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# KRoll background check

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30 Mar 2011, 16:30
I was wrong

It seems that these guys can get all possible employment info of the subject!!!
They may have a problem with trying to get bonuses....cos that is related to ur performance and takes many different forms!
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31 Mar 2011, 00:19
Guys,

In my application which was submitted on jan 3, I have indicated salary expectation rather than actual figures, as well as the budgeted bonus for the upcoming year, discrepancy is not very small. What shall I do ? any ideas?
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04 Apr 2011, 22:11
I worried about this exact thing. On the Kroll form I put my actual earnings number. If that number matches what they find out then there is no problem. Also remember, the school does not want to turn you away. So if there is something they want to question you about they will, not just rescind your admission offer. Ross explained that little things such as a few months on date or a few thousand on earnings are not even grounds to call me for.

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04 Apr 2011, 22:54
tigerbeck wrote:
I worried about this exact thing. On the Kroll form I put my actual earnings number. If that number matches what they find out then there is no problem. Also remember, the school does not want to turn you away. So if there is something they want to question you about they will, not just rescind your admission offer. Ross explained that little things such as a few months on date or a few thousand on earnings are not even grounds to call me for.

Becky

So it's ok to have a lil mismatch on kroll's application and mba application?
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05 Apr 2011, 07:23
Kroll doesn't have an application--they just ask for your name and SSN then they get the rest with their own research. If there's a huge discrepancy or they have trouble getting ahold of one of your employers they'll contact you. Just make sure whatever you put on your application is as close to accurate as possible.
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05 Apr 2011, 07:27
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Kroll doesn't have an application--they just ask for your name and SSN then they get the rest with their own research. If there's a huge discrepancy or they have trouble getting ahold of one of your employers they'll contact you. Just make sure whatever you put on your application is as close to accurate as possible.

emont is pretty much right on the money and I had similar experience with kroll. Some people have different experience because:

1. Different schools ask kroll for different areas to check
2. Each employer has different policies regarding background checks. Some are absolutely set on limiting access to employee info, other than basic stuff like length of your employment, etc. (mostly due to HR policy and legal issues)
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05 Apr 2011, 07:33
Also, whatever info they gather by themselves, is not 100% correct. I have no idea where they found my undergrad graduation info but it was incorrect. Had to email them a copy of my official transcript to prove my graduation yr (which I submitted to their online form) and they accepted that as proof.
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07 Apr 2011, 06:12
Just tried logging onto the Kroll site from the To-Do list using the .edu email I just received and could not log into the site. Received the below message:

Anyone have the same problem?
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07 Apr 2011, 08:39
Does anyone know what kroll asks for in the background check application? Also, how do they access your W2's?
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07 Apr 2011, 08:48
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Does anyone know what kroll asks for in the background check application? Also, how do they access your W2's?

It varies from school to school.

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07 Apr 2011, 08:50
So the Kroll application is different for each school?
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07 Apr 2011, 09:04
fmkhan84 wrote:
So the Kroll application is different for each school?

It's not an application, it's just a form you fax in with your name and SSN. Then you pay online and Kroll does the rest based on whatever they get from the school. They'll contact you if they have any problems. If not you'll hear from them when it's complete.

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11 Apr 2011, 07:24
Does anyone know if Kellogg does any kind of verification? It is oddly missing from the checklist of things to do
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12 Apr 2011, 11:06
does anyone know if kroll asks for the HR number or the employer number?
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01 May 2011, 08:06
Does anyone know if Kroll checks undergrad extracurriculars?

I ask because I was in several student run groups that I'm putting on my application. And I'm quite certain that it's going to be near impossible for Kroll to get these verified given the fact that they were mostly student run and my involvement was over 3-5 years ago.
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01 May 2011, 09:13
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Does anyone know if Kroll checks undergrad extracurriculars?

I ask because I was in several student run groups that I'm putting on my application. And I'm quite certain that it's going to be near impossible for Kroll to get these verified given the fact that they were mostly student run and my involvement was over 3-5 years ago.

The only reason a school will probably revoke admission is if they can prove that an applicant lied on the application, i.e. if they call someone up and find out you didn't actually work there or didn't volunteer there. They won't revoke an admission because they can't verify something - I recommend not basing the application details on what will happen in the background check - as long as you don't make up stuff you should be fine!
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01 May 2011, 09:14
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does anyone know if kroll asks for the HR number or the employer number?

They use http://www.theworknumber.com/ where possible (in my experience at least).
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13 May 2011, 17:57
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I wonder what happens for those of those that run our own company where we are the only full-time employee

If it serves as any indication, MIT (who, along with Kellogg, does their verification with ReVera, not Kroll), says that in those cases they will ask for the certificate of incorporation and perhaps other documents.

But really, with my own company and another nonprofit I'm involved with--we were functioning organizations for months, if not years, before incorporating.

So the dates for a startup would be impossible to verify IMO. And further, there are many small businesses that choose not to incorporate at all or choose another legal structure all together.
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26 May 2011, 07:58
Can anybody confirm whether or not Kroll verifies extra-curriculars like university clubs or volunteering at an NGO?

I know it varies depending on school but does anyone know of any school checking specifically for extracurriculars? Someone asked above but i'm still not clear about this. I have virtually no proof or evidence of at least 2 extra-curriculars and I am not sure if they can be confirmed.

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27 May 2011, 09:21
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Can anybody confirm whether or not Kroll verifies extra-curriculars like university clubs or volunteering at an NGO?

I know it varies depending on school but does anyone know of any school checking specifically for extracurriculars? Someone asked above but i'm still not clear about this. I have virtually no proof or evidence of at least 2 extra-curriculars and I am not sure if they can be confirmed.

Thanks

No idea, and like you said a lot of that stuff would be near impossible to verify--forget about the difficulty of proving you were in an ECA, think about all the other stuff like hours per week, offices held, number of people in the club, etc. My guess is that Kroll will take a cursory look into anything that sounds a little too incredible, but beyond that they don't have the time or manpower to go further. Or if they are unable to verify something they wanted to check on, they'll contact you and ask for contact information for someone who can verify it--in my case I had to provide an alternate phone number for a part-time employer.

I still stand by my initial assertion from about 150 posts back--unless you were deliberately misleading in some way, you've got nothing to worry about on the background check. They're not going to get hung up on exact salaries or dates or bonuses or number of direct-reports.
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