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Updated September 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "fast paced work and good coworkers" (in 160 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
  • "Only sometimes did I make enough in tips to approach normal minimum wage" (in 80 reviews)

  • "Sometimes it requires long hours" (in 79 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Love the place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Crew leader"

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    Current Employee - Crew Leader in Coweta, OK
    Current Employee - Crew Leader in Coweta, OK

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

    Pros

    People and co workers are freindly

    Cons

    As far as i concered there is no down sides

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the great work

  3. "Sonic Drive-In Carhop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    Make really good tips, can usually get lots of hours, enjoy visiting with regulars and interacting with customers, provide roller skates so you don't have to buy your own

    Cons

    It's the fast food industry so sometimes you end up working a lot of extra hours when others don't show up to work or if you just get slammed. It's just part of the job though


  4. "My experience was good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CarHop in Odessa, MO
    Former Employee - CarHop in Odessa, MO
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tips flexible schedule nice people

    Cons

    Too many carhops at once

    Advice to Management

    Need more rewarding initiatives


  5. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    all job is amazing couldnt ask for a better job

    Cons

    None no issues with the job

    Advice to Management

    Non


  6. "I love the fast paced environment!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Mesquite, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My favorite thing is seeing the regular customers, making people happy. I love it when people u don’t even recognize remember you and ask for you to personally make it for them!

    Cons

    I wish my franchise paid more.

    Advice to Management

    Stay positive! Never let a customer anyone see you stress! There is several other locations near, make your location the priority!


  7. "Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CarHop in Victoria, TX
    Former Employee - CarHop in Victoria, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for work if you really need a job

    Cons

    Pay isn't that great, but you at least you get tips

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job!

  8. "Cook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    Work at Sonic Drive-In there are real respectful managers and co-workers clean environment good food an great customers.

    Cons

    Working at Sonic Drive-In you will not receive any hrs you have short breaks an you barely can take it they'll come get you before time .

    Advice to Management

    Start giving your employees more hrs and the raises that they deserve.


  9. "Love the People, Job is Awful"

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    Current Employee - Cook in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Cook in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great fellow employees, good food.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover rate, no one who works there anymore isn't considered new, no hours during fall, winter, or spring, not enough people in the store at any time, highly stressful during rushes because no one is there, there have been times during happy hour when I was the only cook in the kitchen, the managers hate each other and can't agree on anything, carhops often cried in the fridge. Awful place to work. Please don't do this to yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule some people and maybe the production times wouldn't be god awful and people wouldn't quit after the first day 9/10 times.


  10. "Cook"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    Other employees, free or discounted food

    Cons

    Can get swamped no tips for cook unless manager looking out for you


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