When Did Background Checks Begin

Running a Background Check on yourself helps to ensure that your identity hasn’t been compromised or stolen and can give you confidence that the people who spend time with you and your family are safe and trustworthy.

Hi all, I’m new to WSO and I appreciate any insight you have. I have been offered a position at a top consulting firm doing management consulting. However, during the application process two weeks ago, I was asked if I’ve ever been found guilty …

What Background Checks Does Uber Do

I am an incoming analyst and I just found out that I won’t be able to graduate on time. One of my major requisites is left unsatisfied, and I will not be able to get it done until the fall quarter. I know that my employer has already run their backgr …

I had an unpaid gig a couple of years ago (3 years ago), and once I was done I never stayed in contact with any of the upper management. The firm went belly up a couple months once I left and some of the upper management actually went to jail (I think tal …

why background checks don't work

Most reputable agencies contact prior schools and employers using contact information they have gathered themselves, rather than rely on the applicants information. This ensures they are contacting a legitimate source, but can also slow down the process. Another common reason for delay is that some schools and former employers may not have fully computerized records, and are not under any time limit in providing the information. State and government departments usually have set turnaround times. For example, the Integrity Center reports that it takes 48 hours to get a Texas driving license report or a state wide criminal report.

Hey all- So I’m a first-year MBA, and I recently accepted an offer with a F500 Financial Services company) to do my MBA intern work. On the background check, I disclosed that I had received two ‘municipal ordinance violations’ while in coll …

Hey guys Im a rising senior attending a semi-target and want some advice from you guys. So my old school’s gpa is 3.8 and my current school’s gpa is around 3.2 So i was thinking about putting two gpas in there. However, I have some misdemeanor c …

What Background Checks Does Amazon Do

I have progressed in the interview process (1st round: phone screen, 2nd round: interview, 3rd round: excel test, 4th round: interview with head of research dept) and was asked mid-week last week to fill out forms for a background check and to provide ref …

Background Checks For Employees

Hi guys! I received a BB summer analyst offer in November and accepted, and we are now going through the background check process. Since I accepted the offer, I have changed my major from finance to economics. When I applied and interviewed, the major on …

Just out of curiosity, would anyone care to share if they failed a background check from Goldman and what the circumstances were? I am just a paranoid person who has signed a contract for the IBD and awaiting my background check decis …

Do you usually hear back from your employer/the contractor they hired that you’ve successfully passed the background check? Or does that automatically mean you passed the background check if you haven’t heard back from them? Do all employers req …

When A Background Check Takes Too Long

How anal are BB ‘s with background checks? I think I made a mistake in the “address history” section. They asked for a full record of addresses I lived in the past 10 years and I just can’t remember all the addresses as I have moved mo …

How To Background Check Yourself

So I got my offer SA from a BB while I was still at the bank for super day. For my education I put 3.7 GPA vs my actual 3.693. Also, I quote ” Bachlors of Science: Economics and Mathematics” Although, on my transcripts I only have econ as declea …

Hi all, sorry to bother you with this topic but I am really concerned that will GS ask your previous employer about your working attitude etc during background check? Mine has been going on for six weeks, and I once did a research wit …

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Hey guys, kind of a silly question but with background checks coming up for me this was bugging me a little. A couple years ago as a freshman who had just crossed into his fraternity, I bought a bunch of beer to meeting in my backpack (which we were incid …

I just received a conditional offer from MS. I have to go in on Monday to get my fingerprints done I was wondering how extensive the background check is. Do they actually use the FBI database? How do they verify employers? Do they che …

Background Check To Hire

Ladies and Gent, I have a quite unique situation and want people’s opinion on best course of action. Some of the following might be distorted to protect my identity but the end result is the same. I have been in the work force for 6 years now, curren …

Background Checks For Gun Purchases

Currently work for a fund in the US and accepted a BB trading desk offer in Singapore. I have a 2 month notice period clause with my current company. I told the new firm that I don’t want to serve notice until I get written confirmation that my backg …

I transferred after my freshman year. I’m planning on leaving my first school off the resume (it’s a small non-target on the west coast, you’ve never heard of it) My current school’s transcript lists the credits I got from my first sch …

I have a question regarding pay verification by third party background check companies. Currently work for a fund that pays a significant amount in deferred bonus and also participate in SEP-IRA. The way SEP-IRA works is that the whole firm needs to contr …

Let’s say I listed a previous internship in a country that’s, well, not so popular on my resume. Will people in the US try to contact the firms I stated I worked at? How can I be sure that the people I worked with previously …

Background Check To Buy A Shotgun

hi i received offer from JEF for full-time analyst starting in 2013. i accepted offer and have signed paperwork, but not yet received info about background check or references. when does JEF hr send this information? do they outsource background check? if …

Just one question here: If I get an offer for SA position and it requires a background check, how will they verify my shadowing experience at a major BB? It was a very ad-hoc thing, and I honestly don’t think I am in their system (though the person I …

are background checks confidential

I am new to this forum so please excuse me if I’ve posted wrong somehow. I have a quick question regarding Goldman Sachs ‘ background check. I was notified they would be extending an offer and calling me back in a week to begin the background ch …

Hey guys, first post on WSO. Just accepted an MBB offer and really excited, but the offer is contingent upon a successful background check. I’m becoming increasingly nervous about this and hoping someone could share their thoughts. I come from a Big …

I put down Economics and Accounting as my double majors. I am going to start as a summer intern in a Back Office position where Accounting is more relevant than Economics, but I have not declared Accounting as my major. I have taken t …

For a BB ‘s background check, there are a couple questions asking if you have an immediate family member who has held a position within a government agency (domestic or foreign) and if said person has had any power over the investment/business-relate …

Why Background Checks Are Done

I am a senior at a semi-target with an offer at a BB AM shop. They sent me the background check form already and it has space for past work references. I emailed my bosses and they are mostly onside so I think I should be good. I think one of my bosses fr …

why background checks are necessary

Hi all, I recently accepted an offer from and am going through the background check conducted by CARCO. It has been over 5 weeks. Yesterday HR emailed me saying that I passed the first stage of background checks and can discuss the start date now. But it …

when are background checks done for employment

Hi all, I wanted to check to see if others still have ongoing (“In-progress”) background checks for the GS IBD SA program. Mine has been going since the end of February, and I was just wondering what the usual timeline for these checks are. At w …

The best way to speed up the process of background checking is to provide the agency with all of the required information and documentation, and to make sure the information is complete. For example, that addresses are given for all former employers and references. Employers can also speed up the process by using an agency that makes the information available online.

Why Background Checks For Guns Don’t Work

Hi, I’m filling out a background check that needs to be done immediately (received a final reminder notice from the bank yesterday, but hadn’t ever been contact before that- checked, and the background check company had sent all correspondence t …

Background Checks For Employees

Anyone have a rap sheet at major management consulting firms? I have accepted an offer with a major firm but am worried about it being rescinded. Just did a background check on myself. I have been arrested in 2007 and charged with 3 misdemeanors- underage …

Hello all, I am a current senior undergrad who summered in IB in NYC last summer and am returning FT this year. Currently submitting background check information and noticed the bank does a credit check. I’m currently sitting on $5k of credit card de …

Why Do Background Checks

Sorry I know this has been posted about before but most of the stuff on the search is kind a vague so I was hoping to get a fresh perspective. So I have an offer from Goldman in compliance in London and they mentioned a background che …

Hi WSO, Dumb monkey here. I recently (mid-February) got caught underage in a bar with a fake ID and had to appear in court. The attorney appointed to me advised me to plead guilty to a lesser offense (disorderly conduct) rather than fight the felony I was …

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