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Sonic CEO Cliff Hudson
Cliff Hudson
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  • "long hours, some nights and weekends required(in 85 reviews)

  • "too much work for basically minimum wage most of the time(in 84 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Love the place"

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic full-time for more than 2 years

    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"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Shelbyville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonic full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Love the people. Fun environment. Fast paced work.

    Cons

    Pay could be better

  3. "The employers were very unprofessional but then we got everything together but overall a great experience."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Sonic

      Pros

      Meeting new people. & the food

      Cons

      When we get busy its always a challenge but we manage to get through each day.

      Advice to Management

      I know its hard sometimes & it gets stressful but always push through

    • "Sonic Is a Great First Job"

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      Current Employee - Crew Leader in Tonganoxie, KS
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Sonic part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      I have had a great experience working at Sonic. We have regular guests and begin to know them by name, and make great relationships with them. The job was my very first job, and teaches leadership and how to work in a fast paced environment and maintain effectivness of orders and getting them out quickly and correct. The job sets the stage and gives experience with serving before moving onto bigger server jobs.

      Cons

      Working at Sonic has had some very stressful occurances. The stressful situations occur when it is extremely busy if there are any specials going on or events going on in the area. Learning how to manage stress and keep cool while doing my job and serving guests has been a hard skill to master. Another big con is when we are understaffed due to cases of underscheduling and employees being unable to work the workload becomes...

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      Advice to Management

      My advice to management is to make sure enough employees are scheduled, and to communicate with the employees about their positions and pay.

    • "Amazing"

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      Current Employee - CarHop in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Sonic full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Everyone was genuinely nice and fun to work with

      Cons

      The weather would make my job harder

      Advice to Management

      Give workers free corndogs

    • "Great Restaurant"

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      Current Employee - Director of Operations 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Sonic full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Very well organized with new state of the art equipment, POS, IT.

      Cons

      Too Easy to work and have fun at a Sonic

      Advice to Management

      Great Job

    • "Fun environment"

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      Former Employee - Cook in Santee, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Sonic full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great personalities, Great workers,great management

      Cons

      labor can cut your shift if work slows down

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work

    • "Great place because of the manager"

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      Former Employee - Shift Leader in Saginaw, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Sonic part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      fast-paced, tips, work with people your age

      Cons

      long hours, very active, hot during the summer

    • "Sonic Employee"

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      Former Employee - Car Hop in Brenham, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Sonic part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Great company to work for - Fun atmosphere - flexible schedules

      Cons

      - Never a set time to leave at closing

    • "With tips it is high pay for a low skill worker (31st Street)"

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      Former Employee - Car Hop in Lawrence, KS
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Sonic part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      -With tips, I was making $12.50 an hour one summer at my first job when I'm 17 -You usually get to drink a lot of drinks and eat mistakes/get 50% discount (this is not very healthy though)

      Cons

      -Very high turnover rate -Some coworkers have a bad attitude -Customers can sometimes have a bad attitude -Happy Hour and certain hours of the day can be very stressful! (but you earn more) -Not always ethical practices clocking-in and clocking-out -Can get pretty sweaty and tired running around

      Advice to Management

      I don't know who management is now because it turns over so quickly. I wasn't even there 1.5 years and I had 3 different head managers. I would say correct that problem. On top of that, be more willing to fire workers with a bad attitude.

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