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Good People, Bad Pay

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Houston, TX

I have been working at CarMax full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good Benefits, exempt employees are engaged in the business.

Cons

The company punishes those who will not relocate from big market stores and hand out bonuses to managers in store that do significantly less work in new markets off the backs of big market employees. Company shows a lot of favoritism behind closed doors. Employees are significantly underpaid compared to similar jobs at competing companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

retain your talent by paying what the market dictates their talent deserves.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Downward spiral

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    Current Employee - Supply Lead in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Supply Lead in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Big company, lots of room to grow if you are acceptable of relocation. Very good benefits with average cost. Used to be a fantastic company to work for, however as they get larger they give less to the associates.

    Cons

    most training is self taught, little effort from local managers to push development. Less benefits and morale activities as the company grows

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, steady work, nice facility, great co-workers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Automotive Technician in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Automotive Technician in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    Steady work resulting in steady pay that can be counted on. Great retirement and matching from company. The shop is air conditioned and the shop equipment is up to date and top notch for the most part. Co-workers tend to be good, decent people because of pretty in depth screening on the front end.

    Cons

    Sick pay for production jobs is at a lower rate than your normal rate - not a big deal, but just seems like it would be an easy fix. The pay scale is on the low side - having said that the work is very steady.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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