Oh, yes. Cisco uses E-Verify and advanced reporting for its background check that goes back seven years. They also say:
“The Service Agreement sets out the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) restrictions, obligations and requirements on both Advanced Reporting and on you, the end user, of the background reports. The Service agreement also provides us with the information on you that will allow us to determine if we can legally provide you service. Background screening reports from third parties are governed by federal and state laws and, despite the name, the FCRA applies even if you are not requesting a financial credit report on an individual.”
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Just like Cisco, some states don’t consider anything more than seven years old. If you’re conviction is six years or less, we recommend waiting until the required time has passed before you apply:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(*sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
The eight states on this list aren’t concerned with any not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, be aware if you live in one of these states. They’ll see your entire record, including the not guilty cases:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
On glassdoor.com, Cisco has a 4.1 out of 5 star rating. With 81% of employees saying they’d recommend the company to a friend and 92% approving of the CEO, it’s not surprising that most of the reviews are good. They boast of flexible schedules, but admit the biggest disadvantage is the organizational politics.
What felonies Cisco will not hire
Cisco Systems has a lot of security to think about, but they haven’t put out a list of convictions that would keep you out of their positions. However, our research indicated a few red flags, so see the next section for those.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Cisco hire felons? We can’t honestly answer that at this time. However, certain felonies might hurt your chances. Since you’ll be working with computers, any white-collar crimes such as theft, embezzlement, fraud, cybercrime, copyright infringement or money laundering could pose a problem.
Does Cisco hire sex offenders?
We simply don’t know. We have no firsthand accounts of this and the company hasn’t told us.
Does Cisco drug test?
We aren’t sure if Cisco will drug test. It’s our advice to prepare as if they do!
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