Questions and Answers about PenFed Credit Union

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I have been told they check credit of applicants and that influences decision to hire. Is this true?


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Yes it is true however, they are not the only financial institution that pulls credit checks upon hiring.

Answered - Processor (Former Employee) - Alexandria, VA

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Yes they do that

Answered - Processor/Trainer (Former Employee) - Eugene, OR

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Yep. You have to have a good credit score above a certain threshold. I think the reasoning is that people with poor financial habits may be more inclined to engage in fraudulent activity (at least from the company perspective.)

Answered - IT Specialist (Current Employee) - Tysons Corner, VA

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Yes the pull credit, a soft pull though. But they will make exceptions for collection accounts. I had one and I've had coworkers who have as well.


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Yes. A credit report is pulled, you may not have any negative items on your report to be employed with PenFed.

Answered - Branch Service Representative (Former Employee) - Shalimar, FL

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