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Updated November 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great if you like working in a fast-paced environment" (in 164 reviews)

  • "You get to meet new people and its a good way to gain experience in the workforce for first-time employees" (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes it requires long hours" (in 80 reviews)

  • "Only sometimes did I make enough in tips to approach normal minimum wage" (in 80 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. "Car hop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get pretty good tips, and the co-workers are really great

    Cons

    When it gets really busy we all mess up orders and get a lot of drive offs.

    Advice to Management

    Be calm and don’t flip crap at the people trying their best

  3. "Sonic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    They treat u like famliy

    Cons

    Nothing to say bad really

    Advice to Management

    They do a good job at what they do really don’t anything bad


  4. "Good job for high-schoolers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, can make good tips

    Cons

    No food discounts or incentives. Any food ordered on the clock gets taken out of pay check


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Babysitting in Portland, TN
    Former Employee - Babysitting in Portland, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone was super nice, alot of great teamwork and leadership we're involved!

    Cons

    It's was a very fast past job, to many workers in a small place! Not enough personal space.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pick favorites!


  6. "Sonic carhop"

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    Former Employee - CarHop in Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - CarHop in Jackson, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great tips-about $50/night plus you get a salary if you make less.

    Cons

    On feet the whole time. Weather is extreme.


  7. "Carhop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment and great way to boost customer service skills

    Cons

    little money and not a lot of opportunities

  8. "Night Carhop/Crew"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the summer time, tips can be enough to pay rent, even during night hours. I can't speak for being in the kitchen, but everything in the front is relatively easy to learn. The job is never boring, so if you enjoy a fast-paced environment, I'd strongly recommend it.

    Cons

    There are no cash registers. The money you are in charge of collecting stays on your person until you clock out. This means if in the hustle and bustle of a fast-food restaurant, if you drop even a quarter, you come up short at the end of the day. This creates a lot of unnecessary stress on carhops and drive-thru workers. Theoretically, management is supposed to collect a cash pull every hour or every 60 dollars, but that rarely happens.

    Advice to Management

    Micros has been screwing up a lot recently. Customers will get their card declined, pay with another card, then come back half an hour later with proof that they've been charged twice. Other times, a card will be accepted, but no card receipt prints out and it never shows up as being paid for. If employees aren't careful, they oftentimes end up having to pay for customers' meals themselves due to these card issues. I love my job at Sonic, but I can't afford to pay to go to work and this has been a problem for weeks.


  9. "Carhop"

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    Former Employee - CarHop in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - CarHop in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience and good counting skills

    Cons

    Workers fighting over tips,


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work schedule is flexible, at least 40 hours

    Cons

    Having to watch others and be responsible for everything in the store

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to do several jobs at one time


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