Does Office Depot do background checks?
We’re not sure officially what the company’s background check includes. However, they may check any answers you give in your interview, such as your education and work experience. They also will verify that you’re legally able to work in the United States.
Take a look at what we know about how background checks are done across the United States:
The states below only want to know about any history of crimes in the last seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Here are states that won’t look at not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Keep in mind that these states consider your whole criminal record, including charges where you were found not guilty:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Office Depot has 3 out of 5 stars based on more than 4,700 Glassdoor reviews. Even so, only 45% say they’d recommend the company to a friend. Here is the reasoning behind the rating:
- Friendly coworkers and great work environment.
- Excellent first job experience in customer service.
- Decent pay and benefits and flexible hours.
- Not enough paid holidays.
- Difficult to get full-time hours.
- Some upper management not skilled for roles.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Past offenses that have anything to do with theft will cause you difficulty getting hired. This is because you’ll be selling some products that are easily smuggled out of the building. Have you been convicted of fraud or embezzled money from a business? Then you must explain what happened and why it’s not something you’re going to repeat if the company hires you.
A criminal record that includes assault will also be a problem. The company wants staff who are cooperative — that includes with customers, coworkers and supervisors. To get a job at Office Depot with a felony where someone was harmed, you will have to convince the hiring manager you can get along well with others.
Does Office Depot drug test?
Prepare to do a drug test. There are online comments from staff that you’ll need to pass one to be hired. Plus, you may be given one if you have an accident on the job.
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