Fast paced work environment with some flaws
Tech 1 (Former Employee) – Winder, GA – January 5, 2018
Working at Carvana had many ups and downs. I worked in inspection where there are many different roles. It is similar to an assembly line. The car goes through each station before it finally goes down to "Build" or "Building B". Everyone does the same number of cars, which is usually 27 a day. If something happens to slow you down (bad cars, errors from other stations, etc.), the managers do not care. All they care about is the number. Are you reaching your number??? They will ask you what number you're on at least 10 times a day. They have all kinds of boards and tv screens to keep track of THE NUMBER. It gets old very quickly. Another thing that is irritating is the lack of training. New employees get thrown into the inspection process with no formal training. They get overwhelmed, don't know what to do, and miss all kinds of problems with the cars...which causes problems later down the line. Managers will put you on whatever station they want you to be at, even if you don't like that area. You have no choice. Not only do you not have a choice, but you get very few opportunities to learn other stations. And, if you want to move up or move to a different department, FORGET ABOUT IT. Moving up is not impossible but don't count on it.
Carvana is not a bad place to work but there is a lot that you have to put up with. There are decent benefits, paid time off, and several paid holidays (New years, Xmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, labor day...and more).
Hour lunch, Pto, paid holidays, healthcare, sometimes catered lunches
Few advancement opportunities