KANSAS CITY, Mo. — CarMax has more than one hundred job opportunities around Kansas City, and some of them come with a sign-on bonus.
The majority of the local job opportunities are for a position as a Customer Experience Consultant at the Customer Experience Center in Olathe, which includes a $500 sign-on bonus and a $2,000 sign-on bonus for bilingual associates who speak Spanish. Newly hired employees would get that sign-on bonus after 90 days.
Scott Hershman, the regional vice president and general manager at the center, said the base pay for that position is $15.00 per hour and with incentives, the average pay per hour is $22.50 with the opportunity to earn as much as $30.00 per hour.
"Look at it as a career at CarMax, not just another job," Hershman said. "It's very clean. It's open. We have fun contests. We really try to just have a great day at work every single day."
The company has won awards for its atmosphere.
"Teamwork is absolutely huge, integrity," Hershman said. "'Fortune 100 Best Places To Work,' and it's something we're very proud of."
You don't need a college degree to be a Customer Experience Consultant, but Hershman said a passion for helping people is key.
CarMax is also hiring auto technicians and sales consultants at the company's Independence, Missouri, and Merriam, Kansas, locations.
If you've never imagined a career in the used car industry, Hershman said neither had he before he started at CarMax more than 15 years ago.
"I started off as a part-time sales consultant," he said. "I will tell you, the second I started with CarMax, it felt different. It was different and I absolutely fell in love with it and I knew from that day forward I didn't want to go anywhere else."