Yes. Expect that the company will do a background check. However, exactly what they check is hard to say.
Here is some more information for you about how background checks are done across the United States:
If you’re wondering how does UnitedHealth Group do background checks in these states, rest assured that they only look at the last seven years of your record:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Even better news is that several states don’t include not guilty verdicts in background checks. Here are those states:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, if you’re applying for a job in the following states, background checks typically cover your entire criminal record:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Glassdoor.com gives the company 3.3 out of 5. This is based on over 9,900 reviews. 60% of reviewers say they’d recommend the company to a friend. What’s also positive is that 78% approve of the CEO. People rate UnitedHealth Group well for work-life balance and culture. The negatives at the company are some “low quality management” and less medical insurance than you would expect from a company in the insurance business. Long work hours are also noted.
There are another 16,355 employee comments on indeed.com. Here, UnitedHealth Group scores an impressive 3.6 out of 5. Like on Glassdoor, high marks are for culture and work-life balance. Pay and benefits are also rated highly. The company is also criticized for poor medical insurance and lengthy work hours. Interestingly, the company responds to many of the employee remarks directly on Indeed! This shows that they’re invested in their reputation.
What felonies UnitedHealth Group will not hire
They don’t advertise what criminal charges will be an out-right no from the company. Read on for more information on how your background will impact your chances of being hired!
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Since this is a company that handles prescription drugs, they want staff they can trust with their products. Have you been convicted of drug possession, DUI or a related offense? You might find it more difficult to get a job at UnitedHealth Group with a felony of this sort. Nevertheless, online comments from staff advise that honesty really is the best policy if you want to be given a chance with these offenses.
Another type of offense that might make it harder to get hired is fraud. This is because you’ll have access to client information on the computer that could potentially be used with criminal intent. This goes also for theft offenses. UnitedHealth needs to know you are trustworthy.
Finally, violent crimes could be problematic. UnitedHealth Group wants to know that you can work well with others — even when emotions run high!
Does UnitedHealth Group hire sex offenders?
We haven’t seen any reports from the company or people who have worked there that let us know one way or the other on this.
Does UnitedHealth Group drug test?
Yes, we found confirmation on their job postings. They said they’re a drug-free workplace and that there is a drug test before you start working there.
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