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Sonic sucks

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Sonic Automotive

Pros

good central location that was close to home and access to the tollways and highways. It's a big company with decent benefits and compensation.

Cons

High turn over rates in this company. They do not qualify their employees well or evaluate them once they are hired so managers can become dictators and senority is common when it comes to special treatment of employees. too many people seen smoking around work and during work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

treat people the way you would want to be treated because karma will come back and get you. Just because the store is doing well as a whole does not mean that everyone working for the company is happy. unhappy employees means unhappy performances.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Started out good, but then went downhill with economy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive

    Pros

    It was great at first benefits, bonuses not just monetary, free lunches, gift cards, holiday parties at nice resorts, etc. Flexiable scheduling, Good starting pay.

    Cons

    But when the economy started to go down hill, the employees lost 401 matching, no more bonuses for employees of month or CSI goals, no more holiday parties. Basically, all the extras the employees got for putting up with poor management at times and rude/nasty clients alot of the times was cancelled due the economy. We were told to be lucky we have a job. Nice Company, huh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your employees more, bring back the extras and the morale will go back up

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Too big to fail

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive

    Pros

    Excellent potential for growth from low to mid level, good benefits and 401k matching. Excellent technology focus. Huge network of qualified and over achieving workers doing their part for the whole.

    Cons

    Ever changing, no transparency between vision and implementation. Knee jerk reactions instead if leveled and structured roll-outs. It's about who you know, not about 'know-how' or 'do-how.' Always seemingly a conflict with the front line employees and the back-board executives. No reward for doing well aside from pay. Very little job security, especially with how fast paced this company is trying to grow Marketshare and Additional stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow a better flow of information, ideas and suggestions to better your business. We realize you are busy and have too much going on, however you have many positions that seemingly only do work when the squeaky wheel whines. There is too much going by the wayside while you focus on the 'future' of the company. If you focus too much on the future you will be a company of the past.

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