First Advantage – Why Work For Us?

Make finding and retaining the right people easier with First Advantage. Our industry-leading screening searches and services provide the insights to reduce your risk while dramatically improving the quality of your talent and the reliability of your renters.

Consider the advantages:

• We help you protect your organization’s reputation by keeping you compliant and identifying risk associated with the individuals you screen.

• Our products are supported by service excellence, compliance updates and best practices allowing you to drive efficiencies into your screening process.

• We lead the industry with global data access and advanced analytics to help you make the right decisions.

As the trusted partner of over 45,000 organizations worldwide, we at First Advantage provide easy-to-understand background screening results so you can confidently make decisions about prospective employees, vendors and renters. Not only does this safeguard your brand, but you also arrive at dramatically better background insights – insights you can rely on. It’s time to partner with First Advantage.

Now in 25 locations, 12 countries and conducting over 23 million international background screens annually. We are your First Advantage.

Bring your talent and skill to a place where you are a true, contributing member of a high-functioning team, working for a global leader in the industry. With offices throughout North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, we are always looking for high-caliber professionals who will give our clients the care they deserve, backed by the strength of our years of expertise and complete suite of talent acquisition solutions.

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    I have been working at First Advantage full-time (Less than a year)

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    Over the past 2 years this company has experienced tremendous growth (via acquisition) and change (processes and technology). I recently joined the company from a competitor and it looks like they are at a place of stability, strong leadership (the best in the industry) and have a strong vision and the right folks to make it happen. At this point in their evolution, the company is truly focused on the client from the CEO down. Lots of resources and people willing to jump in and help. Work life balance exists - YEAH.


    A lot of folks are new, process and technology are new resulting in some painpoints.

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    You have the right folks in place to contunue growing and being the dominating market leader, keep the communication and vision flowing.

First Advantage Interviews

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    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at First Advantage (New York, NY).


    Contacted by phone saying they would like an interview. Day of interview: Spoke to day-to-day leader in the department and then head of department immediately after (possibly after getting the thumbs-up from first interviewer). After both interviews, initial interviewer returned and told me they would contact me within a few days with a decision. Contacted via phone two days later with an offer.

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    Yes, I asked for a slight increase in the initial salary offer. Was notified the next day that the salary offer was upped to match my desired income and I accepted.

First Advantage Awards & Accolades

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100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2008
Recent Updates
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    Do you or your staff need a refresher on the FCRA and EEOC? Join our panel of presenters on March 26, 2015, at noon Eastern where Paul Kehoe of Seyfarth Shaw LLP will lead a discussion on the ABCs of the FCRA and EEOC with First Advantage legal counsel, Bret Jardine, and our webinar series hosts Jason Rennie and Tammie Moser.

    Event Registration (EVENT: 926520 - SESSION: 1)

    On demand Webinars Session #1 - Back to Basics on Background Checks Back to Basics on Background Checks View Replay


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

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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