First Advantage Reviews

112 Reviews
112 Reviews
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Mark Parise
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    There are much better places out there!

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at First Advantage full-time for more than 3 years


    There is some flexibility, if needed.


    Below average pay, not much growth opportunity and at times, unprofessional work environment. Don't let the job postings fool you. First Advantage is known to go through hiring sprees, followed most of the time by downsizing sprees! A company that loves to outsource overseas so you see a lot of "good" reviews from employees residing in those countries. A rather dishonest executive management team. You'll hear about "growth" yet pay raises are laughable and bonuses don't really exist unless you're in certain positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest, transparent and approachable. Find better ways to motivate your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

First Advantage Interviews

Updated Aug 29, 2014
Updated Aug 29, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Senior Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Poway, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Poway, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at First Advantage.

    Interview Details

    Had an initial phone screen, normal types of question, why are you looking for a new job, why first advantage, tell me why you would be a good fit for this role. Then called by for in person interview. Met with 3 people, one peer staff and my new hiring manager and their manager. They called two hours after and offered me the position

    Interview Questions
    • They asked a specific accounting question in regards how I would account for deferred revenue.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me a salary with a 90 day contingency which increased by 3k after 90 days and successful review.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

First Advantage Awards & Accolades

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100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2008

Additional Info

Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions. With an advanced global technology platform and superior customer service delivered by experts who understand local markets, First Advantage helps... More

Mission: Transform the way our clients manage their people and partner trust decisions.

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