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CarMax Reviews in Columbia, SC

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2.3 3 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

CarMax President, CEO, and Director Tom Folliard

Tom Folliard

(1 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is great the opportunity to relocate is awesome also the chance to meet great people is very rewarding(in 22 reviews)

  • Good (not great) entry-level sales experience for part-time, short-term(in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay for sales consultants is below industry average per vehicle(in 47 reviews)

  • Inconsistent work schedules and work-life balance from store to store(in 20 reviews)

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    Need a New Environment

    Business Office Associate (Current Employee) Columbia, SC

    ProsReasonable compensation, Good benefits, Flexible Scheduling

    ConsScheduling-no one wants to work nights/weekends, People who are not ready for management positions are promoted while hard workers are over-looked, Compensation is not commensurate with the production of the business, overworked

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on personality when hiring employees, too many applicants interview well but when placed into office setting there are too many different personalities and no diversity development. Move people up who deserve it, not because they are your buddy or have been employed there for a long time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    9 people found this helpful  

    playing favorites

    Automotive Painter (Former Employee) Columbia, SC

    Proswas good pay not anymore-benefits

    Consmanagement playing too many favorites, management telling too many lies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

    14 people found this helpful  

    Inventory: Overworked and Underpaid

    Inventory Associate (Current Employee) Columbia, SC

    Pros-Decent starting pay rate
    -Flexible hours for part time
    -Get to drive some awesome cars

    Cons-Standards will be "lowered" in order to meet production goals
    -Inventory has far too many responsibilities for one department
    -Work is outside so be prepared to be jumping in cars that have 140 degree plus interior temperatures
    -At my store, overtime is not allowed and will/can be a punishable offense
    -Half the time, our department is missing materials that are needed to do job
    -Inventory department is a dead end job with little chance of career advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementPitch in when production is falling behind instead of telling staff to make sure everything "passes"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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