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CarMax Inventory Associate Interview Questions

Updated Aug 11, 2017
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Inventory Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at CarMax.

Interview

I applied online, then later had an interview over the phone with the manager of my department. At the end of that phone call, he invited me to an in person interview at their store, which I was expecting to be brief. However it was not, my interview was 2 hours, and I spoke to 5 different people, 4 of which interviewed me separately. First there was an online questionnaire. This lengthy process did get me comfortable with my surroundings. Then, after my last interview with the department manager, they made me an offer, and drug tested me through cotton swab.

Interview Questions

  • When is the last time you did something daring?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for CarMax

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    Inventory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palmdale, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at CarMax (Palmdale, CA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with recruiter. Basically confirming what was on the application. I'd hoped to learn more about the duties of the position, but she didn't have any additional information.

    Interview Questions

    • The shift would be xx:xx to xx:xx. Are you available during those hours?   1 Answer
    • When are you available for an in-person interview at the facility?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Inventory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at CarMax (Chicago, IL) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Talked about previous job experience and a lot of how have you dealt in the past? type questions interview was from 2-4 pm. I got the job the same day after a phone interview the previous day.

    Interview Questions

    • How have you dealt with a hard decision at work the past year?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Inventory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at CarMax in November 2016.

    Interview

    had me fill out background check papers then had 2 interview sessions all for them to tell me they decided to go with other candidates..why have me sign background papers with my ss number? waste of time.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Inventory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CarMax (San Diego, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Process took a week from applying online to actually working. I called the dealership, gained a phone interview, next day they called and gave me an in person interview. Met with the resource training manager, and answered many questions on the computer. Then met with the two people interviewing me, the Inventory Manager and Department Supervisor. Each of them asking questions about past work experiences and how I handled them. Afterwards sat in the waiting area, while the manager and supervisor reviewed my interview. Minutes later got called back into the office and was offered the job. Then went back to the Resource Training Manager, filled employment papers and did a mouth swab drug test as well as forms for a background check. Great people, and great place. Along with many opportunities if you were to stay.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time when you dealt with a difficult situation, and how did you handle it.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Inventory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at CarMax (Las Vegas, NV) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Submitted an online application. Got a email telling me I was going to get a call. Received called scheduled a in store appointment. Was interviewed by two managers they were very nice, polite and professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time where you had to use your decision making and a quick and rapid time to get the job done.   Answer Question

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    Inventory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at CarMax (Greensboro, NC).

    Interview

    Applied on a Monday received a call on Wednesday from one of the managers telling me they would like to interview. I interviewed that following week on Thursday I interviewed with 2 people that day and after the interviews they said they'd call me back within 5 days. As I get home that same I get a call saying they would like to do one more interview with the operations manager. The next day I come in he asks me about 3 interview questions and then offers me the position and that followed with the urine test.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you want to work for Carmax?   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation where you had an angry customer and how did you handle the situation?   Answer Question
    • If I call your manager at your previous jobs would he describe you as reliable?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Just come prepared to answer the questions, study a bit about the company just to be safe.


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    Inventory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CarMax (Saint Louis, MO) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I went through a series of interviews when meeting with the CarMax Associates. I first met with a woman who put me through about 3 or 4 questions. After that interview was complete, I sat in the waiting area for about 10 minutes. I've then met with a second manager who again interviewed me with three or four questions. At the end of the second interview I was told that I was pretty much overqualified for the position and that I would be better for a sales position. She then introduced me to the sales manager. After talking to him briefly I was informed that there are no sales positions open.

    Interview Questions

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    Inventory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winston-Salem, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CarMax (Winston-Salem, NC) in January 2016.

    Interview

    It started with a comprehensive online application. 2 days later I received a phone call from the service manager and we briefly discussed the position (which was considered entry level, and part time). He stated that he would have someone call back and schedule a face to face interview. I set the interview up for the next day.

    When I arrived, the manager was in a meeting. So after wait a few minutes, he came and greeted me and said that I would be taken to a computer to complete a pre-interview online application. It was mainly backround information (some specific criminal backround questions, and some moral scenario ones as well). It also wanted you to list your last 7 years of residences. Once that was done, I was interviewed by another employee who asked questions that inquired how you have handled various work related situations. When that was done, the service manager came back. We chatted for a minute and he inquired about my work history (I had been a master technician for many years with one brand of cars, and he seemed interested in why I was stepping down to an entry level position. I explained it was due to me being a full time college students) He then quickly ended the interview and stated that they would get back to me within 5-7 days.

    The next day I received an email (from an automated carmax account, nor the manager) stating that my backround was notable, they decided not to pursue hiring me.

    I'm disappointed because it seems like a good company and I was looking forward to the environment. I plan on contacting the manager to see if they can discuss what made them decide to hire me.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time were you made a mistake at work. How did you handle it? And what actions did you take to prevent it from happening again.   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (17)  

    Inventory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    They called me 3 hours after I submitted my resume, I came in on a wednesday, waited around for about 30 minutes then started the interview but kept getting interrupted by employees

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?   1 Answer

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