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Helpful (3)

Growing but not clear how inside current structure.

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Buyer in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Buyer in Dallas, TX

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great training, great team atmosphere. Outstanding support. Quality work life balance. Unique tools to the industry. Unique approach to used car industry. Excellent entry management training.

Cons

Compensation as compared to your earnings for the company are not aligned properly. Inadequate staffing for work load. Slow to promote at times, limited growth without relocation.

Advice to Management

Align purchasing compensation to reward top performers. Regional awareness of opportunities inside each department is needed.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Decent experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer Assistant
    Current Employee - Buyer Assistant

    I have been working at CarMax full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, decent pay for the job. Opportunity for growth as long as you do things there way. Opening alot of new locations around the country so great for relocation.

    Cons

    Company doesn't promote from within, they would rather hire new folks from right off the street with no experience. Micromanagement is horrible, managers try to brainwash associates.

    Advice to Management

    Start to hire from within the company, especially if you have good potential associates. Tweak the competency model it's a bit of a contradiction once one really reads into it.


  2. Need a New Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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