Yes, they do. There’s online confirmation from employees that they had a background check. We’re not certain what it includes, so be ready for them to verify any information you provide.
Pay close attention to this information about background checks across the United States:
Is your record clean for at least seven years? If you apply to work in these states, that’s all they’ll consider:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Don’t worry about not guilty verdicts for background checks in the following states — they aren’t interested:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Be aware that your whole record will be looked at in the states listed below:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
There are only 778 reviews on Glassdoor for US Steel. The company is rated 2.7 out of 5 stars and, unfortunately, only 36% say they’d recommend them to a friend. Here are the main pros and cons listed:
- Excellent pay and benefits
- Unlimited overtime opportunity
- Great pension
- Poor work-life balance
- Shift work and long hours
- Management not flexible on work scheduling
The company gets 3.4 out of 5 stars on Indeed.com from 1,200 reviews. Their highest marks were for pay, benefits and culture. Their lowest for management, work-life balance, job security and advancement.
What felonies US Steel will not hire
USS will certainly have convictions that make a candidate really unhireable, but they didn’t tell us which ones. We did get some insight from our research, and shared it below.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
US Steel relies on teamwork and staff who take their responsibilities seriously. A safe working environment is a top priority. Therefore, if your criminal record suggests you might have a problem with this, they may not hire you. Here are some examples:
- If you’re trying to get a job at US Steel with a felony that involves substance abuse, show how you’re addressing your addictions. The hiring manager needs to know that you won’t be a “no show” for your shift.
- With a history of violent offenses, they may wonder about your teamwork skills. Tell them you’re managing your temper and can get along with co-workers.
- Many of their roles require you to drive. If you have a history of DUIs or other driving-related offenses, there’s a good chance you’ll have a harder time getting those types of jobs. You’ll need to explain that you can safely operate any machinery the job requires you to drive.
Does US Steel hire sex offenders?
We don’t know about this one, because the company and past employees have been quiet about either hiring or avoiding hiring people with sex offenses on record.
Does US Steel drug test?
US Steel does require a drug test. This is based on online staff comments.
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