CarMax

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A great job as long as you don't want to move up

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

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

Pros

Great place to work, they really appreciate what you do, teambuilders, decent pay, decent benefits, great work life balance.

Cons

Health plan is mediocre, Upward mobility even for top performers is nonexistent, your manager will speak out of both sides of their mouth (using lots of words to not say anyting)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote from within, most management is hired from outside. Doesn't give much hope to those of us wanting to move up.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great starter job for self development

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Littleton, CO

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

    Pros

    Human interaction. Passion for cars. Employee discounts (Max 3 cars per year). Role play skills. Self confidence. Auto trade secrets. "Buyer" position has higher job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Schedule inflexibility. Unpredictable hours. Forget about personal life. Training material is overwhelming. Low pay (especially at newer locations with low sales)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help me, help you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    You don't just appraise or buy cars at auctions like to job description says. Theres a whole lot more to it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CarMax

    Pros

    Fun people to work with. Buying at the auction is great! Great training program and company.

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of work you have to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your buyers more for the work they do. You might keep them and not loose so many of them. They say you're not a manager, but yet we have to manage the prices of our front lot car, margins, other buyers at auctions, our aged inventory, options on the cars, the office, help struggling sales consultants and more. I love the job just not the pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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