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First Advantage Overview

Atlanta, GA
1001 to 5000 employees
2003
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
First Advantage delivers comprehensive background check solutions and insights that enable employers and housing providers to make confident choices, reduce risk, and maintain compliance. With offices in 26 locations and a staff of 4,000+ employees, First Advantage leverages ... Read more

Mission: We deliver innovative solutions and insights that help our clients manage risk and hire the best talent.

Company Updates

  • "I am proud to be a part of a company team that is much like extended family in many ways. I am proud to be part of a team that always puts the customer first and a company that values each employee by continual training and provides excellent benefits. It is great to be a part a company with such great values and impact." Congrats to Tek Pratt on celebrating 54 years at First Advantage! Thank you for your dedication. #FADVLife

  • We are missing #SHRM19 already! Check out this recap video highlighting First Advantage at @SHRM. See you next year at #SHRM20 in San Diego! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMtdV

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First Advantage – Why Work For Us?


First Advantage is changing the face of the background screening industry. With CEO Scott Staples at the helm, we're driving innovation and implementing Agile development methodology in the HR Tech space. If you're looking to grow your career in a thriving market ripe for innovative thinkers, First Advantage is the place for you!


First Advantage delivers comprehensive background check solutions and insights that enable employers and housing providers to make confident choices, reduce risk, and maintain compliance. With offices in 26 locations and a staff of 4,000+ employees, First Advantage leverages leading technology and the industry’s largest global capabilities to complete background checks in 200+ countries and territories. 


Some of our largest offices are based in India. Every December, employees in Bangalore and Mumbai gather for Youtsav, an engagement event that allows employees to connect, have fun and demonstrate their talents to friends and fellow FADV team members. Prepare to be amazed by the spectacle that is Youtsav!

First Advantage Reviews

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    I have been working at First Advantage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere
    PTO package
    Vast improvement over the years in communication from Sr Leadership
    Opportunities for learning & growing
    Enhanced process for performance reviews over the last year

    Cons

    No volunteer days
    Consistent dress code guidelines across each location

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating with the employees in a sincere and honest way! Keep it real.

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First Advantage Photos

First Advantage photo of: CEO Scott Staples kicks off Collaborate 2017
First Advantage photo of: Our UK-based football club, the Colchester Crusaders, won their semi-final and are headed to the Fowler Memorial Cup finals!
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First Advantage photo of: New hires learning about First Advantage
First Advantage photo of: First Advantage headquarters, located in Atlanta, GA.
First Advantage photo of: First Advantage is committed to providing background check services with the right technology for your success.
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First Advantage Interviews

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    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at First Advantage.

    Interview

    The process was organized from the beginning, so I shouldn't have wasted my time. The interview days and times kept changing and no one followed up with me to let me know the final decision. Culture changes come from the top down, so if the leadership team treats candidates this way, I can see why the organization is having a hard time shifting the culture.

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First Advantage Awards & Accolades

  • Best Background Check Services(1), Biz Brain, 2015
  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2008

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