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"NOT LIKE THE OLD DAYS"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Salesperson in Fort Myers, FL
Current Employee - Salesperson in Fort Myers, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Benefits, perks, sell enough cars there is good money

Cons

Leadership runs place like a boys club. Have switched to a more volume based pay plan so you must sell more cars to even consider making a paycheck. Work environment is like a locker room.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees and put into practice their ideas. Don't get so defensive when an employee raises an issue.

Other Employee Reviews for Sonic Automotive

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Management friendly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The general working environment is full of good people and Sonic as a company has been trying to be cutting edge when it comes to technology for their employees such as iPads, etc.

    Cons

    Management is under a lot of pressure to sell a lot of units which trickles down. Seems as though they are paid on this, so filling the floor with extra salespeople only ends up costing that tier money so they don't care. Leads to a lot of underappreciated and unhappy employees that have a lot more to offer. Also the hours are excessive, which wouldn't be a big deal if it wasn't overcrowded.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Too Much Red Tape"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salesperson in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Salesperson in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My direct boss was very professional. Had been in the car business for years and was willing to share his knowledge.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and disorganized place to work. There are a lot of rules that are poorly implemented. You had to wear the company shirt, but there were only very large sizes left. You must use the Sonic ipad, but those were on back order too, etc.

    Also: if you are a sales professional, bear in mind, Sonic has recently transitioned to a "True Price" no haggle way of selling cars, which means you'll be making minis ($200) on almost every deal.

    it was so disorganized that I had no one to hand my resignation to-- they were all on vacation or out sick.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized! How do you expect your salespeople to do their jobs if they literally aren't even given the proper tools.

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