The responses were unanimous. Yes, you can expect a background check with IKEA. Since we know this, it’s a good idea to practice how to use your record as a positive.
What do we mean by this? Well, being charged with a felony is never a good thing, but using the situation as a stepping stone in order to become a better person — that’s a positive.
Here is something to keep in mind regarding background checks:
Some states will look at an offense only if it’s less than seven years old. They are as follows:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(*certain pay or salary bracket positions require a screening.)
The following states only see guilty convictions:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, there are some states that will still look at everything. They’re as follows:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Looking on glassdoor.com, IKEA is rated with 3.3 out of 5 stars. We were curious to see what people who had worked for IKEA had to say. Here is what we found:
You can expect great benefits and plenty of advancement opportunities. However, the work-life balance seems to be poor. There were several complaints about upper management as well.
What felony convictions may have a hard time getting hired here?
Even companies that are willing to hire a former felon still have limitations on certain convictions. Here are a few offenses we feel may give you a harder time:
Crimes dealing with theft of any kind. Many of the positions will have access to credit card information or merchandise.
Violent offenses. A customer-oriented business has to put customer safety first.
Does IKEA drug test?
Yes. Feedback makes it pretty clear that you can expect a drug screen when applying with IKEA.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences
What can you tell us about how to get a job at IKEA with a felony? We value your feedback!