Does Visa do background checks?
Visa does do background checks.
However, what they learn will depend on where you live.
In these states, the company will only learn about things that happened in the past seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*Higher salary brackets may experience increased background checks.
In other states, the company will only learn about crimes that you’ve been convicted of. In these states, not guilty verdicts won’t show up on your background check.
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Sadly, though, the majority of states still include information on your entire background. In these states, Visa will learn everything:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We’ve also searched the web to find out what it is like to work at Visa. On Glassdoor.com they have an average rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars. This average was taken from over 2,000 reviews.
The highest rating was 3.7 for work-life balance. The lowest was 3.1 for senior management.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Since Visa is a credit company, financial crimes will naturally not be looked upon kindly. Similarly, crimes of fraud or theft may also be a problem.
Generally speaking, most companies will not hire offenders with violent or sexual crimes on their record to work in customer service jobs.
Does Visa drug test?
Yes, though testing seems to depend on the location.
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