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Sonic Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
411 Reviews
3.0
411 Reviews
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Sonic Chairman, President, and CEO Cliff Hudson
Cliff Hudson
115 Ratings

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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Employee 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)

    Pros

    very good service towards customers

    Cons

    no cons about my employer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a general manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Depends on your GM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic

    Pros

    Flexible hours, plenty of work in summer. Easy work

    Cons

    Awful hours in winter. They drop to half what you get in warmer months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to give an incentive for good work. Iv been there a year with no increase in pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to learn first Job Skills

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    Former Employee - CarHop in Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - CarHop in Johnson City, TN

    I worked at Sonic part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Sonic through High School as a Carhop and it provided a decent income. My Co-workers were like family, and Management was helpful. Very flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Not too much room for advancement unless politics were played. Favorites were often picked by management for likeness, and frequently, those who worked hard, carried those who didn't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Regional Mgr

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic

    Pros

    Good company with great people

    Cons

    Long hours, weekend are common, but I chose this industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Starter job

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Murfreesboro, TN

    I worked at Sonic

    Pros

    Pays the bills and has flexible schedule when in school. Fast paced and mostly short shifts.

    Cons

    Lots of drama. Management is political. Hard working conditions. Lots of ghetto people and drug use. People constantly complain about not getting hours or about other employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new jobs!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I had a great time working at Sonic. The people were nice and funny and the time went by SUPER fast.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    Free drinks and the time goes by SUPER fast when you're working especially if you're busy.

    Cons

    The only con is closing late, especially on weekends and dealing with unpredictable customers. You never know what they're going to do or say, but that's anywhere, not just here!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I pick up to much slack

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    My sonic crew is like my second family.

    Cons

    I don't get paid enough for how much I work and how hard I work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    ok job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    other carhops were awesome. made new friends there.

    Cons

    the management was terrible. pay was too low for me. it may be a good job for high-schoolers but not college students who also have a child to support. the workload can get overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get better i know its not easy to be a manger but the management wasnt even up to par

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Its a great job for students.

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    Current Employee - Cook in Monroe, LA
    Current Employee - Cook in Monroe, LA

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

    Pros

    You have flexible hours. j

    Cons

    Some managers lack managerial skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Horrible Management and Slacking Employees

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    Former Employee - CarHop in West, TX
    Former Employee - CarHop in West, TX

    I worked at Sonic part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The location was close to home..
    Tips were decent

    Cons

    Management hired and favored sons
    Rude management
    Employees smoked marijuana in the kitchen while on the clock
    Small town -- if you don't know people, you get burned
    Co-workers steal and get away with it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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