Yes, Sam’s Club 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. Some current and former employees report that only management and machine-operating positions are drug tested, while others report that all positions receive drug screening. Multiple current and former Sam’s Club employees report that drug testing is no longer performed, pre-employment or otherwise, for certain positions such as cashier or cart attendant.
The Sam’s Club careers website mentions drug testing in human resources position postings that are responsible for conducting drug screens. However, it does not explicitly state that Sam’s Club is a drug-free work environment. Yet, Walmart’s/ Sam’s Club ethics state that employees may not work under the influence of drugs and alcohol. (Walmart is the parent company of Sam’s Club.) “Job applicants may be drug screened as part of the post-offer hiring process or prior to accepting certain positions. In addition, Walmart may require you to submit to drug testing, where permitted by law following certain on-the-job injuries or if there is reasonable basis to suspect you’re under the influence of drugs. Any applicant or associate who tests positive for illegal drug use may be ineligible for employment.”
This information was obtained after hours of research from various websites with answers from current and former Sam’s Club employees, the Sam’s Club careers website, and Walmart’s/ Sam’s Club ethics.
What Type of Drug Test Does Sam’s Club Use?
Our research indicates that Sam’s Club uses urine 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:
Drug screens are paid for by Sam’s Club and are conducted at an independent laboratory.
When Does Sam’s Club Drug Test?
Our research indicates that Sam’s Club 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.
Sam’s Club Drug Testing Process
How Long Do Sam’s Club Drug Test Results Take?
Current and former employees report that Sam’s Club drug tests take up to a week to produce a result.
What Happens If You Fail a Drug Test at Sam’s Club?
Failing a pre-employment drug test at Sam’s Club can prevent you from getting hired. Failing a subsequent drug test at Sam’s Club can lead to disciplinary action, including termination. Current and former Sam’s Club employees report that you can reapply 6 months after failing a drug test.
Does Sam’s Club Call You If You Fail a Drug Test?
Current and former employees report that Sam’s Club will not call you with drug test results if you fail the drug test. They will simply not move forward with the hiring process.
Employee Drug Testing Policies for Sam’s Club
Does Sam’s Club Drug Test Cashiers?
Some current and former Sam’s Club cashiers report that they were drug tested pre-employment and randomly, while others report that they were never drug tested.
Does Sam’s Club Drug Test Warehouse Employees?
According to accounts from current and former Sam’s Club employees, warehouse employees are subject to drug tests, especially if the position requires operating machinery.
Does Sam’s Club 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 Sam’s Club 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 Sam’s Club Drug Test If You Get Injured on the Job?
Yes, Sam’s Club 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 Sam’s Club
Does Sam’s Club Drug Test for Weed?
Of the locations that drug test, THC panel is included in the urine drug test. This is done even in states where marijuana is legal.
Does Sam’s Club Accept a Medical Marijuana Card?
No. Current and former employees report that Sam’s Club does not accept a medical marijuana card.