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"Sonic Automotive is moving in the wrong direction"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Salesperson in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Salesperson in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Sonic Automotive full-time (More than a year)

Pros

some awesome co-workers.. A couple managers even!

Cons

Sales managers are overworked and underpaid as are the sales people. No Appreciation. Cheap GM that has slashed the payplan. Every car is a $200 mini with weak bonus'. Sell ten cars and you will make $2k before taxes/insurance. Sonic is implementing "true pricing" where every car is non-negotiable, meaning commission will stay around $200 for every car...decent place to learn the business and move on. Not the place for a seasoned pro.

Advice to Management

Some great managers, but are just sonic puppets that have zero power to make changes

Other Employee Reviews for Sonic Automotive

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Very Top- Down"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - F&I Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - F&I Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people and excellent training program. Direct Managers genuinely cares about you and your success.

    Cons

    Many to list. We'll start with its a very Top-Down company. What ever executives say goes and most or all managers will not get in their way or they'll lose their job. It's very sales and performance driven and it's always about today and not what you accomplished yesterday. Company isn't going anywhere and they let go a lot of good people!

    Advice to Management

    You guys are soo worried about money and chasing profits that employee welfare is last on your list. Some high performing reps aren't alway ethical and if you run your company with savages, ready to kill for a promotion or profit, then the company is no better than a zoo!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Management has no Clue whats happening at the dealerships! As long as reports are ok upper Management Is Happy!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salesperson in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Salesperson in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Structure ! Policies and guidelines are good until the GM or The GSM follows it! Not fakes it in the eye of RVPs and Upper Management!

    Cons

    Most of The dealerships are run by the GM and GSM and upper management has no clue what's going on in the dealerships! Their main force that produce for sonic are the sales people and they get treated like slaves, servents ,Low class people!!! Management blames them
    For everything! As if the Managers are perfect! Human being!! Who don't do mistakes at all!!

    Advice to Management

    Get close to the people who produce for you! Make them happy! You company will go far higher then where it is now!
    Need help get in touch with me and take some ideas!
    Zalevohan@gmail.com

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