Online reports regarding Brookshire’s background checks are inconclusive. Since they ask about your criminal record on their job app, though, it wouldn’t surprise us if they did one.
Keep in mind that most companies will do some sort of check, even if it’s to make sure you’re legally allowed to work there.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Not all background checks are the same. Where you live will determine what an employer will see. For instance, the states on the following list don’t look into any charges seven years old or older:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
And these states aren’t concerned with any not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, be aware if you live in one of these states. They will see your whole record, including any not guilty cases:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some research and found that glassdoor.com gives Brookshire’s 3.5 stars out of 5. Many of the reviews brag about Brookshire’s being a good company to work for with their good work environment, atmosphere and customer service. The biggest downside is the low pay.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Brookshire’s hire felons? It looks like they might, depending on the position, but there are certain felonies that will make it more difficult. On their application is the following information:
“Have you ever been discharged or disciplined by an employer for theft, harassment, retaliation, discrimination, disruptive behavior, using or possessing a weapon on company premises, using or possessing illegal drugs and/or illegal substances, or for any other inappropriate conduct?”
So they tell you right away what they’re going to look at more closely.
Does Brookshire’s drug test?
The company says in their hiring policy that their stores are drug free and alcohol-free environments, so it’s pretty safe to say they’ll drug test.
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