Does Duke Energy do background checks?
Honestly, this is a difficult question to answer. There’s nothing on their website and not enough online advice from staff. However, be ready to prove that you can legally work in the United States. They will check this through the E-Verify program.
This is what you really need to know about the way background checks happen across the U.S.:
Some states only check back seven years. That helps if your record is older than that. Here are the states that do this:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
These states aren’t interested in offenses where you’ve been found not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Be aware that it you apply for work in the following states, your whole record shows up in a background check:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Duke Energy gets some high marks from 950 employees on Glassdoor. They rate them 3.6 out of 5 stars and 71% would recommend working at the company to a friend. Here are the main points:
- Positive work environment
- Good work-life balance
- Great pay, benefits and incentives
- Excellent management
- Long hours
- HR not helpful
- Poor upper management
That’s not all! Duke Energy has won a variety of awards. Some recent ones are: Fortune’s 2018 list of World’s Most Admired Companies and Forbes’ 2018 Best Employers for Diversity.
Indeed has 197 reviews that score the company an average of 3.9 out of 5 stars. Duke Energy comes in above average for work happiness, compensation and learning opportunities.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Maybe you’re wondering: Does Duke Energy hire felons with assault convictions? The company is no different from most employers — they need staff to get along with one another. Offenses involving physical harm, harassment or intimidation might be a red flag for workplace violence.
If your criminal background was related to substance abuse, like a DUI charge, it could be a problem. Be ready to convince the hiring manager that you won’t miss work due to drinking or come to work inebriated.
Whatever your offenses, be ready to explain the circumstances and what you’ve learned.
Does Duke Energy drug test?
We can’t confirm one way or another if the company drug tests new hires.
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