The information we found suggests they will do a background check. Again, according to their statement, having a felony in your past won’t automatically disqualify you from working with them.
However, you should also be aware not every state conducts background checks in the same way.
Here’s some helpful information about background checks:
Several states won’t consider background information over seven years old. This is great news for former felons living in these states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* some positions in these states may require a more thorough background check.)
There are also eight states that won’t consider cases where you were found not guilty:
- New York
Many states still bring up your entire background, including cases where you were found not guilty:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
So, how do current and former employees feel about working at Nucor? We went online to see what they’re saying. Reviews tend to be positive for the company. In fact, employees on glassdoor.com gave them 3.7 out of 5 stars, and employees on indeed.com gave them 3.9 stars! Over half of the employees who left reviews on Glassdoor said they’d recommend the company to a friend.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Nucor hire felons? It’s hard to tell for sure. However, based on our research we believe certain types of felonies could make it more difficult to get a job here. Consider the following, for example:
- Alcohol-related offenses, because you’ll be working around heavy machinery.
- Drug-related offenses, as they pride themselves on having a drug-free environment.
- Violent offenses, as the work will be physically demanding and potentially stressful.
- Theft-related offenses are also a concern when it comes to any production position.
Does Nucor drug test?
Because Nucor is a drug-free workplace, it’s likely they will drug test new employees. One of our online sources said they not only drug test when hiring, but also do random testing.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
If you’ve been able to get a job at Nucor with a felony, we’d love to hear from you! What was the hiring process like? Do you have any advice for other former felons applying here?
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