Chipotle Interview Questions

Updated Mar 27, 2015
Updated Mar 27, 2015
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    The process took very quick I got called back in the couple days that I applied online for. I got to the interview and they asked me two questions if I knew about chipotle and if I had any questions after they told me what they do

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Chipotle in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed with 2 other people. They ask a lot of background questions, you need to know the history. It is a bonus to have previous experience. Mangers are cool and easy going. Looking for someone that is motivated and will fit in with the environment.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Chipotle Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Chipotle in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and the next week they emailed me back for an interview. Interview time was for 2pm, I didnt get interviewed until 3:30pm. First interview went really well, it didnt even feel like an interview, it was more like friends talking and laughing together. A couple of days later I got called in again for the second interview with the General Manager this time, with this interview I wasn't sure how it went. I thought it went well.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online , after 2 hours i got a phone call setting up for an interview, the manager was very nice, he explained whats the company's goal then i got the chance to meet the crew , they were very polite.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a little bit about yourself ??   View Answer
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years ???   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Chipotle in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and surprisingly got a call back within an hr. Scheduled a first interview and unlike most others this was one on one. Manager was very nice asked me basic interview questions, why you want to work here, what do you know about chipotle. Whole interview went well. She called back today and scheduled a second interview. Still waiting for the 2nd interview

    Interview Questions
    • 3 strengths and weaknesses, why do you want to work at Chipotle   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Chipotle in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Chipotle in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application online and 2 days later received an email to attend an interview. The interview was scheduled the next day after the email was received. The interview started late because we had to wait for the interviewers to be ready. I was interviewed with a group of people. There were 4 applicants being interviewed and 3 employees conducting the interview. Only the manager asked questions while the other 2 just listened. One question was asked and we all took turns answering. It lasted about 20 minutes. We were told at the end of the interview that they would let us the next day if we would be called back for a second interview. They said the second interview would be done by the crew and would be all about Chipotle.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Chipotle in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Was easy and laid back, Manager was late for 10 minutes. We did a round robin where we introduced ourselves and answered some questions. It was my first interview so my nervousness showed so I didn't get the job, so word of advice be CONFIDENT!!!!!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I applied online at Snagajob. The same day I got a email to come in for an interview. Keep in mind in the application I specifically put in I am 16. I went to the interview and he asked me how old I was. I told him 16 and he said you have to be 18 to work at that location.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  11.  

    Field Marketing Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume via their website after finding the job posting on Monster. In about a week I received a link for an online interview. The link was very user friendly, but I bombed the interview. It started with a few typical "practice" questions that I can not remember, but they were not out of line for an interview. Then you are given 5 or so questions. After each question you are given 60 seconds to think it over and then 2 minutes or so to answer. Again, the questions were typical, but pointed And not about the Chipotle culture as I had anticipated. I swear I have been asked these questions in the past and had no issue resoinding, however, that was not the case on this day. I found the processawkward and disliked it greatly. It felt as if I was talking to myself about myself and all the while staring at myself in the camera/monitor. After each question, I took a breather and told myself not to focus on it, but this did not work. Once it was complete I immediately emailed the recruiter whose email was on the interview link an email. I briefly told her that I did bad and I didn't think it was a good representation of myself and to please give me another chance. 8 days later I received a thanks but no thanks email...

    Interview Questions
    • What was your biggest success in your previous position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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