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Sonic Reviews

Updated January 21, 2019
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  • "long hours, some nights and weekends required" (in 83 reviews)

  • "too much work for basically minimum wage most of the time" (in 82 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Love the place"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Alright"

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    Former Employee - CarHop in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - CarHop in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get great tips and food aswell

    Cons

    Minimum wage is not so great

  3. "Sonic area manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Sonic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people, good organization, all you can eat/drink

    Cons

    long hours, some nights and weekends required

    Advice to Management

    comfortable shoes


  4. "Great for part time!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Make tips
    -Easy to learn
    -Flexible hours

    Cons

    -Work in all weather
    -Business slows down during winter

    Advice to Management

    Don’t hire so many people that hours get cut to nothing when business is slow.


  5. "HARD WORK! GREAT START! WOW!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Snack on food. Short breaks.

    Cons

    Long hours. Busy hours are hectic!


  6. "A good first job!"

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    Former Employee - Car Hop in Clinton, MO
    Former Employee - Car Hop in Clinton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Besides the quickness of it, the work isn't at all that bad. I worked at sonic when I was a senior in high school and would save tips for gas money, or food, or really anything cheap. And my checks I would save for Bills and other more expensive things. That way I didn't spend all my money, I'd just spend my trip money and save the rest.

    Cons

    Its fast food so it's not the greatest job in the world but it's better than mining coal or something like that. Its quick passed and usually pretty busy. Pay is ok, not great.

    Advice to Management

    Take it easy on the times. Food needs to cook and most every understands that and wants it that way.


  7. "Sonic drive in about working there"

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    Former Employee - Car Hop in Van Buren, AR
    Former Employee - Car Hop in Van Buren, AR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with, the customers sometimes

    Cons

    Super fast paced have to count back change

    Advice to Management

    The management was great and paid decent for fast food

  8. "Good money"

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    Former Employee - Car Hop in Jonesboro, AR
    Former Employee - Car Hop in Jonesboro, AR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I made so many friends working at Sonic and the tips were great! Car hops usually made more than managers!

    Cons

    Management was always horrible and no incentive to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Make goals for each store and have meetings with employees.


  9. "Pay Middle-Management Better"

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    Former Employee - Crew Leader in San Angelo, TX
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in San Angelo, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Meet lots of different people
    -Opportunity for advancement
    -Easy to be good at your job

    Cons

    -Often stressful
    -Bad pay for the amount of work

    Advice to Management

    Care more about employees needs.


  10. "Carhop"

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    Former Employee - CarHop in Harrisburg, AR
    Former Employee - CarHop in Harrisburg, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tips and you get to meet all kinds of people from everywhere.

    Cons

    Rain or shine mad or sad have a smile on that face and make ppl feel welcome!

    Advice to Management

    Help make sure you everyone does the courdsey tray. Make sure your carhops know that no matter there mood it's your job to be happy and smiling when you take someone's order.