Sonic Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    get a general manager


  2. restaurant

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    Former Employee - CarHop in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - CarHop in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    really fast service and great people to work with. very good food at best.

    Cons

    pay is not that great and tips are lost too much.

    Advice to Management

    put more people on skates.


  3. Carhop

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    Former Employee - Carhop Master in Nicholasville, KY
    Former Employee - Carhop Master in Nicholasville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, teamwork, competitive pay, incentives. Outstanding food, free drinks, the opportunity to earn tips for hard work

    Cons

    Winters can be slow, high turnover, responsible for any shortages at the end of your shift

    Advice to Management

    Make use of mystery shoppers. They keep us on our toes and can significantly increase productivity. Well worth the investment


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  5. great place for what it is

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice people, tips, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    working in fast food kinda stinks


  6. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Good work environment. Employees seem friendly.

    Cons

    No cons that I can list at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. Great company, rewarding, but hard work

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    Former Employee - Cook/Car Hop in Waxahachie, TX
    Former Employee - Cook/Car Hop in Waxahachie, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management, opportunity to grow. In depth training, rewarding, coworker friendliness, fast past environment, and ability to edit scheduling

    Cons

    Very greasy, customer agitation, have to deliver food outdoor despite weather conditions, low pay, high expectations, and hard work

    Advice to Management

    Assign shift supervisors for certain areas instead of an overall supervisor, updates pos systems, extra hands for order taking during happy hour, correct advertisement for store hours (confusion about 'midnight or later')


  8. Fun Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    Stays busy, and managment actually cares about individuals.

    Cons

    Bi-weekly direct deposits on cards

    Advice to Management

    Dont show favoritism.


  9. Awesome Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome Place To Work, Benefits Are Awesome, Food Is Great, Free Meal After Every 5 Hour Shift. Overall Fun Place To Work.

    Cons

    Can Be Long Hours And Sonic Corporate Like To Do Unannounced Promos That Really Drive The Crew Crazy. Can Be Anywhere From 1/2 Priced Strips To BOGO Burgers

    Advice to Management

    Stop Doing All These Unannounced Promos And Driving The Crew Crazy. Please Only Do One Promo At A Time.


  10. Carhop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    Good people. Fun environment. Time passes quickly. Good tips on Weekends. Better tips in the morning if working during weekdays. Good as a part time job for a high school student.

    Cons

    Chores. Cleaning restrooms. Sweeping the lot. Washing dishes and sink. Washing patio tables. Bad tips weekdays after happy hour. Having to clean everything if you close. No benefits. No raises or advancements. Managers play too much. Work holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Give your people an actual time to eat. It can get stressing when busy and you have no set time to eat, therefore you end up working long shifts with no break.


  11. Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lithonia, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lithonia, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sonic has been a wonderful place to be employed.There's never a dull moment

    Cons

    The high demand on half price shake is brutal.



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