Chipotle Interview Questions

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
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    Crew Member Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    They usually ask you to tell them about yourself and why you want to work for the company. My first Chipotle interview they asked basic questions, afterwards, they emailed us. Second was at the fashion show where the manager talked to us a lot about the company and the few questions we were asked caught me a bit off guard. They picked one person out of the group right there to go on to a second interview. If you get an email requesting an interview, be prepared for a group interview. Answer every question they ask because groups are sometimes big and interviews are short and it's possible you won't get a word in.

    Interview Questions
    • Which one is a top performer: someone who comes in on time and does everything correctly or someone who doesn't do everything correctly but has a desire to learn?   View Answer
    • What is empowerment?   Answer Question
    • What are high standards to you?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crew Member Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Chipotle in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I've been offered sooo many interviews from them (all at different locations-- Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix), but never once hired. Also never once has the actual manager shown up to the interview, despite them saying to ask for the manager to give the interview. Each time they call me back, I make it farther in the process though, like first I was offered 1 interview. Then the second time told to come back for a second interview, then third. I heard from a friend they knew someone who was called in 5 times. Every time, at the start of the interview, they offered me a drink. It was free. Then they had someone come out to ask me questions. For the 2nd interview, it was someone different who asked questions. For the 3rd interview also someone different, but this time they also took me around back and told me to stand where they were cooking, storing food, etc and to imagine myself doing that, and could I. I am very cynical toward Chipotle interviews now, and whenever my friends are offered them, they are treated the same way--- can't talk to a manager despite them saying the manager would be the one to give the interview, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • I've been asked questions about the company, like give its history and beliefs. Because I already knew they often ask this, I've always been prepared for it. Just read the history and beliefs off their website. The most difficult question and what felt like a trick one was them asking me if I would want to work there for the rest of my life. I thought it was a trick because I thought it would mean I lacked ambition if I wanted to work fast food all my life, yet like I wasn't dedicated if I didn't want to. I said I didn't want to, and I think that was the wrong answer because from there I could feel the interviewer getting impatient   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crew Member/Line Person Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Spokane, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Chipotle in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied to Chipotle online and got an email a few days later saying I had an interview with them that Saturday. After extreme research on the company and reviewing all possible interview questions I felt very prepared. I went in and saw it was a group interview which I was not at all surprised considering I read other interview reviews on here. When I walked in they ere finishing up on another group interview so we sat their patiently. Then we went outside and talked. He asked everybody to write down our names and numbers on a sheet then asked everyone to answer what they knew about chipotle, what they like to do for fun, and what they were passionate about. After we all answered he just explained a lot about chipotle and asked an open question to the whole group of what we thought was the most important to the company: Food, Business, or People. I was the first to answer this question. He then talked more about the company and at the end asked if anyone had any questions. I asked how many open positions there were and no body else asked any questions. about 3 hours later I got an email telling me I didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • There was only one real question. "What do you know about Chipotle, what are you passionate about, and what do you do on your free time.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Chipotle in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received a phone call for an interview and was also informed that it will be of the group premise. Initially, I was told there would be around 4 other interviewees attending, however more showed up the longer we've waited. The environment was generally boisterous. Crew members of the morning shift didn't seem particularly mindful that an interview was taking place. On top of that, the music was blaring to the point where we were forced to speak up in order to be heard over it. The manager asked basic questions which helped participants divulge information about their general history. Other questions involved why we would like to work at Chipotle, whether or not we had work experience, our availability, and so forth. The interview lasted for about 20 minutes. After that, we were dismissed.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were simple enough to respond to easily. But, it never hurts to prepare beforehand by rehearsing possible answers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Team Member Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at Chipotle in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was HORRIBLE. You enter for your interview and you sit there and wait for over an hour they see that youre there for an interview and they purposly have you sit there and wait when you have other places to be during the day. When the interview finally happens...you sit there and listen to them talk about the business. They ask you one question then ask you to go home and do research (even though i did already and they never gave me a chance to prove it) and to come in for a second interview. In the second interview same as the first they ask you one question and spend the whole time talking about themselves they give you a paper with a list of company things to memorize and set up a 3rd interview. I got to this point and received an email same night that they didn't hire me how do they know my true work potential if I only got to answer 2 questions??(turns out they interview you 4 times at most then make you wait weeks for an answer who has time for that?) My experience just from an interview stand point was not good. I'm happy they didn't hire me because of the way they treated their employees while I sat there waiting. They are HIGHLY unproffesional. They swear left and right (in front of customers even with children around) and one of the employees was getting yelled at in the back by a manager (how empowering). Do not work at Chipotle. I've never heard a good story from them. One more thing. They're looking for employees that have tattoos and peircings multi colored hair and a childish nonchelant attitude. They aren't looking for professionalism based off of the way they acted while I was there. Thank you Chipotle for not hiring me. I wish to be viewed as a professional not a degenerate. Chipotle store location: Mesa, AZ near superstition springs mall.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Spokane, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    The whole process seemed unorganized, and a little excessive for a fast food restaurant. It took 33 days from the time my application confirmation arrived to the e-mail invitation to an interview. They do not disclose the fact it will be a group interview, or inform you how many positions are available to fill. The manager met my group (of 6) 10-15 minutes later then the stated time, and took us outside in 89F to commence the interview. Literally one question was asked: "Introduce yourselves, tell us about what you like to do for fun, and oh by the way, why you're interested in Chipotle." We went around the table with answers then the rest of the time the manager talked about the company, himself, and hiring policies. He said he would look at our applications after this interview to check availability (ummm, shouldn't this have been done first--like during the 4+ weeks between my application and interview??!) and call us probably tomorrow for a 2nd interview. Despite answering the only question well, two and a half hours post-interview I got an e-mail rejecting me. So I assume something on my application immediately disqualified me--something that should have been checked prior to wasting my time!

    Interview Questions
    • Just a basic introduction--but remember to bring in info about the company in your answer!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Moreno Valley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moreno Valley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Chipotle in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got an email saying they wanted me to come in for an interview. Didn't mention it was a group interview. I was interviewed with I think 5 other people and he only asked three questions about ourselves because, he stressed, teamwork was really important. I didn't get called back for a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Team Member Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the process took about 1 week, and was emailed to come in for an interview the following Tuesday. Turned out to be a group interview with 4 others. The hiring manager seemed nice and asked us about ourselves and told us about Chipotle's history. They were looking for full time workers, but 3 out of the 4 including me were not looking for full time so he had to let us go, but gave us a free meal for our time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    All Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    Received email for interview very quickly. Group interview two others. The manager was so nice said her likes dislikes about herself and what basically she loves n y. Then asked us all the same thing we asked her lots of questions one how does she look for her employees. She said if they are passionate in there responses about something they will be passionate about there job if they really love it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier and Crew Member Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, then received an email about a week later regarding my first interview. It was me, and two other females taking part in a group interview, one of those females were Hispanic.

    Why do I mention this? People seem to disacknowledge the unfairness in the chipotle hiring department. I knew more about Chipotle than this girl did, I aced the questions they asked me, but I could tell that the men interviewing us were only interested in the young Hispanic female before them. They rarely stopped staring at her.

    I was called to a second interview this time with a female and male interviewer (he was from the prev interview). The interview was a legit interview #2. Okay, no big deal. Until later when I called the Hispanic girl I was at the interview with the other day, she told me she had already been hired. She said her second interview had took place days before mine, and it was with two male interviewers that hired her on the spot.

    Keep in mind this is the young woman who didn't know who Steve Ells really was.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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