Yes, sources show Penske Automotive will conduct a background check before an offer of employment is made. It looks like they’ll do a background check after the in-person interview.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Background checks vary state-to-state. It’s best to know the laws where you live. Some states don’t look at anything older than seven years. These are those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
There are eight states that won’t consider any not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Be aware if you live in a state on this list, however. They can and will see your entire record, including those not guilty cases:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some online digging so that we could bring you Penske Automotive’s ratings. Glassdoor.com rates them at 4 out of 5 stars. Most of the reviews are good. They promote within the company and support your career growth. On the other hand, there are long hours and slow periods that people say are drawbacks.
What felonies Penske Automotive will not hire
There is nothing on this from the company or from a firsthand source, so we can only share the charges that may cause you the most trouble. See next.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Penske Automotive hire felons? We aren’t sure, but they may hire on a case-by-case basis. However, certain felonies are going to hurt your chances.
Since you’ll be working directly with new and used vehicles and dealing with the public, if your record includes any of these felonies, you may have a tough time getting hired at Penske Automotive:
- Drug- or alcohol-related charges
- Reckless driving or any charges that suspends your license
- Violent crimes
However, they don’t ask about convictions on their application, so just be honest during your interview.
Does Penske Automotive hire sex offenders?
We don’t know. Penske Automotive did not say and there is nothing about this online, either.
Does Penske Automotive drug test?
Yes, online sources say to be prepared for a drug test during the hiring process.
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