A former felon’s ability to get a job sometimes depends heavily on whether or not a company will do background checks.
CVS does do background checks before extending an offer to potential incoming employees. However, these checks are a little bit different state-to-state.
For example, there are a handful of states that only check seven years back. These are:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
There are also some states that won’t include information on not guilty convictions. Here are those states:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, though, there are many states that see everything, including not guilty verdicts. These include:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We also took a look at their company ratings to find out what it is like to work at CVS. We found on glassdoor.com that the company has received a rating of 2.8 out of a potential 5 stars.
The highest rating was 2.8 for compensation, and the lowest average rating was 2.4 for management.
These ratings aren’t great, but finding a job is important and hard to do with a record. Once you’re settled in, you can look for work that better matches what you need.
What felonies CVS will not hire
Certain narcotics-related convictions will make it impossible for you to work in a dedicated pharmacy. However, there may be positions available that function with enough distance from those controlled substances to make it possible to get hired with that background in tow.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Since CVS is a customer service-based company, it’s likely that people with violent or sexual offenses will have a hard time finding work there.
Since most jobs also involve money handling, a record of theft might also be weighed against you.
Finally, because of the access to pharmaceuticals, they may be hesitant to hire people with narcotics-related convictions or addictions.
Does CVS hire sex offenders?
They don’t have any firm statements about this one way or the other, and nothing really online about this from employees.
Does CVS drug test?
CVS will test for drugs before finalizing an offer.
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