Sonic Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Sonic Chairman, President, and CEO Cliff Hudson
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Pros
  • It is a fast paced environment that requires you to pay attention to details (in 20 reviews)

  • Probably one of the best fast food restaurants to get customer service experience (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Management can make good money but the regular employees start at minimum wage and unless they excel, they stay close to the same pay (in 18 reviews)

  • as a crew leader you don't have very flexible hours and you have work very long hours (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    I love Sonic

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    Current Employee - Fry Cook in Goose Creek, SC
    Current Employee - Fry Cook in Goose Creek, SC

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

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

    Pros

    very good service towards customers

    Cons

    no cons about my employer

    Advice to Management

    get a general manager


  2. good job for high school students or felons

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discount with room for progression, may have to roller blade tips are good if you are nice with people

    Cons

    Smell like grease daily the environment is very crowded employee discounts suck need more employees for happy hour minimum wage sucks

    Advice to Management

    Treat your carhops nice understand no one is perfect promote within instead of grabbing other managers from other locations.


  3. Fountain

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    Current Employee - Fountain in Collierville, TN
    Current Employee - Fountain in Collierville, TN

    I have been working at Sonic (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast pace, leadership skills, critical thinking, chances to move up fast, and sometime you get tips.

    Cons

    You are expected to aid the car-hops


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  5. Fun place to work, well motivated environment!

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Timonium, MD
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Timonium, MD

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

    Pros

    Great Environment, Food, and employees

    Cons

    Minimum work hours, No benefits, and long closing hours.

    Advice to Management

    Give applicants a try during the interview process.


  6. Management

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Dothan, AL

    I worked at Sonic full-time

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. The Rieser Group is amazing and really take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Working a lot of hours and on call 24/7 conflicted with family time.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. Fountain

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    Current Employee - CarHop in Winnsboro, LA
    Current Employee - CarHop in Winnsboro, LA

    I have been working at Sonic (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I received Good hours and pay

    Cons

    They don't offer any benefits


  8. Managing Partner

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    Current Employee - Managing Partner in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Managing Partner in Shreveport, LA

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

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

    Pros

    The sky is the limit if you apply yourself to the growth of the business, it helps if your franchisee is on board and supports your efforts.

    Cons

    Some days can be long and hectic with promotions,$.50 corn dogs, but if you make it fun for the crew and customers, it's bearable.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees, fix your equipment, can't make money if you can't serve the customers, work with your people, you are what you manage.


  9. Good

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    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Sonic full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, tips, fun, unlimited growth potential, not difficult. Great for people with bubbly personalities. You can skate and earn more an hoir

    Cons

    Inside work space is fairly small. Not a lot of room to move around. Your mostly outside so you have to endure the elements (blistering cold or scorching hot

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop talent as soon as you hire them! Train them to be the next generation leaders that can take this company to the top.


  10. MS.MOSES

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bishopville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bishopville, SC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun busy great late money

    Cons

    Tired bad job cool ok


  11. Car hop & crew

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy money, car hop tips=cash pay, good hours

    Cons

    Drama, strict management, lots of write ups

    Advice to Management

    Be less strict on workers, not so harsh



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