfied, with many saying they did not receive enough hours to justify staying with the company.
However, this is good news for you. As a former felon, you may have to slightly lower your expectations when it comes to finding that perfect company to work for. You may have even better chances of getting hired at a company that has slightly negative reviews.
On the positive side, many people liked the shift flexibility and the friendly working environment. Full-time employees said that they liked the benefits.
What felonies Acme Markets will not hire
The company has a lot of red flag convictions (see below), but they haven’t told us any specific charges that would hold you back right away.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
We know you may still be wondering, does Acme Markets hire felons? As with many jobs, they hire on a case-by-case basis. That means that there are particular convictions that may have trouble getting hired.
Grocery stores are public places that see many guests come through daily. Because of this, those with sex crime convictions will likely be denied employment opportunities for any positions that deal directly with the public. People with these convictions may have better luck getting jobs like unloading delivery trucks in the back of the store.
Grocery store managers will scrutinize those who have theft convictions more than others, particularly if there is a long history of similar crimes (robbery, burglary, larceny, etc.). This makes sense when you think about it, so look for another position if this is you.
Does Acme Markets hire sex offenders?
This is something we simply don’t know. We couldn’t find a clear answer anywhere.
Does Acme Markets drug test?
We could not find any information specifically from the company, but on glassdoor.com, many people said they had to take a drug test upon getting hired.
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Any information you can share will go a long way towards helping men and women who have a felony conviction get back on their feet.