Yes, you can expect a background check before being hired with CenturyLink. Online reports are clear on this.
Here is something to keep in mind regarding background checks:
Different states have different requirements concerning background checks. There are some states that will look at an offense only if it’s less than seven years old, such as:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*Pay scale can impact what will show up on a background check.
The states that will see only guilty convictions are as follows:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
The states that will still look at everything are:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Looking at Glassdoor, we found that CenturyLink is rated with 2.9 out of 5 stars. Not a great score, but let’s see why they received it.
CenturyLink seems to have great work-life balance and excellent benefits. However, it appears that the number one complaint is that there isn’t room for growth or advancement.
What felonies CenturyLink will not hire
CenturyLink probably has some convictions that will stop your application in its tracks, but we aren’t sure what they are exactly. See the next section for more.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Since we are uncertain if CenturyLink will hire a former felon, we want you to be prepared that there may be a few convictions that will give you a harder time getting your foot in the door.
- Violent crimes will more than likely be red flagged. Companies tend to lean harder on those with violent crimes when their jobs deal with customers directly — even if it’s only over the phone.
- Credit card, identity or computer crimes should be expected to be looked at closely. These positions will have access to customers’ accounts and information, so people with these crimes may not be given a chance.
Does CenturyLink hire sex offenders?
There is no information about CenturyLink hiring sex offenders, and we weren’t able to get an answer back from the company on this one.
Does CenturyLink drug test?
Yes. CenturyLink doesn’t hide the fact that there will be a drug screen required in order to be considered for employment.
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