Does Aerotek do background checks?
It depends. This quote from the company’s website explains when they check for criminal records:
“Based on some of our client’s needs and requirements for a position, a criminal background check may be required.”
Furthermore, we have the following important information about how different states handle background checks:
For example, certain states only require a background check to go back seven years. This applies in:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary brackets require one.)
In a handful of states, employers don’t need to be concerned with non guilty charges. Here are these states:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Be aware that most states want employers to consider your entire record. The following are the states that do this:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
The company is rated highly on glassdoor.com. Based on more than 3,000 reviews, they get 3.5 out of 5. A respectable 64% said they’d recommend the company to a friend. In addition, 83% like the CEO which says something about the culture of Aerotek. Here are a few quotes about the main pros and cons:
- “I’ve fundamentally changed who I am as a person in so many positive ways because of the great people/culture that Aerotek fosters.”
- “It takes a team to win. This is a very collaborative work environment.”
- “Work/life balance is not the best.”
- “Long hours that you will see delayed results from.”
What’s more, Aerotek received two awards in 2019. The awards recognize the company for their leadership in the recruiting and staffing services industry.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
This is a difficult question to answer. Aerotek recruits people for many different companies across a range of industries. So, this depends on the type of job that you’re applying for.
For example, say you want to work in customer service. If you have a criminal record for assault or harassment, that could be a problem. The employer will want to know that you can be respectful and polite with people and handle angry customers calmly.
On the other hand, imagine you are hired as a truck driver and will be mainly working alone. In this case, driving-related offenses will be closely scrutinized by the hiring manager. Businesses need to insure their drivers to operate company vehicles and this may be too costly it you have a bad driving record.
However, if you want to get a job at Aerotek with a felony, there’s one group of crimes that may cause problems regardless. These are offenses involving drugs and alcohol. Whether it’s being under the influence, trafficking or supplying alcohol to a minor, prepare to explain the circumstances. Aerotek wants to know that you can show up to work and be a good employee.
Does Aerotek drug test?
It depends. If the company that they’re referring you to requires it, you can expect a drug test.
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