Yes, Baxter does perform background checks. They told us that if the person who applies is the most qualified and is extended an offer of employment, they will perform a standard background check and analyze the results. This is good and bad, depending on your record. A background check won’t disqualify you, but a certain felony may work against you.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Some states don’t even look at offenses that are more than seven years ago, so if you are on that sixth year, you may want to wail a year before applying. These states don’t look at your record if it’s seven years old:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.
Here is the list of states that do not consider court cases in which you were found not guilty:
- New York
Some states show everything on their background check process. Employers will even see cases in which you were found not guilty. If you are looking for a job in these states, employers will see your entire record:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
Baxter International has thousands of reviews on the site glassdoor.com. They have an average score of 3.4 out of a possible 5 and 59% of people who responded would recommend working at Baxter to a friend.
We read through many of the reviews left by former employees. Positive comments revolved around them having good benefits and friendly coworkers. People also liked being able to work somewhere that makes a positive change in people’s lives. Some of the negative comments revolve around what we find is typical for most places, which are complaints about management and pay.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
We know you may still be wondering, does Baxter hire felons? We think there is a good chance they do. However, specific convictions will make it a little more difficult. Baxter told us they look at each situation individually based on the circumstances. This includes the nature of convictions, when they occurred, the nature of the job and other criminal history.
We think that the following types of convictions may have a harder time gaining employment at Baxter :
- Theft convictions. Many employers are hesitant to hire someone with multiple theft-related convictions (robbery, burglary, larceny, etc.).
- Sex crime convictions. This will likely be looked at on a case-by-case basis, looking closely at what kind of job you are applying for. These convictions may not matter as much for positions such as machine operators, material handler, and janitors.
Always be aware of your full criminal history and be ready to answer questions about your past. Since they’re willing to look at qualified felons, you need to show why you should get the job. Don’t skip applying for a job just because you think they may reject you because of your convictions. You never know until you try.
Does Baxter drug test?
We could not find specific policy related to drug testing, however, it’s likely they do drug test for certain positions such as management or jobs that require operating machinery.
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