Sonic Automotive Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. okay i guess

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

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits, paid vacation, overtime

    Cons

    Nothing for part time employees no holiday time and a half

    Advice to Management

    give your employees easter and thanksgiving off t spend with their families


  2. Helpful (1)

    Training Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great chance for advancement, Company is very innovative, Team atmosphere

    Cons

    Taking a big chance with changing the industry

    Advice to Management

    Continue the One Sonic One experience process across america


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great company with leadership that cares

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is evolving towards a more guest focused environment. It is clear that Sonic cares about making the process easier for both internal and external customers. Personally, I have nothing but great things to say about leadership. My bosses are caring and understand how to motivate team members. It is a great feeling to be part of an organization that wants you to succeed.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Take the high road" - the company's core value!

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

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sonic Automotive is commited to change the way customers buy cars. The guest-centric focus of the Sonic Sales Process is refreshing. Sonic believes in transparency and in treating all customers fairly in an industry with a reputation to take advantage of customers. Sonic has invested over $250 million in One Sonic One Experience and Echo Park, demonstrating its commitment to change how people buy cars.

    Cons

    Sonic Automotive wants to change the way people buy cars. If you like haggling and taking advantage of customers then Sonic is not the place for you. Sonic Automotive believes it is important to change to meet every moving customer expectations. If you don't like change then Sonic is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your commitment to One Sonic One Experience and Echo Park. Naysayers like to predict one company cannot change the way people buy cars. I came to work for Sonic because of the vision and integrity of the company leaders - Stay the Course!


  6. National Training Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Training Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - National Training Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Technology, Wonderful Caring People, Opportunity for advancement, Solid Culture

    Cons

    I have not experienced any Cons thus far in my career with Sonic Automotive

    Advice to Management

    Let's continue to develop the dream - One Sonic, One Experience


  7. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Room for opportunity advancement if you are dedicated and hard working. Good vision from the leadership.

    Cons

    Just part of an industry with change after change after change. Sometimes a lot of pressure to meet budgets


  8. Opportunities are endless. Managers keep you engage and challenge you to think differently

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

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities and room to grow.

    Cons

    The only downside is that we don't have more dealerships in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward and trying new things!


  9. Delivering world class training with the most dynamic and forward thinking automotive group in the country.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Training Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - National Training Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Since joining this Fortune 300 company within the past 2 years, I have witnessed incredible vision and strategies come to realization at our retail Experience Centers in Charlotte, NC as well as the initial launch of EchoPark in Denver, CO. If you like excitement and a dynamic work environment, this is the place to be in the Automotive Industry.

    Cons

    The retail world places emphasis on 24/7 being open and traditionally car dealerships are open on Sundays. I challenge our Executive team to be bold and give our associates a day of rest and close on Sundays- Chick-fil-a seems to do just fine...

    Advice to Management

    Continue to follow the philosophy of Servant Leadership and empower the associates to deliver World Class Experiences. I applaud Executive Leadership for ensuring that every facet of our business must be consistent, repeatable and sustainable.


  10. Regional Training Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Training Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Regional Training Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome employee perks program. You can purchase a new car from any of their stores at triple net! Even though the company has over 100 stores, your voice is heard. You get rewarded for doing things the right way.

    Cons

    It's the automotive industry, hours can be long, there can be crabby people, and there are over 9,000 associates nationwide, it's impossible to have every single person on the same page at all times.

    Advice to Management

    The constant focus on the future and preparation for the next big thing is refreshing in an industry that has largely stayed away from change. Let's not stop pushing the envelope. #changingthegame


  11. Helpful (1)

    Progresive company in an old school business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Training Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment and career move that allows ability to move up within the company. Reputation for structure provides an excellent reference for future career growth. Good benefits with a lot of room to grow if you are intelligent, and open minded.

    Cons

    If your in the automobile business, and want to do business the old fashioned way, this company is definetly not for you. Ethics and doing business the right way is communicated and supported throughout.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and fight the good fight. Constant communication and support is being provided, and should continue. Keep the push to improve culture. One Sonic One Experience is a game changer, sure to disrupt a lot of other companies.



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