Yes. All of our sources agree H-E-B will do an extremely thorough background check. Knowing this is the case, be honest with the information you provide them. We know they’ve hired former felons before, so the fact that you have a record won’t disqualify you.
Here’s some helpful information about background checks:
Some states (including Texas) don’t consider information that’s over seven years old. This means the information about your offense may not come up if enough time has passed. Here’s a complete list of the states in this category:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* Some positions could require a more thorough check.)
There are also several states where your background check won’t show any cases where you were found not guilty. Here are the states on that list:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
In many states, a background check will reveal your entire record, even cases where you were found not guilty. Here’s a list of those states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We spent some time on glassdoor.com to see what employees had to say about working at H-E-B. Reviews from nearly 3,000 current and former employees left the company with a rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars. Eighty-five percent of these employees said they’d recommend H-E-B to a friend!
What felonies H-E-B will not hire
There are likely a few chargse that will get your application turned away, but the company hasn’t made them known. See the next section for charges we think might slow your application down.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does H-E-B hire felons? Our sources say they do. However, they have a strong desire to make sure their stores are safe places for their employees and customers. This may make it difficult to get hired here with certain types of felonies, like:
- Theft, if you’re applying for a position as a checker or stocker.
- Violent offenses, if you’re applying for an in-store position.
- Offenses involving a vehicle, if you’re applying for a delivery driver or transportation position.
- Sex offenses, if you’re applying for an in-store position.
Does H-E-B hire sex offenders?
There is no information about this either from the company or online.
Does H-E-B drug test?
H-E-B doesn’t drug test all of their new employees, but they do test some of them. This could vary based on the location or the position you’re being hired for. Your best bet is to be prepared for a drug test, in case you’re selected for an urinalysis.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
If you’ve been able to get a job at H-E-B with a felony, we’d love to hear your story. What was the hiring process like for you? What advice would you give other former offenders applying here?