Reports show that Kroger will run a background check during the hiring process.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Some states, like those in this list, will only go back seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
And these states won’t look at anything where you were found not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Be aware, however, that some states will still look at your entire record, including any not guilty cases. These are those states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some research so that we could bring you Kroger’s ratings. On glassdoor.com, they have 3 out of 5 stars. Most of the reviews rave about the flexible hours and great work environment. The biggest drawback is the low pay.
What felonies Kroger will not hire
Unfortunately, this is also unknown. Kroger’s job application asks for information regarding convictions, but doesn’t specify what charges would stop your application in its tracks, and the company didn’t say.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Kroger hire felons? It looks like they will, depending on the circumstance, but there are certain felonies that’ll hurt your chances.
Theft, fraud, embezzlement, or other white-collar crimes could create a problem since you’ll be working directly with the public, money, and merchandise. Driving felonies might prove difficult if your job requires you to operate a forklift or company vehicle.
Does Kroger hire sex offenders?
Kroger’s career section on their website and job application did not ask about sex offenses or being a sex offender, the company hasn’t made a statement about this, and there are no compelling online reports about it either. We have no idea if Kroger hires sex offenders or not.
Does Kroger drug test?
It looks like Kroger will do a drug test before an employment offer is made.
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Were you able to use the information in this article to get a job at Kroger with a felony? We’d love to hear the details, good or bad. You’ll be helping others in your shoes and in our community.