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Updated February 21, 2018
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Sonic Chairman, President, and CEO Cliff Hudson
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Pros
  • fast paced work and good coworkers (in 149 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
  • Minimum wage, can be long hours (in 75 reviews)

  • busy not enough staffs long hours (in 74 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Not a Job, this is a career"

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    • 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. "Cook"

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    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Martin, TN
    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Martin, TN

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

    Pros

    Like people I work with, and the job is close to home. In addition I find the labor there easy and the management treats me well.

    Cons

    I do not always get the hours I would like to get, but I do get enough to consider me part time, and I can get a second job therefore.

    Advice to Management

    I think management would do better if they keep a manager there more then a year. By doing this people would get use to the same boss, and not always shift gears therefore.

  3. "Good, Fast Paced Job"

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    Former Employee - CarHop in Bartlesville, OK
    Former Employee - CarHop in Bartlesville, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers, fun atmosphere, wonderful managers, and AWESOME employee discounts! Also, very good at working around your schedule if you have kids, or school! Its overall a wonderful place to work!

    Cons

    There is a LOT of drama at the sonic I worked at. Sometimes it even will get in the way of you attempting to do your job. Also, if you try to stay out of it they will usually turn on you. So, so, so much drama.

    Advice to Management

    Please get a handle on the drama! Its the reason I had to quit, the drama was simply obstructive. Other than that, keep doing what you are doing! Its honestly so fun to work there until the drama starts!


  4. "Good managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    no cons to working there


  5. "Shift Manager"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Midlothian, TX
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Midlothian, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment! I didn’t dread going into work like I have before at many previous jobs.

    Cons

    Pay was not competitive, but I did happen to work for a franchise so that may be why.


  6. "Great and fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, fast paced, great coworkers, a company that makes its needs clear

    Cons

    Depending on business, hours can be cut down on short notice


  7. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced jobs, sometimes get tips

    Cons

    It was really really hot during the summer, and employees barely get a discount on food/drinks

  8. "Great place of work."

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    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Fort Smith, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours and decent tips, workable availability and scheduling,

    Cons

    Bad turnover rates and lots of covering the shifts of those who called in or got fired,

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  9. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in North Richland Hills, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant in North Richland Hills, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good beginning place for management.

    Cons

    Better management could have been nice.


  10. "terrible general manager, everything else was great"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Suwanee, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy job once you get familiar with the tasks, good work team, don't have to clean up after customers besides sweeping the parking lot and taking out trash, make tips as a carhop

    Cons

    obvious favoritism between management and staff, minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    don't bully your workers and don't let people do whatever they want just because you know them outside of work.


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