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Does White Castle Hire Felons in 2021?

By Last update August 8, 2019
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The right job can have so many benefits, including boosting your self-esteem and overall confidence. So let’s take a look at: Does White Castle hire felons?

White Castle is a fast food restaurant famous for their sliders and chicken rings. If you enjoy Crave Cases and customer service, let us help you get a job at White Castle with a felony. We’re going to look at the following questions, and more:

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

We know it’s tough for felons to find work. How do we know? Because our team is comprised of former felons and those who have worked closely with them. That’s why we directly contact companies and ask them if they hire people with felony convictions. We’re committed to helping you live your best life.

So let’s take a look at how to get hired at White Castle with a record.

Does White Castle hire felons?

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Official company policy for hiring felons

We contacted White Castle and this is what they had to say:

“White Castle does not have a policy regarding the hiring of those with past felony convictions. All applicants, including those with past felony convictions, are considered for employment on an individual basis.”

Has White Castle hired felons in the past?

Yes, White Castle has hired felons in the past.

Does White Castle hire people with misdemeanors?

Based on their statement and hiring policy, it’s safe to assume that they’ll hire people with misdemeanors.

Is White Castle on the Ban the Box list?

Ban the Box is an initiative to rid applications of the checkbox asking if you’ve been convicted of a crime. The Fair Chance Business Pledge is a part of this and asks employers to look past your criminal record and to focus on your skills and strengths instead.

White Castle isn’t on the Ban the Box list, but that’s okay — we know they hire on an individual basis. We also filled out their online application and found there was no box asking if we’ve been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor.

Does White Castle have special programs for hiring felons?

White Castle currently doesn’t offer any special programs for hiring felons.

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

High likelihood of being hired with a felony

We give you high odds of being hired at White Castle with a felony. There is no bias for or against hiring felons and they hire on a case-by-case basis, so you have a good chance of landing an entry-level position with the company.

What are some entry-level jobs?

Team member is the main entry-level job at White Castle. Your main jobs would be prepping food and cleaning and stocking. Starting off as a team member will give you the chance to learn the company’s ins-and-outs, setting you up for a promotion later on. They also offer training and benefits for employees.

How to get hired at White Castle with a felony

We’ll first take a look at your resume and tailor it to match what they’re looking for. White Castle is a fast food restaurant, so if you have previous fast food experience be sure to include it on your resume. List all relevant work history as well ? company name, address, phone number and dates of employment.

If you’d like some additional assistance, Relaunch Pad has a guide specifically for felons. Once you’re satisfied with your resume, you’re ready to navigate White Castle’s career page to find your location and fill out the online application.

You’ve created a resume, filled out the application and received a call for an interview, what do you do now? Now we’re going to look at some tips for interviewing with White Castle:

  • Dress to impress. While you don’t need to get fancy with your outfit, put some thought into it. Make sure your clothes are clean and wrinkle-free. Wear khakis and a dress shirt for men and a skirt and blouse for the ladies. An interview isn’t the time for jeans and an old T-shirt.
  • Have a pleasant attitude. Odds are you’ll be working closely with the general public. White Castle is going to want to hire someone that will smile and be positive, even in stressful situations.
  • Talk about your talents and skills. Let them know where you acquired these skills and how they’ll help you here.
  • Let the company representative know what you’ve been doing since your release. If you’ve done community service, volunteer work or taking classes, tell them about it!  This will show you’re serious about becoming a productive citizen once again.
  • Ask questions at the end of the interview. This will show the company representative that you were listening throughout the interview. It’ll also give you a chance to clear up any questions about your potential job duties and what is expected of you as an employee.

Does White Castle do background checks?

Our sources say White Castle will do a background check sometime during the hiring process.

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

Each state is different. Be informed of the laws in yours. The states on this list only go back seven years, for example:

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

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

Even better, if you were found not guilty in these states, those court cases won’t even show up:

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

However, you should be aware if your state is on this list. They can and will see your entire record, including the 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 surfed the internet to research White Castle’s ratings. On glassdoor.com, they scored 3.4 out of 5 stars. Of the 267 reviews, most of the previous and current employees say they like the customer service, paid time off and free meals. The negative reviews mostly talked about the long hours and bad customer experiences.

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

Does White Castle hire felons? They do, on an individual basis. But keep in mind that some felonies might hurt your chances. The following felonies may make it tougher to get hired at White Castle:

  • Theft and fraud, because chances are you’ll run the cash register from time-to-time.
  • Violent crimes, since you’ll be interacting directly with the general public.
  • Drug and alcohol charges, because you could be working in the back around the kitchen equipment.

Does White Castle drug test?

The person we spoke to didn’t mention it. Plus, according to our online sources, White Castle doesn’t perform any type of drug test.

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

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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.