How to get a job at

CarMax

CarMax is America's largest used-car retailer and a Fortune 500 company. The corporate entity behind the formation of CarMax was Circuit City Stores, Inc.

What

CarMax

Looks For

CarMax employees pride themselves of their transparency, integrity, and their unwavering focus on doing what's right. They are looking for honest, curious, and driven individuals to join their team.

History of

CarMax

In 1993, the first CarMax used car lot opened in Richmond, Virginia. Now, CarMax has more than 215 stores nationwide and has sold more than 830,000 used cars and more than 465,000 wholesale vehicles at its in-store auctions as of 2020. CarMax has been recognized for 16 consecutive years as one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Product
Data / Analytics
Marketing
Engineering
Operations
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
Accounting
Finance
Human Resources / People / Talent
Customer Support / Success
Android Development
industries
Retail
Tech
office locations
Greater Atlanta
Greater Austin
Greater Baltimore
Greater Charlotte
Greater Indianapolis
Greater Miami
Greater Nashville
Greater Portland
Greater San Diego
Greater Richmond
2019 Revenue:
$19.146B

CarMax

Internship Programs

CarMax offers 10-week summer internships in a variety of roles such as Accounting, Business Analysis, Technology, and more. Their program is structured to help you meet your personal and professional goals, and the organization takes a genuine interest in the interns throughout, heavily considering their skills and interests when placing interns on teams. Pay is competitive, coworkers are hardworking and passionate, and there is an emphasis on meaningful work as well as work-life balance.

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Junior or Senior
Perks:
  • Meaningful work
  • Best in class training opportunities
  • Work-life balance
  • Competitive pay
  • 401k matching

CarMax

Interview Process

The process could take anywhere from one week to one month, and a majority of people had a positive experience during the process

1. Initial Phone Screen

The first step of the process is a brief conversation with a recruiter or HR to go over your background and interests. This will be used to screen applicants and decide who should be moved to the next round.

2. Onsite Day

The onsite round of interviews typically takes about half the day and consists of around four interviews. Candidates will be shown around the campus and facilities and asked behavioral questions as well as technical questions, such as math/case problems. Of the four interviews, usually one is a panel case, two are one-on-one cases, and one is behavioral.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network or employees via LinkedIn and see if they can offer you insight into CarMax and the interview process.

Do your research

Conduct research on CarMax so that you can tell an interviewer exactly how your vision, ideal work environment, interests, and goals align with theirs. Have a list of questions ready to show your passion.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type and any relevant technical questions is imperative. 

Common Interview Questions at

CarMax

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  • Tell me about a time when you failed
  • Tell me about a time when you worked on a team
  • Tell me about a time things didn't go as planned
  • What was one example of a time you showed leadership?
  • What is important to you?
  • Case Interviews: basic math, "how many ping-pong balls in a 737?"