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Sonic Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 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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    the atmosphere is fun and fast paced

    Car Hop Fountain Expo (Former Employee) Tulsa, OK

    Prosopportunity for advancement, flexible hours

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

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

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    Fast, Fun, and very learnable.

    CarHop (Current Employee) Grandview, MO

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

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

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

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

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    Fun and Engaging. Opportunity to advance and grow.

    General Manager (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsThey 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.

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

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood work conditions great service excellent hours

    Consthere really arent any cons typical mis order or late hours

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

     

    Great, fun environment & people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTips, free food, fun to work for

    ConsLong hours on your feet

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    Cook (Current Employee) Jasper, AL

    Proseasy to do, very basic skills, flexible working hours, better quality working conditions than some fast food places, you can apply for raises after you have been at work for a specific amount of time, they also will hire felons.

    Conshard work, low pay, lots of teenagers, the drug use was quite bad by the employees, lots of pot smoking, pill use etc...

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter substance abuse policies

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

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    Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work, friendly people

    ConsThere are no cons for this company

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    Cook (Former Employee) Wilburton, OK

    Prosgood people to work for

    Consto many teenagers especially at nigh

    Advice to Senior Managementnone they was really freally good to work for

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

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    really good nice people to work with

    Crew Leader (Current Employee) Las Vegas, NV

    Prosmakes alot of tips on the daily

    Consunder paid for doing alot of work being fast paced

    Advice to Senior Managementcarhops need to do less of all the work that's assigned to them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work if you work hard.

    Carhop/Cook (Current Employee) Festus, MO

    ProsI loved the people I worked with at Sonic, not really the job. You just have to push through from beginning to end.

    ConsThe discounts from working there aren't that great. They are for managers but not the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

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