Yes, Albertsons drug tests for all company positions, but whether a drug test is performed also depends on the job location.
Some current and former employees report that pre-employment drug tests are performed, while some report both pre-employment and random drug tests. Others say no drug tests are required. Multiple current and former Albertsons employees report that drug testing is no longer performed, pre-employment or randomly.
The Albertsons careers website states: “We support a drug-free workplace – some positions require applicants offered a position to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.”
The Albertsons Code of Business Conduct and Ethics states: “We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and promoting good health.We prohibit the use of illegal drugs and alcohol at work, or working while impaired by legal or illegal drugs, alcohol or prescription medications. These measures promote a safe and productive work environment and prevent accidents, injuries, and property damage.”
This information was obtained after hours of research from various websites with answers from current and former Albertsons employees, the Albertsons careers website, and the Albertsons Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
What Type of Drug Test Does Albertsons Use?
Our research indicates that Albertsons uses urine and mouth swab drug tests.
Urine drug tests, including the instant varieties, can range from four-panel to sixteen-panel. The number of panels indicates the number of substances tested. The specific substances that are tested can vary depending on the type of test used. Five-panel is the most common one used.
Five-panel urine drug tests test for:
Mouth swab drug tests can detect a variety of different substances, including:
Drug screens are paid for by Albertsons and performed either on-site or at an independent laboratory.
When Does Albertsons Drug Test?
Our research indicates that Albertsons drug tests at orientation and if there is suspicion of substance use or in the event of a workplace accident. There have also been reports of random drug testing from current and former employees.
Albertsons Drug Testing Process
How Long Do Albertsons Drug Test Results Take?
Current and former employees report that the pre-employment mouth swab drug tests that Albertsons administers result immediately. If further testing is needed, a urine drug test is conducted at an independent laboratory, which can take a few days to produce a result.
What Happens If You Fail a Drug Test at Albertsons?
Failing a pre-employment drug test at Albertsons can prevent you from getting hired. Failing a subsequent drug test at Albertsons can lead to disciplinary action, including termination.
Does Albertsons Call You If You Fail a Drug Test?
Typically, the pre-employment drug screen is an instant mouth swab test, so the results are developed in front of the prospective employee.
Employee Drug Testing Policies for Albertsons
Does Albertsons Drug Test Warehouse Employees?
According to accounts from current and former Albertsons employees, some warehouse employees are subject to drug tests, while others are not.
Does Albertsons Drug Test Employees?
Our research indicates that drug testing varies by location. For example, some current and former employees report drug testing, while others say there is no drug testing. Of the locations that perform drug tests, some also require random drug tests in addition to a pre-employment drug test. Drug testing is also required if there is suspicion of drug use and for on-the-job accidents.
Does Albertsons Drug Test for a Promotion?
We could not find specific information to answer this question, but typically, companies will drug test for a promotion.
Does Albertsons Drug Test If You Get Injured on the Job?
Yes, Albertsons requires drug tests after on-the-job accidents. This is consistent with most companies who drug test after accidents in the workplace that result in damage to properties or injury within the workplace. This is for liability reasons, as a positive drug test would void any potential worker’s compensation claims.
Marijuana Drug Testing at Albertsons
Does Albertsons Drug Test for Weed?
Some current and former Albertsons employees report that THC is not tested for, while others state that the urine and mouth swab drug tests screen for THC.
Does Albertsons Accept a Medical Marijuana Card?
No. Current and former employees report that Albertsons does not accept a medical marijuana card.