If you’re interested in working in the automotive industry, you should check out this article answering the question: Does Jiffy Lube hire felons? We contacted them directly to find out. We also put together some information about:
- Does Jiffy Lube do background checks?
- Can you get hired there with your record?
- Does Jiffy Lube hire people with misdemeanors?
To help you on your job search journey, Successful Release is here to provide support. Our team has significant experience helping felons find employment in the real world. We source our staff from former felons, so we know how to help!
Here is everything you need to know about how to get hired at Jiffy Lube with a felony.
Does Jiffy Lube hire felons?
Official company policy for hiring felons
We contacted Jiffy Lube directly to find out if they hire former felons. The company gave us the following official statement:
“Each Jiffy Lube Service Centre is independently owned and operated. We recommend that you directly contact your local Jiffy Lube Service Centre for any requests regarding employment opportunities or information.”
Have they hired felons in the past?
The above statement suggests each Jiffy Lube store is responsible for its own hiring. However, we know from other sources that they do hire former felons.
Does Jiffy Lube hire people with misdemeanors?
Maybe your criminal record is for more minor offenses and you’ve completed your sentence in a local or county jail. If this is the case, it’s a comfort to know Jiffy Lube hires people with misdemeanors. Current and former employees confirmed this.
Are they on the Ban the Box list?
Yes they are. The company has signed the Fair Chance Business Pledge, making it easier to get a job at Jiffy Lube with a felony.
The pledge comes from the Ban the Box program that limits what questions an employer can ask on a job application. They literally want to remove the box asking if an applicant has a felony record. Therefore, Jiffy Lube is a great place to start your job search.
Do they have any special programs for hiring felons?
Jiffy Lube doesn’t have any special programs for hiring former felons yet. However, we’ve confirmed that some shops have hired people living in halfway houses. This suggests that they are interested in helping the people in their communities. We think this is a step in the right direction!
What are the odds someone with a felony will get hired?
You have a high chance of being hired at Jiffy Lube with a felony. We base this on the official hiring statement from the company and our research. Read on to get tips on improving your odds.
What are some entry-level jobs?
There are several potential entry-level jobs at Jiffy Lube. These positions are ideal for former felons looking to start their lives. More importantly, they don’t require a lot of education or experience to start.
Some examples include:
Customer Service Advisor
As a Customer Service Advisor, you’re the person working directly with the customer. Understanding what the customer needs and being knowledgeable about all services and products Jiffy Lube offers is key. Your job is to recommend the best services or products for customers.
The Customer Service Advisor position requires someone who is respectful, friendly and trustworthy, and has good communication skills. Previous customer service experience is an asset, but not really necessary.
If you like working on vehicles, you might want to be a Lube Technician. To be a Lube Technician, you must have a valid driver’s license. Your responsibilities include doing vehicle inspections, changing oil, checking fluid levels and checking tire pressure. Any prior automotive work you’ve done, even if it’s just doing some of your own vehicle maintenance, will be helpful. However, it’s not usually necessary.
The job is fast-paced. It involves using heavy machinery, performing manual labor and heavy lifting, and driving vehicles in and out of service bays. Therefore, prepare to work hard. As a Lube Technician, you’ll receive certification through the Jiffy Lube University training program. This program is recognized by the American Council on Education and counts as a college credit. It’s a great place to start if you want to work your way up in the automotive industry.
How to get a job at Jiffy Lube with a felony
You can either apply online or directly at the store. You can find the application here.
The Jiffy Lube application asks you to confirm that you have a valid driver’s license. You’ll also need to list your previous work experience and training, particularly in automotive, retail and management.
Our best advice is to go to the store or stores you want to work at and apply directly. You can take in a completed application (from the link above) or ask for one at the store.
There are several advantages to applying in person:
- You can make a good first impression.
- You get a feeling for what it might be like to work at the store.
- It gives an idea what your daily commute might be like once hired.
Here is a little more advice:
- Try to go when the store isn’t too busy. An online search will tell you when they’re busiest.
- Ask for the hiring manager and hand your application directly to him or her. Make sure to shake hands and make eye contact.
- You’ll want make a good impression so the manager has no suspicion about your background as a former felon, so remember to be friendly and respectful.
- Dress to impress. Hide any body augmentation (tattoos, piercings, etc.) that may carry a negative stigma.
- There’s a chance you might be interviewed on the spot. Prepare by making sure you’ve left enough time for this.
- Talk up your interest in Jiffy Lube. Share your relevant skills and why you want to work for them.
- Have one or two questions you can ask the hiring manager. This shows you’re really interested in working for Jiffy Lube. It also helps reduce any nervousness you may feel.
Advantages of working for Jiffy Lube
They have several interesting entry-level positions. In addition, they have great working hours to help you balance work and home life. Depending on the position, you can move up from entry-level pay by completing in-house training. Bonuses may also be available.
The company offers opportunities for advancement. There are a range of positions that can lead to managing a store or working for the company at a higher level. Benefits include a 401(k) retirement plan, paid vacation and health coverage incorporating vision, dental and medical insurance.
Does Jiffy Lube do background checks?
Jiffy Lube will certainly perform a background check. Employers must confirm your identity and your eligibility to work in the United States. You give permission for a background check by signing this statement on the Jiffy Lube application form:
“I understand that . . . as a condition of any employment offer, I will need to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. I certify that all of the information I have provided is true.”
In her article “Background Checks for Employment”, Alison Doyle says “some surveys show that up to 70 percent of employers require employees to undergo background checks before hiring.” Background checks can vary greatly from employer to employer. They range from simply checking your social security number to calling previous employers to confirm you work history to checking your credit history and criminal record.
Here’s what you need to know about background checks:
If your felony conviction was seven years ago, these states won’t even look at them in a background check:
- New Hampshire*
- New York *
- Texas *
(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)
Eight states don’t consider not guilty court cases. These are:
- New York
Be aware, if you live in one of these states, that they will see everything (even your not guilty verdicts):
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Overall, Jiffy Lube has a fair to good rating as a company. Glassdoor.com gives them a 2.9 rating out of 5 based on 485 individual reviews. Employees at all levels of the company, from Customer Service Advisors to Managers, wrote reviews.
Jiffy Lube received the highest marks for offering good starter positions and the opportunity to work as part of a team.
What felonies will have a difficult time getting a job here?
Certain convictions will limit your job options at Jiffy Lube. You should be aware of how your record could impact your chances.
For example, a Customer Service Advisor handles cash. Therefore, people with theft convictions likely won’t get hired. However, there are other positions you are still eligible for.
You also must be able to drive a vehicle, so convictions impacting this can be an added obstacle. Keep this in mind when you apply.
Does Jiffy Lube drug test?
Yes, Jiffy Lube does drug test. You’ll notice by signing the application you’re also agreeing to a drug test before you’re hired. However, some staff say they completed a drug test before employment and some after they were hired, or after they made a mistake on the job.
Make sure you’re clean before you apply, because you don’t want to lose out on the opportunity.
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