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Updated January 16, 2018
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Pros
  • fast paced work and good coworkers (in 147 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
  • busy not enough staffs long hours (in 74 reviews)

  • you make a waitressing wage so if people don't tip you don't make minimum wage (in 73 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Not a Job, this is a career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager In Training in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - District Manager In Training in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    DL Rogers is the Franchise operator in my area. I did extensive research on this company. I could not find a single negative review anywhere and for good reason. Very family orientated and pro staff and absolutely pro customer. A culture of its own. You will find that you're part of something bigger. A positive impact on my view of quick serve.

    Cons

    None. This is a new position

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing. You're right on target.


  2. "An excellent first time part job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CarHop in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - CarHop in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good tips if you do your work right and treat the customers nicely. Once you learn the popular items the job becomes a lot easier

    Cons

    A large menu that can seem overwhelming at first, some coworkers weren't willing to help but overall a good experience

    Advice to Management

    Don't be rude to your employees just because you don't personally like them.

  3. "Fine Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    -Many Hours
    -Allows you to take time off when needed without complaints
    -Schedule updates weekly

    Cons

    -Difficult customers sometimes but it's expected when working at any job


  4. "Sonic Drive In Carhop Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    As a carhop, you are exposed to various kinds of environments within the establishment.

    Cons

    Slow shifts can seem to last forever.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. "Crew Member/ Car Hop Experiences"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Car Hop in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Car Hop in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The tips were nice and half off food. Good for teenagers looking to get into the work field.

    Cons

    Pay was minimum wage. You don't really move up quick unless you're a guy.


  6. "crew member then promoted to crew leader."

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    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Palestine, TX
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Palestine, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great manager, Great co-workers, Good pay, Friendly work environment, Good work space.

    Cons

    Not all managers where as work oriented as others.


  7. "Job Review"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook in Calallen, TX
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook in Calallen, TX

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere and amazing, friendly employees.

    Cons

    One con is the lack of opportunity to advance positions.

  8. "Summers at Sonic Drive-In"

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

    I worked at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    During my summers in college when I would return home to Oregon, I worked at Sonic Drive-In. I was a carhop and it was my first full-time job. The community of employees was nice and welcoming, and I soon was able to be promoted to Opening Manager, where I fostered good relationships with regular customers. I learned to problem solve quickly during my time there, as well as invaluable customer service skills and multi-tasking abilities.

    Cons

    The environment of the fast-food industry can become hectic, especially during the summer. At times communication between employees was poor, leading to unproductive (and unenjoyable) shifts.


  9. "car hopper"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CarHop in Jacksonville, AR
    Current Employee - CarHop in Jacksonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    you make your own tips

    Cons

    you get paid 6.23 an hour

    Advice to Management

    don't be rude to your employees


  10. "skating carhop"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    i love being on skates and tips were good

    Cons

    got slow so i got laid off some of the employees were slow

    Advice to Management

    keep up the workl


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