They don’t seem to for Independent Beauty Consultants, but we’re not sure about other positions.
Here is what you need to know about state law for background checks:
The states below do not consider criminal charges that happened more than seven years ago, so they don’t show in your record:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
Some states, like those below, show only cases where you were found guilty in the end:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
The states that will look at your whole record (and will also show your not guilty verdicts) are as follows:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We took to the internet to do some research on Mary Kay’s ratings. On glassdoor.com you’ll find almost a thousand reviews that give them a total rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
The key points that gave Mary Kay such positive reviews were job flexibility and the great opportunities — including the chance for everyone to start their own home-based business. People liked the commissions and the benefits. Apparently Mary Kay gives prizes to those who sell more and exceed expectations.
One of the biggest complaints was doing consultations since customers can be a little picky. That’s a pretty normal downside to sales, though.
What felonies Mary Kay will not hire
Mary Kay didn’t tell us the specific names of felonies that would prevent you from being hired if they were found on your record. The next section will go into our best guesses.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Interestingly, Independent Beauty Consultants may not have any felonies that will stop them from being hired. They may, however, stop them from being very effective at their job, which will amount to the same thing. If you don’t sell, you don’t make money. So keep in mind that convictions related to the following may make it that much harder for you to work here:
- Violence and aggression. Any time you have a limitation on your interaction with the public, you’re going to have a tougher time getting into some places or in with some crowds.
- Fraud. You’re being given a lot of sensitive information and this may cause pause for some roles.
- Theft. Not only are you handling cash and credit cards, but you’ve also got product. You’ll sink your own ship if customers are hesitant to share this information with you or if there are any concerns with your product numbers.
Does Mary Kay hire sex offenders?
We’re not sure, but it seems like the kind of charge that would provide a huge barrier to your employment with a customer-facing company like Mary Kay that goes into other people’s homes. They may deny you based on these charges.
Does Mary Kay drug test?
No, not at all.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
If you have any valuable tips for other former felons on how to get a job at Mary Kay with a felony, here is the spot for you to share. Tell us your experience working with Mary Kay and how it was possible for you to achieve success!