HP Hood confirmed that they do perform a detailed background check on potential candidates. However, you should know that not all background checks are created equal.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Background checks vary depending on what state you live in. Some states only have checks that go back seven years. Those states are:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.
Luckily, there are some states that only show charges in which you were found guilty. They leave off all the other charges. These states include:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, there are still many states that show all of your criminal history on their background checks. They also have no time limit and go back indefinitely. Those states include:
- Indiana (intensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
The website glassdoor.com tells us that HP Hood has a 3.2 out of a possible 5-star rating and 41% of people say they would recommend working there to a friend.
The most positive responses from people who work or have worked at HP Hood revolve around their good pay and benefits. Workers praised the vacation and holiday time and pay as well as the overall work atmosphere.
As can be expected for any large company, there were complaints about management. There were also some complaints about having to work six or even seven days in a row. More people wanted flexibility when it came to the schedule.
What felonies HP Hood will not hire
HP Hood didn’t give us any specific felonies that would prevent an application from going forward.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
We know you’re still wondering: Does HP Hood hire felons? We know they’re willing to and we really think you should apply. However, we always want you to remember that hiring will depend on the nature of the conviction and how long ago your crime was. There may be some charges that have a harder time gaining employment.
- If you have any DUI charges, you may not get a job as a driver, especially if you’re barred from obtaining a state commercial driver’s license.
- If you have a sex crime charge, you may have a harder time getting a job that puts you in direct contact with customers. These charges can make potential employers wary, especially if it was a violent crime.
Does HP Hood hire sex offenders?
We don’t know that HP Hood won’t sex offenders for sure, but we do suspect these charges will be scrutinized.
Does HP Hood drug test?
Yes, based on our research, it looks like HP Hood does require pre-employment drug tests on their candidates.
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