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Sonic Automotive Interview Questions

Updated Dec 25, 2016
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    Experience Guide Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Sonic Automotive (Charlotte, NC).

    Interview

    I was invited to interview in person after I got an email assessment on the application. I met with the general sales manager first, then the finance manager, then a sales supervisor. All of them asked versions of the same questions "tell me about what makes a good sales person?", "Tell me an instance where you learned from failure," "what do you say when someone tells you 'no'," that sort of thing. Answered the questions, all the people involved in the interview met with the general manager in a meeting, and they offered me the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Give us a situation where you overcame a major objection from a customer and made a sale.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiating with this company. They think they are doing you a favor for what they're paying entry level positions.


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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sonic Automotive (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Interview was like every other interview. Questions that were asked were "What are some strengths about yourself," "What are some weaknesses," "What did you do before," "Where do you see yourself in five years," "Do you have any questions for me," and etc.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you like about our company?   1 Answer

  3.  

    Part Time Receptionist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Sonic Automotive (Las Vegas, NV) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewed w/ 4 people. Hired and congratulated by manager in email, filled out hiring packet after getting message on my phone to come down to get things going so I could start soon. GM chose to call me in for interview with him and then I was never called back to start. So hurtful to be hired and waiting to start. Went out to dinner and celebrated (spent too much money) and then no job.

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    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sonic Automotive.

    Interview

    So far, just had to complete an online personality test and writing sample. I heard back almost immediately once I submitted my resume and cover letter. I would say a very original cover letter is key so at least catching the interviewers eye. Try to make it more personable instead of too formal. Try to show your personality and how you're different from the masses. I have not had an official interview at this point. I only took their tests a couple of days ago.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Sonic Automotive (Atlanta, GA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Spoke to 2 sales managers and the GM. More like a conversation that was awkward at time, for instance when the GM said "I'm weird, your weird" they really need to train management how to interview. Interview process was where the positives end. Invited in to come stand around on a Saturday - sort of awkward with no clear purpose other than watching people. Corporate HR sends a couple of emails and direct you to a urine test and conducts some type of background check. Not very personal.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to sell cars?
      How much money do you need to make?  
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None, it took them a month to go through their process. Pay is minimum wage and is a draw. Commission is about $250 per car, regardless of price. Commission per car increase as you sell more cars. To make a decent living you need to sell at least 18 cars per month. Took nearly two weeks after starting before I was given an actual pay plan. Very disorganized; they act like they have not hired anyone in years.


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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sonic Automotive (Charlotte, NC) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Intitial phone interview with HR and the second interview with a SONIC call center trainer, and then wait to hear back from HR of the next steps. The Interview with HR was very easy and personable. The phone interview with the trainer was a little more detailed and actually felt like it was face to face. Not as personable. Almost intimidating but the trainer was very nice. The feel of the interview was probably affected by the fact that the trainer was on vacation while actually giving the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Are the hours required doable?   1 Answer

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    Experience Guide: Echo Park Automotive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Sonic Automotive (Denver, CO) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Several days after applying, I got a call for a phone interview, which went very well. This was followed by a face-to-face interview with an HR person who was absolutely unfriendly & disinterested, & didn't ask very good questions overall. After that, not a single word, even though I followed up.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your best month selling cars?   1 Answer

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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sonic Automotive (Charlotte, NC) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Spoke to managers and a salesperson. Had to wait a long time in between interviews. Everyone was very friendly. Place was nice and clean. Got to see how process worked as I waited. I liked that they felt it importnt to ask my opinions and about myself.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here? What are some of your life's goals? How do you feel about long hours?   1 Answer

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    Lube Tech Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Sonic Automotive (Buena Park, CA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    The interview procesess was essentially a basic interview with the general manager. Its was based off generl work related interview questions and not really challenging, then again i was applying to be a lube tech. Overall I would say that the whole process of the interview was easy going from 1-5 I would rated a 4.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you found somthing illegal in the vehicle?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Look up the avrge rate so you dont get stuck with the industry low.


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    Experience Guide Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sonic Automotive.

    Interview

    Was brought to a building they were renting out. Asked me many questions about my hobbies, what had driven me, what I knew about the company. Very warm and genuine people. You really could tell they had a passion for this business and not just some kool aid drinking bull. Met with one manager, then met with the general manager of hiring for Denver. They said they were very impressed would call within a week or so.

    Interview Questions

    • Probably just why I wanted this job. You always want to make sure you're going in for the right reasons.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    After about a week I was called and was sent an offer of employment. I accepted.


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