Sonic Drive-In
Happiness rating is 62 out of 100
3.5 out of 5 stars.
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Sonic Drive-In Careers and Employment

Work happiness
Scores based on about 4,443 responses to Indeed's survey on work happiness
62
Work Happiness Score
Average
Do people feel happy at work most of the time?
72
Achievement
Above average
Do people feel they are achieving most of their goals at work?
69
Flexibility
Average
Do people feel they have the time and location flexibility they need?

About the company

  • CEO
    Paul Brown
  • Founded
    1953
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $500M to $1B (USD)
  • Industry
    Restaurants & Food Service
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Sonic Drive In - Sonic Outpost - Crew Member

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Restaurant Team Member (Crew)

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Sonic Drive In Restaurant Team Member (Skating Carhop)

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Ast. Manager

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Sonic Drive In Restaurant Assistant Manager

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Team Member/Cashier/Cook

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Sonic Drive In Restaurant General Manager

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Assistant Manager

Manassas, VA

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Team/Crew Member

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Cook

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Team/Crew Member

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General Manager/ Operating Partner

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General Manager/ Operating Partner

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Cook

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Carhop/ Skating Carhop (server)

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Carhop/ Skating Carhop (server)

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Team/Crew Leader

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Crew Member

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Carhop or Skating Carhop

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Salaries

Salary estimated from 8.4K employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

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Crew Member
$10.23 per hour
General Manager
$13.19 per hour
Restaurant Manager
$13.22 per hour
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Benefits

Employees at Sonic Drive-In have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.

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Flexible schedule
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Health insurance
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 19.1K reviews and is evolving.

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Work & Life Balance

Reviews

Crew Member in Manassas, VA
on March 26, 2021
friendly environment, can get very busy
Very nice workers and management. Sometimes of the on weekends workers would call out or not show up and everyone would be forced to pick up the slack. The job can get very busy, but over its a great starting job.
Carhop in Jacksonville, AL
on May 8, 2021
I loved working at Sonic! I worked there for 3 years and got to be the opener on weekdays which had me build up some regulars that always tipped. My manager did have me working 50 hours a week though. In the summer, I made about $400/week in tips but in the winter, we didn’t get as much business, so there’s never really a good way to know how much you’ll have at the end of the week. Other than that, super fun, uniforms are cute and customizable with pins and such. You definitely get your exercise in lol
Car Hop/Drive Thru in Oakwood, GA
on May 7, 2021
so much gossip, hard work for very little pay. took advantage of young employees. very very toxic environment. the boss let employees spend the night with her which was weird
Carhop in Buffalo, MO
on May 7, 2021
There are many times where you will have to fill drinks while taking orders, and bagging the food that's put out by the cooks. If it gets busy, you don't get a break.
Carhop in Salem, OR
on May 6, 2021
No one knew what they were doing there. Half the time you made something someone else would start it again after you. The ticket system is flawed. Management was nothing but rude and stood behind the counter in the back area and yelled at everyone even when there was a line of customers around the whole city block which happened basically every night. Also if your off at 8 pm your gonna leave at 10 pm because there is no set time schedule its whenever they say you can leave. It felt like being held hostage. They would say oh your off at 8 well I was supposed to be off at this time. Very very toxic would never recommend to anyone no matter how desperate for a job you are.
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Interview insights

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Favorable experience
Interview is easy
Process takes about a day or two

Interview Questions

The hiring manager at my location asked: tell me about myself, asked if i had reliable transportation, did i want to work in the evenings or not, and if i knew how to count change.

Shared on July 8, 2019

Why did I choose Sonic, what are your interests in life, where do you see yourself in 10 years, and do you find yourself working for Sonic in the future.

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What's my availability? Previous work experience? Why do you want to work at Sonic? What position are you applying for? Would working till 12-1am be a problem?

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Sonic Drive-In locations

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Houston, TX
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San Antonio, TX
3.8
Oklahoma City, OK
3.9
Dallas, TX
3.4
Austin, TX
3.5
Tulsa, OK
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