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Chipotle Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2014

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Average Interview

Marketing Consultant Interview

Marketing Consultant

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle.

Interview Details – The interview is recorded and you send in your submission. The video is reviewed by a third party company and they determine whether your qualities meet the criteria of chipotle. The video is not interactive; you are given 30 seconds to review the interview question, and two minutes to respond. The timer is in the corner and you are looking at yourself in your camera while the video interview is recorded. VERY intimidating. The most frustrating part is because it is a video submission, you never know if your video interview is even looked at. Terrible way to interview!

Interview Question – Why Should We Not Hire You?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Crew Member Interview

Crew Member
North Charleston, SC

I applied online - interviewed at Chipotle in August 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online and I got a call the next day asking to come in the next morning for an interview at 10:45. After reading all of the reviews on here, I thought it would be a group interview, but mine was one-on-one. I had studied everything from their website the day before, got their early, and got really positive reactions from all of my answers. The guy was really impressed with my answers and how much I knew about the company and was really friendly and engaging which made me feel really good about the interview. He also got really excited when he asked me if I had any questions and I asked "What made you want to work here?". Apparently he loved to talk about that because he talked for like 15 minutes. Then he talked about the company and what they stood for and stuff like that. Asked what position I'd like to work and when I was available, etc. Then he told me he had a few other people to interview that day and told me that he'd call me later than night with the results. He ended up calling me 3 days later and told me I got a second interview scheduled for this Monday with the GM. Wish me luck!!

Interview Question – nothing unexpected... "What do you know about Chipotle?"   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Team Member Interview

Team Member
Sacramento, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in August 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online, next day received an email invite to their job fair which consisted of a group, there were about 15 peope all together and we were pulled four at a time. First group interview was easy. It was the GM and one of her kitchen staff, they told us about their story how they started at chipotle, asked the group two questions. 1 being what would you be doing if all your bills were paid and you had no worries and 2 was what are you most proud of about yourself. That was the end, we were informed that we would be contacted via email meaning try again/ no thanks or a call for a second interview. I got neither so I called, the second time I called I spoke with Erica service manager, she set up my second interview which we were joined by the grill master team member. The second interview, I felt went really well because it was one on one so I had the chance to get full focus. They asked mostly about my availability, how I handle stressful situations, how good my customer service experience was. That was about it, again informed me that I would hear from them in 48 hrs. Noooo so I called back the follwing Monday giving them the full 48hrs. The GM answered, (same one I group interviewd with), she responded with " there was a note left stating they had hired over the weekend"... great..Thanks for the email..

Interview Questions

  • What are you most proud of? Why?   View Answer
  • What would you do if all bills are paid and no worries for money?   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Crew Member Interview

Crew Member
Tucson, AZ

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in August 2014.

Interview Details – This was a total waste of time just as another person on this website stated. I applied online and got an automated email invite for an interview about a week after I applied. It was a group interview with 6 others and myself. However, the interviewers did not ask us anything about the company. I wasted so much time researching Chipotle for nothing. The questions were very simple. Someone asked how many positions the restaurant was looking to fill, and the interviewer stated 3-4. The problem is that they were conducting multiple group interviews just to end up burning through alot of capable applicants to only fill a few positions. Chipotle seems to enjoy wasting peoples time. The interviewers did not take notes on anything any of the applicants said, they didn't even have everybodys application with them and only had a few of ours. They did not seem interested in any of us since the beginning of the interview. I have no idea what Chipotle was looking for. I expressed interest in moving into a management position with them, and being in the job for the long haul. But I guess they don't want that.

Interview Question – Unexpected question: If you could be any type of food, what would it be and why?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Crew Member Interview

Crew Member

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Chipotle.

Interview Details – I applied on line and was contacted by email a few days later. When I showed up ,about 10 minutes early, there was one other girl there. They told us to take a seat and wait. Meanwhile more people showed up, two other girls and two guys. So after waiting about 10 minutes past the time when we were supposed to have the interview, the manager and some other guy showed up( he didn't really introduce his position). The had us sign our names on a clip board and then proceeded with a group interview. They asked basic questions like why we wanted to work there, what we know about the history of chipotle, and how we feel working in a fast paced environment. They mostly talked alot about chipotle and their whole philosophy and food with integrity.

Interview Question – What are you passionate about?   Answer Question


4 people found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Team Member Interview

Team Member
Glendale, AZ

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chipotle in May 2014.

Interview Details – I mean it was a waste of time and gas money to be honest. Also, it's not hard to get an interview at all, they'll interview just about anyone. The problem is, chipotle does not look at the applications until after the interview process (which is stupid) I've applied to like 10 locations, it was the same thing: group interview, waste of time, plus the manager doesn't interview you until like 30 minutes after you were scheduled to come in. Heck, half the time you don't even get interviews by the manager, just a team member. One particular location I went through a four interview process, the 1st was one on one while the other 3 were group interviews. (Which I can't stand, they'll never tell you that before, so when you think they're really interested in you, I hate to say it but not really. Like I said they just interview anyone without looking at the apps first) I was professional at all times, they were interested in everything I said, I studied the history of the company like I would for my history test and I got all questions they asked reguarding the history correct. During the 4 interviews I was interviewed by all crew members and team members, and was given a tour of the kitchen along with a video tour, just to get an email a week later that I was not going to be given an offer, like really? I found out they didn't look at my app until after those 4 interviews, and I couldn't work full time since I was I'm high school at the time. I think you should really think before you take interest in working there, because chipotle will put you through so much just to decline you later. And 4 interviews I think it's a little extreme for just a fast food restuaraunt making 8 bucks an hour. Most restaurants (including fine in) will put you through 2 maximum. 4 interviews is something you'd go through with like a big company corporation where you'd wear a suite and tie. So yeah waste if time, I'll never apply their again. Makes me so angry, I was a loyal costumer to chipotle, but after this, it makes me not wanna eat their anymore.

Interview Question – Who is Steve ells? (Owner and founder of chipotle. Opened the 1st restuaraunt I'm Columbus Ohio in 1993)   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Cashier and Crew Member Interview

Cashier and Crew Member
Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in July 2013.

Interview Details – This interview was actually based on the new restaurant they were opening 'ShopHouse Kitchen'. Basically, Chipotle hired outside employees and 1 manager to run the restaurant.

It was a group interview and we had to wait outside the construction area until everyone showed up. We then were sent to a nearby seating area and got interviewed. One guy did more talking than the manager itself. It was okay I guess. They don't hire anyone who is under 18.

And you really have to do research about the company and prefer no experience employees.

Interview Question – What do you know about our company?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Crew Member Interview

Crew Member

I applied online and interviewed at Chipotle.

Interview Details – I attended a Chipotle interview. The process was okay actually very easy questions like what do you know about the company .The interview was based on why we would like to work here. An how the new employee have a three step interview process.More about who vibes with the crew rather than who is qualified

Interview Question – why are you perfect for chipotle?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cashier and Crew Member Interview

Cashier and Crew Member
Chicago Heights, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Chipotle in May 2014.

Interview Details – It was a waste of time!
I did a lot of research on Chipotle
My interview went great! Every question he asked me about Chipolte I had it correct. I'm very bubbly and friendly and I know he saw that in me. I can tell I fascinate him with my Info.
So why didn't I get it?
In my OPINION I feel like if you wasn't Mexican, you wasn't getting it.
And they reason I say this is because at the place I apply to only had nothing but Mexicans working there, not saying every Chipotle have nothing but Mexicans working there but where I'm from, they do. (Nothings Wrong With That... I'm not racist.)

Interview Question – Asked questions about the company   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Crew Member Interview

Crew Member

I applied online - interviewed at Chipotle in July 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online 3 or 4 restaurants, they called me for one, but I couldn't go, two weeks late a received a email for another.
This selective process was a waste of time. I made an interview with three managers, we were five interviewed each time, there were about 15 people waiting. They made three questions. None answered better than another, but they chose two people, and talked more with them, and they continue talking with others by mere formality. I am a foreign, I can communicate very well in English, but the fact they shamelessly chose two people, even they were not better than others, made me so angry that I bad responded a simple question about free time. I don't know what they are looking for, but it is not for the best. These questions were not enough to know who is the best.

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