Sonic Automotive

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Company has a very good culture for the Automotive Industry.

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Former Employee - Finance Manager
Former Employee - Finance Manager

I worked at Sonic Automotive full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Well Structured. Company has embraced technology with Apple. Sufficient training.

Cons

Pay plans don't reward for going above and beyond average sales. But pay good for average sales

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Their corporate policy is good in theory...but never actually practiced

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    Former Employee - Internet Sales Manager in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Internet Sales Manager in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Sonic Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, and if you get a good GM hours can be flexible. .

    Cons

    atrocious retirement plan, they say they care about their employees but they don't. The minute you start making too much money, they change the pay plan to where you have to sell double the amount to make half the money. When you start selling volume, they complain about profits. When you start making profits, they complain about not enough volume. I've taken training for upper management and have been certified and qualified for a promotion for three years...passed over for 11 promotions because a friend of a corporate friend wanted a job. This company hypes you up with rallies to make you feel like they couldn't do it without you, but in actuality will try squeeze the life out of you, until you get fed up and want to leave on your own. In all honesty, this employees should consider a collective bargaining tool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Associates first. Without them, you wouldn't have a paycheck yourselves.

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

    I would have to agree with previous posts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Service in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's hard to find many pros, three weeks vacation and three sick days is nice, some really good people have worked here, but they have pushed them out.

    Cons

    Can't run a dealer from out of state. Need to listen to local employees. Customer service is sacrificed due to there polices. If you are not in the "inner circle" it will be difficult. Inability to understand local markets and adapt to them. Walmart doesn't sell winter coats in Key West and bikinis at the North Pole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are that unhappy with Michigan, "SELL US" so the rest of us can be saved!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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