Definitely! Here’s what the job application says:
“. . . any job offer will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check including verification of education, criminal history and employment.”
Job postings confirm that the company participates in the E-Verify program to make sure that the people they hire are eligible to work in the United States.
Take a look below at what we can tell you about how different states do background checks:
You don’t need to worry if you’ve had a clean record for the last seven years. That’s how long background checks go back in the following states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(*sometimes certain pay or salary brackets require one.)
If you apply for a job in these states, any not guilty verdicts are kept from a background check:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Be cautious applying for work in these states because your whole record will appear when a background check is done:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
There are some very decent online ratings for the company from employees. They get 3.6 out of 5 stars on Glassdoor. The company is praised for its culture and work-life balance and 77% like the CEO. However, keep in mind that this is only from 182 reviews.
Indeed.com has more reviews — over 1,000 — and the company is rated 3.7 out of 5, which is a pretty similar rating.
What felonies The Mosaic Company will not hire
There are definitely going to be convictions that will prevent you from working here, but Mosaic has not divulged what those are.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Safety is a top priority at The Mosaic Company. Therefore, if you have a criminal record involving offenses where someone’s safety was put in danger it will be more difficult to get hired. These include crimes such as:
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- Endangering life
- Assault and battery
- Criminal harassment
- Uttering threats
- Various weapons charges
In addition, there’s a question in the company’s job application about whether you’ve ever been disciplined or lost a job due to safety violations. This is because employees at The Mosaic Company do some very dangerous work. The hiring manager wants to know that your behavior on the job won’t put yourself or anyone else at risk.
What’s more, the company tells us that they may consider the “nature of the conviction and the underlying circumstances . . . when assessing the candidate’s fitness [for] the job offered.” So, be prepared to also explain the circumstances of any offenses where you were reckless.
Does The Mosaic Company hire sex offenders?
We don’t know, but we know it’s a harder conviction to overcome in the eyes of many employers.
Does The Mosaic Company drug test?
Yes, the application says that you have to be screened for alcohol and drugs to be hired. Once you’re hired, the company’s job application says that “employees are required to abide by the Mosaic Drug and Alcohol Policy.”
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