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Great Company.....still comes down to your boss!

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

Pros

Growing Company, Great people, lots of opportunity

Cons

A lousy boss will ruin everything

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  1. Helpful (2)

    RUN FAR AWAY!!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Roseville, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-Workers, ummmm, that's probably it.

    Cons

    Expensive benefits, micromanaging, unpaid trainings constantly, management who isn't on the same page AT ALL, and the LGM is probably the worst in the company who likes to go on witch hunts and fire people at the drop of a dime, overworked, and if you want to make money expect to work 60 hours a week, lowest commission pay of any dealership in the are. If you are a sadomasochist looking to torture yourself, look not further! Join CarMax.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any, it couldn't possibly be redeemed.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Not the best place to grow your career (Home Office)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great people

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up because the organization is extremely flat.
    Pay is below average for Home Office (they believe the great work life balance makes up for that, I would not agree)
    Very inflexible in regards to work from home or telecommute (this is virtually not an option except to put in over time)
    MAP (management assessment program) is a waste of time. Forces Home Office employees through a process that really should only apply to the field

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that there is talent within the Home Office in addition to the field. Seems like the only way to move up in the company is to go to the field. You could gain equal experience by working on projects in the field without ever having to work at the store full-time

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