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Mister c in Dayton, Ohio

50 months ago

Does best buy just Check for felonies or misdemeanors? I am sure the app said only felonies but I can't remember. I was recently hired and passed the drug test. I am waiting on my background check which contains a DISMISSED felony. I ran a check on myself and the charge was dismissed 6 years ago. It was a marijuana offense. I was told employers are supposed to ignore dismissed charges.. I do have a few misdemeanors however but if the app only said felonies that should be all they look at right?

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mofo in Monterey Park, California

50 months ago

your lucky I applied for best buys I didn't get hired and my records are absolutely clean.

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Mister c in Dayton, Ohio

50 months ago

mofo in Monterey Park, California said: your lucky I applied for best buys I didn't get hired and my records are absolutely clean.

I have an extensive background in computers and a degree and certificates.

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brandonholman in Greeley, Colorado

47 months ago

They check for Felonies including misdemeanors and just felonies/misdemeanors. They check in state and federal courts, and county courts. They also check the National Sex Offender registry and for retail theft.

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brandonholman in Greeley, Colorado

47 months ago

I am a new-hire to bestbuy, supposed to start my job July 28, 2013 in Computers and Tablets as a sales associate. I did the drug test and passed it (of course). And I submited to the background check the day after my 3rd interview which went amazing. However it is now August 13, 2013 and I have yet to begin this amazing job because the store has not received my background check. I have received my paper copy that I request a little more than a week ago now. And the only thing that shows up is a Misdemeanor for petty theft.. The record was from almost a year ago and the GM of the store said that it won't be a problem because my job. I call every-other day to check on the status of the check and give them all weekend with no calls

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Mister c in Englewood, Ohio

47 months ago

Took them about three weeks to clear my background for work. But all I had was misdemeanor weed possession. Theft is a serious problem when applying for retail positions. You might not get the job.. I work in computers and tablets as well.. Good luck

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Nick in Lake Elsinore, California

47 months ago

I was hired last Friday and they called me on thursday about orientation. I have a clean record so maybe that's why it was so fast.

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timcanales in Fontana, California

46 months ago

I have a third interview next week, and i dont know how to disclose on a misdameanor for public intoxication or if i should.

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timcanales in Fontana, California

46 months ago

Brandon Holman in Greeley, Colorado said: I am a new-hire to bestbuy, supposed to start my job July 28, 2013 in Computers and Tablets as a sales associate . I did the drug test and passed it (of course). And I submited to the background check the day after my 3rd interview which went amazing. However it is now August 13, 2013 and I have yet to begin this amazing job because the store has not received my background check. I have received my paper copy that I request a little more than a week ago now. And the only thing that shows up is a Misdemeanor for petty theft.. The record was from almost a year ago and the GM of the store said that it won't be a problem because my job. I call every-other day to check on the status of the check and give them all weekend with no calls

did you ever get the job

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timcanales in Fontana, California

46 months ago

Mister c said: Lol they won't care about a misdemeanor that isn't theft related

thank for the response. Do you think i should still disclose on it at my third interview?

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CHaze in Lemont, Illinois

23 months ago

I got offered a job at best buy and scared about the background check..I have a misdemeanor that's not theft related ..would they care..

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CHaze in Lemont, Illinois

23 months ago

Mister c in Englewood, Ohio said: Took them about three weeks to clear my background for work. But all I had was misdemeanor weed possession. Theft is a serious problem when applying for retail positions. You might not get the job.. I work in computers and tablets as well.. Good luck

I have a misdemeanor thats not theft related... and was offered a job I'm scared of the background check...but my hiring manager said I should be ok...I'm still worried

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ctell310 in Torrance, California

20 months ago

Mister c in Dayton, Ohio said: Does best buy just Check for felonies or misdemeanors? I am sure the app said only felonies but I can't remember. I was recently hired and passed the drug test. I am waiting on my background check which contains a DISMISSED felony. I ran a check on myself and the charge was dismissed 6 years ago. It was a marijuana offense. I was told employers are supposed to ignore dismissed charges.. I do have a few misdemeanors however but if the app only said felonies that should be all they look at right?

As long as they are not theft related, I would not worry about it, but I DK about where you live, California is an at will employer and they can hire or not hire you or even fired for no reason, I work at a Best Buy and Southern California, I had one misdemeanor on th I work at a Best Buy and Southern California, I had one misdemeanor on my record , they did not even think twice about it, I started one week almost to the day business days from when I applied online, is long as you're not a career criminal and no thefts, I think u will be fine

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Huera in Tustin, California

19 months ago

mofo in Monterey Park, California said: your lucky I applied for best buys I didn't get hired and my records are absolutely clean.

Did you have to pay for your background check??

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Huera in Tustin, California

19 months ago

Brandon Holman in Greeley, Colorado said: I am a new-hire to bestbuy, supposed to start my job July 28, 2013 in Computers and Tablets as a sales associate . I did the drug test and passed it (of course). And I submited to the background check the day after my 3rd interview which went amazing. However it is now August 13, 2013 and I have yet to begin this amazing job because the store has not received my background check. I have received my paper copy that I request a little more than a week ago now. And the only thing that shows up is a Misdemeanor for petty theft.. The record was from almost a year ago and the GM of the store said that it won't be a problem because my job. I call every-other day to check on the status of the check and give them all weekend with no calls

Hi I have a question did you have to pay for your background check?

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Justin in League City, Texas

18 months ago

There is an email going around saying you have been offered a job with best buy and need to do a background check. Looked into it and its totally bogus as I suspected. Just a heads up.

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Imparo in Scottsdale, Arizona

16 months ago

QUIT COMPLAINING AND DO SOMETHING. NOBODY'S GOING TO FIX IT FOR YOU. I'VE CREATED THIS PETITION; SO SIGN IT. QUIT HIDING. IT'S ALREADY PUBLIC RECORD. NOTHINGS PRIVATE ANY MORE. STAND UP AND DEFEND YOURSELVES BY GETTING VOCAL AND PUTTING YOUR SIGNATURE TO PAPER (THE ONLY COMMUNICATION GOVERNMENT UNDERSTANDS). ONLY THE U.S. AND THE U.K. HAVE PERMANENT PUBLIC RECORDS THAT FOREVER INFLUENCE EMPLOYMENT. BUT WE ALSO HAVE NEGLIGENT HIRING LAWS. THE U.S. ALSO HAS 4,000 CRIMINAL LAWS AND 300,000 REGULATIONS. IT'S DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY- AND THIS COUNTRY NEEDS YOUR VOICE/SIGNATURE TO MAKE IT KNOWN. SO, IF YOU WANT CHANGE, CONSIDER SIGNING MY PETITION- or stay on this site and continue complaining. How is that working for ya so far?! SIGN!!! petitions.moveon.org/sign/human-potential-being.

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Imparo in Scottsdale, Arizona

16 months ago

QUIT COMPLAINING AND DO SOMETHING. NOBODY'S GOING TO FIX IT FOR YOU. I'VE CREATED THIS PETITION; SO SIGN IT. QUIT HIDING. IT'S ALREADY PUBLIC RECORD. NOTHINGS PRIVATE ANY MORE. STAND UP AND DEFEND YOURSELVES BY GETTING VOCAL AND PUTTING YOUR SIGNATURE TO PAPER (THE ONLY COMMUNICATION GOVERNMENT UNDERSTANDS). ONLY THE U.S. AND THE U.K. HAVE PERMANENT PUBLIC RECORDS THAT FOREVER INFLUENCE EMPLOYMENT. BUT WE ALSO HAVE NEGLIGENT HIRING LAWS. THE U.S. ALSO HAS 4,000 CRIMINAL LAWS AND 300,000 REGULATIONS. IT'S DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY- AND THIS COUNTRY NEEDS YOUR VOICE/SIGNATURE TO MAKE IT KNOWN. SO, IF YOU WANT CHANGE, CONSIDER SIGNING MY PETITION- or stay on this site and continue complaining. How is that working for ya so far?! SIGN!!! petitions.moveon.org/sign/human-potential-being.fb49?

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Chad b it in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

16 months ago

I got an interview for Best Buy regarding the geek squad position. I have a misdemeanor class C 2nd degree for simple assault. Wonder if they'll hire me. Anyone else have any luck with this?

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Kasper in Del Valle, Texas

9 months ago

Chad b it in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: I got an interview for Best Buy regarding the geek squad position. I have a misdemeanor class C 2nd degree for simple assault. Wonder if they'll hire me. Anyone else have any luck with this?

Did you get the job?

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Chad in Narberth, Pennsylvania

9 months ago

Nope and I was overqualified.

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Joe in Atlanta, Georgia

7 months ago

Best Buy does hire felons. Here is how.
1. If the department and store manager like you.
2. If you are qualified.

There two are the most important.

and

Charges have to be over 7+ years.
Have to have proof you have been an outstanding citizen References and Volunteering. Admit you made a mistake; BB is not so much concerned about your excuses as they are what you can offer the company.
No other incidents.
No active sex offender.

You should have no issues getting on if you meet all of that. --- Felon that works at BB.

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Shirley in Santa Ana, California

7 months ago

I am going to my 3rd interview at Best Buy and have a DUI from 2 years ago. Will that show up on my background check and keep me from getting hired?

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Christopher in North Charleston, South Carolina

7 months ago

I have a misdemeanor assault and battery from 2013 on my record and I told the GM about it, I was offered the job and did the drug test and submitted my background check in, and even the GM hasn't heard anything back from HR yet. Should I be worried ?

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Chad b it in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

7 months ago

Christopher in North Charleston, South Carolina said: I have a misdemeanor assault and battery from 2013 on my record and I told the GM about it, I was offered the job and did the drug test and submitted my background check in, and even the GM hasn't heard anything back from HR yet. Should I be worried ?

Well from my luck I was over qualified for a geek squad position, but did not get hired. They notified several weeks later that someone else was a better fit. I am pretty sure that my simple assault got me DQ'd . Really you need to expand your social connections, make friends that can potentially get you in a good position. It is extremely hard to get hired with any assault charge. The best thing to do, is get hired, work for acouple years and steer clear from Law enforcement.

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xundefined666 in Atlanta, Georgia

6 months ago

I have been given an offer by best buy in NJ for an assistant manager. I have absolutely no convection and %100 clean record. However I have 1 pending charge of possession of control substance and syringes. It shows up in background check as a pending charge and currently outstanding in court, awaiting court date.

Since I am not convicted and still just a pending complaint/charge, what do I answer in the "Have you ever been convicted", or should I disclose it at all? And how would it effect me when they see it on the background report?

Please help! Thank You!

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xundefined666 in Atlanta, Georgia

6 months ago

Christopher in North Charleston, South Carolina said: I have a misdemeanor assault and battery from 2013 on my record and I told the GM about it, I was offered the job and did the drug test and submitted my background check in, and even the GM hasn't heard anything back from HR yet. Should I be worried ?

A DUI is a municipal offense, not criminal. It will not show up..
Let us know how you do, Good Luck!

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GR282188 in Columbia, South Carolina

3 months ago

So I was offered a job but I have a assault and battery charge from 10 yrs ago. No time was served. I also have an open container charge from about 2012-13. I have a pending dui as well. But Ive also just gotten my BS degree this past yr. With this affect me with the background check? The store manager says I may not have anything to worry about although I didnt tell him about the pending DUI because my lawyer is working on getting it dropped. Thanks.

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