Does Publix do background checks?
They said that they do. They use a third party to do the check after the offer has been extended.
However, there are a few things you should understand about background checks. Each state does things a little bit differently.
For one thing, there are some states that don’t consider information that is older than seven years. In other words, if your offense happened eight years ago, it won’t show up on the background check in these states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(*there may be some exceptions based on pay and position)
There are also some states that won’t consider offenses you were found not guilty of. Here are those states:
- New York
However, there are, unfortunately, many states that look at your entire record.
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We also went to the internet to find out how people feel about working at Publix. To accomplish this task, we checked their rating on glassdoor.com.
For the most part, employees of Publix are pleased with their experiences there. The company had an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5 potential stars.
They lose the most points in the category of work/life balance. However, this is situational. Once you get settled in, you will be able to be a little bit more choosy about your work.
What felonies might have a hard time getting hired here?
As you can imagine from the type of work available at grocery stores, theft will work against you. You’ll be working with products and cash, so Publix will not look kindly on a record related to that.
Remember that most positions also require dealing with customers. For social jobs, most companies avoid people with violent or sexual offenses.
Does Publix drug test?
Publix does drug test their candidates.
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