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Updated February 25, 2017
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Sonic Chairman, President, and CEO Cliff Hudson
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336 Ratings

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  • minimum wage job and not all employees were positive (in 59 reviews)

  • Long hours, Somewhat of service management (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Carhop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prague, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prague, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    Great money for a service job.

    Cons

    Hard work, limited mobility for moving up, difficult customers at times

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Sonic offered a second family and great experience for younger people, as well as good benefits."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Summit, MS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Summit, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great crew to work with, like a second family. The schedule is also pretty comfortable. Ability to meet a lot of new people and learn new things about fast food and customer service.

    Cons

    The cleaning can sometimes be a pain and can get nasty! Sometimes people can get pretty aggressive about their orders. Sonic can be fast paced and only two carhops work each shift. Happy hour is hectic.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the schedule and do what is expected, also, don't be shy to learn new things.


  3. "carhop (skating)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Skating Carhop in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Skating Carhop in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    tips and staff if you're lucky

    Cons

    Some customers are genuinely horrible. Not everyone tips.


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  5. "Sonic is ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    You can usually have a decent schedule worked out with the manger. It's not a particularly hard job to do. Great for students. Customers can be a pro.

    Cons

    It can be a little stressful. Not a great long term option. Customers can be a con.

    Advice to Management

    Train employees more. Hire enough employees.


  6. "carhop"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - CarHop in Natchez, MS
    Current Employee - CarHop in Natchez, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy, Fun, Nice people, and good pay

    Cons

    there are no con for this job


  7. "alright"

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    Former Employee - CarHop
    Former Employee - CarHop
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great for teenagers who want to learn about money, great place to learn about hard work, great flexbility

    Cons

    the money is not all that great depending on the sonic you're at, you work way too hard for the little money you get, working outside in harsh temperatures can be very uncomfortable especially during happy hour


  8. "Ok for a first job"

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounted food, somewhat short shifts

    Cons

    Horrible work environment, stressful/busy, unfriendly management and employees horrible pay


  9. "Asst General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lake City, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lake City, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    i am a very dependable at everything i know how to do

    Cons

    i'm willing to learn for the better to help our company succeed

    Advice to Management

    Improvement is ahead of you


  10. "Very fast paced and demanding work, easy to learn job requirements, customer service and speed are emphasized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good for learning to move quickly and efficiently with others, good tips in busy summer season, 50% discount. Learn to cope with demands of an impatient public

    Cons

    Generally overworked, either you're super busy or so slow everyone goes home, the rest gets put on you when it's slow. Can't support steady living on this wage

    Advice to Management

    Don't work here unless you enjoy a very fast paced environment and don't really need the job to cover living expenses.


  11. "It's a learning experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Getting to meet alot of different people making new friends. Learning different drinks, shakes and blast mixtures. Learning to do more than one thing at a time..

    Cons

    Work at different hours. Having to go to different stores to work having to get to know everyone that works at the other stores

    Advice to Management

    Talk more with employees



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