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Sonic Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
377 Reviews
3.0
377 Reviews
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Sonic Chairman, President, and CEO Cliff Hudson
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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.  

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    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.

  2.  

    It was a great learning experience and i like working there.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic

    Pros

    It was great hours and i made good money.

    Cons

    Dealing with the high school kids. I dont do drama

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They would only believe the 1st person who told them something, whether it was true or not you need to find out the whole story and resolve the problem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    This is a great PART TIME job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Summer time tips
    Free drinks
    Great managers
    Co workers cool

    Cons

    Winter time slow season but

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A mess.

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    Former Employee - Car Hop, Assistant Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Car Hop, Assistant Manager in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Sonic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very laid back, fun at times. Pay can be good if at good location, otherwise you could be making less then minimum wage.

    Cons

    Fast paced, dealing with rude customers ALL the time. Little pay for so much work. Crazy and hectic especially during summer and happy hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying about yourselves so much and help your employees out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Liked the job- not the coworkers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic

    Pros

    Fast paced
    Customers mostly friendly

    Cons

    Coworkers negativity and drama ruined it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of bad workers quickly

  7.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic as an intern

    Pros

    A great learning experience, interacting with customers turns you into a great people person.

    Cons

    Cold weather creates less business = Less tips

  8.  

    I love Sonic

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  9.  

    Great Job for a college student

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Placentia, CA
    Former Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Placentia, CA

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

    Pros

    Easy job, meet great people

    Cons

    fast work environment
    have to be a fast learner
    do a little bit of everything

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Hays, KS
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Hays, KS

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

    Pros

    Really a lot of fun. The work really isn't that hard. The management was tough, but fair. Flexible schedule great for students. Advancement opportunities to Co-manage, run your own store.

    Cons

    Strict appearance standards, low pay, training and high turn over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more than your competition and you'll have better luck retaining your management. Really formalize the training process, it'll give you more quality over time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    gm

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Saint Joseph, MO

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

    Pros

    pay, make schedule, fast paced

    Cons

    turnover, teenaged employees cant count without ipad or calculator

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    run

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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