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Chipotle Interview Questions

Updated Dec 14, 2014
Updated Dec 14, 2014
298 Interview Reviews

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    Cashier and Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I filled out an online application and received a call a few days later to come in for an interview. My first interview got rescheduled, but then I had two more after that. They called me the night of my second interview and offered me the job. I was interviewed by all managers, and they have a list of questions they go by.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you know about our mission here at Chipotle?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    Four interviews and working the AGM position for over a year to "prove" that you can do the job. Very difficult interview overall. More of acting the position of GM first and then going over how you were going to become an RT or turn the store around. Lots of pressure on performance.

    Interview Questions
    • At a different restaurant than your home restaurant; spend 30 minutes observing and then diagnose why the restaurant is not yet restauranteur.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotiation allowed; college degree was more of a disadvantage (superiors felt intimidated?) than an advantage, which was disappointing.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chipotle in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got an email to schedule an interview the next day. The interview was a few days later. It was a group interview and several of the store managers conducted it. There was nothing out of the ordinary. Just a few questions like tell us about yourself, why do you want to work at Chipotle, what was your last job, what was your last boss like. Called a week later because I hadn't heard back: had interview with GM that day. Called them back a week later, they said I got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • This was not unexpected, but they asked what we knew about the company, so do your research. They also asked how we got along with our previous bosses, which can be hard if they were bad. But it's never a good idea to bad mouth a previous employer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Chipotle Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied on line and after 5 days I got a call and an email for an interview the next day. I arrived 40 minutes earlier and waited for the manager for 10 minutes.it was a one on one interview. The initial interview was with the manager together with his two assistant I think. It didn't take so long. And It went well. There's no tough questions.

    The second interview was with the employees, they were 3, 2 girls and a boy. Just asked me a few questions and they said that I really did my assignment. WhicH I think I really passed the interview.

    After that, on the same date at night, I received a call and said that I was hired and he also said my starting salary and that I just need to finish some paperworks that was sent on my email and that I should call after I finish the paperworks. After I finish the paperworks, I called, but I was not able to talk with the manager, and the employee said that their gonna tell the manager. But until know, I haven't receive any call back. So I don't know when will I start. Still waiting for their call.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me something about yourself.
      why do you want to work at chipotle?
      what do you know about chipotle?
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boca Raton, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boca Raton, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for chipotle online got a call a week later. Friday got the call for an interview on monday. Very easy questions basic questions first off he makes you right down your name and number on a clip board. then asks for your hours daily. And questions like what do you like to do? What do you know about chipotle? Why do you want to work here? What do you want to get out of chipotle? that was a difficlut question for me. Interview was about less then 10 min. Got a second interview tomorrow. Hope i get it!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Group Interview was good. Asked mostly questions about the company, why I want to work there, and about my previous work experience. Very calm and warm environment. I liked the employees. I was called that night for a second interview. Second interview was more personal. Got to meet manager and more workers. Im now waiting for a call to know if i got the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews
    Introduce your to ant other candidates once they come in or if you are added to a group interviews.
    Relax
    Be bubbly or whatever
    Have a sense of humor
    Act as if you know every one in the room
    Don't stay quiet

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 7 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 a weekinterviewed 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
  10.  

    Line Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier and Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed 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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