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


National Workplace

  • Fortune 500 Company No. 191 in 2016
  • Fortune, 2005 - 2016, "100 Best Companies to Work For"
  • Fortune, 2015 - 2016, “15 Best Workplaces in Retail”
  • Fortune, 2016, "100 Best Workplaces for Millennials"
  • JUST Capital, 2016, "America's Most JUST Company in the Retailing Industry"
  • Training magazine, 2008 - 2016, Top 125 Training Companies
  • Chief Learning Officer magazine, 2012-2015, "LearningElite"
  • Workforce magazine, 2014-2015, Workforce 100 list
  • Military Friendly® Employer designation, 2016 - 2017 
  • Fortune 2008 & 2006, “Most Admired Company in Automotive Retailing”
  • Gallup Great Workplace Award 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2015
  • Simply Hired, 2014, "Top 5 Employer Brands in Automotive" 
  • 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 Español 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

National Philanthropy

  • Honor Roll 2008 - Companies That Care Institute

Local Market Awards

2016

  • Sterling Workplace Award, First place for large companies, Richmond, Virginia
  • Active RVA Certified
  • Voted Best of Awards:
1. Best Automotive Dealership, Toast of Music City, The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee
2. Top Used Car Dealer, Fresno Bee, Fresno, California
3. Best Used Car Dealer, Hoover Sun, Birmingham, Alabama
4. Best Used Auto Dealership, Best of Prince William Readers Poll, Prince William Today, Manassas, Virginia
5. Favorite Car Dealership, Best of the "Burg", Fredericksburg, Parent and Family Magazine, Fredericksburg, Virginia
6. Best Place to Buy a Used Vehicle, Readers’ Choice Best in the Community, Lillie Suburban Newspapers, Maplewood, Minnesota

7. Large Capital Projects Award, 21st Annual Technology Awards, Richmond Technology Council, Richmond, Virginia


2015

  • Sterling Workplace Award, First place for large companies, Richmond, Virginia
  • Virginia Fairness Accreditation
  • Active RVA Certified
  • Voted Best Of Awards:
1. The Best Car Dealership, RTD The Best - Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia
2. Best Used Car Dealer, Best of Knoxville - Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee
3. Best Place to Buy a Used Car, Orlando Sentinel Best Bets - Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida
4. Best Used Car Dealership, Best of Memphis - Memphis Flyer, Memphis, Tennessee
5. Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer, Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O - The Reader, Omaha, Nebraska
6. Best Used Car Dealership, Best of Columbia - Free Times, Columbia, South Carolina
7. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - Charleston City Paper, Charleston, South Carolina
8. Top Used Car Dealer - Fresno Bee, Fresno, California
9. Best Car Dealer in Best for Families list - Washington Family Magazine, Washington, D.C
10. Best Used Auto Dealership – Best of Prince William Readers Poll - Prince William Today, Manassas, Virginia
11. Best Place to Buy a Pre-Owned Vehicle - Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Kentucky
12. Best Used Car Auto Dealership, Best of Loudon Readers Poll - Leesburg and Ashburn Today, Leesburg, Virginia
13. Best of the Region in the Best Used Car Dealer category - Times of Northwest Indiana, Munster, Indiana
14. Best Place to Buy a Used Car, Best of New Haven Reader’s Poll - CTNow.com, New Haven, Connecticut
15. Best Place to Buy a Car, Best of 2015 - Style Weekly, Richmond, Virginia


2014

  • 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


Associate Recognition

  • November 2005 - Corey Haire, Regional Vice President and General Manager, "100 Leading Women in the North America Auto Industry" - Automotive News magazine

For more information about what's new at CarMax and a complete awards list, visit our Pressroom.
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