Chipotle Interview Questions

Updated Sep 25, 2014
Updated Sep 25, 2014
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    Line Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was emailed about a Job Fair about 2 weeks later. There were 10 other people there. We were interviewed by the kitchen manager and a few other people. They had to cut the initial meeting short, but expect more than one interview at Chipotle, because their very meticulous about who they hire.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    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 1 week - interviewed 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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    Cashier and Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pembroke Pines, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    We filled out a goal booklet that was filled with what we wanted our salary to be, where we see ourselves going with the company/how far we want to get in the company then they called us to a table to do a private interview and to get to know each of us a little more. Then they would contact you in a week. Once i was contacted we took a tour, met the workers and went straight to training/work. Both managers on property were very nice and extremely dedicated on the excellence of the company and the happiness of their employees. It does not take long to learn the tasks, but it is hardwork and determination to make sure things are done right.

    Interview Questions
    • How many months will it take you to move up in a position?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier and Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    I did an online application and the next day i was called for an interview. The interview lasted about 20 minutes, about 5 questions and I was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy 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 days - interviewed 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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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Usually you get a email back within 2 days after applying. Then you meet with 2-3 crew members for the first interview. Then if you get a call back you meet with the managers of the Restaurant

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application online, and within a few days, I got a call and schedule my interview date, the next day. I interviewed with the the assistant manager, she asked pretty basic questions, mostly about myself and job experience (which I had none), and she said she would called me about another interview. Later on that day I got a another call for my 2nd interview. The 2nd interview was with a crew member and pretty much asked me the same questions as the first. I got another call later that day for a 3rd and final interview with the general manger where she just ask my availability and salary, and why I wanted to work there and at the end she said she was going to call me and tell when I would cone in for orientation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I went online to apply for the job. I got a call from HR to schedule an interview. The process is pretty quick. The first one was a phone interview and a few days later, I got a phone call for a face-to-face interview.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted about a job fair. I went to the job fair and was interviewed by the kitchen manager in a group of 4. It was an easy interview, just went in a line to answer all the questions. I was called the same day for a second interview. The next day I came in for the interview and it was 4 of us from the job fair. The apprentice manager guy showed us a video and talked about what an employee at Chipotle should have. He gave us each a paper with three essay questions on it and told us to bring it in when we finish it. I brought it in the next day and was told I would be called. Two days later I got a call for a "crew interview" and when I arrived it was me and the girl from the second interview. We talked to the crew for about 45 minutes then left and once again was told we would be called. Two days later, I went into chipotle to eat and one of the girls recognized me from the crew interview and asked if I wanted to speak to the GM. I did and he asked if I would be part time or full time and then I got offered the job.

    Interview Questions
    • "Why do you want to work her" "what would your best friend say about you" "what do you know about Chipotle" Just know a bit about Food With Integrity   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    8.50 /hr
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Team Crew Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    So I applied to be a Part-Time Team Crew Member and a few days after I applied I received an email that told me when and where my interview would take place and to only email back if I couldn't make it. I showed up about fifteen minutes early and had to wait for about ten minutes while they waited for an interviewer to show up. I was interviewed by two men who were very friendly. I brought a few copies of my resume, cover letter, and references with me which was good because they didn't have copies. The interview was very chill. They asked why I wanted to work there, why I liked the company, and my long term goals. Then they told me a bit about their company and asked how and why I think I would fit in with it. I asked my questions and they told me more about the company and then told me they would contact me later that day to let me know if I would get a second interview. They called me maybe an hour later to offer me a full time position but not at the location I applied but not too far away either. I already had a part time job but he gave me an offer above what I was being paid there so I took the job. The next day I met with the team who were extremely friendly. The manager showed me around and I got to ask questions of the team. So basically it took one interview to get the job but meeting the rest of the crew was also very important. All in all a great experience and Chipotle really seems to invest their time in you to make you better.

    Interview Questions
    • After he told me about Chipotle and it's ideals and work goals and he asked me how and why I think I would fit in with it. Why I want to work there, my long term goals, and would I be willing to work at a different location but still close to where I was.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I told them that I would accept anything but he said I shouldn't sell myself short and offered me $9.00 an hour for part time and offered me $9.50 an hour if I would quit my other job and it sounded like if I had wanted more I maybe could have got it. They said they would do whatever it takes to get me to stay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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