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Does Royal Farms Hire Felons in 2021?

By Last update August 5, 2019
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Working at a convenience store is a start to getting your life back together, so let’s answer the question: Does Royal Farms hire felons?

Royal Farms is a convenience store that is also a dine-in or take-out restaurant. If you’re a people person who enjoys customer service, use this article to help you get a job at Royal Farms with a felony. We’ll review the following questions, and more:

  • Does Royal Farms hire people with misdemeanors?
  • How do I apply?
  • Does Royal Farms do background checks?
  • Will my felony disqualify me?

It’s hard for people with criminal convictions to find work. We know — many of us have been there! Our team is made up of former felons and professionals who’ve worked closely with them. That’s why we take the time to directly contact the companies and ask them if they hire former felons.

Relaunch Pad is committed to helping you get back to a normal, productive life.

Let’s look at how you can get hired at Royal Farms with a record.

Does Royal Farms hire felons?

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Official company policy for hiring felons

We contacted Royal Farms to find out what their policy is for hiring felons. They said they don’t have a policy for this.

Has Royal Farms hired felons in the past?

They didn’t answer us on this one. Our sources say they don’t, though, and there’s no record that they have in the past.

Does Royal Farms hire people with misdemeanors?

Yes, online sources show Royal Farms will hire people with misdemeanors.

Is Royal Farms on the Ban the Box list?

The Ban the Box list is a list of employers that have agreed to remove the checkbox from applications that asks if you’ve been convicted of a crime. The Fair Chance Business Pledge is part of this initiative, calling for companies to look at your skills, talents and work history instead of judging your past.

Royal Farms isn’t on the Ban the Box list and they haven’t signed the Fair Chance Business Pledge, probably because they don’t hire felons. They also ask about your criminal background on their application. They will, however, hire people with misdemeanors. So if your charge is for something small, you should still apply.

Does Royal Farms have special programs for hiring felons?

Royal Farms doesn’t offer any special hiring programs for felons at this time. You can look into these types of programs at your local employment agency or workforce development office, though.

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

Low likelihood of being hired with a felony

After doing considerable research, our team gives your odds of being hired at Royal Farms with a felony as low. We know they won’t hire felons and aren’t on the Ban the Box list, so it shouldn’t be a surprise. However, they’ll consider those with lesser charges.

What are some entry-level jobs?

At Royal Farms, there are two main entry-level positions: Customer service associate and a facilities/maintenance person.

A customer service associate’s main duties are to handle all customer interactions and transactions. They will also assist with other store duties as needed.

The facilities/maintenance person performs upkeep of the store, stocks merchandise and assists the customer service associates.

These roles will also give you a chance to learn your way around the store — as well as company operations — giving you an advantage for future promotions.

How to get hired at Royal Farms with a felony

Royal Farms won’t hire those with felony convictions, but they will hire people with misdemeanors. So, if you fall into the latter category, you’ll want to start by filling out their online application.

  • From here, you’ll choose your location and desired position.
  • Next, include all past work history, job duties and references.
  • You’ll also want to highlight your talents and skills pertaining to the job you’re applying for.
  • Review your application before submitting it, looking for any spelling or grammatical errors.

Having a resume nearby can ensure your information is accurate. Luckily, Relaunch Pad has a guide to help with this. Or, you can check out your local high school or employment agency for further assistance.

Keep in mind that Royal Farms will ask if you’ve been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor offense on their application. It’s very important that you’re honest in this section.

We also have some interviewing tips for Royal Farms for when the time comes:

  1. Arrive 10-15 minutes early for the interview. The company is looking for employees who are on-time and dependable. It’ll also give you time to fill out any necessary paperwork.
  2. Wear clean and wrinkle-free pants and a button-up shirt. Holey jeans and a T-shirt aren’t going to be good dress choices for an interview.
  3. Bring a couple of resumes with you. The interviewer may ask for a copy, plus you can use one as a reference throughout the interview, if needed.

Does Royal Farms do background checks?

Royal Farms will conduct a background check sometime throughout the hiring process that will go back seven years.

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

These states do exactly what Royal Farms does: Their background checks only go back seven years. Check them out here:

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

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

There are currently eight states that won’t consider any not guilty verdicts:

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

There are some states, however, that will look at your whole record. Be aware if you live in these states, because this includes not guilty verdicts:

  • 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 digging online to find Royal Farm’s ratings. On glassdoor.com, they have a 2.5 out of 5 star rating. Most of the past and present employees are happy with the competitive pay and flexible hours. The largest drawback was problems with upper management.

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

Does Royal Farms hire felons? No, they don’t. However, if you manage to get your foot in the door, keep in mind there are certain felonies — and misdemeanors —that will make it even more difficult getting hired at Royal Farms.

  • Theft or fraud charges will prove difficult because you’ll be handling cash and credit card information.
  • Any violent crimes are going to be a problem because you’re working directly with customers and the general public.
  • Drug or alcohol offenses will also be a problem because, again, you’ll be in contact with customers.

Does Royal Farms drug test?

Royal Farms does drug test during the hiring process.

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

Here’s your chance to help others in the same situation. Were you able to get a job at Royal Farms with a felony? Tell us about it. You’d be helping out the entire community!

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Leah Mailcoat
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.