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"No cost of living adjustment for region"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Training program for someone coming in with no car sales experience is a Pro.

Cons

Doesn't matter what part of the country you work in, you get paid the same per car sold. So, if you lived in the South and moved to the North, you will not receive an adjustment for living in a higher cost of living area. LGM's do not take your management experience into consideration if you want to advance your career. I have seen people get promoted to Sales Managers because they sold over 800 cars even without a prior management background. This doesn't always make good leaders.

Advice to Management

HQ should take the Millions that the company makes and pay cost of living increases per cars sold for your employees instead of losing good people who struggle to earn a living. Corporate greed at it's best!!

Other Employee Reviews for CarMax

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Overall a very positive experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    positive environment, not simply sitting in a cubicle on a computer, meet lots of interesting people,

    Cons

    sales is commission only, lots of hours...no work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    allow for some schedule flexibility and employees would be more likely to stay longer


  2. Helpful (6)

    "IT HQ Review Project teams"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Business Systems Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Contractor - Business Systems Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CarMax as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Forward thinking on some projects that are marketing focused. Some projects get priority and get all the resources to be successful.

    The Gym is great.

    Lots of good people there.

    Cons

    Projects related to run-the-shop are too frequently re-prioritized while being worked on. This makes it very difficult to be successful in project implementation. Priorities on IT projects change too frequently. Being told to drop what you're workng on and work on something else multiple times a week makes it impossible to get any work done.

    Estimates are thoroughly gathered then the team is told to accomplish the same with less resources. This leads to projects not completed properly and basically the plug is pulled when funding runs out, so whatever is completed is the final product.

    They advertise no set paid time off... but there is a number and they wont let you go over that number. Basically you are entitled to that or less but nothing is accrued so you are not truely entitled to any.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic expectations of project teams based on the estimates given. If resources are pulled, adjust project timelines. Have a long term strategy and set priorities based on that strategy. Accept estimates for what they are and set priorities on that information instead of forching lower estimates.


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