America's Car-Mart

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America's Car-Mart Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
33 Reviews
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33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company with high expectation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at America's Car-Mart full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Advancement opportunities, company values are lived by, good communication between different levels of management, feeling of being a small company, tight nit group. Training is exceptional, you get daily opportunities to learn if you're willing. Good bonus potential in almost every position, not just management.

    Cons

    Difficult life/work balance. Long hours for weeks on end. Most likely growing pains from a small company growing at a fast rate. More work than most employees can accomplish in a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate the number of employees needed. Update pay scale across the board, stand behind the good employees and growth will continue

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Life inside America's car mart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Okmulgee, OK
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Okmulgee, OK

    I have been working at America's Car-Mart full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everything. Great people. Fun workplace. Clean workplace. Amazing company benifits

    Cons

    Absolutely nothing. It is a fantastic place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunity if new to car business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at America's Car-Mart full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can go as far as your drive and desire takes you with Car-Mart. If you have never been in the car business before this would be the place to start. Outstanding training and great corporate backing.

    Cons

    As a salesperson the pay is not great. They put a lot of their money into management. If you are a manager at a smaller lot don't expect a day off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your sales people more money. consider using a sliding scale based on units sold.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company work for.

    Current Employee - Office Manager
    Current Employee - Office Manager

    I have been working at America's Car-Mart full-time

    Pros

    Can move up in company

    Cons

    Better training for mgr and better benefits

  6.  

    Long hours and bad home/work balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at America's Car-Mart

    Pros

    Good money for smaller towns. Average stress level. Great vacation time available.

    Cons

    Not able to schedule vacation time if every aspect of your dealership not in order.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good chance for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Manager
    Former Employee - Office Manager

    I worked at America's Car-Mart full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    growing company, good chance for growth and advancement, good people to work for and with for the most part

    Cons

    medical benifits aren't great; pay could and should be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve the medical beneifts; pay better (most of the employees are underpaid while management is the place to make money)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Management program is a joke unless you like working for a highly mismanaged company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/GM Trainee in Owasso, OK
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/GM Trainee in Owasso, OK

    I worked at America's Car-Mart full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get to interact with lots of people, drive a lot of different cars and trucks. Learn

    Cons

    Training program is bad, direction from trainers didn't go with training from corporate office. Unrealistic goals from main office for new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get everyone on the same page training wise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Do Not Work Here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Harrison, AR
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Harrison, AR

    I have been working at America's Car-Mart full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Can be a fun place to work, you get free popcorn.

    Cons

    Poor management, broken promises, and the pay is not much better than un-employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have accountability amongst your district managers, and increase pay in your Managers in Training program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Some good, some bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Claremore, OK
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Claremore, OK

    I worked at America's Car-Mart full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The GM is the best reason. He will bend over backward for you in most situations. Most of the other people there are great to work with and you get to build relationships with the customer base unlike most places. The hours are decent.

    Cons

    There are certain people within this lot that are very inconsiderate of others and think way to highly of themselves. Asking for a day off can become a fight and while the GM is understanding, the assistant manager shames you for needing time off for anything. The pay is poor. I have never worked so hard in my life and I am paid less than half of the average for the industry my position is in. The bonuses are impossible to achieve. I had an issue that had to go up to HR and was treated like I was unimportant and the person who was harassing me got less than a slap on the wrist. The corporate office people refuse to talk to anyone below management level about anything and you are treated like a nobody. The assistant manager threatens you with your review or calling the operations manager on you and acts like he's the only one who does anything even though he does nothing and there are only 3 people there that actually do their work. The dress code is just flat out stupid and mildly sexist and the company is stuck in the past in regards to tattoos and piercings. They won't hire you with any body art showing however if the managers have favorites they get away with it. You are told not to dress too nicely because you might intimate people then you are told you can't wear "normal" clothing. This would be a great place to work if it wasn't for the assistant manager, dress code, pay, and corporate office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay, make the bonuses more attainable, take complaints more seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great as long you want to work constantly and not have a family life.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at America's Car-Mart

    Pros

    Car Mart has a great reputation in the buy here pay here business. If you are serious about management and don't have a college degree the mit program is for you.

    Cons

    After becoming a member of management, be prepared for working more than 40 hours a week -closer to 60. Pay is ok, but not comparable to the amount of work, time and dedication required. Benefits are ok but the major medical insurance is outrageous. Good bonus program but nearly unattainable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The world does not revolve around car mart. We have lives and families to attend to. Get your hr representation in check. They are not in charge of the lots, the general managers are.

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