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telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon

62 months ago

Thank you, it was just as I feared, the unknown. I was honest about it on my background check, and the fingerprint guys said not to worry- its so small. Honesty is the best policy, I hope? I had enough money to buy one can, but not the other, and I made a poor decision, and that I have paid for it more dearly than anyone person could know. (I should have not eaten that night. Some Ethiopian kid is flipping me off, I'm sure.)
And Joe, ha ha very funny, but seriously cuffs are a surefire cure for kleptomania.

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Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York

62 months ago

It's funny, a lot of the people who write on Indeed are ok...what I mean is good everyday people.

We are no different than the people who have jobs. But yet the employed, HR included, treat us like we are so very different.

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telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon

62 months ago

HR is paid to view you as an asset or liability. It would make sense that one would be soaped up, saddled, bit, and bridled to show off assets. It is really nothing personal, and honestly, my current posting is right up there with septic tank cleaners, just slightly below fry cook, and about as warmly received as Jehovah's witnesses knocking on the door during Charles Manson's birthday party. (I think I may have offended myself just now.) We are different. We are adaptable, and highly determined, we unemployed have many untapped skills to explore. We are the steady open hand of middle class america. Work hard, head down, like a fancy workhorse with assets, karma can't deny you forever. Yippie for the dreamers and doers of middle (present company below poverty line included aka me)income. I'VE HAD A LOT OF ROCKSTARS, and am feeling amped!!!!! Gonna go clean, and bake!

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Don'tbelieveit in Phoenix, Arizona

62 months ago

Remember..."Human Capital"....

“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”
― Thomas Paine

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telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon

62 months ago

Backround cleared. Thanks Joe and Believe it. Made time go by faster. :-)

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swhmetta in austin, Texas

60 months ago

Here is my concern: I fully disclosed a deferred sentence for a felony larceny (Adj withheld) from 20 years ago. The recruiter has been great and very positive through the whole process. She encouraged me to drive 10 hours for a final interview, regardless of the disclosure. They loved me and offered a manager position contingent on a background check. Keep in mind, I have been a bank manager for over 8 years at various institutions. So now, I wait. I am concerned due to the SAFE Act. I wonder if they will hire me because I was upfront and honest with them? The only person that knows is the recruiter. She felt that it wasn't the hiring manager's business. I agree. It's an HR thing. It has been 2 days. Anybody have any similar circumstances with Adj Withheld and being upfront? I pray that I get the job. I have been quite successful as a bank manager in the past and have even won cruise trips back in the days when banks offered it for successful managers.

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nottoworry in Springfield, Illinois

48 months ago

I am completely stressed out because I interviewed for a positon about 2 weeks ago and I am stressed about my background check. I got a DUI in 2007 and it was a misdeamenor, but I am not sure if it will stop me from getting hired as an office assistant. On the application when it asked if you were convicted with anything other than a minor traffic violation I answered no. I have worked in nursing prior and have never been denied employment form my background. I am confused as to what is going on and taking so long because I really need the job. FYI, I have always answered no this question can someone please give me some advice.

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Bluetea in Texas

48 months ago

nottoworry in Springfield, Illinois said: I am completely stressed out because I interviewed for a positon about 2 weeks ago and I am stressed about my background check. I got a DUI in 2007 and it was a misdeamenor, but I am not sure if it will stop me from getting hired as an office assistant. On the application when it asked if you were convicted with anything other than a minor traffic violation I answered no. I have worked in nursing prior and have never been denied employment form my background. I am confused as to what is going on and taking so long because I really need the job. FYI, I have always answered no this question can someone please give me some advice.

It depends on the job and how extensive the BG will be. A BG check, if it is done by a 3rd party can take as long as a month. This is even if you got the job.

Misdemeanors usually don't show up but felony convictions will.

Companies don't care if "you really need the job". So unless, you have a written offer, keep applying for other jobs.

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Dreezy11 in Front Royal, Virginia

46 months ago

gg in Galveston, Texas said: Really would appreciate some more info on the company "First Advantage"...specifically the types/content of pre-employment screening and background checks they use for new hires. Already been offered and negotiated, accepted a position. Was just emailed a release form from new employer for "First Advantage" to run reports. I would like to see what is there BEFORE I return signed release form. Anyone out there familiar with their reports or whom I can engage in running a personal report for me ASAP? I have never seen my background info and would like to be sure it is accurate and complete. Immediate help will be greatly appreciated!

I called first advantage for Wells Fargo and they said they only check for criminal

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Mr Mr in Missouri, Missouri

46 months ago

Dont worry about it. I jst got one back from Wells like 2 days after I sent out my prints and I was fine. I have stuff in my past and have been fingerprinted before for an FA position from a different firm and I spoke to the principle and she said she didnt have anything sent back to her (which I new or I would have been employed their). just relax. If you have stolen or lied than apply somewhere else because your not going to gain employment.

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dunnd40 in Sterling, Virginia

40 months ago

Joe Gagill in Monticello, New York said: I always chuckle when you nuckleheads worry so much about the background checks.

I'm sorry but it's comical. I can actually see the sweat coming off your words.

I will say Banks bg checks are tougher than others.

I do wish you the best.

It's spelled "knuckleheads" you ....well, you know. Thanks for the chuckle, though.

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HopefullyIPass in Napa, California

40 months ago

telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon said: Respectfully, I am not a knucklehead, Joe, just a telemarketer who cannot support my family on minimum wage. I am not a newbie, still wet behind the ears. I just wanted to know if I was placing too large a bet on a dead horse.

I saw your comment and just wanted to wish you the best. Keep fighting and keep moving forward for yourself and your family!

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Rlbxb2 in Denver, Colorado

37 months ago

I got an offer letter on October 1st, 2014 and did my fingerprints and background on October 3rd, 2014. It's October 15th now and I'm going crazy! I need this job belt. Does it taking so long mean it's good or bad?

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swhmetta in austin, Texas

37 months ago

Rlbxb2 in Denver, Colorado said: I got an offer letter on October 1st, 2014 and did my fingerprints and background on October 3rd, 2014. It's October 15th now and I'm going crazy! I need this job belt. Does it taking so long mean it's good or bad?

They have probably found something on you record. It needs to be verified. IF you were honest with them, you shouldn't have an issue. I once worked my way up through the banking ranks with no experience all the way to a District Manager making a solid 6 figure a year salary. I did it with a felony larceny arrest (not conviction) from 15 years prior, and a misdemeanor pot possession on my record. For 8 plus years, I never had an issue. I was a top performer and won many cruise trips. Granted, that was before the SAFE Act. Now, it's a bit more challenging.

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girlmelondy in Stockton, California

37 months ago

RCris in Miami, Florida said: Hey is just a week after my interview, which went great the manager who interviewed me told me he was going to make a decision between candidates and contact them on Thursday (interview took place Tuesday) which he didn't do, however I did get a call from a Recruiter telling me that my interview was great, offering the position and advising me about the next step on the process, background and fingerprinting check, she did tell me a date to start training and never mentioned about the waiting time on my checks. Should I just wait for them to call me? Should I call them to let them know I completed my background application and fingerprinting? What if the date of the training approaches?
Thank you!

I did my background check 6 business days ago. My training classes start monday and today is friday. This ssucks, i cant quit my job and set up babysitting. Impatiently waiting. Going for phone banker position.

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swhmetta in austin, Texas

37 months ago

girlmelondy in Stockton, California said: I did my background check 6 business days ago. My training classes start monday and today is friday. This ssucks, i cant quit my job and set up babysitting. Impatiently waiting. Going for phone banker position.

Call them and find out what time you should show up. Assume your background went through. Otherwise, they will wonder why you are worried.

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financegirl in Blenheim, South Carolina

32 months ago

Was offered a position with Wells did fingerprint and had to answer some questions about bad debt several years ago. Fingerprinted two weeks ago and all information submit to fitness team 1 week ago. The recruiter said she would call as soon as she got word, wondering does anyone know how long this can possible take.

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shad_b in San Diego, California

28 months ago

financegirl in Blenheim, South Carolina said: Was offered a position with Wells did fingerprint and had to answer some questions about bad debt several years ago. Fingerprinted two weeks ago and all information submit to fitness team 1 week ago. The recruiter said she would call as soon as she got word, wondering does anyone know how long this can possible take.

Did you get the job with Wells Fargo?

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Kia in West Babylon, New York

24 months ago

I went to the group interview for WF sept 23,2015 got a call from the hiring manager on 09/25/2015 for a second interview on 09/29/2015. 10/8/2015 I got an email saying that I didn't get the job. 11/04/2015 the hiring manager sent me an email along if I was still interested in the position, I reposted to the job then she called and said I got the job pending the background check. On 11/06/2015 I took the finger prints. How long does it take for the bg check to come back. I've worked at the airport previously and passed their FBI checks, is it similar?

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Bridget in Canton, Michigan

23 months ago

I was asked to fill out paperwork for a background check last week and still haven't heard anything back yet.

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Phonebankerca in El Monte, California

23 months ago

Same here!! I'm kind of worried since I had an incident when I was a teenager

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Reesebaby89 in Oakland, California

19 months ago

Rlbxb2 in Denver, Colorado said: I got an offer letter on October 1st, 2014 and did my fingerprints and background on October 3rd, 2014. It's October 15th now and I'm going crazy! I need this job belt. Does it taking so long mean it's good or bad?

I got an offer for employment on april 2nd. They said they would email me to do the background check. I am still waiting. Did you go in to do your background check and fingerprints?

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catman6 in Dublin, California

19 months ago

the hiring process at wells in today's day is basically going online,applying,taking a little online test of common sense questions. Once you pass this one you will schedule a phone interview with a recruiter. After doing the phone interview I believe you go to a group interview (I did at least). Once you get through the group interview you basically can end up at that branch or any other branch near it. If you are starting this process after leaving another job I'd suggest doing something in between. It could take 1-4 months and possibly longer to finally start getting paid. If you are a desirable candidate you'll find a branch quickly and if not you could end up in the four month bracket. FYI this is detailed to the Bay Area in specific and may be different in more remote markets where branches don't have as many candidates. I got hired on as a teller and my background check to become a banker took a month on its own not to mention training was another month. It is a tedious process dealing with the process of getting hired or transferring because you're working through a recruiter over the phone who's assisting who knows how many other potential workers. I have seen over five recruiters come and go since I started with the company so it must be a very stressful job.

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Reesebaby89 in Oakland, California

19 months ago

catman6 in Dublin, California said: the hiring process at wells in today's day is basically going online,applying,taking a little online test of common sense questions. Once you pass this one you will schedule a phone interview with a recruiter. After doing the phone interview I believe you go to a group interview (I did at least). Once you get through the group interview you basically can end up at that branch or any other branch near it. If you are starting this process after leaving another job I'd suggest doing something in between. It could take 1-4 months and possibly longer to finally start getting paid. If you are a desirable candidate you'll find a branch quickly and if not you could end up in the four month bracket. FYI this is detailed to the Bay Area in specific and may be different in more remote markets where branches don't have as many candidates. I got hired on as a teller and my background check to become a banker took a month on its own not to mention training was another month. It is a tedious process dealing with the process of getting hired or transferring because you're working through a recruiter over the phone who's assisting who knows how many other potential workers. I have seen over five recruiters come and go since I started with the company so it must be a very stressful job.

Thank you. I got hired at a branch in Oakland. I am just waiting for a email to do my background check and it has already been a week. But I will wait patiently. I have temp office position for the in between time.

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saloni in Frisco, Texas

18 months ago

Can I get finger printing done from anywhere ?

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Della in Frisco, Texas

18 months ago

Is it ok to join a different company while background screening is going on? Will they find out Im currently employed , if I mentioned in my resume I am not employed currently anywhere? since it is only a conditional offer , I do not want to let go of a sure offer for something that may or may not happen.

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Joe.Cutler in Saint Louis, Missouri

15 months ago

Dreezy11 in Front Royal, Virginia said: I called first advantage for Wells Fargo and they said they only check for criminal

They check employment verification too. My employers received the call, but my professional references didn't receive any call from them.

First Advantage has lot of products/background check packages, so it really depends on a company which particular product/package use for background checks.

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Phonebanker in Los Angeles, California

14 months ago

Joe.Cutler in Saint Louis, Missouri said: They check employment verification too. My employers received the call, but my professional references didn't receive any call from them.

First Advantage has lot of products/background check packages, so it really depends on a company which particular product/package use for background checks.

If they don't ask for you'r employment history will they Still check employee references, I only ask since I've worked with government and has been asked by first advantage in the past to provide employment with my IRS taxes as a part of Background Check Should I prepare myself to get documents and paperwork with Wells?

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Dex santos in San Diego, California

13 months ago

telemarketingscum in Salem, Oregon said: Backround cleared. Thanks Joe and Believe it. Made time go by faster. :-)

Can medical record always show up in background check?

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Phonebanker in Los Angeles, California

13 months ago

I went in to do my background check 09/30/2016 at 1:10pm by 5pm i recieved a call from my WF recruiter saying I PAST!!!! Ive learned the background check is focused on financial criminal background, you have to understand this is banking not medical, any criminal acts will appear however if something comes up in medical that might effect your work duties this alone can be questionable

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Phonebanker in Los Angeles, California

13 months ago

I went in to do my background check 09/30/2016 at 1:10pm by 5pm i recieved a call from my WF recruiter saying I PAST!!!! Ive learned the background check is focused on financial criminal background, you have to understand this is banking not medical, any criminal acts will appear however if something comes up in medical that might effect your work duties this alone can be questionable

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Stressed to the maxx in Stone Mountain, Georgia

12 months ago

I have a misdemeanor from 5yrs ago I've never been in trouble prior and never been after I recently applied at wellsfargo for a phone banker one position I was offered the job I went and got finger printed I contacted the recruiter the same day and he told me something came up and they had to do some investigation and for me to hold tight and not to give up some one please help

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Shygirl93 in Charlotte, North Carolina

12 months ago

Phonebanker in Los Angeles, California said: I went in to do my background check 09/30/2016 at 1:10pm by 5pm i recieved a call from my WF recruiter saying I PAST!!!! Ive learned the background check is focused on financial criminal background, you have to understand this is banking not medical, any criminal acts will appear however if something comes up in medical that might effect your work duties this alone can be questionable

So they are mainly looking to see if you were convicted of theft, embezzlement etc.? How far back does the background check go?

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Shygirl93 in Charlotte, North Carolina

12 months ago

How far does Wells Fargo go back when they do a background check? I'm an employee of Wells since 1998. When I was younger I got into some trouble, was never convicted of anything. I've never even been arrested. I'm interested in what they look for because I'm looking to start applying for a position in 2017.

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IMJ in Palm Bay, Florida

11 months ago

saloni in Frisco, Texas said: Can I get finger printing done from anywhere ?

Yes, but don't use a police station. They do the ink thing, and they take forever. Find a place that does the electronic thing....Much quicker...

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IMJ in Palm Bay, Florida

11 months ago

Shygirl93 in Charlotte, North Carolina said: How far does Wells Fargo go back when they do a background check? I'm an employee of Wells since 1998. When I was younger I got into some trouble, was never convicted of anything. I've never even been arrested. I'm interested in what they look for because I'm looking to start applying for a position in 2017.

They can go back as far as they want to when it comes to the financial industry. They are looking for who you are, and what you may have done.....And don't forget, the sad part about it all, it not only doesn't pertain to what you would do for the company "moving forward", but a human being or two will decide your fate when they probably don't even know you.....Seems unfair if you're on the other side of the fence....

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nisey5700 in Herriman, Utah

9 months ago

Phonebanker in Los Angeles, California said: I went in to do my background check 09/30/2016 at 1:10pm by 5pm i recieved a call from my WF recruiter saying I PAST!!!! Ive learned the background check is focused on financial criminal background, you have to understand this is banking not medical, any criminal acts will appear however if something comes up in medical that might effect your work duties this alone can be questionable

Please learn grammar. It is passed.

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Author in Toronto, Ontario

7 months ago

I cleared a skype interview in MNC.hr contacted me and asked for id proofs and references I have submitted everything.they contacted my references next day of my submission. But I didn't heared anything from them yet.2weeks past iam still waiting.It is a contract job position.
If anyone have any idea regarding this situation please reply. Iam so worried.

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Treyday in Seattle, Washington

6 months ago

nottoworry in Springfield, Illinois said: I am completely stressed out because I interviewed for a positon about 2 weeks ago and I am stressed about my background check. I got a DUI in 2007 and it was a misdeamenor, but I am not sure if it will stop me from getting hired as an office assistant . On the application when it asked if you were convicted with anything other than a minor traffic violation I answered no. I have worked in nursing prior and have never been denied employment form my background. I am confused as to what is going on and taking so long because I really need the job. FYI, I have always answered no this question can someone please give me some advice.

Be Honest that's my Advice to you. You answering no instead of yes might've caught up to you.

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