Market Basket did not confirm if they perform background checks, and we could not find anything in our research saying they do or don’t. We would guess that background checks are required for supervisor and management positions, though.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
There are several states that do not show any of your criminal history that is older than seven years. Here are those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.
There are some states that show only guilty convictions on a background check. The charges in which you were found not guilty are not shown at all in these states:
- New York
These states show everything on the background checks, whether you were found guilty or not guilty:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
Market Basket scores a 3.4 out of a possible 5 on the website glassdoor.com and 63% of people would recommend working there to a friend.
People loved the flexible work hours at most locations and they said the pay was good for entry-level positions. Many people said they liked the fast-paced work environment.
Most of the criticisms revolved around management, but that doesn’t reflect all stores.
What felonies Market Basket will not hire
There aren’t any felonies that Market Basket said will not be hireable right off the bat. That doesn’t mean there aren’t, unfortunately.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
We know you may still be wondering, does Market Basket hire felons? You also want to know if there are certain convictions that would keep you from getting a job there if they do.
You should always be aware of how your specific record may affect the jobs you apply for. For example, theft convictions may prevent you from working around money. This may especially be true if you want to move into management positions.
Many grocery store positions require you to be around customers regularly. Because of this, the store may be wary of hiring people convicted of sex crimes, especially those involving a minor.
While they may not ask about criminal history when hiring you, be aware that they may still find out if you are a registered sex offender.
Does Market Basket hire sex offenders?
The company didn’t tell us if they do or don’t, and online reports are absent. If you know, share below!
Does Market Basket drug test?
We didn’t find any information about whether or not Market Basket drug tests employees, but we think they probably do for jobs like meat cutting, food prep and management.
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