Does American Express do background checks?
You can expect American Express to do a background check on you. Their official statement doesn’t say this directly, but it does hint at it when they say they’ll consider your criminal record. There are also online comments from staff saying that they do background checks on your criminal record.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Some states only allow employers to look back seven years when they do background checks. Below is a list of those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
However, some states know being arrested doesn’t make you guilty. The following states won’t look at not guilty verdicts:
- New York
Unfortunately, there are states that look at your whole record, including any not guilty verdicts. Here are the states you need to be aware of:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Over 6,200 respondents on glassdoor.com gave American Express a very good rating. They gave them 3.8 out of 5 stars. This tells you the majority of people who bothered to answer like working here. In fact, 77% said they would recommend the company to a friend and an incredible 89% approved of the CEO!
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does American Express hire felons? Yes, but certain offenses may create barriers.
If you have a criminal record for theft or fraud, for example, you may have some difficulty getting hired by the company. This is because any time you’re responsible for handling financial transactions, your employer will want to ensure you are trustworthy and honest.
Does American Express drug test?
American Express does drug test. According to online feedback from staff about the interview process, drug screening is required as part of the background check.
This is good to know. If you’re worried about passing the drug test, wait to apply. Or, if you want to get help making it through the drug test, seek counseling to help curb the addiction.
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