Yes, TA does background checks. This is what TA had to say:
“All applicants will have to acknowledge the verification process and that they will be subject to a background check.”
They also told us that the background check is done after the job has been offered.
Something to keep in mind regarding background checks:
There are many states that now only look at an offense if it is less than seven years old.
Here is a list of those states:
- New Hampshire
- New York
The eight states listed below show only guilty convictions:
- New York
Unfortunately, there are some states that still look at everything. The following are those states:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Glassdoor.com rates TravelCenters of America at 3 out of 5 stars. This is a somewhat lower ranking. After looking at several reviews, we found that many employees complained about the hours worked and lack of pay. On an average, a regular work week consists of at least 50 hours. Yikes!
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Some convictions that might have a hard time getting hired would be any theft crime. The majority of their positions require working with cash and credit cards. You would have to convince them that your past is just that — your past.
This is a great example of why references are necessary. This is a situation where references can help you.
Does TravelCenters of America drug test?
Nothing we found suggested that a drug screen was part of the hiring process, except for management positions. As always, we would suggest that you are prepared to take a drug test in all positions.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
If you have information on working or getting hired at TravelCenters of America with a felony, please let us know! We appreciate all feedback.