In their statement, Yelp says they’ll perform a background check during the hiring process.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
Background checks vary from state to state. If you live in one of these states, great news! They won’t look at anything older than seven years:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Even better, these eight states don’t care about not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Be aware if you live in the states on this list, however. They can and will see your entire record, including the not guilty cases:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some digging into Yelp’s ratings. On glassdoor.com, they have 3.2 out of 5 stars. Quite a few of the 2,200 reviews were positive. Most boasted about the great working environment and the ability to grow your career. The negative comments were mostly about how stressful the job can be.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Yelp hire felons? We honestly can’t say either way. However, there are certain felonies that might make it more difficult, or even impossible to get a job at Yelp with a felony record. Since the main entry-level job is customer service, you’ll be dealing directly with other businesses. Any violent crimes, drug or alcohol charges, or theft convictions may make it tougher.
Does Yelp drug test?
Our sources say Yelp will not perform a drug test . . . but it’s always safe to be prepared, just in case.
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