If you’re looking to get a job at Amazon and get started working right away, it’s helpful to know just how long you may have to wait to get your drug test results back.
Amazon makes all potential employees take a drug test. While Amazon tends to be pretty quick when it comes to the hiring process, the drug test process itself can sometimes slow things down. But don’t worry — we explain everything you need to know below!
On average, it can take anywhere from 24 hours to a few weeks to receive your drug test results after applying for a job on Amazon. While your drug test may be processed right away, it might take a while for you to actually be notified.
There is a lot you should know about this situation, especially if you’re still waiting for your drug test results and are looking to start work sooner rather than later. Keep reading to learn more!
When it comes to past workers and their own experiences with drug tests when applying to work for Amazon, experiences definitely range. Some people have had very quick situations where they get their drug test results within 24 hours and then clock in a few days later.
Other workers have a completely different experience. Some people have had to wait weeks for their drug test results to come back. So, if you’re still waiting for your drug test results, don’t worry too much. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll come back negative!
Often, it’s the entire process that takes a long time, not the actual testing or scanning of drugs. It might just be taking longer to notify you than normal. Other workers have also found themselves in these types of situations!
However, on average, you can expect your drug test results to come back anywhere from 24 hours to a few weeks after you take the drug test.
It does appear that very busy Amazon fulfillment centers or factories may take a longer time working with drug test results if they are hiring a lot of people at once. Amazon outsources others to deal with their drug tests.
However, if that specific area is looking to hire a lot of people in a short time frame, then the company they outsource to will have quite a lot of work to deal with. In this situation, it could be normal to experience a longer wait time for your drug test results.
Workers also have different experiences when it comes to failed drug tests. Some were notified by Amazon that they did not pass their drug test, and that their job offer was then being revoked. Others were not notified at all.
If you are in the hiring process and are going on to the orientation phase, then this means that you have passed your drug test.
As we’ve mentioned above, it appears that past workers have different experiences when it comes to failing their drug tests. Some people state that they were notified in some way that they failed the drug test. Others state that they were not notified at all.
Sometimes, people may receive an email from Amazon stating that they have failed their drug test — and that their job offer is now being rescinded as a result. This means that they will not be able to continue with the hiring process.
If your Amazon profile says that your drug test was completed, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have passed it. This just means that you have taken the drug test, it was been completed, and now you (or Amazon) are awaiting the results.
As we’ve mentioned above, when drug test results come back, varies from person to person and from fulfillment center to fulfillment center. On average, an Amazon swab drug test could come back anywhere from 24 hours to a few weeks after doing the drug test.
Potential workers could wait anywhere from 24 hours to a few weeks for their drug test results to be finalized when they apply to work for Amazon. The process could take longer if you are a part of a mass hiring event.