Again, we haven’t received a response from Winn-Dixie, so we can’t say for certain. However, their careers page states that applicants must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
All states are different when looking at background checks. For example, the following states don’t consider information more than seven years old:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
These states don’t bother with any cases where you were found not guilty:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
But beware if you live in these next states. They can and will look at your whole record, including the not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some research to find out Winn-Dixie’s ratings on glassdoor.com. They have 3 out of 4 stars. Of the 1,609 reviews, 62% approved of the CEO and 48% said they would recommend Winn-Dixie to a friend. Most of the past and current employees who left reviews agreed that the hours are good, but the pay could be better.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Winn-Dixie hire felons? Our research shows they do. But keep in mind that this is a grocery store where you will be dealing directly with customers, money and merchandise. Therefore, some convictions may make it more difficult to get hired at Winn-Dixie. For example:
- Theft, if working with cash or merchandise.
- Fraud, if handling credit cards, EBT cards, etc.
- Violent crimes, if dealing directly with the public.
And while these charges may make it more difficult to get a job here, don’t freak out. Remember, they’ve hired former felons in the past.
Does Winn-Dixie drug test?
Winn-Dixie says right on their website that they do drug test. Online sources say the company will do one after the initial interview process is over but before an actual employment offer is made.
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