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"Great Company.....still comes down to your boss!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Growing Company, Great people, lots of opportunity

Cons

A lousy boss will ruin everything

Other Employee Reviews for CarMax

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Hard Work, Little Appreciation, Repetitive and Unchallenging"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer
    Former Employee - Buyer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CarMax full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to start, they give you building blocks you can apply into other companies. Work is not that hard once your in the rhythm. Your peers make working there great, not the management.

    Cons

    Lots of weekends, inflexible schedule, some power abuse at the top, and everyone above you waves the carrot but there always moving it away.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who work hard, those who are educated, those who want to grow and actually DO what you expect of them and take on more responsibilities.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Not the best place to grow your career (Home Office)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CarMax full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great people

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up because the organization is extremely flat.
    Pay is below average for Home Office (they believe the great work life balance makes up for that, I would not agree)
    Very inflexible in regards to work from home or telecommute (this is virtually not an option except to put in over time)
    MAP (management assessment program) is a waste of time. Forces Home Office employees through a process that really should only apply to the field

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that there is talent within the Home Office in addition to the field. Seems like the only way to move up in the company is to go to the field. You could gain equal experience by working on projects in the field without ever having to work at the store full-time

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