Does Starbucks do background checks?
Yes, Starbucks will have a background check done on you after they’ve offered you a job. Nailing down employment will depend on that background check, actually. Starbucks will either decide your record disqualifies you or if they’ll give you a chance to explain your side of the story and make a case for why they should hire you.
Here is some important information you should know about background checks:
Some states don’t even look at information that is more than seven years old. If your offense was six years ago, waiting a year before you apply is a good strategy. A felony conviction from seven or more years ago shouldn’t be a factor in the following states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.
Other states are good about not looking at any cases where you were found not guilty. The states that won’t include not guilty cases in a background check are the following:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
There are still many states that will look at your whole record, including any not guilty verdicts. Those states are:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
What do people think of Starbucks as a place to work? Starbucks has more than 12,000 reviews on glassdoor.com, giving the company an overall ranking of 3.8 out of 5 possible stars, which is fairly high. An impressive 76% would recommend working for Starbucks to a friend.
The highest score people give to Starbucks as a workplace is 4 stars out of 5 for the company’s culture and values, followed very closely by a 3.9 for compensation and benefits. People seem to really love working at Starbucks!
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Starbucks hire felons? We think they are open to it, but some felonies might hurt your chances. Since their entry-level barista positions include interacting with customers and taking payments, anything in your record that includes monetary theft or violent interactions with people are going to count against you.
Consider what’s on your record — it will help you think about how to get hired at Starbucks!
Does Starbucks drug test?
Starbucks didn’t tell us whether or not they conduct drug tests. We couldn’t find a clear answer to this question in our research, either. It seems to be up to the manager to some extent, as well as where the store is located.
If it’s a licensed store inside another establishment such as Target, the Starbucks workers may be subject to the drug testing policies of the hosting business.
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