Chipotle Interview Questions

Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
273 Interview Reviews

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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Chipotle in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Asked basic questions, required me to drive into the city instead of waiting for me to return to the area two weeks later. Did both interviews in the same time span. I was hired that day.

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    Called within a day of sending in my online application, had two separate group interviews. Group interviews asked about food with integrity, Chipotle itself, etc. Looks like they're looking for a genuine interest in working up the ladder at Chipotle. The managers are extremely nice though, offered me a water cup while I waited to be interviewed.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating, everything was just put on the table.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Crew Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Standard. Submitted an application, had prior food industry experience. Interviewed a few days later, hired on the spot. Great company to work for, loved the experience. Not your average food service job.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    be cool with the people you talk to during the interview then you're set aka outgoing and personable, know about the company before you went in the interview also seemed like a plus... interview not hard at all and was actually one of the easiest interviews i ever came across

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiate
    Accepted Offer
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    Cashier and Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    The interview was really easy and I got hired on the spot, just be yourself. I had a a interview with the general manger, she complimented me on my outfit. She said a lot of people dress down but it shows more when a employee takes the effort to dress up. Also, bring a RESUME. She asked me right away to see it. She basically read of my Resume and asked me questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It's was really easy.
    Accepted Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crew Member Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Chipotle in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Group interview. 2 managers. 2 interviews. 1st interview is hard do lots of research about the company and about food integrity. You have to do your best to stand out be the first one to speak all the time in the interview ! When you introduce yourself give all details about you and your experience because this may determine if you make it to the next interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Directly with IT Project Manager and then hired as contractor, Simple and straight forward questions, first call was telephonic and next was face to face, If possible try to go with the company's consulting partner company than individually.

    Interview Questions
    • need to know what you are talking about, and able to explain what you did recently in the Job and how you can help the company with the current Job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, IN
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I personally liked who my interview went. I talked to the Kitchen Manager, and GM they both asked me a lot of different questions and just got to know me. They asked me what is Customer Service meant, food with integrity and about my past work history. They kept it short and straight to the point.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing they asked me was difficult. I feel if you are made for the job, there is no real difficult question. But was really unexpected and throw me for a loop was when they said, "Well, we like you, but it's not up to us, it's up to our kitchen crew. Go mingle with them and then we'll let you know." I like that they think and appreciate the opinion of their co-workers before just hiring some one in.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate anything not because I couldn't but because I respect how they run their system. Could I have asked for more money with my background? Yes, but we all must start at the bottom to really appreciate the top!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Secaucus, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Secaucus, NJ
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I had applied online over a month ago before I got a call for a scheduled interview, I wore a business casual dress with minimal jewelry--just in case. But it was summer time so my dress was thigh length. I came in early before opening around 8am and found out that it was a group interview kinda setting, but only ONE other person showed up. There was supposed to be 8. That was definitely a red flag for me, but it worked out to my advantage because I was more comfortable and confident and I think that definitely showed in my answers. I was answering first and smiled often. After about 4 days has passed, I got a call back that I was hired. However, the entire hiring process took about 2 weeks because of orientation and paperwork that needed to be done BEFORE I actually got my uniform and started immediately. But overall it was fun. I had never eaten Chipotle before but I am a believer now. The burritos are DELICIOUS.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about Food With Integrity? Who is Steve Ells?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I told them as soon as I received an offer what I wanted for a pay rate--they were surprised and readily agreed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I put in an application online and abojt a week or two later they called me about a group interview the following Tuesday. At my group interview, there as only one other person there and we were interviewed by two employees (I think one was the apprentice or something). They were both really friendly and my advice would be just to stay bubbly and interact with them, the other guy I was being interviewed with wasn't that bubbly but whatever. They told me they would call me back about a second interview by the end of the day and when I didn't get a call back, I ended up calling them myself the next day. To which, they set me up for a second interview saying, "hopefully this will be the last one." I went to the interview and the guy who I was initially interviewed with was there as well - so I guess he got it even though he was super boring and not that engaging but he had 4 years of kitchen experience. They say you don't need experience, but it's obviously not the full truth. I think without experience you have to rely on your personality and friendliness, with experience just stick to your facts. Anyways, during the second interview we met with the restaurant manager and he just talked to us about chipotle and blah blah whatever. He was sort of rude because when he asked abojt is, I told him I was studying to get my masters in social work, he just went on this spiel of how why would you waste time and money when you could come to chipotle and become a manager and help people here. Like ok, that's great but I have other plans with my life. Does everyone need to be in this business? It was just kind of really rude. Next, he gave us a tour of the kitchen, we met some crew members, and then he individually interviewed us. I was second because the other guy had arrived before me. It wasn't much of an interview as it was repeating my availability to him and whether I was looking for part time or full time work. Then bam - he said the apprentice who first interviewed me wanted to hire me so I would be hired. The guy I was interviewed with was also hired as well.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I have no experience so there was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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