Does Bass Pro Shops do background checks?
Yes, our online sources show Bass Pro Shops will do a full background check on all prospective employees.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Some states don’t care about convictions that are more than seven years old. However, if your charge is from six years ago, you’ll want to wait a year before applying. These are those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
The eight states on this next list don’t bother with anything cases where you were found not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, be aware if you live in these states. They can and will see your entire record, including the not guilty verdicts.
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We jumped online to do some research on Bass Pro Shops ratings. On glassdoor.com, they have a 3.4 out of 5 rating. Most of the positive reviews are the employee discounts, benefits and paid time off. The negative reviews mostly have to do with upper management and that it takes a long time for promotions.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Bass Pro Shops hire felons? It doesn’t look like they do, but there are some felonies that will make it even more difficult. For example, any gun-related offenses or violent crimes are going to make it impossible to get hired at Bass Pro Shops because they sell guns and ammo to the public.
They likely won’t look too kindly on theft charges, either. Their stock is pretty mobile and potentially dangerous, so they need to make sure it stays where it’s supposed to. You’ll also have access to some sensitive information in the customer accounts, so less physical forms of theft will also be frowned upon.
Does Bass Pro Shops drug test?
Sources say Bass Pro Shops will perform a drug test before an offer of employment is made.
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