Yes, Cintas does background checks. Depending on the position, additional checks may be required, such as a Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Report or Credit Check. Knowing this, you can prepare yourself and make sure you’re clear before you apply.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Some states don’t even consider information more than seven years old. This means that if your offense was six years ago, you’ll want until next year to apply. This is also great news for former felons living in these states! If your felony conviction was seven years ago, these states won’t even look at them in the check:
- New Hampshire*
- New York *
- Texas *
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Even better, there are states that don’t consider court cases were you were found not guilty. Eight states are currently on this list:
- New York
However, there are still some states that will look at your whole record. This includes your not guilty verdicts. Be aware, if you live in one of these states, that they will see everything:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Cintas has quite a good company rating. In fact, according to glassdoor.com, they’re rated 3.5 out of 5. This is based on more than 2,000 reviews by mostly full-time employees. Sixty-three percent said they’d recommend Cintas to a friend, and 79 percent approved of the company’s CEO. The workplace culture is also praised.
Does this sound like the kind of company you want to work for?
What felonies Cintas will not hire
While they didn’t say certain charges would stop you from being hired completely, they did suggest a strong barrier for driving-related offenses. Are they flat-out nos, though? Read below.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
If you’re applying for a job where you’ll need to drive, Cintas will want to know if you have a history of driving offenses. This includes any DWI convictions or license restrictions.
As explained by Will Thomson in Background Checks 101: The Driving Records issue, “These kinds of jobs require specific licenses and often need special insurance coverage. If your truck driver is on the road and harms another individual, there are huge liability issues.”
Other potential issues include security restrictions and state restrictions. Therefore, make sure you check what impact your record will have before applying.
Does Cintas hire sex offenders?
We’re not sure if the company hires people with sex offenses on their records, unfortunately. We didn’t see anything online and the company didn’t tell us.
Does Cintas drug test?
Yes, Cintas will ask you to have a drug test. You will complete this as part of the hiring process. Therefore, make sure you are clean and ready to get started before you apply. You can even tie this into your recovery program as a future goal.
They also have zero-tolerance for drinking and driving. While it’s obvious you shouldn’t drink and drive, be mindful that this applies when you’re on call or looking to pick up a shift.
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