Quit before background check

Facebook Tide pods
Nov 16 16 Comments

Suppose I accept an offer from another company. If I quit FB immediately, then the background check should reveal that I am not a current employee of FB as my resume indicates. Is this ever a problem?

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Apple
    TWB-gold

    Apple

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    Software engineer
    TWB-goldmore
    Most background checks don’t care if you lie on your resume about which companies you’ve worked for or how long.

    I’ve met people who said they worked at FAANG company X for four years when it was only really one year.

    Background checks are to find out what crimes you’ve committed.
    Nov 16 6
    • Amazon x7Kei6n
      ^ companies can't reveal anything about your performance or comp if asked, but they will reveal your employment dates and job title upon departure.
      Nov 16
    • Facebook wwwroot
      Bad advice. They verify dates and level.
      Nov 16
    • Apple
      TWB-gold

      Apple

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      Software engineer
      TWB-goldmore
      A lot of companies you apply to won’t
      Nov 16
    • Thumbtack / Eng bgse43
      Right - why take the chance?
      Nov 16
    • Google / Eng cloudy sky
      FAANG will use something like HireRight or similar. They will want to contact current employer or verify in some other way. HireRight asks for info to contact most recent 3 employers (or 7y I think) to verify dates and titles.

      Startups may not do any check at all.
      Nov 17
  • Pinterest / Data
    sovfh

    Pinterest Data

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    Facebook
    sovfhmore
    Won’t be a problem. Obviously while you were interviewing you were still employed and you never lied.

    I have seen people who were fired from FB and pretended that they still worked there and even “they” didn’t run into issues.
    Nov 16 0
  • SK hynix
    RYSu48

    SK hynix

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    Intel Corporation, Seagate Technology
    RYSu48more
    In your case, it wouldn't matter really.

    But as far as background checks go, the scrutiny level definitely depends on the company doing the background check.
    Intel made me want to withdraw my offer acceptance during the background check process.. I had to write explanations for why each and every one of my education end dates or job dates were off by even a MONTH.
    Nov 16 1
    • New excelll
      That sounds ridiculous
      Nov 16
  • Oracle DdhA3
    Oracle checks dates, but with generous margin for error. Don't know what cutoff is, but there's a policy. Source is I had something similar happen and it was fine.
    Nov 16 0
  • Expedia Group throwawayU
    I did that. Background check was no problem.
    Nov 16 0
  • Amazon Trigg
    Amazon does both criminal and education only, not work experience and dates, but Microsoft does, from what I understand. They verify company and dates worked and make sure it aligns with your resume.
    Nov 16 1
    • Google / Eng cloudy sky
      FB and G both use HireRight to do criminal, education, and work history and verify dates and titles.
      Nov 17
  • eBay Jgssbyt
    It won’t matter because when they ask Facebook for your dates of employment the truth will be clear, that you have correct info and then quit.
    Nov 16 0
  • Wayfair hitman047
    I think some companies like Microsoft do take employment history seriously. Most don't care too much since you cleared their hiring bar.
    Nov 16 0

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