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"Overall Satisfied"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Fredericksburg, VA
Current Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Fredericksburg, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at CarMax full-time

Pros

Flexible schedule (create your own as a Senior Consultant), Company cares about employees, You earn more "perks" as you continue to achieve better results.

Cons

Pay does not follow rising cost of living, management shows a great deal of favoritism, the better you do, the more you lock yourself into your current position, sales will always have a "cut throat" mentality

Other Employee Reviews for CarMax

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad intro to the Car Business. But not a good place to make a career."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CarMax full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Great People
    -Good place to start
    -Simple job with little skill needed to be successful

    Cons

    -Compensation is not competitive
    -Management make simple tasks out to be world changing initiatives that are only able to be performed by a select few
    -Very easy to become bored and complacent
    -Lots of politics involved to advance
    -Clubhouse management - your either a part of the club or your not
    -Times are changing in the industry and the competition has evolved faster

    Advice to Management

    Revisit the culture that made CarMax a great company. Over the last 5 years that culture has completely disappeared along with the opportunities and compensation. Go back and find out why your number one asset (your employees since you have forgotten) are leaving for new opportunities. The competition is learning and adapting to the CarMax model and they are offering a future that doesn't exist at CarMax anymore. Training, Culture, Compensation are now 3 things that have taken a back seat to the new CarMax Next Generation model.


  2. "Great company to work for, encourages departments to work as a team."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Business Office Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Business Office Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Socially responsible, volunteering is highly encouraged.

    Cons

    Sometimes we were set up for failure due to manning issues.

    Advice to Management

    Address manning issues, especially around the holidays. My only issue at CarMax was when there were call-ins and we were left short staffed without the approval to call unscheduled employees in.
    The laid back atmosphere of the 7152 location helped to make me feel like a part of the team, not just the business office. Keep that.

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