It looks like General Mills does background checks on applicants they are seriously considering for employment. Standard background checks look for felonies or misdemeanors on your record. General Mills will most likely compare the information on your application to the information found in this report.
Some background checks only look at your record for the past ten years. This means those who have been released more recently could have a harder time finding employment with General Mills. However, you won’t know for sure unless you put an application in with them.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
If your felony conviction was seven years ago, these states won’t even look at them in the check:
- New Hampshire*
- New York *
- Texas *
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
These eight states don’t consider cases where you were found not guilty:
- New York
If you live in one of the following states, they will look at your whole record — even the not guilty verdicts:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
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What felonies General Mills will not hire
General Mills didn’t give us a list of offenses that make them turn you away right off the hop, but we did discover there are some backgrounds that they will view more harshly. Read next for more!
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
The nature of your offense (felony or misdemeanor) should not be a huge issue since most of the entry-level positions available through General Mills will be production-related. Does General Mills hire felons? Yes, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that all positions will be as accessible to former offenders.
Having a criminal record could be a challenge for those who are looking at career areas beyond production positions. For instance, if you are looking at a position in the finance department, but your offense involved theft, you may have trouble getting the job. Or if you were applying for a customer service position, but your offense involved the use of a computer, it may be difficult for you to get that particular job.
You may be reading this article looking for the answer to a lesser question like, Does General Mills hire people with misdemeanors? If so, and your record is for a more minor offense, that may open you up to more possible positions.
Does General Mills hire sex offenders?
We don’t know! The company hasn’t made this information available to us, and we don’t have any firsthand accounts one way or the other.
Does General Mills drug test?
General Mills has all potential employees go through pre-employment drug screening. Everything we’ve read indicates that receiving a job offer depends on passing your drug test.
On a positive note, once you pass your drug test, the onboarding process seems to move pretty quickly. Employees said they received a call back within one week of passing their drug test.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
We hope our answers to questions like the above will help you in your job search.
Did we answer all your questions? Is there anything else you’d like to know about seeking employment with General Mills? And, if you applied or got hired at General Mills with a felony, share your experience in the comments section below. We would love to hear about the interview and hiring process!