Yes, expect to have a background check done. Employees confirm this online. There’s no particular information on the company website about what’s involved. Even so, be prepared that they may verify any information you put on your application or include in your resume.
In addition, here’s what we know about how background checks are done across the United States:
Companies in the following states are only required to check your criminal record going back seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary brackets require one.)
There are also some states where employers don’t look at offenses where you were found not guilty. Here are the states where this happens:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Having said that, companies in a majority of states consider your full record. The following are these states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Employees of Ford have a lot to say about working there that’s fairly positive. Over 4,500 reviews on glassdoor.com rate them quite high — 3.9 out of 5. In addition, a solid 79% say they’d recommend the company to a friend and 70% approve of the CEO.
Ford was most praised for having a good work environment and providing staff with opportunities for growth. They were most critiqued for their long work hours and lack of flexibility on when you can take a vacation.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Certain offenses may make it more difficult to get a job at Ford. For example, if driving a vehicle (even just on company property) is one of your job duties, driving convictions may cause you problems.
Violent offenses are another type that may make it harder to get hired. Ford’s operation depends on staff who can work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. If you’re working on the line, in a service bay or in an office, you’ll do well if you can communicate effectively with others and resolve differences calmly.
Does Ford drug test?
Yes. Online feedback from employees confirms that you have to pass a drug screening before being hired.
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