Does BlackRock use hair testing for their interns?

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I recently got offered an internship at BlackRock as an analyst and I am afraid they will do a hair test. They already said they will be doing an FBI background check instead of the traditional one, so this makes me think they will dish out the cash for a hair test. I've smoked probably 4 or 5 times in the past few months, so I'm screwed if that's the case.

Hair drug tests at blackrock

The simple answer is no. The firm will probably not require a hair sample for an intern. If they did require a hair test there's no way around it. Even if you shave your head they can pull an eyebrow or leg hair. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee that any random shampoo will help you either.

It's much more likely that you'll be asked to provide a urine sample.

from certified user @ElliotWaveSurfer

and I personally know about a dozen people who work or have worked at BlackRock (they recruit like crazy at my school.) They have never taken a hair test. A few were even dilute the first time and the firm just let them take the retest whenever as long as it was before employment started.

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Nov 2, 2017

Haha. Scaremongering. FBI background checks are common. It's nothing to get worked up about. But, if you're worried, you should shave your head...

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Nov 2, 2017

It is BlackRock, not crackrock and they definitely do a hair test. Shave that shit off.

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Nov 4, 2017

What position? Know someone personally who just started at BlackRock within the past 3 months and had to do a urine test off-site, no hair test.

Nov 12, 2017

Know people that started at BlackRock and only did urine test off-site, no hair test.

Nov 13, 2017

No way an intern takes a hair test. Chill out... Drink plenty of water the day of your test.

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Nov 21, 2017

I interned for a large Oil & Gas firm in the trading group and they hit me with that hair test -- luckily I knew 3 months in advance that it was coming, but spring break sucked.

Nov 13, 2017

My friend had to do a blood test for his internship, but that was a few years ago, so that might not be the case anymore. Good luck!

Nov 21, 2017

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Nov 13, 2017

Never heard of them doing hair tests, but I did have to sign my offer letter in blood.

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Nov 13, 2017

anal swab as well.

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Nov 14, 2017

I heard they take a stool sample to check for edible drugs

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Nov 14, 2017

College roommate went through a drug test scare. Never smoked in his life but right after his superday he got really drunk and ended up smoking that good kush. He and I spent hours of research trying to figure out what to do. Here is the deal: if you shave your head hair, they will take body hair, eyebrow hair, whatever. If you shave your entire body to be as smooth as a baby's ass, you will fail the test. And all those shampoo and crazy hair wash methods are unlikely to work- some people still fail after essentially washing their hair in battery acid, bleaching it, and dying it again. Others pass after using some fake snake oil off Amazon. There is no telling what works, and obviously no actual research is done on these methods.

If it's hair, you are fucked. It's up to you to decide if you want to risk the test or just pull out. If it's piss, no worries. Drink cranberry juice in the days leading up to the test, work out a few times, and pass with flying colors.

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Nov 14, 2017

@dan_yo23 - good on you for posting legitimate advice

and I personally know about a dozen people who work or have worked at BlackRock (they recruit like crazy at my school.) They have never taken a hair test. A few were even dilute the first time and the firm just let them take the retest whenever as long as it was before employment started.

In general - these are finance firms not the government not the military and not prison. They need bodies and pretty much only do drug tests as a matter of routine. Some firms (UBS and MS maybe even BAML) don't even drug test.

So chill out. Although I say that knowing it's easier said than done.

Nov 14, 2017

Shave your entire body, why risk it? Say that you are a competitive swimmer. Even though in reality- you are a lazy stoner who is probably hairy everywhere. My nose just started bleeding at work and I snapchatted it to my friends but YOU, my friend, are a loser.

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Nov 20, 2017

This comment = 11th reason you are annoying

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Nov 14, 2017

Better see if McDonalds is hiring, R.I.P. OP.

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Nov 14, 2017

The thread's thumbnail cracked me up. Money.

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Nov 20, 2017

I'd be somewhat surprised if they actually do a hair test in place of a urine one. Good luck OP...

Nov 20, 2017

Never crossed it myself but have heard complaints. You're effed. Check these guys out.

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