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Chipotle General Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 14, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Chipotle.

Interview Details – There are many interviews, they focus in experience and to see if you are a good fir for their culture they want to see a upbeat personality so drink a red bull before you go.
They like to see high level of energy and flexible schedule to work those long hours

Interview Question – They have you run a shift with a training store and see your performance   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in February 2009.

Interview Details – Interview process was extremely unprofessional. After 2 in store interviewsi was asked to Merry at a deli to discuss options. The area manager couldn't give me any definitive answers. Everything was kind of up in the air. I had 6 years management experience going into this interview and was told that I had to start as a crew member but not to worry because turnover was high so I would move up quickly.

Interview Question – Couldn't give me a straight answer about salary.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiations.

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Fort Worth, TX

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Chipotle in July 2011.

Interview Details – Applied to ad FOR Store Mgrs.Given interview @Job Fair. Told AT interview "NOBODY'S hired INTO Mgmt." Bait & Switch offer of $8.50hr to 'work way up ladder'.NO gauruntees,NOT even a fasttrack program. Not ONE word of this disclosed upfront. As a GM of 20years I felt the whole thing was unprofessional.

Reason for Declining – * I cut the interview short and explained that I would take my 20 years of Restaurant Management experience to someone who was looking to run an HONEST ad, conduct a LEGITIMATE interview for such a position and consider my credentials appropriatley. Not smart to leave a $45-50k career for an $8.50 hour "OPPURTUNITY". Company is rated as having GREAT pay & perks for Management but I don't think I would ever work for a company who engaged in such misleading recruitment practices 'just' to get you in the door to begin with.

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Huntington Beach, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in February 2010.

Interview Details – Really enjoyed interviewing with the Regional Manager. He was specific but enjoyable to interview with. Would much rather have him as a direct boss than who currently is my boss.

Interview Question – do not remember- was more as a conversation   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't really have a choice, should definately offer more for GM role.

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The process took 2 months - interviewed at Chipotle in August 2008.

Interview Details – There was a three person panel with questions about my past experiences and behavioral questions (what I had done/would do in certain sample situations.) I passed, and then was asked to complete an In-store experience (ISE) at a restaurant to see if they liked my performance and social skills. I am very outgoing, and have quite a bit of experience in different places, so it was very easy to be useful and comfortable right away. If that doesn't come easy to you, just do your best.

Negotiation Details – Raises are not reliable, so don't go in low thinking you will be bumped up. The GM pay is lower than most GM positions. I took a huge pay decrease to go from a GM position where I was working 60+ hours regularly to go a position that was supposed to be 45 hours regularly. 50 hours was the norm, and then changed to the requirement.

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