CarMax is widely recognized as one of the best automotive retailers in the United States. Check out the most recent awards we've won!

National Workplace

  • Fortune 500 Company No. 232 in 2015
  • Fortune, 2005 - 2015, "100 Best Companies to Work For"
  • Fortune 2015 "20 Best Workplaces in Retail"
  • Training magazine, 2008 - 2015, Top 125 Training Companies
  • Chief Learning Officer magazine, 2012-2015, "LearningElite"
  • Workforce magazine, 2014-2015, Workforce 100 list, #23
  • Military Friendly® Employer designation, 2016
  • International Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence, 2008, Better Business Bureau
  • Fortune 2008 & 2006, “Most Admired Company in Automotive Retailing”
  • Gallup Great Workplace Award 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2015
  • Simply Hired "Top 5 Employer Brands in Automotive" 2014
  • Computerworld magazine, 2008, 100 Best Places to Work in IT
  • American Business “Stevie” Award, 2007, Best Overall Company
  • Forbes 2006,"Best Managed Companies," Retailer
  • Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces for 2008 & 2007, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

National Diversity

  • Fortune 2015 "50 Best Workplaces for Diversity"
  • Fortune and Essence Magazines 2015 "10 Best Workplaces for African Americans"
  • Fortune and People en Espanol Magazines 2015 "10 Best Workplaces for Hispanics and Latinos"
  • Black EOE Journal 2014 Best of the Best Top LGBT-Friendly Companies
  • 2013 Women's Forum of New York Corporate Champion for companies with corporate boards that are at least 20% female
  • 2020 Women on Boards 2013 Winning 'W' Company for board of directors diversity
  • Corporate Equality Index 100 Percent Score, 2008 - 2010
  • Ability One/NISH (National Institute for the Severely Disabled) National Achievement Award, 2009, Business category

Local Market Awards

  • Virginia Fairness Accreditation
  • Active RVA Certified
  • Voted Best of Awards
    1. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - Charleston City Paper, Charleston, South Carolina
    2. Top Used Car Dealer - Fresno Bee, Fresno, California
    3. Best Used Car Auto Dealership, Best of Loudon Readers Poll, Leesburg and Ashburn Today, Leesburg, Virginia
    4. Best of the Region in the Best Used Car Dealer category, Times of Northwest Indiana, Munster, Indiana
  • Sterling Workplace Award, First place for large companies, Richmond, Virginia
  • Active RVA Certified
  • Voted Best Of Awards
    1. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - Charleston City Paper, Charleston, South Carolina
    2. Best Place to Buy a Car - Style Weekly, Richmond, Virginia
    3. Top Used Car Dealer - Fresno Bee, Fresno, California
    4. Best Place to Buy a Pre-Owned Vehicle - Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Kentucky
    5. Best Used Car Dealer - Roseville/Granite Bay Press Tribune, Roseville, California
    6. Best Car Dealer in Best for Families list - Washington Family Magazine, Washington, D.C.
    7. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee
    8. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - C-Ville Weekly, Charlottesville, Virginia
    9. Best Used-Car Dealership - Memphis Flyer, Memphis, Tennessee
    10. Best Used Vehicle Dealer of the Inland Empire - San Bernardino Sun and Redlands Daily Facts, Los Angeles, California
    11. Best Used Car Dealer - News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee

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In early 2007, CarMax was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for our energy-efficient and environmentally responsible Home Office.

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