Sonic Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
326 Reviews
2.8
326 Reviews
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Sonic Chairman, President, and CEO Cliff Hudson
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90 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Very good place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cook  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Cook in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Sonic part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really great food, Fast service.

    Cons

    The speakers are hard to hear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have been working at Sonic

    Pros

    The best reasons to work there was open hours and good training.

    Cons

    Challenges were it was always busy.

  3.  

    Great Learning opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have always made great money in the 13 years I have worked with this company.

    Cons

    As the boss my personal challenge has been balancing home and work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With dedication and consistency this is a great opportunity from within the company. With great income opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great High School Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic

    Pros

    Great first job while in high school. If will to move, good opportunities to move up

    Cons

    Smell like grease after work

    Recommends
  6.  

    Associate manager

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Sonic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The promote with in the company.

    Cons

    Some days just aren't as busy as I would like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CarHop
    Current Employee - CarHop

    I have been working at Sonic part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent tips, fast paced, and great managers.

    Cons

    One week off after six months could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    the atmosphere is fun and fast paced

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Car Hop Fountain Expo  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Car Hop Fountain Expo in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Sonic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    opportunity for advancement, flexible hours

    Cons

    small work space makes for tight squeeze to get around during peak hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fast, Fun, and very learnable.

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    Current Employee - CarHop  in  Grandview, MO
    Current Employee - CarHop in Grandview, MO

    I have been working at Sonic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discounts
    Great co-workers
    Regular customers tip well
    heck, just the tips

    Cons

    Rushes
    Understaffing
    Rude customers
    Employee Drama
    Not always getting the same hours every week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't micro-manage everything. We're very capable of doing our jobs without being asked every five seconds.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun and Engaging. Opportunity to advance and grow.

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - General Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Sonic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They encourage an entrepreneurial spirit. Fun and interactive. Great repeat Guests. Owners are great to deal with, they encourage new ideas and suggestions. Competitive Bonus program. Fun competitions franchise and company wide. Advancement opportunities always available.

    Cons

    It's fast food. If you can handle it, you will love it. Sometimes long hours and a mix of nights and weekends are required to make sure the business is handled correctly. Training program needs to be more easily accessible and given time to complete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update equipment, feels like working in the 70's with the computer systems. More help with hiring higher level and skilled management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    cook

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic

    Pros

    good work conditions great service excellent hours

    Cons

    there really arent any cons typical mis order or late hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

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