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Sonic Automotive Overview

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Charlotte, NC
5001 to 10000 employees
1976
Company - Public (SAH)
Retail
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
No stranger to speed, O. Bruton Smith has raced Sonic Automotive to the front of the pack of US auto dealers behind larger rivals, such as AutoNation and Penske Automotive. Founded with five dealerships in 1997, Sonic today owns about 120 new- and used-vehicle dealerships and ... Read more

Sonic Automotive Reviews

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    I have been working at Sonic Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Great Team Environment
    Fantastic Fast Paced Experience

    Cons

    Slow internal growth
    Low Compensation Rates

    Advice to Management

    More internal promotion focus

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Sonic Automotive Photos

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Sonic Automotive Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
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    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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Sonic Automotive Awards & Accolades

  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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