Does Ralphs Hire Felons?

Ralphs is a supermarket chain based out in Southern California, USA. Ralphs was founded in 1873 and is the largest subsidiary of Kroger. They have been known for their low prices.

I believe that felons deserve a second chance in the hiring process as many felons learn from their mistakes. Most felons I have met change their ways.

About Ralphs


Ralphs is located on the West Coast of the United States, mainly Southern California. Ralphs sells your typical grocery products as well as personal care and household essentials. Along with these they also have a in-store pharmacy where you can get your prescriptions.


Ralphs was founded in 1873 by George Ralphs in Los Angeles, CA. Their headquarters are situated in Compton, CA. Their current parent organization is Kroger.


Ralphs has over 400 stores in California. They were one of the first chains to have multiple checkout lanes. A Ralphs store makes an appearance in the movie “The Big Lebowski”.


Employees are given paid holiday/vactaion days as well as paid sick leave and a 401(k) plan. Employees are also eligible for tuition and certification reimbursement.

Why People Enjoy Working at Ralphs?

A good work environment and managers that look out for their employees combined with benefits makes Ralphs an enjoyable company to work for. Most managers will accommodate your hours around your school schedule.

Does Ralphs Hire Felons?

There has been a lot of talk going on lately about large companies and their hiring practices. Mainly around the topic of felons and the hiring of them. I decided to research if Ralphs was hiring felons. Using Google I researched and from multiple sources it appears that Ralphs does hire felons.

Though, I am not sure if every Ralphs location hires felons. The hiring process could vary depending on the store location. It’s up in the air. Most large companies and supermarket chains it appears do hire felons as well with the exception of a few notable chains. Hiring process varies typically with these too.

Does Ralphs run background checks?

As well as wondering whether Ralphs hire felons, I wondered if they perform background checks on potential employees. I decided to Google research this.

From my research, yes Ralphs performs background checks and that the hiring process can take from a few days all the way to two weeks. BUT some people that are hired claim that they did not receive a background check so this may be location dependent as well. The background check checks for past criminal convictions.

Careers at Ralphs

Working at Ralphs is pretty good it seems, as most of the people I know personally who have worked or are working there say good things about it. People online say good things as well.


Cashiers attend the cash register and perform specific tasks related to processing and customer service. Cashiers at Ralphs make between minimum wage to $12.00 an hour.

Stock Associate

This job entails lifting, hauling, and moving goods and commodities to their proper store location. This position often works overnight hours as this is when customer traffic is lightest. Starting pay typically begins around $12.00.


Baggers work with cashiers to ensure speedy and comfortable checkout for customers. Cashiers ring the customers up while baggers place customer items in bags. Baggers make from minimum wage to $12.00 an hour.


Managers at Ralphs oversee day to day operations of individual stores. Pay varies drastically, with supervisors earning between $14.00 to $15.00 an hour while store managers earning between $90,000 to $100,000 annually.

Application Process At Ralphs

If you want to apply for a job at Ralphs visit this link After submitting the application online you can visit the neighborhood Ralphs between 11 A.M and 4 P.M that day for a job interview.

For felons, no matter how tempting it may be to lie on your resume, do not lie. Honesty is valued at Ralphs and you can net yourself in deep trouble through lying.

A tip to be successful at Ralphs, is to always show up on time, and show that you are there and that you WANT to be there. Make it clear to management you want to perform your job to the best of your ability.

On your resume remember to put down all the work experience you’ve had. The more the better, try to emphasize past work experience that directly correlates to the job you are applying for.

For the interview remember to stand up straight, look the interviewer in the eye and make it clear that you are capable of doing the job.

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