Sources show Citigroup will perform a background check sometime during the hiring process. The financial industry will care about a criminal record as well as your credit score, among other things, so they will take a look.
Citigroup has also tightened the reins on background checks after being cited for hiring felons and failing to properly vet over 10,000 employees, according to the same Reuters article above.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Some states don’t worry with anything seven years old or older. If you live in one of these states and it’s been six years since your conviction, consider waiting a year before applying:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Even better, these eight states don’t consider court cases where you were found not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, be aware that there are still some states that’ll look at your entire record. Be prepared if you live in the following states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some online research to bring you Citigroup’s ratings. Glassdoor.com gives them 3.6 stars out of 5 with more than 14,000 reviews. The majority of employees are happy with their work/life balance. As always, there are going to be some negative reviews, but the biggest complaint was the long hours.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Citigroup hire felons? It doesn’t look like they do, but there are some felonies that will make it impossible to get a job with the company. For example, theft and fraud charges are going to automatically disqualify you, as will violent crimes.
Does Citigroup drug test?
Sources say that Citigroup will perform a drug test sometime during the hiring process.
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