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Does Keurig Dr Pepper Hire Felons in 2021? 

By Last update February 20, 2020
does Keurig Dr Pepper hire felons

Does Keurig Dr Pepper hire felons? It would be good to know, considering they are one of the largest beverage distributors in the world — a.k.a. a giant employer.

The combination of the Keurig coffee brand with its popular K-cups and the Dr Pepper brand with its famous soft drinks provides a massive variety of jobs ranging from factory line work to customer and employee support!

Relaunch Pad directly contacts companies to learn about their hiring policy for former felons. We don’t have to tell you that the job market is tough for people with records. That’s why we’re in your corner to make it easier. We are staffed by people who have been affected by the system, and, yes, that includes former felons!

If you want to know how to get a job at Keurig Dr Pepper with a felony, stick with us and keep reading.

Here, you’ll find answers to the following questions:

  • Does Keurig Dr Pepper hire people with misdemeanors?
  • How do I apply?
  • Does Keurig Dr Pepper do background checks?
  • Will my felony disqualify me?

Let’s crack this open and get started!

Does Keurig Dr Pepper hire felons?

does Keurig Dr Pepper hire felons

Official company policy for hiring felons

We tried, but Keurig Dr Pepper did not respond to our request for an official company policy for hiring felons.

However, they’re an Equal Opportunity Employment. On any of their job descriptions, you can find the following statement:

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Has Keurig Dr Pepper hired felons in the past?

Keurig Dr Pepper appears to have hired ex-felons in the past. There are quite a few posts online from former felons saying they were able to get jobs.

However, this seems to be on a case-by-case basis so factors like what you were charged with and how long it’s been since then could definitely come into play.

Does Keurig Dr Pepper hire people with misdemeanors?

Does Keurig Dr Pepper hire felons? Yep, and since they do, it’s clear those with misdemeanors should have a chance too.

Is Keurig Dr Pepper on the Ban the Box list?

The Ban the Box campaign asks businesses to get rid of criminal history questions from their job applications. It led the way for other movements like the Fair Chance Business Pledge. The Pledge is another promise businesses make to treat all employees (including those with criminal records) fairly.

It doesn’t look like Keurig Dr Pepper is part of the Ban the Box campaign. They’re not listed as part of the Fair Chance Business Pledge, either.

Does Keurig Dr Pepper have special programs for hiring felons?

Keurig Dr Pepper doesn’t have any special programs for hiring felons.

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

Average likelihood of being hired with a felony

We rate your chances of getting hired at Keurig Dr Pepper with a felony as average!

  • There are online testimonials of ex-felons saying they’ve gotten jobs there.
  • Keurig Dr Pepper is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • No direct statement from company regarding felons

What are some entry-level jobs?

Keurig Dr Pepper’s best entry-level jobs are in the warehouse and call center. The two most recommended jobs to get your foot in the door are:

  1. Warehouse Worker: Standard warehouse jobs. You stack pallets with product and wrap them in shrink-wrap. The main thing is that it’s a physical job, so you have to be able to lift heavy things and keep up with productivity requirements.
  2. Customer Service Representative: A support job where you help solve basic problems over the phone. Knowledge of Microsoft programs like Word and Excel as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment will set you apart.

How to get hired at Keurig Dr Pepper with a felony

Your best shot for getting into Keurig Dr Pepper is either through their warehouse or through their call centers.

There are a lot of jobs in distribution and customer support. So if you want your foot in the door, this is where you should start.

Begin by heading into Keurig Dr Pepper careers page.

Since they are on the corporate side of the spectrum, you’re going to need a resume. Start with our excellent guide on how to make a resume that works for your background.

While making it, be sure to have the job description of the job you are applying for handy. You’ll set yourself apart if your resume specifically matches the job you are looking for.

For example, let’s look at the warehouse worker job. It says the job has productivity requirements and requires a lot of physical activity. You need to be able to lift 50 pounds and be capable of switching to hot and cold environments.

You might have had to do work like that on the inside. If you did, don’t be afraid to mention that! List times you’ve had to meet quotas or done physical work. The key is showing you’re capable of keeping up with the job!

Let’s say you’re ready for an office job instead. The customer service representative position asks for customer service and computer software (think Microsoft Word and Excel) experience.

If you are rusty or new to those programs, don’t fear! There are a lot of free online courses where you can learn how to use them. Most of them will even provide a certificate that you can list on your resume!

It may seem weird to learn a skill before you even get a job. But think of it this way: If you learn a new skill, you’re more valuable than you were before. If you want to get a job at Keurig Dr Pepper with a felony, it’d pay off to put in extra work!

Customer service-wise, there is a lot you can list. All customer service means is putting yourself second and the customer first. It means being professional to rude people. It means solving problems so the job gets done.

If you have traditional customer service experience, list it. If not, don’t be afraid to get creative! You’ll need that same kind of quick thinking during an interview.

If you land an interview, remember, they want to hire you. Your job is to give them every reason to do it. Be honest about your past. However, don’t be afraid to sell yourself as well. They want to know you will be a hard worker who will not let them down.

Expect questions about what you will do to solve problems. Customer service or warehouse, problems come up. How do you deal with an angry customer? What do you do if production is behind?

A lot of managers take questions right out of lists like this. They’ll typically ask about your work history, why you want the job and why they should hire you. Go through questions on the list and make sure you answer them in ways that directly apply to customer service or warehouse work.

Nail that, and you have a good chance of acing your interview and landing a job!

Does Keurig Dr Pepper do background checks?

Sources point to Keurig Dr Pepper performing background checks that look back as far as seven years.

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

The list below shows states with more forgiving background checks. If your felony is older than seven years, it will not show up in their background checks here:

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

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

The next states go one step further. Any charges in which you were declared not guilty will not appear on your record for background checks. Period. Check them out:

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

Bad news if you live in any of the states below. Their background checks are very comprehensive. Almost everything will appear on a background check. That means not guilty charges as well as felonies older than seven years in 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

Keurig Dr Pepper got a 3.2 out of 5 star rating on Glassdoor, which is a respectable rating.

Employees enjoyed the variety of tasks the job had to offer as well as relations with co-workers. They also said the job can be challenging in an interesting way. Good pay and discounted coffee are also listed as perks!

For the cons, people said that work-life balance is not as encouraged as it should be by management.

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

We’ve covered how to get hired at Keurig Dr Pepper. What we still need to cover is if any particular charges work against you more than others. The answer unfortunately is yes.

To start, any felonies involving theft or larceny could be a red flag to the company. You’ll be surrounded by a lot of product and credit card information. That could make some managers nervous.

Next, violent felonies might get you in hot water with hiring managers. In some workplaces, they just won’t overlook these charges if you’re going to be in a stressful environment with other people.

Last, drug-related felonies could disqualify you as well. The company performs drug tests, so if you have a past with drugs, that could be a big issue for them.

Does Keurig Dr Pepper drug test?

Online reports say that Keurig Dr Pepper does perform a drug test after a job offer. You can also expect a drug test if you get hurt on the job.

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

Anyone have their own advice on how to get hired at Keurig Dr Pepper? Any comments or questions? Share them below!

Jakupi Valon
Social Worker & Reentry Educator

Valon is a Reentry Educator for Successful Release as well as a Social Work Masters Candidate at Wayne State's School of Social Work. A first-generation American, he believes in America as a land of opportunity. Valon believes everyone deserves those opportunities, no matter what their background is.