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Not a bad intro to the Car Business. But not a good place to make a career.

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Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Charlotte, NC

I worked at CarMax full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

-Great People -Good place to start -Simple job with little skill needed to be successful

Cons

-Compensation is not competitive -Management make simple tasks out to be world changing initiatives that are only able to be performed by a select few -Very easy to become bored and complacent -Lots of politics involved to advance -Clubhouse management - your either a part of the club or your not -Times are changing in the industry and the competition has evolved faster

Advice to Management

Revisit the culture that made CarMax a great company. Over the last 5 years that culture has completely disappeared along with the opportunities and compensation. Go back and find out why your number one asset (your employees since you have forgotten) are leaving for new opportunities. The competition is learning and adapting to the CarMax model and they are offering a future that doesn't exist at CarMax anymore. Training, Culture, Compensation are now 3 things that have taken a back seat to the new CarMax Next Generation model.

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  1. Great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Jackson, MS

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, Flexible hours, Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Can be overly micromanaged, but that is minimal

    Advice to Management

    Allow the sales staff to do what they're good at with less interference.


  2. Corporate Environment

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cosmetic Inspector/Inventory in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Cosmetic Inspector/Inventory in Laurel, MD

    I worked at CarMax full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for some growth is there.

    Cons

    Must adhere to corporate environment to reap the benefits, not for everybody.


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