Yes. Most of the positions we reviewed make the applicant aware there will be a background check. However, there were positions where this wasn’t listed. Our best advice is to be prepared anyway . . . just in case.
Here are some things to keep in mind regarding background checks:
While we have changes being made, there are already states that will see an offense only if it’s less than seven years old. They are as follows:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(*certain pay or salary bracket positions require a screening.)
The states that will see only guilty convictions are as follows:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Not all states have embraced change, and unfortunately the majority of the states will still look at everything. Such as:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We wanted to see what individuals that have worked at Merry Maids had to say. Glassdoor.com gave them a rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars, but the number of reviewers was low.
Most people love that you get weekends and all holidays off, plus working as a group can be fun. However, some of the cleaning jobs are a lot of work and the pay doesn’t match the job. You may also have to drive your personal vehicle, which can be a lot of wear and tear.
What felonies Merry Maids will not hire
Merry Maids didn’t share the convictions that would keep you from getting a job here. We disccovered some that will slow down your application, shared below.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
While housekeeping may not seem like a high-security job, you have to remember you’re going to be in people’s houses and businesses. There are actually several convictions they’ll give a hard time. Such as:
- Theft crimes
- Violent or sexual offenses
- Offenses involving children
- Driving violations
Being welcomed into these private spaces gives you access to personal belongings and requires trust. Not to mention that you’ll also be interacting with people coming-and-going from these places, so need to be a good fit for the Merry Maids image. Since you’ll be driving a company vehicle, or your own vehicle on company time, you’ll need a good driving record.
Does Merry Maids hire sex offenders?
We have no idea if Merry Maids will hire people with sex offenses, but we know this is a typically difficult challenge to get by.
Does Merry Maids drug test?
Yes. It’s made crystal clear for all jobs there will be a drug screen.
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What can you tell us about working at Merry Maids? Have you or someone you know worked here with a felony? We appreciate any feedback you’re willing to provide!