Does General Motors do background checks?
Based on our research, it looks like General Motors does do background checks. However, every state handles the background check a little bit differently.
Where you live can have a big impact on how much the company learns about your record!
For example, there are a few states that only look back seven years into your record. Any felonies from further back will not show up in these states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
Perhaps even better, there are also eight states that won’t include information about not guilty verdicts in their background checks. Here are those states:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, though, there are many states that look at everything. If you live in one of these states, General Motors will see everything on your record, including not guilty convictions:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We also did a little bit of extra research to figure out what it is like to work at General Motors. To do this, we went to glassdoor.com. We found that they have a 3.5 out of 5 star rating, with a 75% CEO approval rating. This means most people like working here!
The lowest average score was a 2.9 for senior management. The highest rated score was a 4.0 for compensation and benefits.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
General Motors hasn’t specifically told us what sort of felonies they are on the lookout for, but there are hiring trends across the manufacturing industry that can give us some insights.
Since most jobs at General Motors require the operation of heavy equipment, any charges that involve narcotic or alcohol abuse will probably hurt your chances of getting hired.
It is also possible that theft or violent offenses will be weighed against you for positions at GM’s dealerships.
Does General Motors drug test?
General Motors will test for drugs once they make their offer. If the test comes back positive, they’re likely to cancel said offer, so be prepared!
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