Volkswagen does do background checks.
However, what they find out will depend largely on where you live.
For example, if you live in any of these states, they will only be able to look seven years into your history:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*certain pay or salary bracket positions sometimes require one.
There are also states that don’t list not guilty verdicts. In these places, Volkswagen only learns about crimes you’ve been found guilty of:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Regrettably, some states disclose everything. The company will find out everything in the following states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We also wanted to get an idea of what it is like to work here. From what we saw on glassdoor.com, it looks like the company has an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars.
Their lowest rating is 3.3 for career opportunities. Their highest rating was 3.8 for compensation.
What felonies Volkswagen will not hire
There are going to be charges that stop you from getting a job here, but VW didn’t share any blanket-approach charges with us. Our research showed what charges will impact you most, and we’ve shared that in the next section.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Because customer service is involved, it may mean that people with a history of violent or sexual offenses might not be able to get a job at Volkswagen with a felony!
People in the factory setting may be held to a different standard. There, a history of drug- or alcohol-related offenses may stand in your way.
Does Volkswagen hire sex offenders?
We don’t know, but this is often the hardest charge to overcome so you should be prepared for resistance on it.
Does Volkswagen drug test?
It seems they will drug test.
Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!
If you have any experience with this company, we want to hear from you. Does Volkswagen hire felons? Did our guide help you figure out how to get a job at Volkswagen with a felony? Tell us what you know!