Yes. Our sources all agree AutoZone will complete a thorough background check. Don’t panic! Remember, they’re an EEOC employer, so having a record isn’t enough reason for them to deny you employment. They have to show that your particular offense conflicts with the requirements of the job you’re applying for.
We’re unsure when they will run your background check or how long it will take. This could vary by location. It’s also important to know not all states handle background checks the same way.
Here’s some helpful information about background checks:
There are several states where your background check will only go back seven years. This is great news if your offense happened a while ago, as these states won’t even see it on their report:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* Certain higher-paying positions could require a more in-depth check here.)
It’s also nice to know these states won’t include information about cases where you were found not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
If you don’t live in the states mentioned above, there’s a good chance your background check will show your whole record. That includes not guilty verdicts. Keep that in mind if you live in any of these states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We checked out glassdoor.com to see what employees had to say about working at AutoZone. Overall, employees gave them 3.1 out of 5 stars. Plus, over half of the 2,300+ employees who left reviews (52%) said they’d recommend the company to a friend.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does AutoZone hire felons? Everything we read suggests they do. However, the nature of this job could make it more difficult to get hired with certain types of felonies. Here are some examples:
- Theft, because you will be required to process payments and handle inventory.
- Reckless driving, especially if you’re interested in the delivery driver position.
- Felonies requiring sex offender registration, as you may be asked to deliver parts to locations which you’re restricted from entering.
In the end, the only way to know if they’ll give you a chance is to go ahead and apply. You may be surprised what they’re willing to overlook if you come in with a great attitude and work ethic.
Does AutoZone drug test?
It doesn’t look like they’ll do a drug test when you’re hired on. However, they will drug test you if you’re injured on the job or have an accident in a company vehicle.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
Have you been able to get a job at AutoZone with a felony? Tell us about your experience! We’d love to hear what the hiring process was like for you, as well as any advice you might have for others applying here.