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Sonic Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
389 Reviews
3.0
389 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It was a fast-paced environment, but I enjoyed the feel and food of the place (in 20 reviews)

  • great customer service experience, with tips you can really make quite a bit of money (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Minimum wage pay for lots of grunt work and demanding customers, however (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.  

    Love it

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    Current Employee - CarHop in Hico, TX
    Current Employee - CarHop in Hico, TX

    I have been working at Sonic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a very happy environment. Decent hours.

    Cons

    It can get very stressful at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    What did you expect?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic

    Pros

    A high energy summer job. The people were fun usually. Considering you're working fast food, getting tips is pretty cool.

    Cons

    Besides the obvious working from in the fast food industry (unpredictable hours, grumpy customers, the smell on your clothes when you go home, etc.) none.

  3.  

    Glad to be out of there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pros include a lot of hours, flexible schedule if you aren't management, some people tip which gives you cash in-pocket, and sometimes it can be fun. Sometimes.

    Cons

    I worked here for four years first as a carhop, then an assistant. The job is very stressful, especially if you're an assistant. If anything happens all the blame will be put on you. Sonic also tends to be a drama-mill since it's such a small space where customers aren't allowed and so many highschool kids work there. In my experience everyone usually hates everyone and it's nothing like a "team" or friendly environment. Plus management doesn't care about the employees. Sometimes as assistants we were expected to do open to close shifts (16 hours) with no notice and no objections.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your overworked, under appreciated assistant managers a little more. Also stop playing favorites with the cute highschool girls-yuck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    CARHOP

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    Former Employee - Car Hop in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Car Hop in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at Sonic

    Pros

    I got to skate around and hang out with my friends. Pay was good for what you would expect at Sonic. If I worked 10 hours on the weekend, I could expect to make at least 80$ in tips maybe more. There was free food and slushies pretty often.

    Cons

    Some customers don't tip because they think of it as fast food. If you work as a carhop, you should learn to skate because kids and adults appreciate it and it's more fun for you too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for workers to get skates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was an okay high school job

    Former Employee - CarHop and Everything Else in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - CarHop and Everything Else in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Sonic

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with and the tips were nice.

    Cons

    The concept of sonic doesn't work well, too many customers at once and not enough employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    To keep steady pace

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Lithonia, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Lithonia, GA

    I have been working at Sonic

    Pros

    To better help serve customers

    Cons

    Not riding skates around the floor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Sonic Drive In

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic

    Pros

    Good Money
    Nice Co-Workers
    Very Nice first job as a teenager

    Cons

    I have nothing poor to say about Sonic.

  9.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic

    Pros

    Nice coworkers really friendly environment

    Cons

    Fast pace, rude customers at tines

  10.  

    rgm

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic

    Pros

    easy job to work at

    Cons

    no upper leadership from above store level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wattch area coachs

  11.  

    cook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic

    Pros

    good people fun to work

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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