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Good training and laid back management

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Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Greenville, SC
Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Greenville, SC

I have been working at CarMax part-time (more than a year)

Pros

The customer comes to you. Good coworkers and friendly management

Cons

I dont really have any complaints

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Positive Outlook
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  1. Awesome work culture. Sketchy work/life Balance. Buy hey, it's retail.

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at CarMax part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Generally speaking, there is usually "that person" at work that you can't stand. At the Easton location in Columbus, OH, that person doesn't work there. Very positive, supportive environment.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is not the best. Also, there are broad structures and practices that are might have seemed efficient in a small sampling that do not work out applied with a broad corporate brush stroke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the underlings more. Top down isn't effective if you are deaf to what's happening at the bottom. Especially when considering different locals and populations across the country.

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    It's A Job

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Pros

    It can feel very rewarding to get someone in a car. Whether it's a young person getting their own car for the first time, or someone with challenging credit. You CAN make some decent money, but it's very unpredictable due to commission only pay. The company does try to give you a diverse work schedule (it's retail after all) by giving you a 3 day weekend off every 6 weeks. But your schedule changes constantly. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Management are full of themselves. They have many methods in place to help "develop" you...code for micro-manage. They definitely have favorites and play to that. Work/life balance is somewhat up to you. If you choose to answer your phone on your day off and potentially go in to close a sale...that's up to you. Or you can split it. But it's a constant mental struggle to take your days off or feel like you're losing money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking down to the sales staff as if they have no skill. Why did you hire them? Quit playing favorites.

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