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Updated July 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Interacting with customers, & it is fast paced (in 124 reviews)

  • flexible hours, great atmosphere, fun people to work with (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • you make a waitressing wage so if people don't tip you don't make minimum wage (in 65 reviews)

  • long hours, corporate likes to roll some very dumb promotions (in 59 reviews)

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  1. "Avoid working here"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You'll get paid a lot because they work you to death

    Cons

    Terrible coworkers and bad management


  2. "Never again..."

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    Former Employee - CarHop in Loganville, GA
    Former Employee - CarHop in Loganville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tips were very good. I made a lot of extra spending money so it was a good summer job. In general, customers were friendly and appreciated my help. Discounts on food.

    Cons

    No training. I was sexually harassed by kitchen workers. Job was filthy and the conditions were not sanitary. Several employees smoked weed and cigarettes in the kitchen near food. Favoritism is rampant. I was always stuck way past the time I was supposed to go home and doing the jobs no one else wanted to do. No work life balance. I was bullied by my manager and called names frequently. We were always extremely understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Realize your employees are people. Keep your restaurant clean!!!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fountain/Carhop"

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    Former Employee - Fountain/Carhop in Keller, TX
    Former Employee - Fountain/Carhop in Keller, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get free drinks while you work as long as you have a cup. You also get a percentage off of any food you order.

    Cons

    The owner was terrible. She only cared about her family and close friends. Everyone else got yelled at and punished. The asked you to lie about how many tips you received at the end of the day. It was disgusting in there as well. They made you wear skates even when you were doing closing duties such as mopping the bathroom or restocking things out of the freezer.

    Advice to Management

    There should be equal opportunity to move up not just your family and friends. Make more incentives for those who go above and beyond. Clean the facility better


  4. "shift leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    the people are fun to work with

    Cons

    shift leaders are still regular workers because its so badly organized and never enough ppl. They're try times are less than 3 minutes which is impossible when its always busy


  5. "HORRIBLE"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some regular customers make your day better

    Cons

    Horrible treatment, treated like absolute dirt, they will run you into the ground and give you absolutely nothing for it!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better!


  6. "They can't keep employees and it's worse than an hourly hotel."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You could possibly be a manager in training by 3 months.

    Cons

    They don't keep enough employees to help with closing the kitchen don't at night.

    Advice to Management

    I get your going to hire your friends but remember there are two sides to every story.

    Probably


  7. "SONIC drive in Wellington KS/BBR investments"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Wellington, KS
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Wellington, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, entry level, variety

    Cons

    non existent benefits, poor maintenance of the store, blatant disregard for employee safety

    Advice to Management

    Get the owners to maintenance or replace all of the faulty equipment. Invest in your employees and they will return tenfold

  8. "assistant manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got free food by just going and grabbing

    Cons

    they don't give raises its rare but they suck !


  9. "drivethur"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    some of the people was fun to work with

    Cons

    there are some of the worker that is not a team player at all


  10. "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - CarHop in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - CarHop in Clarksville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I did not find any pros to this company.

    Cons

    There was no management so there was nobody there telling you when to take breaks or when to go home. Everyone had the same job.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your job


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