Yes, they do. According to feedback on Indeed.com from Hertz employees, the company’s background check includes confirming your criminal record, credit history and education level. Hertz is interested in what you’ve been doing to stay out of trouble and build a new life after prison.
It’s important to remember that, by law, all employers are required to make sure of your identity and that you’re eligible to work in the United States.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Certain states won’t look at your record if it’s more than seven years old. If you’re applying in one of these states and your conviction was only six years ago, you may want to wait:
- New Hampshire*
- New York *
- Texas *
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
These eight states won’t consider any not guilty verdicts on your record:
- New York
These states will look at everything, including your not guilty verdicts:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Hertz has a fairly good rating as a company. There are over 4,000 reviews on glassdoor.com, almost all from full-time employees. The overall rating is 2.7 out of 5. Of these, 36% say they’d recommend the company to a friend and 50% approve of the CEO.
One management trainee said the “culture and atmosphere at Hertz is what really sets you up for success . . . great opportunities for growth within the company [and] hard work is recognized.”
What felonies Hertz will not hire
Hertz didn’t tell us what felonies would stop your application in its tracks. We did, however, discover some convictions that make it harder to get hired. See below.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
If you have felony convictions for driving offenses, you may have difficulty getting hired at Hertz. For example:
- vehicular manslaughter
- repeat DUI convictions
- grand theft auto
When you look at your record, do you see driving offenses that will cause concern? Additionally, do you have any pending charges? As long as your driving record meets their hiring guidelines, you’ll have a much better chance of convincing them you’re right for the job.
Does Hertz hire sex offenders?
We have no idea, unfortunately. The company didn’t make it clear in their responses to us, nor do we see any responses from employees onlne about this.
Does Hertz drug test?
Yes, most Hertz staff who comment online say they had to pass drug test. It’s done as part of the hiring process and at the same time as the background check. Prepare yourself as far in advance as possible for this test. If you’re not sure you will pass, wait.
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