Yes, Chevron does carry out pre-employment background checks. This is part of the hiring process described on their website.
They don’t spell out exactly what the background check includes. But this quote from a job posting for a Chevron Station Manager may help explain:
“Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws.”
The only advice from employees about background checks is that a credit check is not required.
Below is important knowledge you need about background checks:
Background checks only go back last seven years in the following states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
In addition, in certain states, not guilty verdicts aren’t included. Here are the states where this applies:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, be warned that most states will consider your whole record — including not guilty verdicts! The following are the states that practice this:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We checked three different online rating sites, and Chevron gets top marks!
Over 2,600 reviews on glassdoor.com give them 3.9 out of 5 stars. What’s more, on this site they make the list for one of the 2019 Best Places to Work!
On comparably.com, there are over 200 reviews from employees. Seventy-three percent of these are positive. For example, here’s one recent comment:
“Overall Chevron is a fantastic place to work, when looking at the many factors that contribute to overall work experience. Chevron is particularly strong with culture, values, safety, work-life balance, diversity and inclusion, management, process, and discipline. Great long term career opportunity.”
The company gets 4 out of 5 on indeed.com based on 3,700 reviews. They’re rated highest for work-life balance and culture.
What felonies Chevron will not hire
Their website and application forms do not have anything specific about this, so we don’t know. In our experience, this indicates that charges matter and the company will decide on a case-by-case basis.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Some types of convictions may make it more difficult for you to get a job at Chevron with a felony. These include offences involving violence or substance abuse, as well as serious driving offenses.
As you might expect, the company will want to make sure you can show up and do your job safely. If you have a substance abuse problem that you haven’t dealt with, it might put you or your co-workers at greater risk for workplace injuries.
Like most jobs, you need to be able to get along well with others. This includes co-workers and customers. Therefore, if you have assault convictions be prepared to explain the circumstances and say how you’ve addressed any anger issues.
If you’re applying for a job where you require a driving license, the company will consider your driving convictions. Basically, Chevron wants to make sure you can be insured to drive for them.
Does Chevron hire sex offenders?
Employee reports on this are also mixed. Chevron does not have anything on their website or job application asking about sex offenses or being a sex offender.
Does Chevron drug test?
Yes, once you’re offered a job you must pass a drug test before starting work.
In addition, we found some job postings that have a random drug test program for employees.
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