Are you looking to get a job at Amazon, or in the process of getting one? There’s a lot you should know about the application process! When it comes to the drug test that you have to take before you get a job, you may have many questions. We answer everything below!
If you are in the process of getting a job at Amazon and you fail your drug test, the job offer will be revoked and you will not work for Amazon. If you are working at Amazon and have failed a drug test, you will likely be let go.
There’s a lot you should know about this situation. Below, we explain everything!
Are you in the process of getting a job at Amazon? Once you’ve gone through the first initial stages of the job process, and once Amazon has decided they would like to hire you, you will then be asked to take a drug test.
This drug test often happens before the orientation phase. So, if you fail your drug test, your job offer will be revoked and you will never make it to the orientation phase. Sometimes, this may happen after the fact. You may attend orientation and then get a failed drug test.
Even if this happens, you will still have your job offer revoked.
So, if you’re in the beginning stages of getting a job at Amazon, you should be aware that you will be asked to take a drug test before the orientation process!
When Amazon asks you to take a drug test before you are officially hired, you might have to wait a bit for the drug test results to finally appear. However, once you have passed the drug test, Amazon will get in contact with you to continue the hiring process.
This is really the only way you know that you’ve passed the drug test. The hiring process will just continue naturally. Amazon would not allow the hiring process to keep continuing if you did not pass the drug test.
Amazon may get in contact with you if you have failed a drug test to let you know what happened. They will then rescind the job offer. If your drug test results are inconclusive, then they may request that you take another test.
If you have failed a drug test, Amazon will likely not hire you. Your job offer will be revoked and you will not have the opportunity to work with Amazon.
Amazon doesn’t want to hire anyone who fails drug tests, especially if they are working in areas of their fulfillment centers where they are working machinery or vehicles. Problems can always arise in these situations, and Amazon will not hire anyone who fails their drug test as a result.
Amazon wants to keep all of its employees safe. So, ensuring all of their employees can pass drug tests is essential.
Yes, Amazon does conduct random drug tests. As we’ve mentioned above, Amazon wants to ensure that all of its workers are free of any type of drug influence when working. So, they often will conduct random drug tests to ensure that everything is running according to plan.
There really is no rhyme or reason to when Amazon does these random drug tests. Every fulfillment center or factory is different in how they decide to conduct random drug tests. So, if you work for Amazon, you should just always be aware that they will conduct random drug tests.
Because these drug tests are random, many workers may never have a random drug test — or, at least they won’t have them often. Some workers state that “random” drug tests only occur if there is reasonable suspicion about certain employees.
The answer to this question varies. Some employees state that they have had random drug tests around the same time they have applied for a promotion, or applied for a higher-up job. Other employees state that they have never had a drug test upon promotion.
Therefore, it may depend on your boss and specific fulfillment center. Just always be aware that you may be asked to do another drug test at any time when you work for Amazon!
Amazon’s drug testing process is similar to other businesses. They hire out to conduct the drug test. The tests could either be a mouth swab or a urine test.
Amazon has changed its drug testing process a bit. Now, in some areas (though not all) Amazon no longer screens for marijuana use. While some areas of the country may not screen for marijuana, others may. Therefore, you should never assume anything when it comes to your job!
There are some areas of the country where Amazon doesn’t necessarily have to conduct drug testing. For example, Wisconsin doesn’t have any law that forces private businesses to conduct drug tests. This means that every business could choose not to do drug tests, if they don’t want to.
However, this also means that businesses can do drug tests if they’d like. Because Amazon tends to be universal in how they treat their employees in each individual state, you can be assured that you’ll have to do a drug test if you apply for a job in Wisconsin. The same goes for Indiana!
If you fail your drug test at Amazon while in the hiring process, your job offer will be revoked and you will no longer have the chance to work for Amazon. If you fail your drug test while you are an employee, you may be let go.
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