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"The Automotive Industry is tough and is only recommended for those who doesn't have a degree"

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Current Employee - Finance Manager in Long Beach, CA
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Long Beach, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Its a corporate environment where you can easily move from one dealership to another if you are not happy where you work. Transferring position is easy and you are given priority for hire verses new comers

Cons

Long hours and the commission structure is not as as good as private dealerships.
You will feel expendable at times

Advice to Management

They need to value their employees by recognizing their hard work. The long hours are strenuous and the working every weekend will take a toll on their family life. Most employees that I came across with are either divorced, a single dad or are having using with dating and finding someone who can work with their schedule.

Other Employee Reviews for Sonic Automotive

  1. "Scott Smith is taking Sonic in a new Direction"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Scott Smith, the President of Sonic. He has consistently backed up his own words to "do the right thing" and I truly believe he means it when he says, "the company will succeed only if the employees do". If you are looking to work in the kinky car dealers of the past, you are looking in the wrong place here.

    Cons

    Long hours and not all General Managers have taken on Scott's attitude towards their employees. I am hopeful that it will filter down over time. It all starts at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Get your General Managers to buy in to your beliefs or replace them with people that do. Stop raising the bar on GM salaries. Any GM that would believe they are worth 30 to 50K a month should tell you right there they aren't the person you need in this company.


  2. "Tax"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sonic Automotive as an intern

    Pros

    great experience, good pay for an intern

    Cons

    managers do not know how to treat interns, poor management in that people were rude or did not talk to the interns at all, passive aggressive

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