Sonic Automotive

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Great People to work with, within the dealership I was employed at.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Birmingham, AL
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Birmingham, AL

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

Pros

Growth potential, stability, great brands to sell.

Cons

Highly micro managed. Retail hours.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

47 Other Employee Reviews for Sonic Automotive (View Most Recent)

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    If you aren't commission, you don't count

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    Current Employee - Corporate Slave
    Current Employee - Corporate Slave

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and discounts a national chains.

    Cons

    If you are hourly and can't get your job done in 40 hours they switch you to salary then work you 55 - 60 hours a week for the same money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    O Bruton Smith is a great man but he has nothing to do with day to day operations. The people running the company are only worried about how much money they can put in their pockets. It has real gone downhill the last 5 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good Place to gain sales experience

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    • 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
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