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Updated December 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Interacting with customers, & it is fast paced (in 141 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
  • busy not enough staffs long hours (in 73 reviews)

  • you make a waitressing wage so if people don't tip you don't make minimum wage (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Crew Member"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers and employees are nice
    The crew is generally laid-back and fun.

    Cons

    The hours are nowhere near enough
    Management seems too social at times


  2. "sonic cook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    learn time management, and how to deal with people.

    Cons

    super busy, can be stressful at times.

  3. "sonic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    i love the employees, great people

    Cons

    there is no benefits here


  4. "Was Great at First"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun people
    Great first job
    Managers are really fun

    Cons

    Crappy pay
    Hard hours for high schoolers


  5. "Good for the most part"

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

    I worked at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    A lot of hours at job.

    Cons

    Underpaid and sometimes a lot of drama

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - CarHop
    Current Employee - CarHop
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    tips, opportunity for raises, flexible schedule

    Cons

    short staffed, gets super busy


  7. "People"

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    Current Employee - Car Hop
    Current Employee - Car Hop
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    will work with you if youre not rude

    Cons

    They will be a little rude but give them a chance they are people too.

  8. "Its an okay first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    friendly environment, easy job, nice people

    Cons

    hard to move up quick


  9. "General manager"

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    Current Contractor - General Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Contractor - General Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement within company and benefits

    Cons

    Hard to balance work/family life

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to dedicate your entire life to your job.


  10. "Working at Sonic"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Easley, SC
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Easley, SC

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

    Pros

    The people working there are great
    Some of the customers just make your day
    job is fairly easy once you get the hang of it
    work hard and the managers will appreciate you

    Cons

    Minimum wage
    not much room for advancement
    sometimes people are excluded from certain rules that other employees have to follow

    Advice to Management

    be more willing to work with employees sometimes
    sometimes people deserve second chances
    stick to same rules for everyone


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