Sonic Automotive, Inc. Employee Reviews

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Productive and fun work place
Carhop (Former Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXApril 7, 2017
Sonic is a great job for teenage girls, you get paid minimum wage and can still make money on the side from your tips. The general manager is kind of a creep though
Pros
The pay
Cons
GMs a creep
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Overworked and Worked Over
Experience Guide (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMarch 6, 2017
Starts out pretty good, but the sales grind takes over after the first month and takes over your life. New process supposedly takes the pressure out of sales, but the management is all old school, and they demand perfection and 15+ units a month with high backend products. Constant berating from management, so you need a thick skin. Unless you can close everyone you meet and bring in a lot of business and keep management off your back, reconsider dealership level employment.
Pros
Pay, I guess
Cons
Hours, attitudes, no family time
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I hope you'd like spending a lot of time at the dealership
No life (Former Employee) –  Ron Craft ChevroletFebruary 18, 2017
I hope you'd like spending a lot of time at the dealership! You spend more time with them then you will y'all and family. If you don't like your family this is definitely a place to work for. The quality of life is not that great but the pay makes up for that
Pros
I guess money
Cons
No life
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Terrible
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Columbia, SCDecember 28, 2016
Pay plan sucks managers are order takers then try to fuss at you hated everyday I was there busted my behind my first month and only made 1300 dollars off 9.5 cars
Pros
Lunch on Saturday
Cons
Everything else
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Great place for summer employment
Car Hop/Drive Thru (Current Employee) –  Dunlap, TNDecember 20, 2016
I really enjoy working for this company. You always stay busy and the tips in addition to the hourly pay is killer money! The winter months are really slow once the weather starts to warm up again, it's back to business.
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New Face Same Old Game
Experience Guide (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJuly 24, 2016
Buying a car is much easier with their method, but the culture is still the same. GM doesn't spend money on advertising, wants the sales men to close 60% of guest. The ads that are out don't explain the sonic difference. Guides have to explain everything and guest generally want to visit multiple dealers before purchasing. Used cars are a joke, most are priced great but have serious flaws with them.
Pros
good pay
Cons
60 hour weeks
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3.1
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