I have been working at Sonic AutomotivePros
Excellent potential for growth from low to mid level, good benefits and 401k matching. Excellent technology focus. Huge network of qualified and over achieving workers doing their part for the whole.Cons
Ever changing, no transparency between vision and implementation. Knee jerk reactions instead if leveled and structured roll-outs. It's about who you know, not about 'know-how' or 'do-how.' Always seemingly a conflict with the front line employees and the back-board executives. No reward for doing well aside from pay. Very little job security, especially with how fast paced this company is trying to grow Marketshare and Additional stores.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Allow a better flow of information, ideas and suggestions to better your business. We realize you are busy and have too much going on, however you have many positions that seemingly only do work when the squeaky wheel whines. There is too much going by the wayside while you focus on the 'future' of the company. If you focus too much on the future you will be a company of the past.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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
Negotiation DetailsAfter about a week I was called and was sent an offer of employment. I accepted.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
- Probably just why I wanted this job. You always want to make sure you're going in for the right reasons. Answer Question
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...