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For job seekers looking for a career with the flexibility to grow, CarMax is the place for you. Ever since CarMax entered the used-car industry in 1993, they have revolutionized how people buy and sell cars through innovation and integrity. Today, this leading used-vehicle retailer is a large, multi-billion dollar company, as well as a home for supportive, close-knit teams who work together to solve complex problems and redefine an entire industry.
For their associates, CarMax provides careers in an exciting, collaborative work environment, which is defined by four core values:
Do the right thing.
CarMax associates never have to compromise their personal values. Instead, associates focus on making decisions the right way by relying on integrity, respect and leading by example.
Put people first.
CarMax invests in their associates and provides them with opportunities to give back to their communities. Associates at CarMax know that their work makes a meaningful, positive impact on customers' lives.
Associates at CarMax are part of respectful teams that help each other excel in all that they do and embrace differences.
Go for greatness.
CarMax is proud to have been an industry disruptor in the past and now. Through their efforts to relentlessly improve and innovate, associates help drive what’s possible.
Read on to learn more about working at CarMax and the opportunities for growth available to associates who share CarMax’s values and drive to do what’s right.
CarMax is invested in their associates’ futures. They constantly advocate for career development and support curiosity — empowering associates to shape their career paths in ways that they may have never even imagined. As part this commitment, CarMax:
Offers tailored training and mentorships (formal and informal) to help associates discover passions and pursue interests.
The relationships created during these programs enable associates to get personalized feedback and guidance, helping them to feel supported and enhancing the team environment of CarMax.
Encourages associates to use their technical expertise in new ways.
CarMax motivates associates to use their technical expertise by taking a dual-track agile approach to their work, where cross-functional product teams use a mobile-first mindset to solve problems that don’t always have clear solutions.
Provides a wide variety of opportunities for associates to redefine their careers.
There are many opportunities at CarMax for team members to grow and shape their careers. And, no matter where associates work, they know that they are helping to make a real difference by redefining an industry, helping local communities and giving customers an unparalleled positive experience.
In regards to growing a career at CarMax, Julia Barnhart, Senior Technology Manager, Data Science & Machine Learning, says, “Bring your ideas, bring your hunger and we’ll help you succeed. You take this journey with us. We give you the training, the opportunities and the mentorship that you need to grow your career.”
CarMax’s vision is for everyone, everywhere to have the same opportunity to reach their full potential. Diversity and inclusion are important to the CarMax culture because they believe that treating people with care and respect is central to who they are. CarMax is a special place to work, and they want everyone to feel a sense of belonging. They believe that welcoming and including different perspectives strengthens their workplace culture, helping everyone at CarMax.
Associates appreciate the culture of support at CarMax. Just ask Suzanne Cardwell, their Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, who says that, “Many times, those of us in the LGBTQIA+ community feel that we have to hide parts of our identity at work. I love the feeling of belonging at CarMax. I’m proud to be a leader in an organization that invites associates to bring their full selves to work.”
The leadership at CarMax is also fully committed to fostering an inclusive culture. For example, Barnhart notes that leading with the values of diversity, inclusion, creativity and fun are some of the foundations for bringing people together and solving today’s most complex global problems.
To further support their associates, CarMax provides a variety of desirable benefits, including:
Gender reassignment surgery.
EAP — Available to all Associates and members of their household and children up to age 26.
Associate Discount — Available to Associates and members of their immediate family.
Day Care Savings Account — Associates may elect to set aside up to $5,000 before tax per plan year to help pay eligible child care expenses. (Associates do not need to be enrolled in a health plan for access to this benefit.)
Expert Medical Opinion (Teladoc) — This benefit is available to anyone enrolled in CarMax Medical Plans (both Anthem and Kaiser), including covered family members.
Cleveland Clinic and Concierge Cancer Care Program (sponsored by Anthem) — These two clinical programs provide support for not only the patient, but the spouse/DP too.
Headspace — Headspace is free to all associates, but offers meditation and mindfulness activities for individuals with families, etc.
If you join the CarMax team, you’ll join a culture of transparency, integrity and an unwavering focus on doing what’s right for each other, customers and communities. Explore current opportunities by clicking the link below!
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