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NOT LIKE THE OLD DAYS

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Salesperson in Fort Myers, FL
Current Employee - Salesperson in Fort Myers, FL

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

Pros

Benefits, perks, sell enough cars there is good money

Cons

Leadership runs place like a boys club. Have switched to a more volume based pay plan so you must sell more cars to even consider making a paycheck. Work environment is like a locker room.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees and put into practice their ideas. Don't get so defensive when an employee raises an issue.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    High Employee Turnover, Low Morale

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salesperson
    Current Employee - Salesperson

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Prior to 2013, there were many pros, but Sonic Automotive is becoming just another big corporation with sights on profits only. The employees who make that happen for them are considered collateral damage.

    Cons

    Commission compensation is an insult to sales employees who work 60+ hours a week. Management hires are ill equipped to handle the high rate of employee turnover, are unprofessional in shouting matches with employees while customers present, and turn a blind eye to unscrupulous employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. Sales employees are valuable assets to the future growth of Sonic Automotive. Fight for them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    The general working environment is full of good people and Sonic as a company has been trying to be cutting edge when it comes to technology for their employees such as iPads, etc.

    Cons

    Management is under a lot of pressure to sell a lot of units which trickles down. Seems as though they are paid on this, so filling the floor with extra salespeople only ends up costing that tier money so they don't care. Leads to a lot of underappreciated and unhappy employees that have a lot more to offer. Also the hours are excessive, which wouldn't be a big deal if it wasn't overcrowded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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