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Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Interacting with customers, & it is fast paced (in 130 reviews)

  • Good Pay, Flexible Hours, Great Atmosphere (in 71 reviews)

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

  • busy not enough staffs long hours (in 64 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Muskogee, OK
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Muskogee, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sonic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learning to give change, customer service, work hard.

    Cons

    Long hours, your not important, they let you know what your doing wrong more than what your doing right, put you down a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Told that I could not do it, but I did.


  2. "Implementation Support Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Implementation Support Technician
    Current Contractor - Implementation Support Technician

    I have been working at Sonic as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I currently have a position that allows me to work from home, which is unusual with Sonic, so that is a plus.

    Cons

    As a contractor it can be frustrating to not have that Full-Time Employ position

  3. "Carhop"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CarHop in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - CarHop in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tips easy work to do

    Cons

    The pay is ok but needs improvement and management needs improvement

    Advice to Management

    Get better management


  4. "Well Okay Then"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    It had a good pay

    Cons

    It was everywhere in there

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Decent starter job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CarHop in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - CarHop in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - If you're good at your job, a carhop can average $50-70 per shift in tips (assuming you work from open until 5pm, catching three to four major rushes).
    - Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    - Only management gets benefits, even working full-time.
    - Corporate loopholes mean if you don't make minimum wage in tips one day, they still get out of paying you if your other days are good.
    - Mind-numbing after you get experience.

    Advice to Management

    To franchise owners: Be aware of who you're hiring as your manager and try not to allow them to hire friends. Nothing good comes of it.


  6. "I work in the kitchen making food for customers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tennessee in Camden, TN
    Current Employee - Tennessee in Camden, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working with people, friendly, and a some what easy job.

    Cons

    Not really big with working with food, and pay isn't the best

    Advice to Management

    The place needs to be cleaned up a while lot but it's a work in progress


  7. "My Most Recent Fast Food Work Adventure"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member/Carhop in League City, TX
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Carhop in League City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I learned new skills and more tolerance

    Cons

    I wasn't treated very fairly

    Advice to Management

    Train your future employees better and more completely

  8. "Car Hop"

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    Former Employee - Car Hop
    Former Employee - Car Hop
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, fun place to work. Money handling skills.

    Cons

    Poor management, little to no hours. No promise of promotion no matter how much effort you put in.

    Advice to Management

    It's easy to see when someone is motivated to work towards a promotion. Don't use favoritism or seniority as means to promote.


  9. "Great Company, Bad Store"

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    Former Employee - Car Hop in Edmond, OK
    Former Employee - Car Hop in Edmond, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work with you and your schedule
    Great Benefits
    Competitive Pay

    Cons

    Lack of communication between manager and employees

    Advice to Management

    Work on in-store communication between manager and employees


  10. "Typical Fast Food"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CarHop
    Current Employee - CarHop
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    Tips when carhopping, easy to get hired

    Cons

    Hard to advance, don't always get all your breaks, favoritism shows (even though certain employees don't do anything)

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect, and that's what you'll get in return.


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