Clif Bar’s policy says they’ll do a background check before an offer of employment is made.
The truth is that background checks aren’t the same in each state. Where you live will determine what employers see.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Some state background checks won’t show anything seven years old or older. You’re in luck if you live in one of these states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(*sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Even better, these states don’t care about any not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, be aware that there are some states that will see your entire record, including any not guilty cases. These are those states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some online exploring on Clif Bar’s ratings. Glassdoor.com gives the company 3.7 stars out of 5. Of the 83 reviews, 71% say they’d refer a friend. Pretty good, right? The reviews say there is a good work environment at Clif Bar as well benefits and a work/life balance. The downside seems to be the lack of room for advancement due to low turnover from upper management.
What felonies Clif Bar will not hire
Clif Bar didn’t give us a list of things that, if they came up on a background check, would stop someone from getting hired.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Clif Bar hire felons? Yes, they do. However, there are some felonies that might hurt your chances.
Since you’ll be working in a warehouse-type setting with lots of co-workers, supervisors and managers, any violent crimes might rule you out.
And because you’ll be working directly with products, theft could pose a problem.
Drug charges might interfere with any positions where heavy machinery is involved.
But Clif Bar says in their statement that they’ll give you a chance to explain your charges, so don’t be discouraged if you fall into one of these categories!
Does Clif Bar hire sex offenders?
Honestly, we’re not sure. While we hope they’re open minded, we haven’t seen any confirmed reports of Clif Bar hiring people with sex offenses on their record.
Does Clif bar drug test?
The company states in their job descriptions that they’ll perform pre-employment drug screens.
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