Sonic Automotive Reviews

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Sonic Automotive Chairman and CEO O. Bruton Smith
O. Bruton Smith
34 Ratings
  • good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic Automotive


    help you succeed and will will let you grow in their company. the management will make you feel important


    pay is not so great

    Positive Outlook
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    Experience Guide Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sonic Automotive.

    Interview Details

    Was brought to a building they were renting out. Asked me many questions about my hobbies, what had driven me, what I knew about the company. Very warm and genuine people. You really could tell they had a passion for this business and not just some kool aid drinking bull. Met with one manager, then met with the general manager of hiring for Denver. They said they were very impressed would call within a week or so.

    Interview Questions
    • Probably just why I wanted this job. You always want to make sure you're going in for the right reasons.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    After about a week I was called and was sent an offer of employment. I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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Sonic Automotive Awards & Accolades

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Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009

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Headquarters Charlotte, NC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1976
Type Company - Public (SAH)
Industry Retail
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors AutoNation, CarMax

No stranger to speed, O. Bruton Smith has raced Sonic Automotive to the front of the pack of US auto dealers behind larger rivals, such as AutoNation and Penske Automotive. Founded with five dealerships in 1997, Sonic today owns about 120 new- and used-vehicle dealerships and about 25 collision repair centers in major markets in 15 states, including Texas, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Georgia . The company sells some 30 brands of cars and light trucks and offers vehicle financing. Chairman Smith, who runs Sonic Automotive with his son Scott, is also the majority owner of... More

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