Online sources show that Marriott International will conduct a background check during the hiring process. Background checks vary state-to-state and not all are created equal.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks across the US:
The states on this list only go back seven years. So if your conviction was six years ago, we suggest waiting a year to apply here:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
These eight states won’t consider any verdicts in which you were found not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Be aware if you live in a state on this list, though. They will see your entire record, including any not guilty decisions:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some online digging to bring you Marriott International’s ratings. Glassdoor.com gives them a 3.9 out of 5 star rating. Of the 7,000 reviews, 76% say they’d recommend their job to a friend and 92% are happy with the CEO. The benefits and compensation are good but sometimes the work-life balance can be hard with long hours.
What felonies Marriott will not hire
Marriott didn’t tell us the specific felonies they consider unhireable if found on a background check. Our research gave us some insight on what ones might be hangups for them, though, so read on.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Marriott hire felons? While it looks like they do, there are certain felonies that might hurt your chances. Since you’ll be working with a plethora of guests and co-workers, if your record includes the following felonies, you may have a tougher time getting hired at Marriott International:
- Violent crimes
- Drug- or alcohol-related crimes
- Theft and burglary
- Breaking and entering
Does Marriott hire sex offenders?
We don’t know, but if they do, they’ve kept it quiet. This is often one of the harder charges to overcome.
Does Marriott drug test?
They do drug test and say this on the application we saw:
“Prospective employees may be given a pre-employment drug test. Employment is conditioned upon a negative result. However, marijuana testing is not included in the pre-employment drug test for the location to which you have applied with the exception of positions subject to DOT testing. Applicants who refuse to be tested or have a confirmed positive drug test will not be hired and will be ineligible to re-apply for a period of six months.”
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
Now’s your chance to help others in your shoes. Did you get the job at Marriott with a felony on your record? Let us know. We’d love to hear the details below. You’ll be helping others in our community as well!