Is it a bad sign if it's been 48 hours and my background check is still not done?
I submitted my application 2 days ago and the tracker says it's still in progress.. is that a bad sign? I do have something on my record but it's a misdemeanor...from what I read is that the background check takes 48 hours but Its been longer than that...
- BruceLv 74 weeks ago
No, that doesn't have to be a bad sign. Regardless of what it says, I've never heard of a background being done in 48 hours.
The misdemeanor may disqualify you, but that wasn't your question.
- STEVEN FLv 74 weeks ago
That depends on WHO is conducting the check and WHY. If they are doing anything more than a criminal records check, 48 hours is EXTREMELY SHORT.
- u_bin_calledLv 74 weeks ago
Most employers pay third-party companies to run background checks. Some of these companies will offer discounted rates for running checks in weekly batches instead of on a daily 'as needed' basis. Your application may have been submitted between these batch runs and your employer might be waiting for next week's results.
If you're applying for a management job or one where you could be handling large sums of money, the employer might be running a "deeper" check that looks for arrests and criminal complaints. Unlike court convictions, these are not usually available on an easily-searchable state database and often require contacting local police departments one by one (if you've lived in several different places through the years). Checks like these can take weeks.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
It can take much longer and normally does. It could be sitting in someones in box who's out sick. Relax.