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Chipotle Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014

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Compliance Specialist Interview

Compliance Specialist
Denver, CO

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Chipotle in June 2014.

Interview Details – After completing their online application, I received a phone call from one of the compliance specialist's within 10 days. The compliance specialist called asking when I would be available to come in for an interview. We set up a time for the following week. Following our phone call, I received an email confirmation with more details about the interview. On the day of the interview, I arrived early, and was met by three compliance specialists. In total I was asked about 4 or 5 questions. Next I was asked if I had any questions for them. I proceeded to ask a few of them. The interview was over within 40 minutes. They said they would be in touch by the end of the week. I received an email within 48 hours stating that I was not going to receive an offer.

Interview Question – The questions asked were more "people-related" questions than work-product questions. One of the questions asked if there was a time that I noticed someone who was not living up to their potential, and how I handled that situation.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Crew Member Interview

Crew Member
Santee, CA

I applied online - interviewed at Chipotle in May 2014.

Interview Details – Altogether I went through two interviews so here's how it went.

The first interview went very well, I met with the head of kitchen staff and it was a fun interview to be honest. He just wanted to know what do I do for fun and what do I know about the company. It went great and I passed through.

The second interview was a bit more interesting. It was a group interview with two high school girls and for them it was their first interview. We were being interviewed by the general manager of the store. I thought I did great again. Especially when it came to knowledge of the company I had done much more research than the other interviewees in the group. But ultimately I was not hired. I think this is because I lack experience. I only have 6 months of experience at a restaurant as a runner/Busser/host that was over a year ago and I have only a small (one day a week) side job that isn't much. Although I was and am passionate for the company and I know that I am more than capable to be a great employee I was not selected. It could be many factors but I think the largest of which is my lack of experience.

Interview Questions


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Crew Member Interview

Crew Member

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Chipotle in April 2014.

Interview Details – I think I probably have the strangest interview process I've ever seen, even within this site. I applied in January when a new store was opening in March and while I was first denied, I was later emailed about open interviews which were group interviews. This was around late April. Where I live, it's rather small and everyone is looking for a job so a lot of people were there. I never heard back after those group interviews. I kept calling them though and asking when they would get back to everyone and they kept saying next week. After two weeks, I went in person and was offered a second interview by one of the assistant managers and while the interview went well, they said they were 4 people overstaffed and yet still looking to hire. It made no sense? He told me he would get back to me for a third interview with the actual manager the next day but never did. After going in person two times, week after week and hearing him tell me that he would get back to me soon, I gave up. Apparently no one from the extremely large group interviews was ever offered a second interview yet alone a job. I really wanted to work at Chipotle but I don't think it's fair that I have to keep calling and coming in and never hearing back. At some point I want to know whether they truly want to hire me or not.

Interview Question – Really no difficult questions. They want people to say that they're willing to move up in the company, stick with them, and eventually become restaurateurs. Look through their videos and do the research on the company. You'll impress them if you know the 13 characteristics they look for in an employee and the restaurants motto, "food with integrity". They'll ask you what you know about the company and if you can work in a busy environment and get along with people.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Crew Member Interview

Crew Member

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle.

Interview Details – Gave me a good tour of the restaurant and all of the functions of each area of the restaurant, as well as an overview of the type of place Chipotle was in terms of culture building and workplace mentality. They have a checklist of the 13 chipotle characteristics that you have to meet and I believe that if you don't meet all 13 of them, you don't get the second interview, because she basically showed me that I had only met 10 of the 13.

Interview Question – Based on what I've told you about Chipotle, what are you the most excited about?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Crew Member Interview

Crew Member
Saint Paul, MN

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Chipotle in June 2014.

Interview Details – There are 3 interviews. The first is with one of the store managers. It is a group interview. There were 5 other people and me. The manager kept getting interrupted by the crew members with phone calls, etc. It was pretty informal. After that you will receive a phone call if they are interested in you still/or an email if they are not. The third interview is with the existing crew. If ONE person says no to you, you're out.

Interview Question – The questions really weren't difficult or unexpected. They asked "what is your greatest strength and weakness". That is very standard though. She asked about the thirteen characteristics (look on the Chipotle website and there is an explanation).   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Crew Member Interview

Crew Member
York, PA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in June 2014.

Interview Details – The interview was not at all good. It was a group interview. The interviewers didn't start interviewing until 30 minutes after the interview was scheduled. I could barely hear what was asked because the music in the store was so loud. At the end of the interview they said that we would hear back in one or two days about if they would want us for a second interview or not. It took them over a week to email me back.

Interview Question – How would your friends describe you?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Crew Member Interview

Crew Member
Tucson, AZ

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in May 2013.

Interview Details – It was an easy process, they called me in for a group interview and did some simple questions about availability and why I wanted to work at chipotle. We went around the circle and it took maybe half an hour. They emailed me afterwards.

Interview Question – What do you know about Chipotle?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Crew Member Interview

Crew Member
Pasadena, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in May 2014.

Interview Details – Attended the first interview, was asked questions like what I could bring to the team, why I am a good fit for Chipotle, and what I new about the company itself. Second interview was similar, but they gave us a quick tour of the restaurant.

Interview Question – What do you know about Chipotle from reading our website?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Team Member Interview

Team Member
North Las Vegas, NV

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Chipotle in June 2014.

Interview Details – was called in to an interview after online application. Was a casual group interview asked question such as why do you want to work here, tell me about yourself, what do you know about chipotle

Interview Question – How do you respond to criticism?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Cashier and Crew Member Interview

Cashier and Crew Member
Oak Lawn, IL

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in June 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online, got an e-mail a few days later about an interview, had the interview, asked what I knew about the company, asked to describe myself. Asked why did you apply to Chipotle?

Interview Question – What word would your friends use to describe you?   Answer Question

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