Background Checks and Criminal Records
What are the odds someone with a felony will get hired?
After researching H-E-B and their hiring practices, Relaunch Pad believes your odds of getting hired here are average. Their hiring policy allows former felons to work here, and we know they’ve hired former offenders before. With that being the case, it’s possible you could get a job here as well.
If your crime was a misdemeanor, you might have an even better chance of working here. The key is being honest as you fill out your application, as we know they’ll verify the information with a background check.
There are a variety of entry-level jobs at H-E-B. Here are some examples (you can find what’s current on their careers site):
These are just some of the in-store opportunities. H-E-B also has positions available in areas like manufacturing, warehouse and transportation. They pride themselves on promoting within the company, so these positions could be the start of a long career here.
We know H-E-B has hired former offenders in the past. Now let’s look at how you can increase your chances of getting hired here with a criminal record. We’ll start by spending some time on your resume.
Now it’s time to prep for the interview. If you’ve made it this far, congratulations! Here are some tips to help you land the gig at H-E-B:
Yes. All of our sources agree H-E-B will do an extremely thorough background check. Knowing this is the case, be honest with the information you provide them. We know they’ve hired former felons before, so the fact that you have a record won’t disqualify you.
Here’s some helpful information about background checks:
Some states (including Texas) don’t consider information that’s over seven years old. This means the information about your offense may not come up if enough time has passed. Here’s a complete list of the states in this category:
There are also several states where your background check won’t show any cases where you were found not guilty. Here are the states on that list:
In many states, a background check will reveal your entire record, even cases where you were found not guilty. Here’s a list of those states:
We spent some time on glassdoor.com to see what employees had to say about working at H-E-B. Reviews from nearly 3,000 current and former employees left the company with a rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars. Eighty-five percent of these employees said they’d recommend H-E-B to a friend!
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does H-E-B hire felons? Our sources say they do. However, they have a strong desire to make sure their stores are safe places for their employees and customers. This may make it difficult to get hired here with certain types of felonies, like:
H-E-B doesn’t drug test all of their new employees, but they do test some of them. This could vary based on the location or the position you’re being hired for. Your best bet is to be prepared for a drug test, in case you’re selected for an urinalysis.