We couldn’t determine whether or not eBay does background checks on all its employees. Some reviews online say they do and some say they don’t. However, depending on which state you live in, there may be further restrictions.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Each state has different requirements and procedures related to background checks. In fact, some states totally disregard information over seven years old, making it much easier for those with older convictions. These states include:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* some salary brackets still require one)
For people with not guilty findings on the books, these eight states don’t consider this information at all when hiring:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, the following states look at job seekers’ entire criminal background, including not-guilty cases:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
On the review site Glassdoor, eBay holds a rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars. This indicates an average to above average experience for employees. Some of the feedback from reviewers said there’s great work-life balance and salaries, whereas others stated it was difficult to achieve a promotion.
On Indeed, eBay has a similar score of 3.9 out of 5. Employees here agreed the pay was good, as were the seasonal opportunities for work. However, there were complaints about workplace culture
What felonies eBay will not hire
eBay didn’t give us the names of the charges they will not hire when they see them on an application. We discovered some potential hurdles through our research, which we’ve shared below.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
You might be wondering what eBay screens for specifically when conducting a background check. In other words, what felonies or misdemeanors will make it more difficult to get hired at eBay? Although this retailer doesn’t comment on specific hiring decisions, it’s obvious that internet-based crimes could damage your chances of getting hired.
In addition, crimes that took place at work will likely be seen negatively by eBay hiring managers and recruiters.
And let’s not forget identity theft and other theft-related charges. Retailers always have an eye to these types of offenses.
Does eBay hire sex offenders?
This one we’re not too sure on. They might hire sex offenders, but we’re not sure.
Does eBay drug test?
This company doesn’t say specifically whether or not they drug test as part of the hiring process. In some cases, they may use this as part of their screening of candidates.
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