Whole Foods does do background checks.
However, what they learn will depend largely on where you live.
For example, in some states, background checks only go seven years back. In these states, Whole Foods will only learn about things that happened in the past seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*Higher salary brackets may experience increased background checks.
Other states won’t mention crimes that you were found not guilty of. In these places, Whole Foods will only learn about your convictions:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Sadly, though, most states include your entire background. In these places, Whole Foods will learn everything:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We also made a point of finding out what it is like to work at Whole Foods. To do this, we went to glassdoor.com to review the company ratings.
We found that the company has an average rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars. Their highest rating was 3.6 for culture and values. The lowest was 3.0 for Senior Management.
What felonies Whole Foods will not hire
The company didn’t give us any specifics on this, so we used our research to figure out what charges would hold you back most. See next!
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
The nature of your conviction can have a big impact on what sort of businesses will consider hiring you.Whole Foods is a retail store, so theft convictions will probably be weighed heavily against you. And, because customer service is involved, violent or sexual offenders may also have a harder time getting hired.
Does Whole Foods hire sex offenders?
There is no information out there about this. The company didn’t say and there are no notes online.
Does Whole Foods drug test?
It doesn’t look like Whole Foods drug tests.
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