Sonic

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Sonic Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
413 Reviews
3.0
413 Reviews
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Sonic Chairman, President, and CEO Cliff Hudson
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116 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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    working there was pretty Awful

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    Former Employee - Fountain Worker in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Fountain Worker in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Sonic

    Pros

    The good thing is that I got paid weekly

    Cons

    A con is that they were very unorganized and minimum wage

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    The job sucks but I love my coworkers

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    Current Employee - Sonic Drive In Emplyee in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Sonic Drive In Emplyee in Grand Prairie, TX

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, team environment, working together, free drinks, great manager

    Cons

    No free or discounted meals for employees, poor upper management, mean customers, stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix things that are broken in the stores, and give more benefits to employees who are deserving of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic

    Pros

    Great atmosphere people time and pay

    Cons

    None really, nothing I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Its what you would expect.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic

    Pros

    Discounts on the food and drinks.

    Cons

    Exhausting work and long hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome in Texas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best food better than Mcdonalds known for good totes

    Cons

    Can't say anything bad about it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun, hard work

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    Current Employee - CarHop in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - CarHop in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Sonic

    Pros

    Fun and mostly upbeat
    Laid back at night
    Free food (when things get canceled)
    Employee discount
    Very nice coworkers

    Cons

    Overwhelming sometimes
    Company and operating partner very cheap
    Can get extremely hectic and hostile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to delegate tasks better when very busy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10.  

    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 a year)

    Pros

    It's a very happy environment. Decent hours.

    Cons

    It can get very stressful at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    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.

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