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Does Deloitte Hire Felons in 2021?

By Last update October 14, 2019
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Are you a professional having a hard time finding a job because of a felony? Maybe you’ve been wondering: Does Deloitte hire felons?

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services globally. If you’re a professional who likes to work with numbers, use this article to get a job at Deloitte with a felony. We’re going to answer the following questions, and more:

  • Does Deloitte hire people with misdemeanors?
  • Are they on the Ban the Box list?
  • Does Deloitte do background checks?
  • What kind of jobs can I find here?

It’s hard to find professional work with a criminal record. We’ve been there. Our team is made up of ex-offenders and those who’ve worked with them. That’s why we directly contact companies and ask them if they hire former felons. We also do tons of background research so we can give you the best and most current information available. Relaunch Pad is committed to helping you lead your best life.

Let’s take a look at how to get hired at Deloitte with your background!

Does Deloitte hire felons?

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Attr: Wikimedia Commons. Author: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Official company policy for hiring felons

We’ve been unable to make contact with Deloitte at this time and their website doesn’t make a clear statement about their hiring policy for former offenders.

Has Deloitte hired felons in the past?

We aren’t sure if Deloitte has hired felons in the past. Our sources don’t say either way, though the company certainly understands the tax benefits to hiring previous offenders.

Does Deloitte hire people with misdemeanors?

Again, we just don’t have enough information at this time to answer this question. It’s possible!

Is Deloitte on the Ban the Box list?

What is the Ban the Box list? It’s a list of companies that have removed the checkbox asking if you’ve been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony.

The Fair Chance Business Pledge is another initiative to help former felons. This Pledge is taken by employers who promise to look at your skills and talents and not judge you on your past.

Deloitte doesn’t participate in either of these programs. However, we took it upon ourselves to fill out Deloitte’s job application and discovered that there is no question asking if we’ve been convicted of a crime.

Does Deloitte have special programs for hiring felons?

They were working with several government tax credit programs for getting former felons back into the work force, though it’s unclear if they  participate in them or simply advise their clients to.

What are the odds that someone with a felony will get hired?

uncertain likelihood of being hired

We give your odds of getting hired at Deloitte as uncertain. There’s just very little information available and nothing confirms nor denies that the company will hire former offenders. The background check is a pretty stiff barrier in some cases, so check out the section below on what types of records would hold you back.

What are some entry-level jobs?

Deloitte isn’t very beginner-friendly. While they offer internships, most positions require a bachelor’s degree and a few years of experience. These jobs are white collar, so if you want a job in auditing or risk management, you should check out their careers page.

How to get hired at Deloitte with a felony

If you’re a former felon with an accounting degree and decide to try your hand with Deloitte, you’ll want to show yourself to be the best candidate. You need to stand out in a positive way!

Start with listing your education. Remember that they want someone with a college degree, so make sure it stands out.

The company also wants experience. The more, the better. Tell Deloitte your previous employment history that is accounting-related. Include your skills and talents. Were you responsible for bookkeeping at a previous job? Maybe you did inventory control at the canteen? Did you take a few extra accounting classes they’d be interested in? Talk these up!

Check and double-check your spelling, grammar, and punctuation. You’re a former felon with a college degree . . . you don’t want simple mistakes to cost you!

If you want to give your resume a little extra umph or need some additional help, check out our resume guide.

During the interview, make sure you bring your resume to life. Take it with you for reference, if needed. Tell them about your post-secondary experience and give examples of the important skills you earned alongside your degree. Think of a really great work-related moment that showcases your skills so they can see you in the role.

Finally, build trust by being honest about your past from the beginning. Don’t let them find out about it the hard way.

Does Deloitte do background checks?

Yes, they do. It’s clearly stated on their website that they’ll do a background check after the interview process and before an offer of employment is made.

Here’s what you need to know about background checks:

Each background check is different, depending on where you live. For example, the background checks for the following states only go back seven years:

  • California
  • Colorado*
  • Kansas*
  • Maryland*
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire*
  • New York*
  • Texas*
  • Washington*

(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)

And these states don’t consider not guilty verdicts:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana (limited check)
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • New York

There are, however, some states that show your whole record. Be aware if you live in any of these states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • DC
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Indiana (extensive check)
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Company ratings

We did some research so that we could bring you Deloitte’s ratings. gives them 3.8 stars out of 5. Of the more than 30,000 reviews, 88% approve of the company’s CEO and 79% would recommend working there to a friend. Many raved about the work environment and friendly co-workers, while others weren’t happy with the long hours.

What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?

Does Deloitte hire felons? We don’t know for sure, but we do know that there are some felonies that might hurt your chances more than others. Since you’ll be involved in accounting, any theft or identity fraud crimes will make it tough.

Violent crimes because will work against you as well because you’ll be working closely with other employees and clients.

Does Deloitte drug test?

We can’t say for sure as we have no firsthand information on this. Our suggestion is to move forward as if they do.

Have you applied for a job or worked here? Share your experiences!

Were you able to use this information to help you get a job at Deloitte with a felony? We’d love to hear your story. It just might help someone else who is in your shoes right now.

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Leah Smith
Reentry Educator

Leah is a Reentry Educator with The Relaunch Pad. A recovering addict and mother of three, her two oldest adult children are dealing with their own addictions and problems, one being recently released from prison and the other is currently incarcerated. Her goal is to give hope to not only her own children, but to others in similar situations.