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Sonic Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Interacting with customers, & it is fast paced (in 135 reviews)

  • Good Pay, Flexible Hours, Great Atmosphere (in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • busy not enough staffs long hours (in 67 reviews)

  • you make a waitressing wage so if people don't tip you don't make minimum wage (in 67 reviews)

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  1. "Fun workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many opportunies for promotion if you work for it

    Cons

    Quality of management is a toss up


  2. "Loving it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CarHop in Seiling, OK
    Current Employee - CarHop in Seiling, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone works together as a team and thats important

    Cons

    The break policy could use some work

    Advice to Management

    👍

  3. "Wouldn't recommend to anyone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    Half price food and free drinks, free ice cream when you make it yourself, get to meet new people, tips (when you get them)

    Cons

    No breaks at all, no 15's, no lunchs, no breaks. On feet from moment you walk in to the moment you walk out. Barely make any money (almost no one knows that you work off tips), management is very stressful and doesn't know what to do or doesn't help you most time.

    Advice to Management

    need higher pay if we have to move to different things that other people have to do. please train managers.


  4. "Recent Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    Great gain of experience in there

    Cons

    Pretty much nothing, i liked the job


  5. "Carhop"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    The money way nice.

    Cons

    It's a Nasty work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Clean 👆it up please


  6. "Tips make it ok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic part-time

    Pros

    I make more from tips than i make on my paycheck. And the free drinks

    Cons

    Everything besides tips and free drinks


  7. "Worth it if you utilize carhopping"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CarHop in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - CarHop in Conway, AR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - GREAT tips if you are a great carhop (could earn $100 + on deal days and usually $40-80 on average days; mind you, this is on top of a reasonable hourly wage)

    - Half off most food items (value menu items, very expensive items, and desserts did not apply)

    - Free drinks as long as we brought our own cups

    - Was flexible with my college schedule, to a certain point (refer to last con)

    Cons

    - Tips can disappointing sometimes; if there are too many carhops and not enough customers, it can be a struggle to make the tips you expect and need

    - Often carhops (making below minimum) are put on fountain, making drinks and desserts and never get a chance to make tips... Don't let yourself be one or else there is no point in working as a carhop or at Sonic for that matter

    - No point of working for minimum wage in the back of house, or prep & kitchen (overworked, underappreciated, high-demands that can be almost impossible to meet with shortage of staff- which happened often)

    - Very physically demanding, no down time except for 15 minute breaks I were given... and times when I would go to the bathroom just to collect myself and relax

    - Can be kept as long as the managers want you there (my schedule only showed the time I was to be there- which was always catered to my schedule... BUT, there was no telling when I would go home)

    Advice to Management

    SHOW WORKERS THAT THEY ARE APPRECIATED!!!
    Be fair when dividing tasks
    Have balance between time workers can carhop and time they are forced to do other tasks (people making a living with their tips)

  8. "Working at sonic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get more hours thank part time

    Cons

    Fast food isn’t for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Better prepare your new supervisors


  9. "Nope nah"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CarHop in Keller, TX
    Former Employee - CarHop in Keller, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get tips and half off discount

    Cons

    Manager was a racist pig and acts like donald trump; not goos pay, hard work

    Advice to Management

    Change youranagement pls


  10. "Shift manger"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Saint Martinville, LA
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Saint Martinville, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love learning new things

    Cons

    Negative people that trys to hold u back

    Advice to Management

    Working hard to move up


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