Yes, Delta will conduct a background check before an offer of employment is made.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Background checks aren’t equal in every state. These states won’t look at anything past seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
These next states won’t worry with any cases in which you were found not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, keep in mind there are still some states that will look at your entire record, including the not guilty verdicts. These are those states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Our team did a bit of investigating to bring you Delta’s ratings. On glassdoor.com, they have 4.2 out of 5 stars and over 2,000 reviews. The majority say the travel benefits are the best in the business. The biggest complaint was the low pay.
What felonies Delta will not hire
Does Delta hire felons? According to our sources, they do. However, Delta Airlines is required to uphold the guidelines set by the TSA, so there are felonies that will hurt your chances. The following are a few of the felonies that will make it impossible to get hired at Delta Airlines:
- Espionage or conspiracy to commit espionage
- Treason or conspiracy to commit treason
- Conspiracy or attempting to commit any of these crimes
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. The complete list can be found on the TSA’s Disqualifying Offenses page.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
It’s not all bad news, though, as some charges will only stop your application for a set number of years.
This is a list of felonies that may not pose a problem 10 years after the conviction date:
- Identity fraud
- Voluntary manslaughter
Does Delta hire sex offenders?
We just don’t know. Delta didn’t tell us if the company hires sex offenders, and online reports were lacking.
Does Delta drug test?
Yes, Delta Airlines will give you a drug test. It’ll likely be when they make their offer of employment.
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