Sonic Drive-In
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friendly environment, can get very busy

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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.

Pros

great working environment

Cons

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Stressful with Awful Customers

It's okay. Sometimes it's very busy, other times there's barely any people.Worst part about the job is that it's a tip reliant one in fast food. Also, the app's first tipping suggestion is just to round up, resulting in a huge amount of 10 cent tips. For the amount of work required, the pay is tiny.

Pros

Free drinks, coworkers (some)

Cons

Everything else, overstaffed
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Cool job for side cash

Pretty nice job, only disliked working happy hour but I wouldn’t make this a main source of income. All in all I would recommend it for any college or high school student trying to get some extra cash.

Pros

Free drinks

Cons

Tips weren’t the best
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Current manager

Everyone at sonic quickly becomes your family. Everyone is helpful and loves to try and have a good time while working hard. Although at times we can get short handed and the job may seem stressful everyone works as a team and tries to make it as enjoyable and worth it as possible. Best coworkers and management team I've ever worked for.
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Fast paced but poorly paid

It's definitely a great stepping stone but it's not for anything long term. There no room to advance to management unless you know someone. Poorly paid. Very little breaks.

Pros

50% discount flexible schedule

Cons

Everything else
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Sonic

The job was very unprofessional over all the managers did not care about the employees your best bet is to look the other way.. The pros was meeting new people.. find a better job
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Worst place

I was yelled and cussed at by managers even though I was the hardest worker. They don’t care about you as a person. It’s an all around terrible place to work
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Scheduling and work environment

Schedule is made out of favoritism at this location. Don’t care if you have a family and need to spend time with them. Always want you there and the pay isn’t up to the standard of what you have to deal with and go thru
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Good first job

Good manager and good coworkers. Work can get stressful as a carhop when it gets busy. It takes a while to learn everything but overall a good job and I recommend it for a part time job.
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Listen

I would rather be lit on fire then ever work for a sonic ever again. Tbh working at sonic feels like you’ve been lit on fire and rolled in salt. Don’t do it
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Fast paced

Busy busy busy if your young with no family it's perfect. If you have kids I definitely would not work there too hard to get time with your family and kids
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Good high school job but could pay better

Good high school job, sometimes very local crowd, very flexible with extra curricular and good way to learn how to become efficient at what you do in life
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Fun place to work for temporary positions

There are tremendously busy days calling off work is frowned upon. family and religion do not come first in this company. 10 days without days off. Standing water in the back room. Told to clean when there is down time, but the cleaning is not guided.

Pros

Free lunches, nice people

Cons

No breaks ever, no time to eat
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Management and pay rates are horrible.

If they get new management, I’d work there again. Managers would be outside cupcaking, instead of helping the crew during rushes, then come in complaining we’re running slow.

Pros

At least yeen broke …

Cons

Everything
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Fun

Good work place fun environment Good people to work with you get food when wanted and you make really good tips most of the time I liked my manager as well

Pros

Food

Cons

Management
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It was a ok job

It was a good job but it wasn’t because I had trouble getting my check other that the job was ok just ain’t really have any problems that I didn’t disagree with
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Fun place for teens

You make a lot of friends on the job. The most stressful part was rush hours when you were taking down all the orders while also helping make the shakes.
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Nothing good bout this place

It's a million degrees in sonic all the managers can't do their job and the employees are lazy and want u to do all the work while they worry bout cleaning floors

Pros

None

Cons

It's 90 degrees in here and sucks. Manage and employees are lazy and want u to do all the work
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Bad

We were constantly rotating through managers they could not keep on manager for more than a month and every single one was very different and they liked to change a lot
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Decent starting job

As mentioned in the title, for a high school student the job is amazing. Majority of the people are nice and respectful. The hardest part of the job is when other co-workers don't pull their wait.
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Sonic drive ins was not that bad I had trouble with getting my check and I was a cook I pretty much attended everything the job was fun I was prepping, wash dishes and take trash out i was the carhop sometimes.

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3.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture
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