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It is good at times other times it sucks!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Accounting
Current Employee - Accounting

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

Pros

My direct manager is wonderful and very flexible when needed!

Cons

Benefits stink & are expensive, you get lot more work to do and no money, you get a raise every 3-4 years--it's a joke!! They preach that employee satisfaction is number one, does not really feel like it. They have an "anonymous" 800 number to call for complaints but it is not anonymous they always find out who called and when there are numerous complaints about the same person or problem--nothing gets fixed!!

It feels the bigger a-hole or b**ch you are, the further you get in the company!! I work for a few!!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to what the employees have to say about a problem and fix the problem or don't ask and pretend to care and let things keep going the way it is

Don't give immature people power!!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Sonic Automotive

  1.  

    Good Place to gain sales experience

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

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The sales experience you gain here is great and a helpful tool for later on in your career. The managers are very involved in helping you close your deals. There is little to no micromanaging you have room to breath and don't feel pressured to perform. The money isn't to bad either.

    Cons

    Theres is very little time for your personal life in the car sales business. This is one of those job where you get what you put into it. So you may have to work extra hours, that may result fruitless some times or come in on your days off to finish up a deal. You only have two weeks of paid time-off, which you have the option of cashing out only one week if you needed the cash instead, but its your time off you should have the option of cashing it all out.The culture in this company is going thru the growing pains right now, they are trying to reinvent the sales process, but due to the car sales reputation it is going to take a very long time for it to catch on and it may or may not work. Right now it is not working at all and sales people are taking the brunt of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys should really look into the hiring process of management at the dealerships because of right now its broken. Some people may have the experience or the product knowledge, but as people they just aren't cut out to lead a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Income Potential, No home life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Internet Director  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Internet Director in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Income POTENTIAL is HUGE if you are a go getter in sales.

    Cons

    They forget the Sales Team drives their entire operation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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