CarMax Named One of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE Magazine for the Ninth Consecutive Year
Company Hiring to Fill More Than 900 Positions As Store Growth Continues
RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CarMax, Inc. (NYS: KMX) , the nation's largest retailer of used cars, has been named by FORTUNE magazine as one of its 2013 "100 Best Companies to Work For." This is the ninth consecutive year CarMax has been named to the list. CarMax ranks No. 74 for 2013.
The growing company is hiring for more than 900 positions across the country in all business areas including sales, purchasing, business office and service operations, and has plans to open between 10 and 15 stores each year for the next three fiscal years. Interested candidates can visit the CarMax careers page to apply and view videos from associates on why CarMax is a great place to work.
"We are dedicated to providing a workplace that our associates can be proud of as we expand our business and bring new jobs to communities," said Tom Folliard, CarMax president and chief executive officer. "Whether you work at CarMax in Baton Rouge or in San Diego, CarMax offers a unique work environment with unwavering integrity, strong camaraderie and a family culture."
CarMax opened nine stores this past fiscal year in new locations that included Ft. Myers, Fla., Des Moines, Iowa, and Denver, Colo.; the last store of the fiscal year is scheduled to open in Jacksonville, Fla. in February.
CarMax starts with selecting the best cars that meet their high retail standards. Every used car the company retails is renewed with a rigorous 12-hour inspection and is protected by a 30-Day Limited Warranty and a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Consumers can search vehicles from 30 top brands by fuel economy and features, read customer reviews, review reliability ratings by J.D. Power and Associates and obtain safety ratings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, all on carmax.com.
Related stories will appear in the new issue of FORTUNE available on newsstands January 21; the complete list is available today by downloading the FORTUNE iPad app.
To pick the 100 Best Companies, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America; 259 companies participated in this year's survey. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts.
CarMax, a member of the FORTUNE 500 and the S&P 500, and one of the FORTUNE2013 "100 Best Companies to Work For," is the nation's largest retailer of used cars. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., CarMax currently operates 117 used car superstores in 58 markets. The consumer offer features low, no haggle prices, a broad selection of CarMax Quality Certified used cars, and superior customer service. During the twelve months ended February 29, 2012, the company retailed 408,080 used cars and sold 316,649 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.
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