According to our online sources and information on the PetSmart website, it’s pretty clear that they’ll perform a background check.
Here are some things to keep in mind regarding background checks:
Some states will now only look at an offense if it’s less than seven years old. Here are those states:
- New Hampshire
- New York
There are also some states that will see only guilty convictions. They are as follows:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, most states will still look at everything. Here are those states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Looking at their reviews on glassdoor.com, we found that they were rated 3.2 out of 5 stars. Most employees enjoy working here because of the interaction with pets. Like any job, though, there will be the bad with the good. It appears that their complaints come from having the occasional rude customer or having to clean up after pets visiting in the store.
What felonies PetSmart will not hire
PetSmart didn’t give us any details about the charges they think make you a bad hire. We did a bunch of research, though, and put our best answers below.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Here are a few convictions we feel may have a difficult time being hired:
- Any offense dealing with animal cruelty — The jobs here will require interaction and care with pets for sale and also those visiting with customers.
- Theft or embezzlement crimes — You’ll likely be handling cash, credit cards and merchandise.
- Violent or sexual offense — Most positions will require interacting with the public every day.
Does PetSmart hire sex offenders?
We’re not sure if PetSmart hires sex offenders because the company didn’t tell us directly and there aren’t any strong responses online.
Does PetSmart drug test?
Yes. They make you aware that you will be submitting a drug screen when you apply.
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