Best Buy will, in certain situations, do background checks. However, what this means for you will depend on the state that you live in. Different places have different rules.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
If you live in one of these states, the background check will only go back seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
There are also some states that will exclude information on not guilty convictions. Here are those states:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, there are also states that show everything. If you live in one of the following, Best Buy will see everything, including not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We also took a look at the company’s online ratings to see what it is like to work at Best Buy. According to glassdoor.com Best Buy has a rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars. The lowest score was 3.3 for upper management. The highest was 3.9 for culture and values.
What felonies Best Buy will not hire
The company didn’t give a straight answer on this so you’ll have to let us know!
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
While it looks like it is possible to get a job at Best Buy with a felony, there are some convictions that might have a harder time than others.
Since some positions involve handling money, theft convictions might be weighted heavily against you.
Heavy machinery is used in the warehouse, which means drug and alcohol offenses won’t be taken kindly.
Finally, customer service jobs usually exclude applicants with violent or sexual offenses.
Does Best Buy hire sex offenders?
Best Buy didnt say if having a sexual offense would get you take off their list of applicants, directly. You might have better luck going for one of their backend roles.
Does Best Buy drug test?
Though they don’t always drug test, they do reserve the right to. It’s always best to be safe rather than sorry.
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