There is no clear answer to this question. Staples’ website didn’t say and our online sources gave mixed responses. Most companies will perform a background search, so be prepared.
Here are some things to keep in mind regarding background checks:
If the offense is less than seven years old, these states will see it:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(*certain pay or salary bracket positions require a screening.)
While there aren’t many, but there are some states that will see only guilty convictions. They are as follows:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Some states are behind the times and will still look at everything. Here are those states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Glassdoor ranked Staples with 3.1 out of 5 stars. People recommended working there because the benefits are good, there’s flexibility in scheduling and lots to learn. However, with the good always comes the bad. Apparently, depending on the location, the management can be an issue and so can the hours.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
There could possibly be a few offenses that may have a difficult time being hired here. The ones we think may stand out are as follows:
- Any offense dealing with identity or credit card theft — The majority of the positions here will involve having access to customers’ store accounts and handling credit cards.
- Theft crimes — This is a retail store and some of the merchandise can be pretty pricey, so these types of crimes may be looked at closer than others.
- Any violent or sexual offense — Since most positions will require interacting with the public every day, these may be other offenses that draw their attention.
Does Staples drug test?
This question is still up in the air. Our best advice is to apply, but be prepared for a drug screen.
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