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Updated July 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "fast paced work and good coworkers" (in 156 reviews)

  • "You get to meet new people and its a good way to gain experience in the workforce for first-time employees" (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "Only sometimes did I make enough in tips to approach normal minimum wage" (in 80 reviews)

  • "busy not enough staffs long hours" (in 75 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Love the place"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the place, great team members, fun place to work

    Cons

    Nothing really, love my bosses I'm truly happy there.

    Advice to Management

    Probably the same thing i always tell my self look at everything thing from someone else perspective


  2. "Crew"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Shelbyville, TN
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Shelbyville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the people. Fun environment. Fast paced work.

    Cons

    Pay could be better

  3. "Great for a first job!"

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    Current Employee - Crew Leader
    Current Employee - Crew Leader
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sonic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tips, but not as much as waitressing so still get decent paychecks, plus tips cover gas, food, and little daily/weekly expenses. Flexible with hours, great for a first job! Customers are awesome and you grow to know them all as well as gaining communication skills!closed for xmas and thanksgiving!

    Cons

    General same complaints as any other job, everyone wants to make more, holidays are hard to get off for, etc. And they dont do holiday pay for Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Thanksgiving! More generous you are with raises, the more likely you'll keep the good employees instead of starting from scratch every time all the good people quit.


  4. "A good team based pace."

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    Former Employee - CarHop in Texarkana, AR
    Former Employee - CarHop in Texarkana, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The connection with the customers.

    Cons

    A lot of people in a very small space.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others how you want to be treated. Choose your battle sometimes peace is better than being right.


  5. "Operating Partner"

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    Current Employee - Operating Partner in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Operating Partner in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and bonus, fun and fast paced. Corporate office is very good and supportive. Time will go by quickly

    Cons

    Long hours. No interaction with the guests. Raises are few and far between. Supervisor and above are trying too hard to get restaurant manager and staff to be LGBT friendly

    Advice to Management

    Train supervisor to actually work in the restaurant with the staff they are supervising. Pass along more info more quickly and have monthly or bimonthly meeting is a normal thing.


  6. "carhop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    fun work place, friendly coworkers, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    pay could be more competitive


  7. "Carhop at Sonic- Drive In"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    Tips , food discount , slushes

    Cons

    Late or really early hours , slow tips , doing all the work , feet hurting

  8. "Good First Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    Good all round, employers are nice, management is understanding.

    Cons

    No cons, this company is good to get you off from first job fright.


  9. "Bio"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Turlock, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Turlock, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sonic Has well and Happy Customers, Ready to eat at all times. Good Co workers with great attitudes. Environment great as well.

    Cons

    I really think there is No cons to working at sonic drive-in , even if there is a bad side to this Job.

    Advice to Management

    I will perform to my best ability with a great smile. Happy attitude with the Potiential of a loyal work.


  10. "first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    great first job. easy to learn.

    Cons

    a lot of employee turn over


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