CarMax is different. Founded on the principle of integrity, we've created a better way to buy a used car. It's reflected in the way we treat our customers and each other.
With over 50,000 cars to choose from, at over 140 stores, we make it easy to find the perfect car. And we treat customers right every step of the way. It's one of many reasons we're the nation's #1 used car retailer, and one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®.
We're committed to diversity in the workplace and encourage military veterans to apply.
As the Line Production Manager, Rob oversees the daily operations of vehicles being reconditioned for sale to meet CarMax quality standards. He manages a mechanical team that is responsible for making sure all vehicles pass through the inspection process. He places a strong value on the teamwork that was instilled in him while serving in the Navy and it helps him problem solve with his CarMax team. Rob finds that CarMax fosters the same teamwork and results focused environment that was part of his military career."
One of the most important things is to take advantage of the transition assistance classes. I attended a class that the Department of Labor was conducting on interviewing. I didn't know anything about interviewing or searching for a job. I studied a book they handed out on answering interview questions. The book was 100% accurate and prepared me for the interview process.
Peter's role as a Sales Manager is focused on supporting his sales team so they can focus on supporting their customers. He credits his training in the Army to being able to effectively lead others, as well contributing to his own success at CarMax. He loves being able to mentor and contribute to the development of his sales consultants. Peter saw the same values that were critically important in the military like teamwork and communication replicated throughout CarMax."
Look for a company that has a clear vision, goals, and where you can learn new skills. CarMax promotes the growth and development of its people; I was able to go from Sales Consultant to Sales Manager in a few short years.
As a Buyer, I spend most of my time appraising customers' cars. Using factors such as year, make, model, mileage and condition along with market research, I make written offers to buy the cars. These written offers are good for seven days and are not contingent on the customer buying a car. I speak to customers about any concerns or questions they have regarding the appraisals. I also review all incoming cars to ensure they are priced appropriately and the window stickers accurately reflect the features of the cars. In addition to my responsibilities at the store, I also attend car auctions and buy cars for CarMax stores."
Every stage of leadership training I received included significant time focusing on effective communication. When it came to explaining my value to CarMax, the skills I learned were invaluable. My experience as a trainer in the Air Force was also an important part of be being ideally suited for a position in an organization with such a huge focus on developing associates as CarMax."
I am a retail automotive technician and I perform service and repairs on customers' vehicles. In the morning, I have a meeting with our Service Consultant to plan the day's work. Mornings consist mostly of diagnosing concerns on customer vehicles. Afternoons are dedicated to performing and verifying repairs on customer vehicles. In the evening, technicians work together and have areas that they are responsible for, such as cleaning to maintain a clean, safe and efficient working environment."
Many service members make the transition directly from military to a civilian mechanic position. I attended a mechanical training school to stay up to date on civilian diagnostic tools and the newest vehicle computer systems. CarMax has its own training program and hires Apprentice Technicians so they can learn as much as possible before being promoted into a Technician position. "