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CarMax Reviews in Columbia, SC

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
771 Reviews
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Pros
  • The best thing working at CarMax was the work life balance if you are a Manager (in 28 reviews)

  • Part time is better than full time because you don't have to go to all the meetings/huddles (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • As a full time sales consultant there is absolutely no work life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Pay for sales consultants is below industry average per vehicle (in 52 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Office Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Office Associate in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Business Office Associate in Columbia, SC

    I worked at CarMax full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Business Office - fun team-builders, opportunities for community service, ok training (you learn better by completing task rather than reading your handbook). Exciting Auctions.

    Cons

    As a BOA, you are not salaried and make the least hourly compared to the other departments. You do not get paid for the amount of work you have to do. Usually understaffed so ones workload increases. When you are asked to travel to another store, receiving your money back takes too long for the trouble, so I would encourage you to decline unless they offer you to drive a company car.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what leadership is. PLEASE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Need a New Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Office Associate in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Business Office Associate in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at CarMax full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation, Good benefits, Flexible Scheduling

    Cons

    Scheduling-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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 10 people found this helpful  

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Automotive Painter in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Automotive Painter in Columbia, SC

    I worked at CarMax full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    was good pay not anymore-benefits

    Cons

    management playing too many favorites, management telling too many lies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 14 people found this helpful  

    Inventory: Overworked and Underpaid

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at CarMax part-time (more than 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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