Policies surrounding past transgressions

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joe in Boston, Massachusetts

62 months ago

I have a question for all of you out there. I recently applied for a position at Fidelity and was offered the job on the spot, granted on a temp basis for now. I am now going through the veritude background security check. While i have lived a rather exemplary life, i have a blip on the radar. I was in a car where a substance was found in January of 2004 (just about eight years ago). No convictions, case was ultimately dismissed, but I had no choice but to disclose this information on the application knowing full well that it's much better to be honest than lie (question was "is there any event from your past that may question your integrity?"). Honestly, what are my chances here? The folks from my boss, to future coworkers right down to the HR people have been nothing but impressed with me. Does fidelity have a zero tolerance policy on things of this nature? Government security checks for example have a whole list of reasons why and individual in this exact situation should be allow to posses classified information. I'm am really freaking out here because i'm in love with this job. thanks everyone.

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atxl in Katy, Texas

16 months ago

Whatever happened?

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Mark May in Atlanta, Georgia

15 months ago

joe in Boston, Massachusetts said: I have a question for all of you out there. I recently applied for a position at Fidelity and was offered the job on the spot, granted on a temp basis for now. I am now going through the veritude background security check. While i have lived a rather exemplary life, i have a blip on the radar. I was in a car where a substance was found in January of 2004 (just about eight years ago). No convictions, case was ultimately dismissed, but I had no choice but to disclose this information on the application knowing full well that it's much better to be honest than lie (question was "is there any event from your past that may question your integrity?"). Honestly, what are my chances here? The folks from my boss, to future coworkers right down to the HR people have been nothing but impressed with me. Does fidelity have a zero tolerance policy on things of this nature? Government security checks for example have a whole list of reasons why and individual in this exact situation should be allow to posses classified information. I'm am really freaking out here because i'm in love with this job. thanks everyone.

Please tell us what happened

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atxl in Katy, Texas

15 months ago

They don't have a zero tolerance policy but they will ask you for details.

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Mark May in Atlanta, Georgia

15 months ago

atxl in Katy, Texas said: They don't have a zero tolerance policy but they will ask you for details.

Did they find it on the background check, how through was the background check? Did they look at your credit too? Did you have anything in collections? How long is the background check taking?

I'm flying out there on my own dime and its cost me like 1000 bucks, and I have a few speed bumps on my record (I used to be an addict, but I have cleaned up my life and overcome addiction).....I basically spend all my savings for this trip.

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atxl in Katy, Texas

15 months ago

The background check takes two weeks to complete, only after you get a written offer.they look at everything and go more in depth than a normal background check. They will find everything out pretty much.

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lcarr in Fl in Palatka, Florida

11 months ago

Does anyone know how many years back does Fidelity go on criminal background checks. I was arrested 3 times for grand theft in the early 90's. All charges were dismissed and or thrown out. Does this effect me getting a job? Also had a foreclosure 2 years ago. no credit card debit only a couple medical bills in collections.

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atxl in Houston, Texas

11 months ago

Unless those arrests were expunged,you cannot get hired for this position. They do a credit check that goes back 7 years.

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atxl in Houston, Texas

11 months ago

You won't get hired because it involved theft. Credit check goes back 7 years.

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lcarr in Fl in Palatka, Florida

11 months ago

atxl in Houston, Texas said: You won't get hired because it involved theft. Credit check goes back 7 years.

To atxl in Houston so they go back more than 20 years on criminal background checks. Is this common with all financial companies i.e. Morgan Stanley, Edward Jones, etc. Your help is appreciated

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Yvonne in Carrollton, Texas

10 months ago

joe in Boston, Massachusetts said: I have a question for all of you out there. I recently applied for a position at Fidelity and was offered the job on the spot, granted on a temp basis for now. I am now going through the veritude background security check. While i have lived a rather exemplary life, i have a blip on the radar. I was in a car where a substance was found in January of 2004 (just about eight years ago). No convictions, case was ultimately dismissed, but I had no choice but to disclose this information on the application knowing full well that it's much better to be honest than lie (question was "is there any event from your past that may question your integrity?"). Honestly, what are my chances here? The folks from my boss, to future coworkers right down to the HR people have been nothing but impressed with me. Does fidelity have a zero tolerance policy on things of this nature? Government security checks for example have a whole list of reasons why and individual in this exact situation should be allow to posses classified information. I'm am really freaking out here because i'm in love with this job. thanks everyone.

Did you get hired on

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Micheal Bragg in boston, Massachusetts

10 months ago

I have a question. Fidelity asked me during an interview last week if I had ever been fired from a job or had ever been suspended from a job before. I answered no to both. I did get suspended twice at a previous job due to an investigation but nothing ever came of it. Will they find out that I was suspended previously? and if so will that ruin my chances at getting a job with fidelity? thank you

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