No. In an interview with Business 2.0 Magazine, George Zimmer said that he believes “in giving people a second chance.” With that in mind, employees and interviewees don’t have to go through background checks.
Even though Men’s Wearhouse doesn’t do background checks, the following information could be relevant to other jobs you apply for:
Some states don’t even consider information more than seven years old. This means that if your offense was six years ago, you’ll want to wait until next year to apply. This is also great news for former felons living in these states! If your felony conviction was seven years ago, these states won’t even look at them in the check:
- New Hampshire*
- New York *
- Texas *
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Even better, there are states that don’t consider court cases where you were found not guilty. Eight states are currently on this list:
- New York
However, there are still some states that will look at your whole record. This includes your not guilty verdicts. Be aware, if you live in one of these states, that they will see everything:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Let’s take a look at how current and former employees rank Men’s Wearhouse on glassdoor.com. At this point, over 800 people have posted reviews of their experiences working here. Overall, they ranked the company at 3.2 out of 5 stars. Plus, over half of those who have worked here would recommend the company to a friend.
Here’s what some employees had to say about the company:
“Overall great company to work for”
“Good place to work”
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Men’s Wearhouse hire felons? You bet! And we know they do not do background checks. With that in mind, most felony convictions will not affect your ability to get a job here. However, some felonies have state- or country-wide restrictions. These kinds of felonies will impact you, even if the company doesn’t background check. You will be responsible for meeting these terms.
If your felony requires registration as a sex offender, you may have restrictions which would keep you from working here. Be sure to check and see if the store location is too close to a park, school, or daycare. Also, if you are restricted from contact with anyone underage, be aware that they offer boys’ apparel.
Does Men’s Wearhouse drug test?
Research doesn’t show that Men’s Wearhouse drug tests. This means they’re not likely to have you do a drug test when they bring you on board. However, it doesn’t mean they will never drug test.
Share your experiences! Have you applied for a job or worked here?
We want to hear from you! What other advice would you give to someone trying to get a job at Men’s Wearhouse with a felony? Most importantly, what success have you had getting jobs after release?
Let us know!