Background check feedback from past company

New / Eng EzcI23
May 5 27 Comments

Hi Guys,

My previous company is giving this feedback in background verification

"We decided to part way with X because of culture mismatch. We are sure he can thrive in a different environment and he is technically really good"

What should i say to future employer if they ask " why i left previous firm"?

Please help

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TOP 27 Comments
  • Uber UberPool
    That is horrible slandering feedback no one is going to hire you with that. It essentially says X was fired for cause. Take the company off your resume.
    May 5 3
    • New / Eng EzcI23
      OP
      I spent there 10 months, it will show huge gap no?
      May 5
    • Bloomberg
      YUNOSlayer

      Bloomberg

      PRE
      Bloomberg LP
      YUNOSlayermore
      In some states they can’t ask you about gaps, NY for sure, I bet CA too
      May 5
    • Uber UberPool
      Better to have a gap than be fired after only 10 months
      May 5
  • Uber lock_up
    Ideally they shouldn’t say anything beyond your dates of employment. You should have negotiated it before you parted ways. I would still encourage you to talk to them to keep it neutral. Usually employers don’t expect previous companies to disclose the reasons for termination.
    May 5 7
    • New / Eng EzcI23
      OP
      No they didn't ask,
      I am going to write email myself

      I was saying that i am not sure how to put this professionally in email
      May 5
    • Uber lock_up
      I’m still confused why you are writing the email. Wouldn’t the prospective employer be checking with the HR department of your previous company?
      May 5
    • New / Eng EzcI23
      OP
      Sorry for confusion

      I am talking about email because you ask me to talk to them to keep it neutral
      May 5
    • Uber lock_up
      Oh well, I won’t be able to write the email without too much context. It also honestly feels too personal. But, if you are not able to find anyone else to help out, please DM me.
      May 5
    • New / Eng EzcI23
      OP
      Sure, thanks a lot
      May 5
  • New bzRF81
    Who are they giving the feedback to? They told you they're going to do this? Or do you see this on a background check report? Or the new HR told you?

    Or are you not differentiating between background check and referral?

    Have switched jobs like a thousand times now, haven't had this situation... So wondering if there's a misunderstanding somewhere...
    May 5 2
    • New / Eng EzcI23
      OP
      I took contract position and its indirect contract from third party and so they did verification and shared with me before showing it to their client
      May 5
    • New bzRF81
      Don't sweat about it too much... Reasonable people place some discount on a previous employer's opinions esp those that seem to hold a grudge like this. If the new client asks why you left provide an explanation that distinguishes them from your old employment without blaming the old employer outright.
      May 5
  • Indeed / Eng
    dxsiChk

    Indeed Eng

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    HomeAway, Expedia Group, Rackspace, Amazon, Microsoft, ThoughtWorks, Oracle
    dxsiChkmore
    WTF?!! First learn how to write a lucid sentence before asking for whatever it is you are asking 🤦‍♂️
    May 5 1
    • New / Eng EzcI23
      OP
      What do you mean? Which part u didnt understand?
      May 5
  • Salesforce 😱UCH
    Aren't background checks for only dates and titles? Never heard them actually trying to contact people unless a referral
    May 5 0
  • Monster unholy!
    They shouldn't have given that information. I believe they are only allowed, legally, to say that ...yes you worked there from x date to x date. That's bullshit.
    May 5 1
  • Microsoft giants2
    Why did you really leave? Were you fired?
    May 5 1
  • That is really unfair of your previous employer, imo.
    May 5 0
  • New / Eng EzcI23
    OP
    Have you ever switched within 6 months for several times?
    May 5 1
    • Intel Who.Dis
      Bad decision always
      May 5
  • Can you talk to your previous employer and try to smooth over so they don't give you shitty feedback?
    May 5 1
    • New / Eng EzcI23
      OP
      Yes i ask them, he ask me to write a resignation from my personal email and CEO accepted thats all.

      Should i ask more? But I already found a job one company accepted this

      So should i worried again if some company do background check against all past companies?
      May 5