Chipotle Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
Updated Apr 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Crew Member Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Applied online and was notified via email to interview about a week later. Group interview consisting of 1 manager, 3 crew members, and 6 interviewees. Interview lasted about 48 minutes.

    Interview questions were pretty easy but the whole interview seemed like a complete joke. One crew member was on her phone a couple times during the interview (probably texting). Even worse, the manager picked up a phone call to his cell during the interview and completely disregarded what the applicant was saying. After he hung up he didn't apologize to the applicant and simply said "ok, next person." I know working here requires a fun and enthusiastic personality, but I didn't expect the interview to be such a joke and the manager to be so rude. I've experienced my fair share of interviews and I've never had one like this. Definitely makes me think of the company differently, especially since two of their 13 characteristics are respectful and polite.

    Manager notified all interviewees that decisions for the 2nd round would be made by next Monday.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself.
      Why Chipotle?
      What do you think would be the hardest part about working at Chipotle?
      What do you know about Chipotle?
      How do you handle criticism?
      How would you deal with a rude customer?
      If your friends had to describe you in one word, what would it be?
      What is 1 strength and 1 weakness?
       
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  2.  

    Crew Member Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I was interviewed with about 4 other people. Overall everything went well, the GM and the apprentice made us feel welcomed and it didn't feel like a waste of time. One thing you should really be able to answer is "what do you know about chipotle?" We were asked that question and literally no one said anything, so I stepped in and told them the history of chipotle which really impressed the GM. We didn't get an offer because we applied for a new store which isn't opening till April.

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    Assistant Restaurant Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview

    My first interview was a video interview that was viewed by HR at corporate. I was then given a phone interview by a HR person. The phone interview was very standard and would have led to an in person interview with a regional manager. I was not given the third interview, they said I was too numbers oriented and they preferred to focus on staff team development.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your ideal work day.   1 Answer
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    Team Member Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview

    It was a cattle call interview. I think they gave anyone who applied an opportunity to interview. I interviewed with the manager and she was nice, but they wanted a more long term employee than the time I had a to offer. I had less than year before I was leaving town for college.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do in your spare time?   1 Answer
  6. Helpful (2)  

    Crew Member Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Chipotle (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied to Chipotle online, not even a minute later, was given an email for an interview date three days after that message. Never ate at a Chipotle, but it's a very popular restaurant so I was excited to get this email.

    When I arrived, because the store was not yet open, (my interview was the same time as opening hour) I was told I wasn't allowed to come inside and had to wait ten minutes until the doors were unlocked. Very unprofessional and rude, and it was a cold overcast day too.

    The doors were soon unlocked and I talked to an employee who told me to sit in the seating area just as if I was a customer. So I sat and waited and waited. This was very hectic and stressful as a rush of customers barged into the restaurant and it was crowded and loud and I felt forgotten.

    About ten or so minutes later, a female employee who I'm assuming is a manager came up to me and didn't even apologize or anything and just told me that they were waiting for two more applicants and if they didn't show up, they would reschedule. I may be wrong, but I think all Chipotle's in California do group interviews as a first interview. This is just something I noticed on this site.

    Thankfully a couple minutes later, another girl showed up, LATE! The third person never came.

    The restaurant is still packed with customers, and it was l loud and I couldn't even hear myself think. The same manager came back and briefly described what a model Chipotle employee is and what she expects and general company guidelines. Never introduced herself, and she seemed kinda strict. I also noticed her unprofessional attire. She was wearing a gangster style hoodie with torn faded jeans and open toed flats. This is a manager dressed like that. That speaks volumes of the company.

    At some point, I presented her my resume which she then skimmed at then handed back to me and said "This is nice, it's okay I don't need to keep it." Then she asked the two of us very basic customer service questions. The other girl even though she came late, gave really good answers and seemed very bubbly like I was. This lasted like five minutes.

    At the end, she explained to both of us that she just hired a bunch of people and that she can't offer us a position but to apply again in three months as there might be a turnover of workers. I feel like this was a lie as she seemed kinda uninterested in the both of us probably due to racial reasons and she saw my resume and got intimidated.

    So why even offer interviews if there are no openings? I was scared to go in for an interview at this company based on past reviews and I see this isn't a coincidence. I never ever want to go to a Chipotle again, this is not how you operate things and I don't know what other people see in Chipotle but as of right now, I won't set foot in one ever.

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  7. Helpful (3)  

    Crew Member Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview

    Well , the interview went pretty well i was greeted by the manager upon entering the door . I was asked about the company's history and additionally about myself and the goals which i hold in the future . I was told that i will be called back and then reffered to an interview , I'm just waiting to see the response so i don't officially have the job yet .

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  8.  

    Crew Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview

    I had three different interviews with Chipotle at different locations and each had a different hiring process. The first was very standard; I met one-on-one with an assistant who asked general interview questions. The second and third, however, I was not happy about. The next two "interviews" were group interviews, where we were sat with a couple team members and were asked personal questions - very informal, and it was almost impossible to prove what skills I could offer as an employee.

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  9.  

    Crew Member Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview

    I did a group interview and it actually went very well. the interviewer was very kind allowed us to feel comfortable and everything went smoothly. I got the second interview where he told me we would be tested.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you describe yourself as?
      What did you apply to Chipotle specifically?
       
      Answer Question
  10.  

    Crew Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview

    Applied online then a few days later was contacted to in for an interview. I arrived a few minutes early, but I had to wait on two additional people. One showed up, then another when the interview was done. Later on that night, I was called to come in for a 2nd interview. I had to wait again. This interview was with three additional candidates.An apprentice conducted this interview. By the way, she was late too. The interview was scheduled for 5p.m. The interviewer asked basic questions. Then the other soon to be GM came into the interview.At the end, the GM and the apprentice said that they would notify us within 24 to 48 hours about our status.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Chipotle? Tell me about yourself? What are your hobbies?   1 Answer
  11.  

    Field Marketing Strategist Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview

    The first interview is via video. However, you won't be communicating with a live person. The Q&A is timed. You have 2 mins to answer the question. 1 min. prior to think about the question.
    The interview is recorded and then the Hiring Manager/Recruiting watches the recording at a later time to determine whether you'll be proceeding to the next stage.

    It was too impersonal for me as I like to communicate and body language allows me to know where I stand. But weren't difficult questions, you just get one shot, no backsies.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Chipotle? / Have you ever been in charge of a group of people? / A time something wasn't done right, your reaction?
      Standard interview questions.
       
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