CarMax Sales Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Aug 26, 2015
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Sales Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee in Richmond, TX
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at CarMax (Richmond, TX) in August 2015.

Interview

Applied for the Sales Consultant Full Time Position at Carmax, online. Did the 2 hour required assessment. Be prepared to spend the whole day doing that. Got a phone interview. Didn't like the interviewer's attitude. He seemed disconnected, and seemed spacey all through the interview. They say they hire people with no experience, but I honestly think experience matters.

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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    You first have to apply online which takes about an hour or more so be prepared to be at the computer for a while. It takes about 2 weeks for it to be processed and they'll either call you if they're interested in you or email you if they're not

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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at CarMax (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by in person interview with 2 managers followed by role play. If you get past the role play stage you then meet with the General manager. Typical situational type interview questions asking about previous experiences. Got hired on the spot after meeting with GM and was asked to take urine test right after. In my experience and from what I've seen if they say they'll be in touch with you chances are you did not get the job.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at CarMax (Roseville, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online, was called within a day for a scheduled phone interview, then followed up with in person interview. I met with a sales manager, 2 managers from non sales departments, then finally the store manager. The process took about 6 hours. It was not until I was asked to submit a urine sample (drug test), that I realized I'd been hired. An offer was not formally made. Great positive vibe at the store.

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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Davie, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at CarMax (Davie, FL) in July 2015.

    Interview

    First a phone interview was conducted, basically a background and experience interview. Was informed on the call to come in for interview for the following week so about 7days. One on one interview and received an email the same day in 3 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one situation where you had to persuade someone?   Answer Question
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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at CarMax in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, got called 4 hours later. Crushed the phone interview a day later. Went in for the in person interview the third day. The computer survey IS A TRAP either way you look at it. If you don't disclose part time jobs you worked even while working full time jobs simultaneously, don't tell them that!!! Or tell them every b.s. Survival job you EVER had in the last 7 years when you apply online. I was given the next phase of interview and summarily sent home without an offer for having been honest.

    Interview Questions

    • How many jobs did you have in the last 7 years that you didn't list on your application.   1 Answer
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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at CarMax (Jacksonville, FL) in July 2015.

    Interview

    as soon I walked into the local dealership I was told to sit in a cubicle and do an online assessment, and the first thing they need is my social security number, I protested and was told by the sales manager either provide it or leave, he also stated that is the company policy and they have done it like that forever...you MUST provide you SS# FIRST to proceed...reluctantly I agreed and also basically signed my life away, then the usual computer screening. Next I had a sit down interview w/ the sales manager and I could tell that because I had protested the providing my SS# first thing--he had no real interest in me. He explained $12/hr while training, then after a month or so, you get minimum wage plus commission, no minimum wage if your commission exceeds the $7.25/hr for the hours you worked, then if they did pay you any minimum hourly wages those wages would be deducted from you next payroll w/ substantial commission to cover it. Hard to believe, but I received a rejection email two days later. My thinking was you are not required to provide your SS# until you are hired. I just interviewed a couple weeks ago.

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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at CarMax (Atlanta, GA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Plain phone interview. The interviewer did not seem too engaged and this was before the interview started. Probably talked to a million people before me. Did not like his attitude. I answered the questions thoroughly and yet did not get an offer.

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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at CarMax (Sterling, VA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    4 part process. Longest interview i've ever done. It felt like you're applying for a government job. They bring in different managers one after another and grill you on the spot and you gotta have the right words. I don't know how the work itself is but I sure hope it turns out alright for the sales consultants there

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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CarMax (Knoxville, TN) in April 2015.

    Interview

    After applying online there is a phone interview, which they email you about. If you pass the phone interview they send you another email for an in person interview. The in person interview had to be the LONGEST interview I have ever been part of. The in person interview had 4 parts to it, first I met with the hr manager and answered a few question on the computer. Second I met with the service manager and went over my resume again and then they cleared up any questions they have. Third I met with 2 sales managers who went over questions of "Tell me about a time when ...." and finally went over a mock sales exercise, they send you the information to "study" and even give you the 4 points they are looking for. The only part of this I missed was asking them for a test drive (this wasn't on the list). Overall fairly straightforward interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you sold something to a customer who didn't want to purchase the item.   Answer Question
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