They absolutely do. Everything online (from their careers page to company review sites) says that they do. Remember that their own statement says they follow applicable hiring laws, however, so there are some limits on what they can check for.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
While Cargill will ask about your criminal record, these states will only show what happened in the last seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
There are eight other states that only look for guilty verdicts. They are:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Some states, though, will look at everything. The following states show your entire record, even the not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We spent some time evaluating the ratings given by former employees to Cargill. Checking glassdoor.com makes it very clear that the company has a good reputation among its current and former employees. They have a general rating of 3.6 out of 5. The main highlights for the company are that they value their staff and provide a great benefit package. The biggest complaint seems to be working too many hours.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Cargill hire felons? . . . Maybe? There are definitely going to be red flags found in the background check, so let’s look at a few that might really hurt your chances:
- Theft charges will make them think twice about you interacting with their inventory and sensitive information
- Property damage can make your life harder when trying to get a job in the commodities field or food processing area
- Dings on your driving record may also impact your chances of getting a job driving a truck or even a forklift
Does Cargill drug test?
Online comments say they do, so be prepared. It seems they’re done before you get offered the job, and they could be done at other times once hired as well.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
Have you been through any hiring process at Cargill? If the answer is yes, we would be happy to hear from you! Your experience can help others understand if they can get a job at Cargill with a felony.