Lennar says they perform an in-depth background check on anyone who gets a job offer. They also ask that you disclose all your convictions during the application process.
What you need to know about background checks:
For some states, seven years is the limit of how far a background check can go. If your felony took place seven or more years ago, it will not be a factor in these states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Every bit helps. In certain states, crimes in which you were declared not guilty will not be disclosed on your background check. See them here:
- New York
It can’t all be good news. If you live in one of the states below, they’ll look at your entire record. Guilty or not guilty, all charges and convictions will be visible. Keep that in mind when applying in these states:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We want the best for you. So, we went online to see Lennar’s ratings on glassdoor.com. They scored a 3.2 out of 5, here, from past and present employees. That’s pretty average, and only 54% of reviewers said they’d recommend the job to a friend.
Employees in every department said the pay was great. They also said Lennar offers a lot of scheduling flexibility. Management doesn’t micro-manage, so when things are good, they’re really good.
However, many reviews cite unprofessional behavior from supervisors. It seems that during high-volume construction or sales periods, work-life balance isn’t a focus.
Make sure when doing your own research, look at what reviews say about the state you’re applying in. What someone says about the work culture in California might not be true for Florida.
What felonies Lennar will not hire
The company didn’t tell us what felonies it immediately considers unhireable, but we put together a few charges below that might hold you back.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Lennar said they review felony convictions on a case-by-case basis. Every applicant’s convictions will be looked over and judged for their severity and how recent it was.
People who have committed high-level felonies like arson and burglary could have trouble getting hired, considering the type of materials you’d handle and sites you’d be working on.
Certain jobs may need you to interact with families. If you have any felonies that involve sexual violence, you could also run into difficulties.
Drug related felonies might work against you as well. All equipment (including vehicles) has to be operated by competent, sober individuals.
Does Lennar hire sex offenders?
We’re not sure. There’s nothing online about this, and the company didn’t tell us anything about it.
Does Lennar drug test?
We were not able to get a direct quote from Lennar on this. Online, there are several employees who claimed they were drug tested post job offer. Others said they were not screened at all.
In this case, it’s smart to be ready for one. Fail a drug test and you potentially close a door with a company forever.
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