Does IGA do background checks?
We’re not sure if IGA will do a background check. Since each store is independently owned, it’ll depend on the store. But keep in mind that most employers will do some sort of check, even if it’s just to verify you’re legally allowed to work for them.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Each state is different and changes what employers see. For example, these states only go back seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
And, in these eight states, they aren’t concerned with any not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Be aware if you live in one of the states on this list, however. They can, and will, see your entire record, including the not guilty cases:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some online digging to bring you IGA’s ratings. Glassdoor.com gives them 3.4 stars out of 5. Of the more than 400 reviews, 63% say they’d recommend the company to a friend looking for employment and 73% approve of IGA’s CEO. Most people liked the working environment and flexible hours, though some complained about the low pay.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does IGA hire felons? We’re not sure. However, certain felonies will hurt your chances even more. Since you’ll be working in a grocery store handling cash and credit card transactions, any theft charges will make it more difficult. Violent crimes, drug or alcohol charges will also prove to be a problem because you’ll be in direct contact with the general public.
However, each store is independently owned, so it’ll ultimately be up to the store owner.
Does IGA drug test?
It doesn’t look like IGA will perform a drug test, but keep in mind that each store is ran differently. Our suggestion is that you proceed as if they do.
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