Top 10 reasons CarMax is a great place to work

For the 17th straight year, CarMax landed on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. This recognition is a tribute to the enduring creativity and energy of 25,000 CarMax associates.

“Associates are the heart of CarMax,” said Bill Nash, president and CEO, “and I think it’s truly remarkable how well they adapted over the past year.”

CarMax will keep adapting and innovating to create opportunities on the road ahead. Want to join us? Here are 10 reasons you’ll enjoy the ride.

1    People-first culture

At CarMax, we put people first. We treat each other the way we’d like to be treated. We promote a respectful, collaborative work environment. No wonder 87% of us say this is a great place to work (compared to 59% at a typical U.S.-based company). 

2    Outstanding training

Training and development are huge parts of our success. As long as you have the desire, we can cultivate the skills you need to build an amazing career. Tuition reimbursement for eligible courses is another valuable part of our training. We’re doing things right, according to Training magazine. Find us on their 2021 Top 100 list.

3    Collaborative teams

We build success on a foundation of mutual respect and teamwork, because great things happen when we work together. We also play together. Team-building activities have helped develop camaraderie through events that have included anything from cookouts to neighborhood cleanups.

4    Growth opportunities

At CarMax, every associate has access to opportunities for growth. And no matter what background you bring – college, trade school, military – we can help you develop your skills and build a career you’re passionate about. 

5    Community support

We’re dedicated to helping our local communities thrive. In an unprecedented year, we developed new ways to help. The CarMax Foundation Care Card program empowered each associate to direct $25 to the nonprofit of their choice. Nearly 18,000 associates participated, donating $446,525 to 6,489 different organizations.

6    Commitment to diversity and inclusion

CarMax is committed to welcoming, respecting, and celebrating each associate’s unique attributes. Our vision is for everyone to have the same opportunity to reach their full potential. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives empower associates to share their stories and to help shape a more positive future for the communities we serve.

7    Great benefits, including car discounts

At CarMax, associates and their domestic partners enjoy all the benefits you’d expect from a big company – medical, vision, dental, life, 401 (k), etc. But we’re in the car business, so it makes sense that we should get great car discounts. Family members can save, too!

8    Help when life gets in the way

Your kid gets sick. The sitter’s a no-show. An aging parent needs a ride to an appointment. CarMax family benefits can defray costs and ease your burden. If unexpected financial hardship hits in the form of a storm, illness, death in the family, etc., associates are eligible to receive disaster assistance funds to help with recovery.

9    Approachable leaders

Our senior leaders are known for keeping their doors and ears open. They make us feel comfortable sharing concerns and needs. They hold town-hall meetings in stores regularly, because face-to-face connections and candid feedback are important.

10     Customer-driven innovation

We revolutionized used car retailing by providing shoppers with upfront prices and the straightforward experience they deserve. As customer expectations evolve, we’re innovating to make their experience more flexible and personal. Online buying, home delivery, and instant appraisals are a few examples. Maybe you can help us come up with what’s next.