Netflix does do background checks on incoming employees. The result of these background checks may determine whether or not you get the job.
However, there are some things you need to know about background checks:
For one thing, there are some states that only look seven years back into your record. Here are those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
There are also some states that won’t include any information about not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, though, many states look at everything. If you live in one of these states, Netflix will know about everything, including charges you were found not guilty of:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We also looked online to find out what it is like to work at Netflix. Glassdoor.com gives the company a 3.6 out of a possible 5-star rating.
Its highest rating is a 4.4 out of 5 for compensation and benefits. The lowest rating is 3.3 for work-life balance. The rating itself is on the moderate to low end relative to what we usually see. However, the areas where Netflix loses points are not as troubling as it could be. Based on the Glassdoor survey, it looks like it’s not unpleasant to work there, just challenging.
What felonies Netflix will not hire
We’re quite sure there are some felony convictions that would stop Netflix from being able to hire you, but they didn’t share what they are. The next section contains our research.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Since Netflix is a tech company, it’s safe to say that any cybercrime will be looked upon unfavorably. That includes fraud and theft.
In a more general sense, however, it’s probably also safe to presume that the company will be more receptive to candidates with minor offenses. Given their apparent reluctance to hire former felons in the first place, it seems likely that recent or severe offenses will stifle your chances.
Does Netflix hire sex offenders?
We’re unsure if Netflix will hire sex offenders or not. They didn’t tell us, and there are no reports online that can help us understand.
Does Netflix drug test?
It looks like Netflix does drug test before making a hire. Additionally, they are also able to make periodic drug tests as they see fit. It’s best to err on the side of caution.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
If you’ve worked at Netflix before, we want to hear from you. Has this guide helped you figure out how to get hired at Netflix? Does the company hire former felons? Tell us everything you know so we can improve our information and better serve the community.