Barnes & Noble does background checks after the initial offer of employment.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Background checks are dreaded by those with convictions. However, not every state treats them the same. For the following states, the background checks only go 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 charges you were actually convicted of. That means they leave off any charges that were dropped, dismissed or where you were found not guilty. Those states include:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, there are some states that show everything, regardless of how long ago something happened or if you were found not guilty. Those states are:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
The website glassdoor.com tells us that Barnes & Noble has a 3.4 out of a possible 5 star rating and 55% of people say they would recommend working there to a friend.
As we dug into what people are saying about the company, we saw that many people loved the flexible working hours. They also said they loved their coworkers. We understand that. Any job is better when you can work around people you like! Conversely, many people said that getting a raise was inconsistent and that it was hard for those in part-time positions to move into full-time jobs within the company.
We want to note that Barnes & Noble has been voted number one place to work for LGBTQ+ employees twice!
What felonies Barnes and Noble will not hire
The company didn’t give us a clear idea of the charges that would stop you from being hired, no matter what. They prefer to look at individual charges and circumstances, as you’ll see in the next section.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Barnes & Noble hire felons? You bet. However, what’s that “per se” part about? Well, the company also told us:
We really look at each on a case by case basis, so we can’t easily answer that question. We take a lot of things into consideration when making determinations. One key component is whether the conviction is related to the job. So, as an example, a person who was convicted for theft will probably have a difficult time getting employed in one of our stores.
Does Barnes and Noble hire sex offenders?
There is no evidence that Barnes & Noble hires those with sex offenses on their records, unfortunately. Nothing from the company and nothing online that could confirm if they do or don’t.
Does Barnes and Noble drug test?
In our research, we found that Barnes & Noble reserves the right to drug test employees if someone gets hurt at work or if they suspect a person is impaired at work.
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