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Updated Dec 14, 2014
Updated Dec 14, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Chipotle.

Interview Details

The interviews were all very brief, four in total. First I just met for a few minutes with the GM to set up another appointment. Next talked to the other crew members with a few other potential hires about why Chipotle, etc. Last was an individual interview with the crew. Overall very relaxed and informal.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via e-mail. I was told to go in anytime for 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. I decided to arrive at 9:50 or so just to be early. When I arrived there was a gentleman who opened the door, and I thought he was going to interview me, but then two other people arrived. So they were going to interview four people separately. I was the second person to be interviewed, after the interview I was offered a job and I took it of course.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Chipotle in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application online on the 9th and received an email within two days to come in for a group interview on the 15th. I met was interviewed along with a group of 3 other people by the apprentice general manager and a fellow staff member. Halfway through the interview, another girl arrived late but was denied any chance at being hired that day because of her tardiness. We were asked from left to right the same questions and answered accordingly. At the end of the interview, the staff convened to discuss about us prospective members for a few minutes. Soon after, each of us interviewees were called in individually. I was called in last and, to my surprise, was offered a position on the spot.

    Orientation came on the 18th where I had brief interactions with each member working that day.

    The staff were amazing at communicating and weren't too uptight about the ship they ran in terms of strict behavior. Overall a very pleasant and laid-back experience. In conclusion, I'd warn anybody who legitimately looking for a future in Chipotle to STUDY, STUDY and last but absolutely not least STUDY. You will be asked about what you know about Chipotle and you definitely want to impress. Maintain composure and above all be confident in yourself.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a 'top performer' in your own words and do you think are one?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was hired on the spot.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lakewood, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lakewood, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Chipotle in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    The initial interview was a little weird. However all the crew members are very friendly and helpful. The crew interview was great. I got to know my co-workers and was able to relate and interact with all my co-workers well. This is my first job and my interviewer and my co-workers took that into consideration when I was talking to them, and that is something that I liked very much.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you expect to take away from this job experience?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Elgin, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Elgin, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    After applying online I received a call asking me to come to the location I would be hired at for an interview. My first interview was individual. I met a variety of team members, starting with the hiring managers. They asked about my experience. Whether or not you have experience, the process is to determine if you will be a good fit for the team. If you can come across as personable and energetic you have a good chance at being trained. They are looking for you to display that you are amicable/easy to get along with (the workspace is small) and at the same time that you will respect the employees and customers. As in any interview, they ask about your problem solving skills/experience quite a bit. Afterwards, when I was given time to spend with other crew members, only one of them asked me work related questions. I took the opportunity to be polite and ask the others how long they had worked there and how they liked it. I was asked for a second interview which was with a group. It's important to be polite to the other candidates, but make sure you are able to add something relative to the discussion, even if you have no experience, you can speak from being a customer at any fast food restaurant.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to write down a list of words that described me.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    If you can somehow get paid a higher wage than they usually start at, be prepared to earn it or lose it.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chipotle in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got an email to schedule an interview the next day. The interview was a few days later. It was a group interview and several of the store managers conducted it. There was nothing out of the ordinary. Just a few questions like tell us about yourself, why do you want to work at Chipotle, what was your last job, what was your last boss like. Called a week later because I hadn't heard back: had interview with GM that day. Called them back a week later, they said I got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • This was not unexpected, but they asked what we knew about the company, so do your research. They also asked how we got along with our previous bosses, which can be hard if they were bad. But it's never a good idea to bad mouth a previous employer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boca Raton, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boca Raton, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for chipotle online got a call a week later. Friday got the call for an interview on monday. Very easy questions basic questions first off he makes you right down your name and number on a clip board. then asks for your hours daily. And questions like what do you like to do? What do you know about chipotle? Why do you want to work here? What do you want to get out of chipotle? that was a difficlut question for me. Interview was about less then 10 min. Got a second interview tomorrow. Hope i get it!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Group Interview was good. Asked mostly questions about the company, why I want to work there, and about my previous work experience. Very calm and warm environment. I liked the employees. I was called that night for a second interview. Second interview was more personal. Got to meet manager and more workers. Im now waiting for a call to know if i got the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chevy Chase, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chevy Chase, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chipotle in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online via snagajob. About a week later I received an email, inviting me to an interview. The time slot on the interview was from 10am to 11am -- which I found strange because locally Chipotle doesn't open until 11. I wanted to arrive early so I got there at about 10:30. To no surprise, the doors were locked and I had to call for someone to open them. After I got inside, there was about a 5 minute wait before I actually say down with someone. Initially, I was interviewed my an "apprentice" - someone in training to become a General Manager. She asked me a few questions about why I wanted to work for Chipotle and explained what is to be expected of a Chipotle employee. After her, I was interviewed by every, and I do mean EVERY, member of the staff that was present at the time. They all asked me the same questions. It was made very clear that they endorse a notion of empowerment and teamwork. Everyone let me know that as a Chipotle employee you have to better yourself while you better those around you too so no one gets left behind. It was quite overwhelming and unusual as compared to any other interview experience I have ever had. The interview, in total, lasted over an hour. After I spoke with everyone, I was invited to come back the following day (tomorrow) for an interview with the GM. I would advise brushing up on a few Chipotle history facts before hand and mention that the food is all natural.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate. Chipotle makes it clear that they want confident employees. They strongly, STRONGLY endorse empowerment (another great thing to mention on your interview) so they aren't looking for you to sell yourself short. I asked for 9.00/hr and they agreed.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Chipotle in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had applied at Chipotle before, but never heard back. I applied again about a week ago, and a couple of days went by and still hadn't gotten a call, so I called on Thursday, asked for the manager, and said that I was calling to check up on my application. She asked my name, and then asked if I could come in for an Interview on Saturday. So I did, and had a basic "Tell me about yourself", "What do you know about Chipotle?" "What would make you a good worker?" etc. kind of interview with the GM. It took about ten or fifteen minutes. She jotted down a couple of basic notes and that was it. She asked if I could come back for an interview tomorrow (sunday) to interview with the assistant manager and another manager, and they'd decide from there. So I came back for the 2nd interview and talked with both managers separately. The first guy asked the same questions the GM had asked, then said he'd go get the other guy. The 2nd guy came out and said that he'd asked and that all of the crew seemed to like me and that I could come back Tuesday to do paperwork and meet the whole crew. Probably the easiest and most comfortable interviews of my life.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They said it starts at $8.50 and it's pretty non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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