Our sources show Dick’s Sporting Goods will perform a background check before an offer of employment is made. This is especially true for cashier, CSS and lodge positions.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
There are some states that won’t look at any conviction more than seven years old. These are those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
There are other states that don’t look at cases where you were found not guilty. Eight states are currently on this list:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, there are still some states that will look at everything on your record. This includes your not guilty verdicts. Be aware, if you live in one of these states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We took it upon ourselves to research Dick’s Sporting Goods ratings. On glassdoor.com, they have a 3.3 out of 5 star rating. Of the 3,901 reviews, the best thing about working for the company is the great work environment. The biggest drawback is lack of room for advancement for part-time employees.
What felonies Dick’s Sporting Goods will not hire
Since they’re known for not hiring former felons, we’re pretty confident they have a comprehensive list of charges they won’t accept from an applicant. We just don’t know them for sure.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Dick’s Sporting Goods hire felons? Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like they do. However, there are a few felonies that may make getting hired at Dick’s Sporting goods that much tougher.
- Robbery or theft, if you’re in a cashier position handling cash or merchandise.
- Fraud, if you’re operating a credit card machine as a cashier.
- Violent crimes, since you’ll be in direct contact with a variety of customers.
- Weapons violations, because Dick’s Sporting Goods sells guns.
Does Dick’s Sporting Goods hire sex offenders?
It’s highly unlikely, given the company’s position on most felony charges. That said, we’re not totally sure.
Does Dick’s Sporting Goods drug test?
Our sources had conflicting responses and we haven’t been able to verify from the company itself, but it looks like they typically don’t drug test. It’s best to be on the safe side though, and prepare as if they do.
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