Yes. Here is what they told us:
“If any candidate is over the age of 18, they will require a background check. For management positions in our restaurants, our pre-employment process includes a background investigation for candidates over 18, plus a drug screen. We do not run credit on these positions. When adjudicating a reported background, we follow company policies and applicable Federal, State and Local regulations. Any candidate with a background record is given an individualized assessment when making the hiring determination.”
Something to keep in mind regarding background checks:
There are now several states that will only look at an offense if it’s less than seven years old. Those states are as follows:
- New Hampshire
- New York
In addition to those states, we also have eight states that’ll only see only guilty convictions. Here are those states:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
It is unfortunate that while changes are being made, we do still have some states that will look at everything. The following are those states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Looking over the reviews on glassdoor.com, Chuck E Cheese was rated with 3.3 out of 5 stars. Reviewers say it’s a fun environment and food’s free when working. The downside is the salary positions often miss out on breaks and the stores are not staffed with enough managers.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Chuck E Cheese told us they will perform a background check on anyone over the age of 18. Since we know this, we are sure there will be some convictions that will have a difficult time getting hired here. Those charges include:
- Theft or fraudulent credit card use — Most of their positions will have access to cash and credit cards, and supervisor positions will have access to the safe. So these types of crimes will probably have a hard time getting hired.
- Any violent or sexual charges will probably be looked at closely for all positions, since this company is designed for entertainment for children.
- For that matter, crimes involving children will likely bar you from working here.
Does Chuck E Cheese drug test?
Chuck E Cheese did tell us that management positions would require a drug screen. Nothing was mentioned regarding an entry-level position requiring a drug test. However, it would be best to be prepared . . . just in case.
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