It is impossible to deny that most companies do check your background before considering you for the job position. But that is not everything that employers check: They will also verify your school history, driving record, credit history and much more.
As McDonald’s does not disclose its background check process, we did some research for you.
We filled out an application to see what they look for in a background check. To our surprise, there was no box asking for permission to run one!
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Some states don’t allow access to old records. These states won’t look at felonies that happened seven years or more ago. Yes, that is great news! Below are the states that follow the seven year rule:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
Certain states will not show your not guilty court cases. There are eight states that do that in the USA:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
As for the states below, they will run a complete background check showing as much information as there could be:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Here are the McDonald’s ratings and reviews you have always wanted to know. On glassdoor.com, they show over 22,000 reviews from previous employees. Their general rating is 3.3 out of 5, and 56% of previous employees do recommend the company to a friend. Apart from that, 72% approve the company’s CEO.
Most of the reviews come from people who found entry-level jobs, which is exactly what felons will be aiming for at the beginning of the job hunt! There’s a lot of information about what it’s like to work at McDonald’s and the interview process. You will find the information to be very valuable.
What felonies McDonald’s will not hire
There are some charges and circumstances that will make McDonald’s turn you away, but we aren’t sure specifically which ones those are. They didn’t share that with us.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
There’s no official response to this question, even though McDonald’s is felon-friendly. Of course, people who have had theft charges will probably not land a job dealing with money. Other potential hurdles include violent offenses, since this is also a family-friendly place where you’ll be dealing with lots of people and expensive equipment.
As long as your record doesn’t overlap with the job you’re applying for, you should have a shot!
Does McDonald’s hire sex offenders?
We don’t know! They might, but they haven’t made that information public.
Does McDonald’s drug test?
Unfortunately, we don’t have official information regarding this matter. The best option is to think that they do run drug tests on possible employees. Staying sober is the best option for those who want to find a good job fast and get their life back on the right track.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
There are tons of other felons that are asking themselves if they can get a job at McDonald’s with a felony. Let’s help the community by sharing your experience with the company!