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The Automotive Industry is tough and is only recommended for those who doesn't have a degree

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Long Beach, CA
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Long Beach, CA

I have been working at Sonic Automotive

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Its a corporate environment where you can easily move from one dealership to another if you are not happy where you work. Transferring position is easy and you are given priority for hire verses new comers

Cons

Long hours and the commission structure is not as as good as private dealerships.
You will feel expendable at times

Advice to Management

They need to value their employees by recognizing their hard work. The long hours are strenuous and the working every weekend will take a toll on their family life. Most employees that I came across with are either divorced, a single dad or are having using with dating and finding someone who can work with their schedule.

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  1. Scott Smith is taking Sonic in a new Direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Scott Smith, the President of Sonic. He has consistently backed up his own words to "do the right thing" and I truly believe he means it when he says, "the company will succeed only if the employees do". If you are looking to work in the kinky car dealers of the past, you are looking in the wrong place here.

    Cons

    Long hours and not all General Managers have taken on Scott's attitude towards their employees. I am hopeful that it will filter down over time. It all starts at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Get your General Managers to buy in to your beliefs or replace them with people that do. Stop raising the bar on GM salaries. Any GM that would believe they are worth 30 to 50K a month should tell you right there they aren't the person you need in this company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good at the store level, Corporate all puffery

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Multiple locations and possible career options

    Cons

    Favoritism and nepotism the norm

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better program for identifying and developing talent.


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