Our research found that Comcast does perform background checks.
What to know about background checks:
For some states, seven years is the farthest a background check can go. If your felony happened seven years ago or more, it may not be a problem for you in these states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
More good news. In the following states, felonies in which you were declared not guilty will not show up on a background check:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
If you live in the following states, however, we have bad news. These states make your entire record visible to background checks. Guilty convictions, not-guilty — everything will be on the table. You may run into bigger challenges when applying.
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Comcast has a rating of 3.5 out of 5 on Glassdoor, with 63% recommending the job.
Pros include great benefits, including free cable and high-speed internet! Cons include poor work/life balance. Many workers said the customer service position can be stressful.
Since the company has a pretty big profile, you can always read more about it from other media. Comcast was actually rated the as “The Worst Company in America” in 2010 and 2014 by Consumerist, for example, so be prepared to deal with angry customers.
What felonies Comcast will not hire
Comcast hasn’t published what specific offenses they won’t hire, but read on for information about potential barriers.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Those who have committed any kind of fraud- or theft-related felonies may be ineligible for employment due to the ability employees have to view customers’ financial information.
Those who have committed felonies for sex-related crimes may also have a hard time getting hired at Comcast due to their frequency of contact with customers in sensitive, stressful situations.
Lastly, those who have committed violent felonies may also be denied a job offer. Sales and support agents usually work up close and personal with other people in cramped offices and Comcast could look at that as a risk.
Does Comcast hire sex offenders?
They might! There’s nothing concrete on this, so it’s best to apply and be prepared to explain the circumstances of your record.
Does Comcast drug test?
Sources show that Comcast does drug test. You can expect to get a drug test upon hire. Drug tests are also possible based on suspicion and workplace injury.
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