We’re not sure what a background check involves at Prime. According to online staff comments, it could include your work history. We know from the company website that they want to see proof that you’re legally able to work in the United States.
This is what you should know about how background checks in different states:
The states below won’t go back further than seven years in a background check:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Here are the states that don’t care about charges where you were found not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Most states want to see your criminal record from start to finish. Here they are:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Prime is given pretty high marks — 3.9 out of 5 stars — on Glassdoor. 83% of people say they’d recommend working there to a friend and 92% like the CEO. Keep in mind this is only based on 290 reviews. Here’s what staff said about working for Prime:
Pros: Excellent pay, new trucks, great training, good support from dispatch
Cons: Hard work, not enough time at home
There are 775 employee reviews of Prime on Indeed. Here, the company is rated 3.6 stars out of 5. Staff give highest praise for pay and benefits, job security and advancement, and company culture.
What felonies Prime will not hire
We don’t have any explicit restrictions from the company, unfortunately. They didn’t tell us. But our research gave us some insight that might help you. See the next section.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Prime hire felons with DUIs? Probably not to drive a truck, but you may be able to get hired on for another position.
Having said that, Prime says their drivers need to have an “acceptable motor vehicle record.” We’re not sure what that means exactly, so be ready to discuss your driving record.
Convictions for offenses like theft and robbery could impact how to get hired at Prime as well. Company drivers are trusted with valuable cargo and the company wants to know it will be delivered intact. Even if you’re working in another job at Prime, the company needs to be sure that you won’t steal anything from them.
Finally, getting along with coworkers is important in any job. That’s where a criminal background involving assault or something similar will be looked at very closely by the hiring manager.
Does Prime hire sex offenders?
Some transportation companies do, but we don’t know about Prime. Our research came up blank and Prime neglected to answer this one.
Does Prime drug test?
Yes. According to online comments from employees, they do.
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