Yes, you can expect a background check with Progressive.
Here is something to keep in mind regarding background checks:
Some states look at an offense only if it’s less than seven years old, such as:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*Pay scale can impact what will show up on a background check.
There are also states that will only see guilty convictions. They are as follows:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
With the good there is always the bad. The following states will still look at everything:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Looking at Progressive’s ratings on glassdoor, we found that they were rated with 3.7 out of 5 stars. Let’s take a look at why:
- Great work environment and people.
- Great benefits.
- Room to grow.
- Hours were long and leave little for work-life balance.
- You start in a call center, but you can be off the phones within a year.
What felonies Progressive will not hire
Their online application form includes the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a felony involving breach of trust or dishonesty, for which you have not received a waiver from a state Department of Insurance? Examples include fraud, theft, robbery, burglary, perjury, passing bad checks, embezzlement. You should also answer “yes” to this question even if the felony conviction was later expunged.” While they do not explicitly state this will disqualify you, it is a pretty strong indication that it will.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
We created a mock profile to peek at their application — we want you to be prepared! Well, when filling out the application, the second question was:
Have you ever been convicted of a felony involving breach of trust or dishonesty, for which you have not received a waiver from a state Department of Insurance? Examples include fraud, theft, robbery, burglary, perjury, passing bad checks, embezzlement. You should also answer “yes” to this question even if the felony conviction was later expunged.
When we answered yes, we were sent a message that told us that we were ineligible for employment with Progressive. So yes, we would say that there are some felonies that will give you a heck of a time if you apply here.
Does Progressive hire sex offenders?
Unsure. There was nothing specific about this on their website or application. Most companies approach this on a case-by-case basis and treat it similarly to any other results found on a criminal background check.
Does Progressive drug test?
Yes. Progressive will require you to submit to a drug screen in order to be considered for employment.
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