Chipotle Interview Questions

Updated Oct 22, 2014
Updated Oct 22, 2014
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    Assembly Line, Cashier, Kitchen Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Chipotle in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initially I filled out my application to Chipotle with confidence as I had heard positive feedback from peers. I was a recent high school graduate and the website states they prefer those with little or no experience. I thought that this was great. When I recieved multiple emails regarding a job fair, I felt so elated. I checked glassdoor so I was prepared for the interview as well as researched the company. When it came to the day of the interview, they had me sit down. The employees gave me the option of using the fountain to quench my thirst. Other people began to come in and they regarded their presence in the same manner. It was finally time for the interview. I felt a little nervous. I didnt annunciate and I fumbled over my words. I didnt evoke that bubbly, upbeat persona they look for in their employees. It was my first interview ever. My advice? Research. Show that youre outgoing and "bubbly" so to speak. I went to another interview in my city. They didnt even bother to write my name down. Calm the nerves, dont act like you have a stick up your butt or you will blow it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Addison, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Addison, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Chipotle in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a call the next day asking to come in for an interview. Interview was like 5 minutes. Asked me basic questions then told me to come in for another interview with another manager. Came in for the second interview and didn't even interview with who I was supposed to meet with. He told me to expect a call. Never got a call.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Marketing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Unexpected question: If you could be any type of food, what would it be and why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Charleston, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Charleston, SC
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • nothing unexpected... "What do you know about Chipotle?"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Chipotle in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    First off this was a waste of time because I've been through 3 interviews... all of this to wrap a damn burrito? they ask you the same questions over and over again then you gotta wait for a email or a call back. I'll never waste my money there again! especially traveling to the city wasting my damn money. When they call and tell you a group interview, its just you by your self BTW.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Food Prep Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Braunfels, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Braunfels, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chipotle in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    This was the most innovative interview I have ever had! I thought I was going to be spoken to by a manager but it was actually the entire team of the restaurant. It was incredible and pretty darn cool. They said the reason for this would be that the manager inst really the person that will be working along side of me which is a really good point. So they came out in two's. And they introduced themselves and their positions and then asked me questions! It was quite unique.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult was asked of me. It was a rather long interview. I had 12 people that came out to speak to me.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chico, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chico, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chipotle in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for Chipotle and received a response via email within a week requesting an interview. There were 5 of us. After researching what to expect from Chipotle interviews, I was expecting a bunch of questions about the company. Rather, the interviewer stood up in front of us and asked us all to tell him about ourselves. Each time someone was talking, he seemed impatient and it made me feel rushed in my answers. He then told us all about Chipotle. I sat and listened to him recite everything I had read online and was prepared to answer to him. In total, he maybe asked us 4 questions. At the end he said, "Well, if that's it, I have another group coming in to interview now." and pretty much rushed us out the door. I didn't expect a call back, nor do I expect anyone else in my group to receive one. My interview was at 8:30am and I received an email at 11:30am telling me I did not receive the job. After sitting through that interview, I am not disappointed.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of the best customer service you have ever received.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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