Yes, they do. Here’s a requirement from a job posting for a driver, if you’re wondering what they check:
“[Applicants must] pass a Ryder Background and Motor vehicle check including drug and alcohol verification from previous employers for the last 3 years.”
Employees say a background check might also include a consumer credit check.
Here’s some valuable information about background checks:
In these states, background checks only go back seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Also, the following states won’t consider not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Unfortunately, the majority of states look at your entire record — and that includes not guilty verdicts. These states are:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Fortune Magazine has named Ryder one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the seventh year in a row! That’s high praise.
The company gets decent ratings on both Indeed and Glassdoor. For example, based on over 2,900 reviews from indeed.com, they score 3.5 out of 5 stars. The rating on glassdoor.com is a comparable 3.2 out of 5 with 1,100 reviews.
What felonies Ryder will not hire
The company didn’t give us the specific felonies that would make them pass over a resume. The next section will discuss the charges we think most likely to hold you up.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
As you might expect, certain felony convictions might make it harder to get hired at Ryder.
Ryder’s job descriptions often tell you what felonies or misdemeanors will hurt your chances most, so read them over carefully.
If you have a history of assault, this could be a problem. Expect to convince the hiring manager that you can get along well with others on the job.
Ryder comes right out and says they’re a drug-free workplace. As such, they will look closely at any past convictions involving drugs or other substances. Make sure you can explain the circumstances of your convictions, and assure them that you won’t be coming to work under the influence.
Finally, if your job involves driving, the company will pay attention to any driving convictions. This is because they need to make sure it won’t cost them an arm and a leg to insure you to drive for them.
Does Ryder hire sex offenders?
We’re not sure if Ryder hires sex offenders. The company didn’t tell us, and there are no reports about it online.
Does Ryder drug test?
Ryder does require a drug test before they hire you. Some job postings list this as a requirement. And, according to employees, some positions require random drug tests.
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