Yes, Coke does perform background checks on all prospective employees.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Not all background checks are equal. Depending on what state you are applying for a job in, your background check will only show convictions that go back seven years. You may want to hold off before applying if you are not quite at that seven year mark if you live in these states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.
There are some states that only show convictions in which you were found guilty of. If you were found not guilty, it is left off of background checks done in these states:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, there are still many states that show all charges. This includes the ones you were found guilty of, as well as any charges in which you were not found guilty or which were thrown out. Here is a list of those states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Coca-Cola has a 3.6 out of a possible 5-star rating and 79% of respondents approve of the CEO on the website glassdoor.com.
Hundreds of people praised the work/life balance at Coke and said they had excellent benefits. These benefits include vacation time, sick time and health coverage. Based on the reviews, many people say that the company respected them and treated them fairly.
Many people complained that the company is constantly changing and there are too many reorganizations. There were some complaints about long work hours and poor management.
What felonies Coke will not hire
There are likely a few charges that would stop Coke rom being you on as an employee, but the company didn’t tell us which ones exactly. See the next section for what our researched picked up on as some potential red flags.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
You may still be wondering: Does Coca-Cola hire felons? We think there is an average chance they do, but we do want to talk about some convictions that may have a harder time getting hired.
Many positions involve driving, so anyone with a DUI conviction — whether a misdemeanor or felony — may struggle to get that job.
Coca-Cola partners with many schools and business. Anyone convicted of a sex crime or who is a registered sex offender may not be hired for jobs that involve direct contact with customers or clients.
Are you wondering about theft convictions? Coca-Cola doesn’t deal with high-end merchandise, so that may not be as big of a consideration as it would be for some companies. However, they want to make sure employees aren’t slipping product, so you might be given a closer look.
Does Coke hire sex offenders?
We’re not sure on this one. The company didn’t tell us and there’s no strong evidence online one way or the other.
Does Coca-Cola drug test?
Our research indicates that Coke does drug test prospective employees.
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