Finding the right job after a felony just might be the second chance you need for a new start in life. Have you ever wondered: Does Amway hire felons?
Amway is a multi-level marketing company focused on manufacturing and selling health and beauty products. If you’re interested in makeup and skin care, let us help you get a job at Amway with a felony. We’ll answer the following questions, and more:
- Does Amway hire people with misdemeanors?
- How do I apply?
- Does Amway do background checks?
- Will my felony disqualify me?
It can be difficult to find work when you have a conviction on your record. That’s why we directly contact companies and ask them if they hire former felons. We care because we’ve been in your shoes. After all, our team is mostly comprised of ex-offenders and those who’ve worked closely with them.
So, without further delay, let’s look at how to get hired at Amway with a record.
Does Amway hire felons?
Official company policy for hiring felons
We’ve been unable to reach Amway to ask if they hire former felons. However, as stated on their website, Amway is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating . . .
“. . . equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Amway is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, where each employee’s individual uniqueness is valued, creating a culture of belongingness. Amway also proudly hires veterans of our Armed Forces.”
Has Amway hired felons in the past?
Our sources don’t say whether or not Amway has hired felons in the past.
Does Amway hire people with misdemeanors?
We simply can’t answer this at this time. However, since Amway believes in equal opportunities, if your charges are for something small, you should apply to the company.
Is Amway on the Ban the Box list?
Amway isn’t on the Ban the Box list. Companies on the list have committed to removing the checkbox asking if you’ve been convicted of a crime in an effort to hire based on skills and talents instead of your criminal background.
We took the time to fill out their online application and found there’s no box asking if we’ve been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony.
They also haven’t signed the Fair Chance Business Pledge. The Fair Chance Business Pledge is similar to the Ban the Box list. This is a pledge made by employers to focus on your experience and what to have to offer as an employee regardless of any convictions.
Does Amway have special programs for hiring felons?
The company doesn’t offer any special programs for hiring felons. If you’re interested in something like this, check with your local employment agency or workforce development office.
What are the odds that someone with a felony will get hired?
We give your odds of getting hired at Amway with a felony as uncertain. They aren’t on the Ban the Box list and there just isn’t enough information out there to make a definite conclusion, unfortunately.
What are some entry-level jobs?
Entry-level positions at Amway are in manufacturing. If you have experience standing on your feet for long periods of time, can operate a machine or have skills fixing various pieces of equipment, then check out the next section where we’ll show you how to get hired at Amway.
How to get hired at Amway with a felony
We don’t know for sure if Amway will hire ex-offenders, but you’ve decided you want to give it a try anyway. That’s awesome, but how? You start by standing out from the others, from your resume to the interview.
On your resume, be sure to account for all previous work history related to manufacturing. Have you operated a machine before? Do you have experience driving a forklift? What about working in the shipping or receiving departments? Where did you pick up this experience? Was it in school, a previous job, or in prison? Amway needs to know these things so they can make an informed decision with which department to place you in.
When it’s time for your interview, wear something business casual. Take out any piercings and hide any tattoos that you can. Arrive 10-15 minutes early so the company will take you seriously. They aren’t going to do that if you show up late and in jeans and a t-shirt.
During the interview, talk up this experience and the skills and talents that come with it. Sell them on the knowledge that you already have so they know they don’t have to train you in every aspect of the job.
If you do these things, you’ll have a shot at a position with Amway. If you’re still not sure you’re ready, check out Successful Release’s The Complete Guide to Making an Incredible Resume (for Former Felons).
Does Amway do background checks?
We are unaware if Amway will do background checks. Keep in mind, though, that most companies will do some sort of check, even if it’s to verify you can legally work for their company.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
The following states don’t consider any convictions seven years old or more:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Even better, the states on this list don’t worry about any not guilty verdicts:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
However, be aware that there are still states that will look at your whole record. Keep that in mind if you live in these states:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We did some online digging to bring you Amway’s ratings. Glassdoor.com gives them 3.7 out of 5 stars. Most of the reviews are positive, with 76% saying they’d recommend the company to a friend. The downside seems to be limited benefits and opportunity for advancement.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Does Amway hire felons? We don’t know for sure, but we do know there are certain felonies that might hurt your chances. Since you’ll likely be working with a team of co-workers, any violent crimes might pose a problem. The same goes for drug- or alcohol-related charges since you’ll be working with equipment and machines. Theft convictions might also create a job risk for the employer and therefore hold you back.
Does Amway drug test?
We have no first-hand information on whether or not Amway will drug test. It’s best to prepare as if they do.
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