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Chipotle Interview Questions

Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brookline, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brookline, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chipotle in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online with in a couple of weeks I received email for the interview. When I arrived I asked for the interviewer I waited for about ten to fifteen minutes until she arrived. During the interview she wasn't really paying to anything I answer or was talking to the other employees. Overall I wasn't pleased and felt that it was a waste of both of our time.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult question because she wasn't interested in hiring me.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chipotle in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and uploaded resume for 3 different locations. Got the 'no thanks' email for the store just opening, but shortly thereafter, got an email for an interview for a Monday morning. It was a group interview with 7 people. We went around a table taking turns saying who we were and why we chose Chipotle and why we liked "Food with Integrity" and what we knew about it.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you believe you can help Chipotle achieve their goal?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Chipotle in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online which was a really easy process and received an email for interview a few days later. Went in for an interview at 3:30 PM and waited 40 minutes before a crew member arrived to interview. Interview was easy with only 3 questions asked, and then they informed me they have no positions open and will call me if that changes. I noticed they were conducting an interview with another person as I arrived, so they probably gave the opening to them.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Chipotle in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview took about ten minutes. I had fun during the whole interview because the person that interviewed me was really nice and excited. I was surprised that he was only working for the company for 8 months and was having the chance to interview people.

    Interview Questions
    • The question that caught me off guard was when he asked how would my friends describe me in one word.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submitted application online. Got a call from manager two days later and set up one on one interview the same day. Interview was fun and relaxing. Got to talk to a few current employees. Unfortunately they only hire 18+yo

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palm Desert, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palm Desert, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online based on an ad I saw on Careerbuilder. A couple of days later - Saturday to be specific, I got a call at 9:30 at night to ask if I wanted to come in for an interview the following Monday. The guy was hard to hear and seemed super excitable and giddy. I accepted with giddiness.
    The interview took place as a group - five of us - with one of the managers. I think he was a step up from kitchen manager. He explained the position and the company for a few minutes and then did the group interview by going around the table asking everyone to answer the same standard questions.
    - Tell me something interesting about you?
    - What makes you different?
    - Why do you want to work at Chipotle?
    - Tell me why you would be good at Chipotle (3 reasons)
    - Tell me something you know about Chipotle
    Overall, the questions were pretty basic and the answers came across accordingly. The next step in the interview process was to come in and meet some of the 'senior' crew members and have another interview with the General Manager.
    I wouldn't know, I didn't make it to the second round. I am kind of relieved after reading about the working conditions. It's a job, but do your research before you try to get a job there.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time you had to resolve a customer dispute (not really difficult, but seemed like he wanted tougher disputes than the examples given by most of the interviewees.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied to Chipotle and a day or two later I got a email saying to attend an interview with a date, time, and location.
    Prior to the interview I did a lot of research on chipotle and on how to be during the interview, which I found that a persons "vibes" and their adoration/ knowledge of Chipotle are more important than prior work history, qualifying skills, etc.
    The interview was a group interview. There were six of us being interviewed at once. About three different people interviewed us during the interview which made it a little confusing/ distracting when another interviewer would enter in, ask questions and then leave.
    They asked us a few questions, and then asked if we had any questions to ask. I asked a few questions like, what qualities are you looking for in a crew member (to which they responded it doesn't matter because you learn them.. I think I had a look of shock on my face). I also asked what they do with the unused food and what's the most challenging thing about working there.

    I was very professional, knew a lot (more than I needed to know) about chipotle, and I was very confident. I guess maybe I was too confident, too professional, maybe even a little intimidating (for what's it's worth, I was a female being interviewed by mostly two young, 18 and 20 yr old males, who in my opinion were less professional then I was- one guy was looking at his phone during the interview!!)
    But I digress, basically don't know too much, and don't be too professional and you *might* be asked in for a second interview or maybe even hired.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chipotle Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Chipotle in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got an email from Chipotle saying to come into an interview. I was so excited, so I studied up on them for HOURS the night before watching all their videos on the site and doing extensive research on any possible interview question they might ask. When I went to the interview to no surprise it was a group interview of maybe 8 people. He asked us one main question of how much we know about Chipotle, our passions, and things we like to do for fun. Since I had done lots of research on them I was the only one who talked about how they opened in 1993 in Denver Colorado and actually used their motto "food with integrity". Most the applicants had nothing to say but the food was great. I made great eye contact with him the entire time as well. He only asked one other question which was an open question for anyone to just answer and I was the first one to answer then only two other girls answered as well. At the end he asked if we had any questions and I was the only one to ask a question. I thought that would look good since one of their 13 characteristics was being curious. I assume they don't actually want people with these characteristics because in my opinion, not trying to sound cocky at all, but i absolutely nailed it however just hours later they sent me an email saying they weren't interested. I'm very upset because I know in my heart I did wonderful in that interview, I did everything everyone tells you to do, but apparently they are looking for people who ambitious and curious like they said they were.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    Have had around 6 to 7 interviews at different locations. The questions were mostly the same format: "Tell me about yourself" "How do you hear about us?" "Why choose to work here?" Only been asked those three simple questions, and the process took no more than 20 minutes. I tried doing tons of researches before attending and felt pretty confident. Most managers would engage in simple conversations and ask follow up questions. It wasn't so bad until at the end they always pulled their trump card, "We will contact you back shortly." As anyone would have known, it always has some special meaning beyond comprehension.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you explain Chipotle to someone who doesn't know about it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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