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"Great People to work with, within the dealership I was employed at."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Birmingham, AL
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Birmingham, AL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Growth potential, stability, great brands to sell.

Cons

Highly micro managed. Retail hours.

Other Employee Reviews for Sonic Automotive

  1. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Sales in Rock Hill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sonic Automotive full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You're promised a lot, at first, but as the management changes, so do your position, & your pay.

    Cons

    No job security. You will be replaced by someone who they THINK can do your job at a lesser rate. They do NOT promote within - they do outside advertising meanwhile, posting nothing on internal boards. It doesn't matter how many years you've worked for them or how loyal you've been, you're just a number to them. One that, in their eyes, can be easily replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Value your hard working, loyal employees. They are hard to come across nowadays. Try promoting within instead of on the outside. Treat your employees that work hard as people that you truly value & not peons; by talking down to them. Open door policy? Never & doesn't exist.


  2. "Good Place to gain sales experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salesperson in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Salesperson in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The sales experience you gain here is great and a helpful tool for later on in your career. The managers are very involved in helping you close your deals. There is little to no micromanaging you have room to breath and don't feel pressured to perform. The money isn't to bad either.

    Cons

    Theres is very little time for your personal life in the car sales business. This is one of those job where you get what you put into it. So you may have to work extra hours, that may result fruitless some times or come in on your days off to finish up a deal. You only have two weeks of paid time-off, which you have the option of cashing out only one week if you needed the cash instead, but its your time off you should have the option of cashing it all out.The culture in this company is going thru the growing pains right now, they are trying to reinvent the sales process, but due to the car sales reputation it is going to take a very long time for it to catch on and it may or may not work. Right now it is not working at all and sales people are taking the brunt of it.

    Advice to Management

    You guys should really look into the hiring process of management at the dealerships because of right now its broken. Some people may have the experience or the product knowledge, but as people they just aren't cut out to lead a team.

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