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Sonic Reviews

Updated 15 December, 2018
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  • "too much work for basically minimum wage most of the time" (in 81 reviews)

  • "Sometimes it requires long hours" (in 80 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Love the place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the place, great team members, fun place to work

    Cons

    Nothing really, love my bosses I'm truly happy there.

    Advice to Management

    Probably the same thing i always tell my self look at everything thing from someone else perspective


  2. "Sonic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Allowed for flexible scheduling .

    Cons

    Training was unorganized, usually long shifts.

  3. "Sonic Drive-In"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CarHop in Southaven, MS (US)
    Current Employee - CarHop in Southaven, MS (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonic part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay with $6 base and cash tips!

    Cons

    fast food environment, may have to work day or night shift


  4. "Slow , no hours all bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonic full-time

    Pros

    Crew , friends , checks , managers , tipsa

    Cons

    Hours , schedule, short checks , slow bad

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Carhop at Sonic"

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    Former Employee - CarHop in Waco, TX (US)
    Former Employee - CarHop in Waco, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonic (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My sonic had amazing managers. The schedule is very flexible, and I could always get in last minute changes. My Sonic made the schedule the day before the week started, so any thing that came up could usually be changed before it was too late. Once you become fast and good, the tips are usually pretty great. I got paid $5 flat rate an hour, but plus tips it made it anywhere from $11-$14 an hour. My Sonic was in a prime location though with not really another burger/hot dog join that close to it.

    Cons

    In the winter, after Christmas, it gets pretty slow. I would recommend training up to be fountain before the new year starts because they receive typically minimum wage. All the other seasons are usually very busy though, from Spring until New Year's. Usually difficult to get shifts covered, mostly because my Sonic was short-staffed. I didn't ever need a shift covered, but others did. Also, half-priced food and free drinks while on shift.

    Advice to Management

    They didn't always follow the rules and could sometimes be inconsistent depending on who was working, what mood they were in, or who was watching.


  6. "Crew Member"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook in Lutherville Timonium, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook in Lutherville Timonium, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy system with straight-forward process.

    Cons

    Limited hours and chances to move up corporate ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage staff to master their position in order to take advantage of any future opportunities.


  7. "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - CarHop in Clarksville, TX (US)
    Former Employee - CarHop in Clarksville, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management and co-workers too

    Cons

    Not enough per hour or hours a week

  8. "Technical Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very friendly environment. Staff was nice. Job was easy .

    Cons

    Payment is not good. Since it's based on shift, hard to get a day off.


  9. "General manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Na-Duar (India)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Na-Duar (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team Environment employees customers good organization

    Cons

    As gm first and last pay flat base salary 37500.00 annually so asst manager making what they are offering in this post is bs. No annual review to raise salary. So a con I would have to say is payrate beware

    Advice to Management

    Raise base salary for gm if you want to keep quality employees. Not drug addicts


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hernando, MS (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hernando, MS (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace,challanging,always exciting and new people

    Cons

    somewhat seasonal,high turnover rate low pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay the one whom do well more and let them have more hours