CarMax to hire 600 nationally | The Columbus Dispatch

Car dealership chain CarMax says it plans to hire about 600 people for its stores across the country. Read more
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Horrible Experience

Powell, OH

#1 Jan 22, 2010
CarMax is the worst place to try and buy a car. You can't drive around the used car lot and just look. You have to get out of your car, go through the front entrance to the 'showroom' where a salesperson jumps on you. They line up and then it's their turn to take the next customer. The salesperson dogs you around the entire car lot when you want to be left alone to look around. I went there with my daughter to buy her first car and the salesperson kept wanting to sell us an SUV when we told him that was not what we wanted. The place is surrounded by a fence and you can't get in or out without going through the 'showroom'. I will never go back!

Since: Jul 09

Memphis, TN

#2 Jan 22, 2010
Wow, this is huge breaking news. With 100 stores nationwide that means that on average they will be hiring 6 new employees per store. Congratulations to the 12 lucky Columbus area residents to find jobs at Carmax.
Hardin Cou

Mount Victory, OH

#3 Jan 22, 2010
While I might not buy a car there, I'd sure as heck work there if there was an opening for my particular skill set. I've been without a job since May 1!
Bob

Columbus, OH

#4 Jan 22, 2010
Gosh Horrible, my experience was the exact opposite. I visited both Columbus locations 2 or 3 times and was allowed to browse at my leisure and didn't interact with a salesperson until I requested assistance. If anything traditional dealerships are where I experienced the "dogging" phenomena. Since CarMax is a no-haggle operation there shouldn't be any need for their sales associates to pressure you or use the sales tactics that a traditional used car salesmen would try.
I think it's a great company, and they have a bright future. I agree, however, that it is kind of a strange headline. The article states that it is a hiring process that they go through every year.
Cooper

Columbus, OH

#5 Jan 22, 2010
I agree with Bob. I recently purchased a car from the Carmax at Easton, and was very pleased with the service I received. There "no haggle" policy makes shooping much easier, and I found my salesperson to be very knowledgable about their inventory.
Shazbot

Columbus, OH

#6 Jan 22, 2010
Bought 2 cars there, they were never pushy and listened. Also always got alot more for my trade than expected. I'll never buy new again, never buy American again, and never go to a dealer again. This place is great, that's why they are expanding.
the replier

Dublin, OH

#7 Jan 22, 2010
I've never felt more COMFORTABLE at a dealer than Carmax. While I'll never buy from them because they won't negotiate, it's nice to know that they still are easy going. I've sold an SUV and not once was badgered to buy something in return. If your picky about model/trim/color they are worth the extra fees to have exactly what you want shipped to you. It's nice to see someone is hiring.
john

Dublin, OH

#8 Jan 22, 2010
Shazbot wrote:
Bought 2 cars there, they were never pushy and listened. Also always got alot more for my trade than expected. I'll never buy new again, never buy American again, and never go to a dealer again. This place is great, that's why they are expanding.
That stupid attitude is why america is in trouble. I Have bought nothing but american and have kept all over 100000 miles. My friend has had his honda in for repairs 3 times this year. The quality difference is a myth. You get what you pay for. I hope they outsource your job overseas to save a buck, maybe you'll change your mind.
arghh

Columbus, OH

#9 Jan 22, 2010
their no haggle, but their prices are the highest! figure that one out?
Thinker

Reynoldsburg, OH

#10 Jan 22, 2010
Kris (sp) at the Easton CarMax was awesome. It was the best buying experience I've had getting a car. I found the prices to be fair, and the quality good.

I liked their online inventory system, my spouse also did + liked their Facebook app where she could link to the vehicle she just bought.
Grovetucky

Grove City, OH

#11 Jan 22, 2010
6 to replace 12 they fire. Place has a huge turnover and they treat employees like dirt. They could be the Walmart of the used car world.
Thinker

Reynoldsburg, OH

#12 Jan 22, 2010
john wrote:
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That stupid attitude is why america is in trouble. I Have bought nothing but american and have kept all over 100000 miles. My friend has had his honda in for repairs 3 times this year. The quality difference is a myth. You get what you pay for. I hope they outsource your job overseas to save a buck, maybe you'll change your mind.
Sadly, the traditional American brands are second tier. There is still a quality gap - do you really think GM or Chrysler can keep the content of the raw materials and specs as good as the Oriental brands, while paying out 4x more in health insurance and retirement, and still sell for less? The math doesn't add up.

Why do automakers want to save a buck, because the public doesn't want to pay anymore than necessary,

If you want to accuse anyone of being unpatriotic, look at the Big 3, they are the ones pushing an inferior product on the public. I was a service manager, ask around.
Michael W

Pickerington, OH

#13 Jan 22, 2010
JacketsMan wrote:
Wow, this is huge breaking news. With 100 stores nationwide that means that on average they will be hiring 6 new employees per store. Congratulations to the 12 lucky Columbus area residents to find jobs at Carmax.
Hey Mr. Brilliant!! Check Forbes out - Carmax is in the Top 100 for companies you'd want to work for! Now go let momma check your diaper!
Steven

Pickerington, OH

#14 Jan 22, 2010
Jakey

Columbus, OH

#15 Jan 22, 2010
I'm sure Governor TED will take credit for creating the 12 jobs at a retail store. He will probably show up five different times for photo ops.

Pathetic.
CITY DRIVER

Columbus, OH

#16 Jan 22, 2010
Car prices are high.Financing is high for second tier credit.They make momey both ways like all dealerships.If you have very good credit,best to shop elsewhere.
Woot

United States

#17 Jan 22, 2010
Thinker wrote:
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Sadly, the traditional American brands are second tier. There is still a quality gap - do you really think GM or Chrysler can keep the content of the raw materials and specs as good as the Oriental brands, while paying out 4x more in health insurance and retirement, and still sell for less? The math doesn't add up.
Why do automakers want to save a buck, because the public doesn't want to pay anymore than necessary,
If you want to accuse anyone of being unpatriotic, look at the Big 3, they are the ones pushing an inferior product on the public. I was a service manager, ask around.
The math adds up when you factor in how much work they've shipped out to Mexico. While there is still a quality gap on the whole, it is smaller and some specific models are really good quality. The Ford Fusion and Chevy Malibu are very good quality cars in general. A lot of the new Fords are more reliable than Honda and they're getting on par with Toyota. I still have nothing good to say about Chrysler, though. Screw Chrysler.
Stevo

Dublin, OH

#18 Jan 22, 2010
The best thing about carmax? No Ricarts.
Duh

Mount Gilead, OH

#19 Jan 22, 2010
john wrote:
<quoted text>
That stupid attitude is why america is in trouble. I Have bought nothing but american and have kept all over 100000 miles. My friend has had his honda in for repairs 3 times this year. The quality difference is a myth. You get what you pay for. I hope they outsource your job overseas to save a buck, maybe you'll change your mind.
Hondas are built in Ohio
heeeeeres Johneeeeeee

Columbus, OH

#20 Jan 22, 2010
Jakey wrote:
I'm sure Governor TED will take credit for creating the 12 jobs at a retail store. He will probably show up five different times for photo ops.
Pathetic.
Signed , John Kasich

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