CarMax

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Great culture and work.

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Former Employee - Strategy Analyst in Richmond, VA
Former Employee - Strategy Analyst in Richmond, VA

I worked at CarMax as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Carmax allows for a great work life balance, boasts an on-campus fitness center, and gives analysts the chance to work on interesting projects

Cons

There aren't a lot of options for grad school sponsorships and the work can seem monotonous at times. The office is also in a very rural area.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you're doing

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Top 100 Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CarMax full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very High Associate Engagement. Managers truly care about their employees and works with them to help them get to the next level in their career.

    Cons

    Senior Managers are not trusted to work their own schedule. They are required to work a mandated schedule that doesn't always correlate to the sales traffic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    There's a reason the company is constantly hiring salespeople

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Good initial paid training, benefits aren't bad. They seem to hire good people, they just can't keep them.

    Cons

    Terrible work / life balance, low pay for this industry, extreme micro-management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The idea that you can't manage something unless you measure it first can only be taken so far. Your salespeople are only paid when someone signs on the bottom line and leaves with a car, they don't get paid to attend meetings, spend hours each day updating their contact database, or emailing people because simply calling them on the phone number they've provided "doesn't count" according to Carmax corporate definitions. Either start paying your salespeople a salary plus commission, so they can justify gathering the reams of information they know is much more valuable to corporate than it is to them, or ease up on the micromanagement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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