It looks like JCPenney does background checks for all of their positions before they finalize a hire.
However, you should know that background checks are different depending on where you live.
For example, if you live in one of these states, JCPenney will only see things that happened in the last seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*Pay bracket may impact what a potential employer sees on your record.
There are also some states that won’t include information about crimes you weren’t found guilty of. Here are those states:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, though, there are still many states that include everything in their background checks, even crimes that you were not found guilty of. If you live in any of these places, JCPenney will see your entire record:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We also went online to find out what it is like to work at JCPenney. Glassdoor.com, for example, gives them a 3 out of 5 star rating.
The highest rating was 3.2 for company culture. The lowest rating was 2.7 for senior management.
What felonies JCPenney will not hire
JCPenney didn’t tell us the specific felonies that would make them pass your application at the start.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
There are certain convictions that might be weighed more heavily against you here. For example, most customer service jobs don’t look kindly upon violent or sexual offenses.
And, since JCPenney is a retail store, they may also be hesitant to hire people with a history of theft.
Does JCPenney hire sex offenders?
It shouldn’t shock you that the company hasn’t made this known to us or the internet. We haven’t seen any online reports from employees, either.
Does JCPenney drug test?
From what we can tell, JCPenney does not drug test.
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