We have confirmed that AmFam does use background checks, but the person we spoke to didn’t know whether they were run before or after an offer was made. However, we did find AmFam’s Code of Conduct. In the document, there is a section about disclosing felonies related to breach of trust or dishonesty. They ask employees to disclose both past and current felony convictions.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Not all background checks are created equal. They differ depending on where you live. The following states only show information going back seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.
There are other states that have decided to show only the convictions in which you were found guilty of. These states leave off any charges that were dropped or where you were found not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
There are still many states that show everything on their background checks, regardless of the outcome of the charge or how far back they go. Those states are:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
According to the website glassdoor.com, AmFam has a 3.5 out of a possible 5 rating and 58% of respondents say they would recommend working there to a friend.
The top reasons people say they like working at AmFam has to do with competitive pay and a positive work-life balance. They also say that the benefits are good and that there is ample paid time off.
There were complaints about management adding responsibilities to employees without warning and without additional pay. Some also said there were not many opportunities to move up within the company.
What felonies American Family Insurance will not hire
The company didn’t give us a specific list, but our research let us know you may get turned away if your record includes fraud charges and other financial convictions that would impede your work. Read below.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
We know you may still be wondering: Does American Family Insurance Company hire felons? We said we think the chances are average, but we want to talk about certain convictions our readers may have.
As we noted earlier, AmFam’s Code of Conduct specifically mentions felony convictions related to breach of trust and dishonesty. Anyone with those types of charges will have a hard time gaining employment here. For jobs that require you to interact in person with the general public, like claims adjusters, sex crime convictions may have a hard time getting hired.
Does American Family Insurance hire sex offenders?
There is no way to know this right now. The compay didn’t say, and no one online gave a reliable answer.
Does American Family Insurance drug test?
AmFam didn’t give us an answer about this. Various comments online stated that they likely do perform drug tests on those working as claims adjusters, but not for other positions.
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