We could not find specific information about whether or not Concord Pet Foods performs background checks. However, there is a good chance they do. Routine background checks are performed by most employers. These checks usually show any felonies or misdemeanors.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Some states don’t even consider information more than seven years old. This means that if your offense was six years ago, you’ll want until next year to apply. This is also great news for former felons living in these states! If your felony conviction was seven years ago, these states won’t even look at them in the check:
- New Hampshire*
- New York *
- Texas *
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Even better, there are states that don’t consider court cases were you were found not guilty. Eight states are currently on this list:
- New York
However, there are still some states that will look at your whole record. This includes your not guilty verdicts. Be aware, if you live in one of these states, that they will see everything:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Concord Pet Foods has six reviews on the site glassdoor.com. This gives them a rating of 2.8 out of 5, with 26% of people would recommend working there to a friend. While some people gave the company a positive review, a few said that the pay was low and management needed some work. One person said that they did not receive enough hours.
We want to point out that Concord Pet Foods has 29 locations and that six reviews is not enough to paint a good picture of what it is like to work there. It is also likely that only those unhappy with their experience actually took the time to leave a review.
What felonies Concord Pet Foods will not hire
The company didn’t give us any specific convictions that would stop you from getting hired, but there were a number of offenses found online that suggested you might experience more difficulties getting hired. See the next section.
What felonies will have a difficult time getting a job here?
Wondering if your felony will stop you from getting a job here is normal. Here are some felonies that may make it harder for you to get hired:
- Theft convictions. Any role handling money (such as cashier) will be harder to land with a theft conviction.
- Sex crime or animal abuse convictions. There may be positions with Concord Pet Foods that require you to interact with pets and children. If you have a former sex crime conviction, you may not be eligible for these positions depending on the nature of your charges.
Be aware of your record before you apply to certain positions. You can potentially work up to one of these positions after you have been with the company for a while.
Remember, there is no shame in taking another entry-level job and working as hard as you can while you gain a company’s trust.
Does Concord Pet Foods hire sex offenders?
This one is complex, and we’re sorry to not have more information on it. There wasn’t anything online and the company didn’t give any direction on this.
Does Concord Pet Foods drug test?
We also could not find information on whether or not they perform drug tests. Drug testing likely depends on the type of position you are applying for. We feel it’s best to act as though they do. Prepare for a drug test just in case.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
We want to hear about your experiences with Concord Pet Foods in the comment section below. Also, leave comments about tips for how to get hired at Concord Pet Foods.
If you’ve been successful in finding a job anywhere after a felony conviction, tell us how you did it. Good luck with your job search!