Yes, Johnson Controls confirmed that a third-party vendor conducts their background checks as part of the hiring process. They said they perform the checks before an offer of employment is made.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Depending on where you are applying from, you may face different background check requirements. Some states only show convictions that go back seven years. If you are close to that mark, you may want to wait. Here are those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.
Some states choose to only show convictions that a person was found guilty of. If you were found not guilty of a charge in these states, then the charge won’t show up.
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
There are still many states that show all of your criminal history. This includes charges in which you were found not guilty. Here is a list of those states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Johnson Controls has a 3.1 out of a possible 5 star rating and 51% of respondents approve of the CEO on the website glassdoor.com.
Many respondents said that the pay and benefits were great. They also praised a great work environment. Many positions allow employees to work remotely.
The main complaints revolved around an unrealistic workload. This can affect work-life balance, according to many current and former employees.
What felonies Johnson Controls will not hire
The company didn’t tell us specifics on which charges would hold you back from the get-go, but there are a few suggestions below for which might cause you the most grief.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Perhaps you are still wondering: Does Johnson Controls hire felons? Yes, they do. If you follow the above suggestions about how to get hired at Johnson Controls with a felony, you’ve got a shot. However, there are certain convictions that may have a harder time getting a job there.
Johnson Controls partners with many schools. Because of this, they may not hire anyone with a sex crime conviction or those who are registered sex offenders.
Many of the jobs at Johnson Controls require a person to have a clean driving history. If you have DUI convictions, whether a felony or misdemeanor, you may not get a job as an installer or sales representative.
Johnson Controls also has many contracts with the federal government that require a person to have a security clearance. Most people with felony convictions are ineligible for these clearances.
Does Johnson Controls hire sex offenders?
There’s a good chance they don’t, considering the above. That said, we don’t have a firm answer one way or the other.
Does Johnson Controls drug test?
Johnson Controls did not give us an answer to this question. Our research shows that a urine drug test is part of the hiring process.
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