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Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work, fast paced,and friendly (in 112 reviews)

  • You usually receive a 10% discount on food (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Minimum wage when others places pay more (in 63 reviews)

  • long hours, corporate likes to roll some very dumb promotions (in 56 reviews)

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  1. "Great team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Gilmer, TX
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Gilmer, TX
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    The team is great. Management truly seems to care about putting out a quality product, but is not overbearing or aggressive. The environment is rather laid back, and the work is fun.

    Cons

    It's a minimum wage job, and part time. Suffice to say you're not going to be making it on this job alone. You also may occasionally be forced to work without a break.


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - District - Multi Unit Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - District - Multi Unit Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a fun place to work , you get to dress up on special event days. People are really nice that you work with.

    Cons

    The communication could be better to keep everyone informed about what is going on each week to make sure that everyone is ready for the business.

    Advice to Management

    I would be great if they kept this in mind " Work to live and don't live to work". People will be more professional and have a better attitude at work if they feel valued. Recognition goes a long way.


  3. "Great Food and People."

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Brookhaven, MS
    Former Employee - Waitress in Brookhaven, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The crew is excellent, like family.
    Customers are incredible.
    The food is the best.
    Great shifts for those still in school.
    50% discount and 15 minute breaks.
    Great for those who love working with a team.

    Cons

    Part Time shifts only.
    4.50 is start pay.
    The clean up can get nasty.
    Fast paced, can get hectic usually around happy hour.
    Two carhops only per shift.

    Advice to Management

    No advice is needed. They got it!


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  5. ""Crew/Carhop""

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    Current Employee - CarHop in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - CarHop in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay + tips
    Fun environment
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    It's a fast-food job...caveat emptor

    Advice to Management

    More adults, less teenagers


  6. "Positive Experience"

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    Former Employee - CarHop in Mountain Home, AR
    Former Employee - CarHop in Mountain Home, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tips, Hours, Job Experience,

    Cons

    Fast-Food, Annoying Customers, Annoying workmates

    Advice to Management

    Employee turnaround is annoying, people not moving fast enough in a fast-paced work environment


  7. "Cook, and carhop, also a fountain."

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    Former Employee - Oklahoma in Healdton, OK
    Former Employee - Oklahoma in Healdton, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees, and enthuastic costumers, you get to serve and please the people in your town. Its a great job for teamwork, and communication.

    Cons

    The hours, you only get scheduled to 5 hours a day, and the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Management, train your employees further into their job, and be friendly, control your emotions at work, dont throw things, or slam items.


  8. "Carhop"

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    Current Employee - CarHop in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - CarHop in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun and fast paced. Get to meet different people and have regular customers. Cash everyday. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Not a very steady source of income as you never know what you'll make in tips. They have to play you at least minimum wage if you don't make up the difference in tips, but then they hound you about it forever. Sometimes the things you have to put up with from customers is degrading and completely shocking.

    Advice to Management

    If you promise a promotion, don't make them wait over six months, just to give it to a new hire.


  9. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Shift Lead/Crew Trainer in Seven Points, TX
    Former Employee - Shift Lead/Crew Trainer in Seven Points, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Decent pay for high school student
    - Great atmosphere
    - Free Drinks
    - Fun to cook
    - Can work with friends and management listens to problems
    - Sometimes free food

    Cons

    - Cleaning
    - Towards the end, a great deal of time went into food disposal

    Advice to Management

    Cameras are unnecessary


  10. "It was fast paced and fun to work in environment."

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    Former Employee - CarHop in Salina, KS
    Former Employee - CarHop in Salina, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, enjoyable, 50% food on the clock, friendly faces. As a carhop you have the freedom to make more money than minimum wage while only getting paid minimum wage.

    Cons

    Fast paced, fast learning. It may be difficult for some people to learn fast as well be in a fast paced environment throughout the day.

    Advice to Management

    Be understanding for a person with a lack of transport.


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    "carhop (skating)"

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    Current Employee - Skating Carhop in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Skating Carhop in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    tips and staff if you're lucky

    Cons

    Some customers are genuinely horrible. Not everyone tips.


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