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"IT HQ Review Project teams"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for CarMax

  1. Helpful (38)

    "Horrible place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service REp in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service REp in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    There are not any pros.....

    Cons

    Horrible management, hours and pay

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like they are people and get over yourselves.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Enjoyable but just scraping by"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for a dealership is entertaining with constant new challenges and CarMax allows employees to do this without using shady or sleazy tactics, people are great and management is fair.

    Cons

    The commissions are on the low side and there is not enough traffic to sustain the income promised in the interview.

    Advice to Management

    More local advertising may be beneficial


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