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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 for 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.

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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 for less than a 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.

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    Overall a good company with an outstanding training program.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CarMax full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training, good managers, nice environment.

    Cons

    Industry reputation is hard to get rid of even though CarMax is nothing at all like the used car industry. Pay is very low so turnover is high. Only one Saturday off every 6 weeks.
    Management is obcessed with timekeeping late by 1 minute 4 times in a year and you are fired-automatically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a competitive wage.

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    Positive Outlook
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