Yes, they absolutely do. As you can see from their official statement, you need to pass a background check. However, they look at these on a case-by-case basis, so you don’t let it stop you!
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
There are a handful of states that don’t look at offenses that are more than seven years old. If you are close, around the sixth year, you may want to wait a bit before applying. Here are those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.
Some states do not look at court cases in which you were found not guilty (seems like common sense to us). Here is a list of those states:
- New York
Unfortunately, there are some states that show everything on their background checks. Employers will see all of the cases you have been charged in, no matter how old they are and even if you were found not guilty. Here is a list of those states:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
Jewel-Osco has plenty of reviews on the site glassdoor.com. They have an overall average of 3.2 score out of a possible 5 and 47% of respondents say they would recommend working here to a friend.
We read through a bunch of the reviews left about the company. Many people praised the flexible work schedule as well as the family environment promoted by the company. People also liked that there was room for growth and promotion.
There were complaints about pay as well as some people not getting enough hours and lower entry-level wages. Surprisingly, there were few complaints about management, something that is common with grocery stores.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
You may still be wondering, does Jewel-Osco hire felons? What you have been convicted of may play a part in answering that.
Since grocery stores are filled with products that people need and use on a daily basis, they may be more hesitant to hire those who have had theft convictions in the past. For example, if a manager sees that someone has multiple convictions for theft separated by only one or two years, they may be hesitant to hire.
Also be aware that sex crime convictions will be scrutinized more than other conviction types. If your crime involves a minor or violence, employers may turn you down.
Be aware of your full criminal history. In Texas, where most Jewel-Osco are located, you are lucky that convictions older than seven years will not show up. That being said, if you are required to register as a sex offender, the situation is a bit different.
Does Jewel-Osco drug test?
We could not find any specific information about whether or not Jewel-Osco performs drug tests. Many places like this only test for management-level positions, but we are not sure at this time. However, it’s still best for you to prepare.
Have you applied for a job or worked here before? Share your experiences!
We want to hear from you if you have worked at Jewel-Osco before or know information about their hiring process. Any information you can share will go a long way towards helping men and women who have a felony conviction get back on their feet. Share your information in the comment section below.