Yes. Home Depot will do a pre-employment background check.
According to online comments from employees, they check criminal records, credit history, previous employment and driving records. So, basically, you can expect them to check any information you provide on your application.
If you’re concerned about this, you can always do your own background check. One advantage of this is that you can try to correct anything that may not be accurate. For example, checking your credit history will make sure your credit score is based on correct information.
We have important information about background checks:
In certain states, background checks only go back seven years. Here are those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
However, in a few states charges where you were found not guilty aren’t considered. These states are:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Be warned, in the vast majority of states your whole record will be reviewed in a background check. And, this includes any not guilty verdicts. Here are the states that do this:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
The company has some very decent ratings online from current and former employees.
On indeed.com Home Depot is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 42,500 reviewers. Highest marks are for culture and work life balance, followed by compensation and benefits.
What’s more, there are over 19,000 reviews on glassdoor.com that rate the company 3.5 out of 5. Sixty-six percent said they’d recommend the company to friend and 76% approve of the CEO.
On glassdoor.com, here’s what a former store manager liked about working for the company: “Customer service, meeting new people, diverse environment, day-to-day challenges, entrepreneurship, working with and inspiring the team to be their best each and every day.”
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
You can expect that the Home Depot will pay special attention to offenses involving theft, fraud or violence. If you have felony convictions for these offenses, be prepared to explain the situation.
The company will want to make sure they can trust you not to steal merchandise or fraudulently use customer credit cards or company funds. Furthermore, they’re looking for responsible staff who can work well with co-workers and deal appropriately with difficult customers.
Maybe you have a history of drug offenses? In this case, the hiring manager will want to know that you’ve completed any addictions program or counselling needed. Home Depot wants reliable staff who’ll be at work on time and function well on the job.
Finally, if you apply for a driving job with the company they check for driving offenses. They want to make sure you can be insured to drive company vehicles.
Does Home Depot drug test?
Yes. Employees confirmed online that they had to pass drug pre-screening before starting the job.
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