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Sonic Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Interacting with customers, & it is fast paced (in 126 reviews)

  • Good Pay, Flexible Hours, Great Atmosphere (in 70 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 62 reviews)

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  1. "Sonic Drive In"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, ability to promote

    Cons

    Low pay, hours and days off vary

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook your loyal, dedicated, hard working employees. Pay them what they are worth and pat them on the back from time to time.


  2. "Long hours"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Lr AFB, AR
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Lr AFB, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money if you can stand there all day.

    Cons

    Too much drama and not enough working going on.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    Happy people that are nice

    Cons

    Bad service from young people

    Advice to Management

    Get new people that wants to work


  4. "Assistant manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, MS

    I have been working at Sonic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love working with my gm I've learned a lot

    Cons

    Every year same one week vacation
    No 401 k plan
    Can't buy any stock
    Don't get many raises


  5. "cook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    great place to work if u like fast pace work

    Cons

    the team leaders was not leaders. they showed favoritism with their family members.


  6. "good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good manager/owner family oriented free drinks

    Cons

    no phone no smoking no cups

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. "carhop"

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

    Pros

    great people and fun environment

    Cons

    they don't work with your schedule

  8. "Great Jon but Management needs work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ocala, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ocala, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere
    Skating part of the job
    Tips
    Half off all employee meals
    Great desserts

    Cons

    Sub par Management
    Very vengeful Management
    The manager at my last location was actually messing around with one of the younger employees it was actually investigated by police however he did not lose his position
    Will not give job reference


  9. "meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good after school job for a teen

    Cons

    You are working in fast food.


  10. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Cocoa, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Cocoa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great pay

    Cons

    Sometimes working lots of weeks with no days off

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employeees


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