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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2012, 19:16
It amazes me how much data is available on any given individual these days compared to just a couple of decades ago when there was no internet (it was barely there). The link above with the list of sites on which you can search for people is interesting. A username search?! Wow.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2012, 15:53
Have any of you completed the Kroll background check yet? How long does it take? I sent in everything to Kroll. Then, Tepper Adcom asked me to clarify my salary info, which I did. But I haven't heard a confirmed response. Tepper Adcom said Kroll is taking longer than usual this year. Im a little worried because I move to Pittsburgh within a couple weeks, and I just can't run into any bad news when I'm already so vested in. Is anyone else experiencing this?
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2012, 06:17
Hi guys, I would like to receive your feedback about the following issue:

At the beginning of the year I have applied, with success, to a top business school, whose program will start at January 2013. When I submitted my application, I was under a promotion and role change phase and I put the prospected new role into the application form. I passed all the interviews for the promotion, with success, but just after I said to both my boss and HR that I would have attended an MBA at the beginning of next year, the HR department put my promotion on hold ... whereas my boss is still fighting with HR to give me the promotion. So far they gave me only the new job title, without promotion. How you can imagine, I am anxious about this situation, because in few weeks I will start the Kroll background check and I do not know whether this hassle can represent a solid point to be used by the school to reject their offer.
Do you think that Kroll is able to find out this fact? What I should do? I am too way anxious about that ...
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2012, 10:59
I am looking at applying to a full time MBA program, but I am already enrolled in a part time MBA program. Should I report this information on my application? I feel that if I do, they would think, "you are already getting a MBA, so why do you want a full time MBA" and deny admission. About half way done with part time program.

Do schools try to find this out and if so, is it this something they can obtain through Kroll or National Student Clearninghouse? Would they rescind admission offer?

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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2012, 16:53
Yes, it's pretty easy for a school to find out about your educational history so I wouldn't advise you to lie about it. Most full-time programs have rules specifying whether they accept applications from people in part-time or executive MBA programs, so I'd recommend looking into those details for any full-time programs you're considering.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2012, 07:06
Does anyone know how far Kroll goes back on your resume as far as employment history is concerned? I know they check your current employment and recommenders but do they also contact your previous employers. I have around 12 years of experience and I jsut foudn out that two of the companies that I worked for years ago have been closed.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2012, 13:23
This is my favorite thread. So much of it is painfully obvious that people lied heavily on their applications and want to see if it's going to hurt them. Or they want to see how much they can lie and get away with. Hilarious.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2012, 08:30
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Does anyone know how far Kroll goes back on your resume as far as employment history is concerned? I know they check your current employment and recommenders but do they also contact your previous employers. I have around 12 years of experience and I jsut foudn out that two of the companies that I worked for years ago have been closed.


I guarantee you're not the first applicant who's ever worked for a company that went under. Kroll won't have any trouble finding out whatever the school asks them to find out.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2012, 17:53
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This is my favorite thread. So much of it is painfully obvious that people lied heavily on their applications and want to see if it's going to hurt them. Or they want to see how much they can lie and get away with. Hilarious.


I agree that there could be guys here who are in that camp. However, there are also posters who are anxious about these checks because there are possible areas that aren't necessarily verifiable from a quick phone call.

Simply put, I think that it is best that all applicants put their best foot forward but also make sure that everything they write is also verifiable if it ever came to that point too. That way they won't have to freak out about these checks.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 18:28
Hi everyone,

About two years ago I founded my own company, which I've sold recently, during that period I also worked for some months in a large Bank. I'm about to begin my applications and I don't know what to do about it. What would the adcoms think about someone who had a full-time job and manged a business at the same time ? Should I omit that I worked for a bank? I don't live in the United States, so I don't know how does the background check works for foreign applicants and how far it goes with the investigations. Whould it be a serious ommission?

What do you guys think?
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2012, 19:17
Does Kroll verify employment with the manager/recommender or through your HR dept (for large companies). I'm asking this because for my previous job, I wasn't getting paid by that company...it was through a contract through an outside party. I had the same responsibilities as the regular employees, same managers, same title, etc.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2012, 03:59
They will call your recommenders just to make aure that they wrote the letters. For employment verification, you need to give a number where they can call. I would give your manager's number and also let school know that you were not getting paid. They have staff or a tie-up with someone in pretty much all the countries.

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How about background checks for International students, how does kroll go about doing those, as I am sure its much harder to get info.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2012, 18:55
For Kroll, are you able to give your manager's information as a way for them to verify title / salary / etc.? Or does it have to be HR? I don't want to tell HR quite yet since it would definitely hurt my promotion chances...
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 00:52
malk1 wrote:
How about background checks for International students, how does kroll go about doing those, as I am sure its much harder to get info.


I'm also interested in this.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 08:54
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Hi everyone,

About two years ago I founded my own company, which I've sold recently, during that period I also worked for some months in a large Bank. I'm about to begin my applications and I don't know what to do about it. What would the adcoms think about someone who had a full-time job and manged a business at the same time ? Should I omit that I worked for a bank? I don't live in the United States, so I don't know how does the background check works for foreign applicants and how far it goes with the investigations. Whould it be a serious ommission?

What do you guys think?


Same boat. Founded a startup, sold it two years in. While at the same time had a FT job in banking in Europe. I was honest about it both in my apps and interview. "There was no way i could afford food if I didn't hold a full time job while my startup was in incubation mode". Since that was the truth, it was really up to the bschool to believe me or not. I assume they did since I've been accepted.

I was ready to provide as much info regarding my startup (registration papers, news articles, etc).

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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 15:07
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How about background checks for International students, how does kroll go about doing those, as I am sure its much harder to get info.


I'm also interested in this.


Seeing how most business schools have student bodies that are >30% international, I'm pretty sure Kroll has experience getting the information they need regardless of your work or educational background. If they can't find something they'll ask you for assistance.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 12:33
For my part-time job that I did when I was in school, they also contributed to my tuition. Can I include that in my salary ?
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2013, 12:09
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To add another question to the stressful, yet probably no reason to stress about it, background check thread...

Does anyone know if they get access to your work's performance reviews? Obviously, they verify the company, title, salary, etc, but anything more than that?

I realize there are a bunch of applicants/matriculating folks to review so I'm 99.9% sure the answer to my question is "no" just based on resources/time, but I wanted to check just to be sure!
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2013, 16:11
Not a concern but more an annoyance but does anybody else find it kind of odd/obnoxious that you have to pay for your own background check? I mean I had to pay to apply to school, pay a fortune in tuition now that I'm accepting and then I have to pay for the school to investigate my application for them. It was only $25 but still, just struck me as really strange to have to pay for them to verify what I told them.
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