We aren’t sure if they’ll do a background check. Our sources aren’t clear on this. However, keep in mind that most companies will do some sort of check, even if it’s to verify that you’re legally able to work for them.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Not all states are the same when it comes to background checks. For example, if you live in one of these states, they’ll only see convictions for the past seven years. They don’t consider anything older than that.
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
And these eight states don’t look at any not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Be aware, however, if you live in a state on the following list. They’ll see your whole record, including those cases where you were found not guilty.
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some online research so that we could bring you New Balance’s ratings. Glassdoor.com gives them 3.5 out of 5 stars. Of the 400 reviews, most people like their work environment, but also say to be prepared to spend a lot of time on your feet.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does New Balance hire felons? We don’t know for sure. What we do know is there are certain felonies that’ll hurt your chances. Since you’ll be working directly with customers, cash and inventory, these felonies will make it tough getting hired at New Balance:
- Violent crimes
- Drug or alcohol-related charges
- Identity fraud
Does New Balance drug test?
We don’t have any firsthand knowledge and sources don’t say either way if the company will drug test. However, it’s always best to prepare as if they do.
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