Reports show that they will do a background check sometime during the hiring process.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Like Waste Management, some states only go back seven years. It’s our suggestion that if your conviction was six years ago, wait a year to apply. These are those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
There are a few states that don’t consider any verdict where you were found not guilty. There are currently eight states on this list:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, there are still some states that will look at your whole record, including any not guilty cases. Be aware if your state is on this list:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some research to bring you Waste Management’s online ratings. Glassdoor.com gives them 3.3 stars out of 5. The company offers great benefits and a pleasant work environment, but the long hours and physical labor can be difficult.
What felonies Waste Management will not hire
The company didn’t share the charges that are automatic disqualifiers. We found some that create challenges, and have shared them below.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Waste Management hire felons? It looks like they do, but there are some felonies that’ll hurt your chances more than others.
For example, if you’re applying for a driving position, they’ll be looking for a clean record. Be ready for extra scrutiny if you have driving offenses or drug- or alcohol-related charges.
Theft and any violent crimes might prove difficult because you’ll be working closely with your co-workers and the general public.
Does Waste Management hire sex offenders?
We don’t know. WM didn’t say if they hire people with sex offenses on their records, nor did the internet.
Does Waste Management drug test?
Yes, our sources show that they’ll perform a drug test during the hiring process.
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