Dot Foods confirmed that they do perform background checks. They told us that they will run a background check after a successful in-person interview before a job offer is made.
This is different in California, where legally they are required to perform a background check after an offer of employment is made.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Not all states have the same background check requirements. Below, you will find a list of states that do not show any of your history beyond seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.
Below is a list of states that have background checks in which only guilty convictions are shown on a background check. Charges in which you are found not guilty are not shown.
- New York
The following states still show all convictions you have been charged with, regardless of whether you have been found guilty or not guilty:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
Dot Foods fares pretty well on the website glassdoor.com. The website allows current and former employees to leave feedback about companies. Overall, they have a 3.6 score out of a possible 5 and 65% of people say they would recommend working there to a friend.
People praised the competitive pay scale for warehouse jobs. Others loved the family environment that is created within each work location. Many people said the schedule was flexible and the benefits were great.
A lot of people criticized management, but we find that is the case with most negative reviews, regardless of the company.
Another complaint we saw was that there was “a lot of manual labor.” We don’t think that should come as a surprise for a warehouse job! Honestly, compared with prison duties, the manual labor is probably nothing serious.
What felonies Dot Foods will not hire
Dot Foods didn’t tell us what specific convictions would be immediately disqualifying for an applicant. The next section will cover the charges that will give you a hard time, at the very least.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Dot Foods hire felons? We know they do, but are there certain convictions they avoid?
Dot Foods said that applicants need to be aware of how their offense may impact some jobs they are applying for. They said that you need to be aware of positions that require money handling, driving, etc.
Basically, if you have a theft conviction, you probably shouldn’t apply for a job where you’ll be around money. If you have a serious driving conviction, like a felony DUI, it will be harder to get hired as a driver.
That doesn’t mean that there aren’t other positions in the company where you would be a good fit. Again, find a job that matches your skills, be aware of your particular convictions and apply.
Does Dot Foods hire sex offenders?
The company didn’t tell us if they do or don’t hire sex offenders, and no one has made a substantial report about it online yet. We’re just not sure.
Does Dot Foods drug test?
In our research, we found multiple current and former employee reviews confirming that Dot Foods does drug test employees. This is certainly going to be true for their truck drivers and anyone in a warehouse who uses heavy equipment.
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