From reviewing their online application, as well as results from our own research and word-of-mouth from other applicants, it looks like United Rentals does do background checks on all applicants.
Most companies do perform a background check at some point during the hiring process, even if it’s only to confirm you can work legally at that company.
Security-related positions will always do one, as well as jobs where you’ll interact with children.
United Rentals does their background check before conducting an interview. They typically look for any crimes relating to profiting from construction-type jobs through illegal bidding or other types of fraud and, of course, theft.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Aside from Ban the Box policy, you should know that background checks vary state-to-state. For example, here are states that don’t consider records older than seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Other states only see your guilty verdicts. If you live here, your not guilty verdicts will be held back:
- New York
On the other hand, some states want to know everything, whether you were guilty or not. These states are:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We took to the internet to do some research on their ratings. On glassdoor.com United Rentals is rated 3.8, which is pretty good! Teamwork is highly praised here, which is awesome when you’re starting somewhere new.
It’s great to know you’re going to be helped by your co-workers if you run into trouble.
What felonies United Rentals will not hire
The company didn’t share a list of no-nos with us when it comes to felony charges that would stop you from being hired. The next section covers charges that might make it harder.
What felony convictions might have a harder time getting hired here?
Certain felonies (or even certain kinds of lesser crimes) might hurt your chances of getting hired here. Some convictions that make things harder for you to get hired include:
- Possession of stolen property
You’re going to have access to sensitive information, money and equipment, so they care that you’re trustworthy. Be prepared to explain your record to show you are that person now.
This one is uncertain. If they have, we haven’t heard about it either from the company or from online respondants.
Does United Rentals do a drug test?
While we have no firsthand information on this, our suggestion is to move forward as if they do.
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