Does DoorDash hire felons

If you are convicted felon and looking for felon friendly job opportunities, you can consider working as a driver at a food delivery company.

Food delivery jobs offer a great deal of flexibility in work hours as well as location of work. Lately, there has been a rapid increase in companies offering food delivery services like Uber Eats, Grubhub, Doordash, etc. This has created a lot of job openings for delivery drivers.

Apart from these well known companies, local restaurants also hire drivers to deliver food to their customer. So you can also apply at local restaurants in your area.

About DoorDash

Door Dash is a popular food delivery company that delivers food to customer’s doosteps. Founded in the year 2013, they are now available in over 4,000 cities across the United States, Canada and Australia.

If you are looking for a food delivery driving job, you can consider applying at DoorDash. But as a felon, you might be wondering whether they will hire someone with a criminal record.

We’ll try to answer the following questions in this post

  • Does Door Dash hire felons?
  • Will they hire people with misdemeanors?
  • Does DoorDash do background checks?
  • What are some entry-level jobs at DoorDash?

Does DoorDash hire felons?

Short Answer: Yes, Doordash does hire felons. Having a felony record will not automatically disqualify anyone from driving for doordash (but a lot will depend on the nature and relevancy of the felony). However, they do run background checks before making hiring decisions.

We didn’t find any specific company policy towards felons. But according to online reports, many ex-felons have secured employment at the company.

However, whether a felon gets hired or not will also depend on factors like – the time since the felony conviction, type of felony and the nature of the job. For example, if you have driving offense on your record, it might be tough for you to get the driving job.

Certain crimes like theft or violence may also disqualify you from working for Doordash.

Does DoorDash hire people with Misdemeanors?

We can consider DoorDash a felon-friendly employer as they have given job opportunities to ex-felons in the past. So, it can be safe to assume they will hire someone with a misdemeanor record as well.


Food Delivery

Ban The Box

Not a part of Ban-The-Box campaign

Training Program

No special training programs for felons

Probability of finding a Job

Average to High

Does DoorDash do background checks?

Like many other employers in the United States, DoorDash also does background checks on job applicants. It is the part of the hiring process. While submitting the application form you have to consent to a background check.

According to some online sources, they may only go back seven to ten years on a background check.

Generally, a background check will consist of driving records and criminal history. If the record doesn’t meet their background check criteria, they might reject the candidate.

Some states only look at felonies less than 7 years. They won’t look at records older than 7 years while some states (eight as of writing this) only look at guilty cases. They won’t look at cases where the verdict was not guilty.

However, there are states that will look at all the records, no matter how old the felony is and what the verdict was in the case.    

Pros and Cons of working at DoorDash

Being a food delivery driver is one of the most felon friendly jobs out there. Working as a Dasher has some benefits as well as downsides. Let’s have a look at some of them:


  • Flexible work timings (Drivers can pick the hours they work)
  • You have no boss
  • Can earn even if you have just a few hours to fill
  • Weekly pay
  • You can choose to deliver anywhere – near your home, in your city, or in a city you are just visiting
  • No prior working experience is required


  • Since the pay depends on the number of deliveries you do, your earnings can be inconsistent.

Type of Jobs and How to Apply

There are mainly two categories of jobs available: delivery driving job and office job. Drivers who do food delivery are known as ‘Dashers’.

Whether you are applying for the position of a dasher or a corporate office job, you can apply by visiting the ‘Careers’ page on their official website.  

There are several corporate job opportunity in various departments like Accounting, Business Development, Marketing , Engineering, Finance, IT, Sales Operations, etc. You can check the specific job requirements on the portal and apply for the job that best matches your skillset. 

To apply for the position of a dasher, one must fulfill the following requirements:

  • 18 or older
  • Must have any car, bike, scooter or motorcycle
  • Driver’s license number (valid driver’s license and insurance)
  • Social security number (Only in US)
  • Consent to a background check

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