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Sonic Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 297 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Sonic Chairman, President, and CEO Cliff Hudson

Cliff Hudson

(79 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fast-paced, can be exciting, minimal wage plus tips if you're a carhop(in 15 reviews)

  • Free drinks and slushed and the employee discounts and getting to listen to your music(in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Minimum wage pay for lots of grunt work and demanding customers, however(in 16 reviews)

  • as a crew leader you don't have very flexible hours and you have work very long hours(in 13 reviews)

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    Hard Work But hey its fast food

    CarHop (Former Employee) Saint Robert, MO

    ProsPay was great, minimum wage plus tips. Sonic believes in the customer so new items were always coming out. Work hard and you would love it.

    ConsStayed a carhop for several years. Never felt the urge or the support to move up. No benefits. They don't really work with your schedule unless prodded. Loooooooong hours my goodness.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok place

    CarHop (Former Employee) Lake Charles, LA

    ProsThe tips where really nice...

    ConsManagement had there favorite employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    It was great.

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Huntsville, TX

    ProsGreat way to meet people.

    ConsPay isn't always that great.

    Advice to Senior Managementreward employees.

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    Sonic was crazy.

    Central Mall (Former Employee) Lawton, OK

    ProsI got a lot of tips, and the customers love for me to wait on them.

    ConsI didn't like the fact of so much drama, and sometimes it was really fast paste.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN\A

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    It was fun. I enjoyed my co workers we always had a good time

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Ashdown, AR

    ProsThe people I worked with, the customers, and the free meal that managers get. Fast pace environment. Also the hours were pretty good.

    ConsThe cons were the low pay. I think the managers should at least see $10 or more an hour for the amount of work we put in. Complained when you get a lot of overtime

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe advice I would have is do not pick favorites treat every one equally

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Carhop

    CarHop (Former Employee) San Marcos, TX

    ProsHigh intensity shifts, good customer service

    ConsHigh turnover rate for employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A typical fast-paced fast-food job.

    Crew Member (Former Employee) McMinnville, TN

    ProsGreat if you need a short-term job to pay the bills.
    You will learn a lot of stress management skills.

    ConsVery hectic atmosphere with constant yelling and order calling.
    Not a very fulfilling career.
    Work schedule is inconsistent.
    Required to work on certain holidays.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers that created work schedule would not work with me. I often worked hours that I had specifically asked off for even though there were several people willing to cover for me. It was a struggle to have days off, some people even began to no-show because the manager would not give them certain days off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good money for girls

    CarHop (Former Employee) Bella Vista, AR

    ProsTips, not too difficult, plenty of hours. Carhopping is fun when it's busy. No customers are in the store so you can be loud or obnoxious.

    ConsLong shifts, managers on a power trip. Sonic hires 14 year olds in Arkansas so you can guess the maturity level of a lot of the people there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop giving promotions to immature 16 year old girls.

     

    Okay first job

    Cook (Former Employee) North Fort Myers, FL

    ProsWork with food
    They'll hire anyone

    ConsYou get all kinds of characters to work with

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    It was fun and hard work.

    Cook (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsFree food was a very good pro. Also very flexible with work schedule.

    ConsThe manual labor is tough work and requires a good amount of coordination

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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