Sonic Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
346 Reviews
2.9
346 Reviews
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Sonic Chairman, President, and CEO Cliff Hudson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great customer service experience, with tips you can really make quite a bit of money (in 16 reviews)

  • Fast-paced, can be exciting, minimal wage plus tips if you're a carhop (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Minimum wage pay for lots of grunt work and demanding customers, however (in 18 reviews)

  • as a crew leader you don't have very flexible hours and you have work very long hours (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Hard work, but easy to learn and much less stressful when you get to know your job and co-workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CarHop in Dewey, OK
    Current Employee - CarHop in Dewey, OK

    I have been working at Sonic part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Car hopping you make minimum wage plus tips, meaning a usual extra twenty bucks in your pocket every night

    Generally friendly and fun staff, we always find ways to enjoy the work, and practical jokes are common

    Management always seems approachable and friendly, they feel like just another crew member.

    Cons

    Physically strenuous, you have to run or skate

    Lots and lots of things to learn, not much training. Some new employees don't learn on the fly well.

    Not a lot of upward mobility, but hey, it's fast food.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more time for training, and keep being awesome at everything else. I love it when everyone is busy and you see the manager jump in to get things done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CarHop in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - CarHop in Springdale, AR

    I worked at Sonic part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a job and gets you the money you need

    Cons

    Not many I can think of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Best internship I had..ever! No one treats you as an intern or college student, everyone values your opinion just as much as the next person. They really focus on making sure you get the most out of your internship and actually gain experience. You get to work on actual projects, not petty work.

    Cons

    No cons. Loved it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great for students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Sonic

    Pros

    Flexible, decent pay, vacation time

    Cons

    Working with a younger crowd

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cook in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Cook in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Sonic part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really great food, Fast service.

    Cons

    The speakers are hard to hear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Great Learning opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic full-time (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
  9.  

    Great High School Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Associate manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Sonic full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    Great first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CarHop
    Current Employee - CarHop

    I have been working at Sonic part-time (less than an 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

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