Does Dollar Rent-a-Car do background checks?
Everything we’ve read says they do background checks. Their statement says they compare your application information to that found in the background check. Don’t let this scare you off, just be honest. Check out the information below to see what might show up in their check.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Different states have different standards when it comes to background checks. Some states only reveal information for the past six years, while others will show your entire record. The lists below will help you know what employers will see when they check on your background.
These states don’t include offenses which are over seven years old in their background check results:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
There are also some states which don’t consider court cases were you were found not guilty. Here are the states which are currently on this list:
- New York
There are still some states that bring up your entire record when conducting background checks. If you live in one of these states, your potential employer will be able to view any legal issues in your past:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Before we share this information, know that unhappy employees are often the most vocal people placing reviews online. With that being said, here’s some information we found about Dollar Rent-a-Car on glassdoor.com.
Their overall rating from current and former employees is 2.8 out of 5 stars. Not a perfect score, but it could definitely be worse. Two out of every five employees said they would recommend Dollar Rent-a-Car to their friends.
As you can see, the reviews from employees go to both extremes. Some people say it’s a “great opportunity,” while others say it’s “awful.” Like most jobs, it’ll probably end up being what you make of it.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Charges which might impact your chances of getting hired here are:
- Any charge involving misuse of a vehicle. Theft of a vehicle, vehicular manslaughter, hit and run offenses, DUI and similar charges.
- Charges which involve theft of money or property.
- Charges involving the misuse of a computer (for those considering the Counter Experience Representative position).
Does Dollar Rent-a-Car drug test?
Yes. This statement is included in the majority of their online job postings:
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employment is contingent on successful completion of drug and background screening.
Obviously they take this very seriously, so be sure you do as well. It’s clear they will have you go through a drug test before starting. It’s also possible they will do random drug tests after you’re hired as well. If drugs have been a struggle for you, be sure to take steps to stay clean.
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