Part of figuring out how to get hired at UPS includes managing the background check. The company’s job postings mention that a background check will be done by a third-party screener. It’s not clear when they do the background check, but it will happen at some point during the hiring or training process.
If something comes up in your background check that UPS thinks disqualifies you from the position you want, it’s not clear if they will talk to you about it or just tell you you’re not eligible.
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 don’t show the cases where you were found not guilty. The states that won’t include not guilty verdicts 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 UPS as a place to work? Their page on glassdoor.com shows a 3.4 out of a possible 5 stars based on nearly 12,000 reviews. Of those, fully 60% would recommend working for UPS to a friend.
People who work at UPS all seem to highlight how impressed they are with the pay and benefits, giving the company a 3.7 ranking out of 5 stars, which is high compared to many companies. But they also mention it’s hard work!
What felonies UPS will not hire
There are no straight-up nos from the company on this, but the reports online shed more light on potential barriers. Read on for more.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does UPS hire felons? We think they are open to it, but some felonies might hurt your chances. The previously mentioned forums indicate that records including theft and/or assault (physical violence) could disqualify you.
For driver positions, they do ask questions about your driver’s license. They want to know if your license been suspended or revoked (except non-moving violations) in the past three years. They also want to know if you have you been charged with any DUI or DWI violations in the past three years. On top of that, they ask how many chargeable accidents or moving violations you’ve had in the past three years.
Does UPS hire sex offenders?
We don’t know. The company didn’t tell us, and online reports were nonexistent.
Does UPS drug test?
Drug tests at UPS depend upon the position and the shift. Delivery drivers can expect a drug test. For package handlers and other warehouse workers, it seems to vary from place-to-place and also by position.
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