We know they will perform a thorough background check. However, they’ve made some progress on what they ask and what barriers there are since an EEOC investigation into their hiring process in 2012. The process is now much fairer to former offenders!
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Background checks vary from state-to-state. Where you live will ultimately determine what shows up. For example, if your felony conviction was seven years ago, these states won’t even look at them in the background check:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
- Washington*(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
If you were charged for a crime but found not guilty, the following states won’t bother including this information in background checks:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, there are still many states that will look at your entire record, including not guilty cases. These are those states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
According to glassdoor.com, Pepsi has a 3.4 out of 5 rating. Many past and present employees say the pay and benefits are great, but the long hours can make it hard to balance schedules.
What felonies Pepsi will not hire
The company didn’t give us specific no-nos for their applicants. Your background will be considered individually, see below!
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Theft convictions may make it difficult for positions directly responsible for money or large amounts of merchandise. Likewise, impaired driving convictions could make you ineligible for driving positions. Again, Pepsi is willing to consider individual circumstances.
Does Pepsi hire sex offenders?
We don’t know if they do or not, but they’re an understanding company so there’s a chance.
Does Pepsi drug test?
According to reviews online, drug screens are required and administered after the initial interviewing process. Results are usually back in a week or two.
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