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Sonic Automotive Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Sonic Automotive Chairman and CEO O. Bruton Smith
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  • Difficult to maintain a work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • long hours, can be slow at times (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Richardson, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    good pay structure, day off every week.

    Cons

    VIP leads need to be reconfigured, they let the managers distribute them out in an "order" but does not seem to be the case, they always have their favorites.

    Advice to Management

    quit micro managing


  2. "Good dealership to work at.(Capitol Chevrolet Service Advisor)"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible time off for family or illnesses. Awesome Service Manager.

    Cons

    Your experience may vary, but the hours are long as they are in this field nation wide regardless of dealership.


  3. "Company with great potential"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Inventory Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Job Security. The company has a feel of a small business that cares for its employees.

    Cons

    Work/Life can become imbalanced. The company can seem reactive instead of proactive a times. No clear paths of career advancement.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Employees abusing OT and Taking Advantage due to lack of management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Laid back atmosphere. If you are looking to move up and/or get an annual raise, be prepared to wait. My manager does not manage at all. There seems to be no direction or consistency with the management team. Other employees are abusing overtime and their hours worked due to lack of management involvement.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend that you start holding your employees accountable for their actions. Some of us are working hard and getting what needs to be done with in the allocated time frame, while others are abusing the system and getting away with it on a daily basis.


  6. "Good Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Charlotteville, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in Charlotteville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Ours are extremely long to work

    Advice to Management

    Hire more help


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Audi Central Houston eSales Agent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - E-sales Agent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - E-sales Agent in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Half decent pay and free lunch on Saturday

    Cons

    Management is absolutely horrible. They think they can treat you however they want. This is Audi Central Houstons problem. They wonder why our closing rates are so low. The managers are lazy and when they get chewed out they take it out on the employees like it's our fault.

    Advice to Management

    Do not talk to your employees like dogs. Show some respect and appreciation for your employees and your turn over rate wouldn't be so high.


  8. "Facility's Development"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Management, the team is on top of the market place. My Manager has brought the best of the best to the workforce of Sonic Facilities Development Dept.

    Cons

    Really I have no Cons. To keep this fare I really enjoy from the very top over to the teams on the front lines are just a great group of people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep heading in the direction


  9. "Selling environment with Top Professionals"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Sales Team with Top Managers

    Cons

    I have no bad words

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Good company overall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonic Automotive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family environment, good visibility at Corporate
    Good salary
    Corporate office is nice
    On site fitness center

    Cons

    Random drug tests, even for corporate employees
    PTO is only 2 weeks


  11. "The way you are paid vs how the vehicles are priced is ridiculous."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, multiple locations to sell from, less strict dress code than most dealerships. Can't think of anything else this side just wants 20 words.

    Cons

    Everything else. The pay, the management, the ridiculous sonic story, everything is bad except the few things I listed above

    Advice to Management

    Talk to one another. And this goes to one certain store as I'm not sure about others. Believe it or not your employees do matter.


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