Does Georgia-Pacific do background checks?
Online reports show that they will perform a background check during the hiring process.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Some states only go back seven years. If you live in one of these states and your felony is six years old or newer, we suggest waiting to apply. These are those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Even better, these states don’t consider any verdicts where you were found not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, be aware if your state is on this next list. They can and will see your whole record, including those not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some digging to bring you Georgia-Pacific’s ratings. Glassdoor.com rates them at 3.4 stars out of 5. The employees say the pay and benefits are good, but the mandatory overtime can sometimes make for long work hours.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Georgia-Pacific hire felons? Yes, they do! However, there are some felonies that might hurt your chances. For example:
- Drug- and alcohol-related charges may be a problem if you’re operating a forklift or heavy machinery.
- Theft could prove difficult because you’ll be working with stock.
- Violent crimes might also stand in your way since you’ll be working in a setting with co-workers from all walks of life and backgrounds.
Does Georgia-Pacific drug test?
Yes, be prepared for a drug test before an offer of employment is made.
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