ARCO’s website doesn’t state whether or not they perform background checks. Online sources say they don’t and that they’re willing to look at all applications.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
The following states won’t look at anything older than seven years (however, if it’s been six years or less, consider waiting a bit):
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
These next eight states won’t bother with any cases where you were found not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
The following states, however, will look at everything on your record — including the not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
ARCO doesn’t have enough reviews itself to give us an idea of what it’s like working there, so we researched their parent company, BP, and their subsidiary, ampm.
BP has a glassdoor.com rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars. Out of the 3,032 reviews, most employees are happy with the pay, benefits and retirement packages, while a few of them complained the work/life balance is difficult.
A look at ampm’s glassdoor.com listing shows a rating of 2.8 stars out of 5. Of ampm’s 116 reviews, the majority liked the flexible hours and stable work. The biggest complaints were the long hours, working holidays and no benefits.
What felonies ARCO will not hire
ARCO didn’t tell us what felonies make an applicant unhireable, but our research gave us some insights into what they might be. Read the next section.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does ARCO hire felons? The short answer is yes, they do. Keep in mind, though, that there are some felonies that might hurt your chances. For example:
- Theft or fraud could pose a problem if you’re handling cash and credit card information.
- Violent crimes might be an issue if you’re in a position that requires working directly with the public.
- Drug- and alcohol-related offenses may also be a concern if you’re to be dealing with customers and money.
Does ARCO hire sex offenders?
That’s also unknown at this time. ARCO didn’t tell us if they hire sex offenders, and we couldn’t find information online.
Does ARCO drug test?
We can’t say for sure, as we have no information on this. If you’re actively looking for a job, it’s best not to use any substances that might impair your ability to work efficiently and safely. You didn’t come this far to blow it on a failed drug test, right?
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