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Chipotle Interview Questions

Updated Dec 14, 2014
Updated Dec 14, 2014
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    Crew Member Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    I was contacted about a week and a half after applying and invited in for an interview. I attended a preliminary interview. The primary interview, unlike with other Chipotles I have applied to, was 1:1. I was invited for a second interview before leaving the first interview. My second interview took place less than a week later. Upon attending the second interview, I was offered a position on the same day.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Palm Beach, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Palm Beach, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Chipotle in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went in early, the interview took less than 20mins. I got the second interview, and the third. Then did the back up check.... then a month later they called me ad told me my background check link expired. So they resent it, and I filled out the background check AGAIN, and I did the new employee paperwork. I'm sorry, but its a little unprofessional having me wait for a month. Well I got the job and I start next week, but I hope they're not going to always be this unorganized

    Negotiation Details
    I had the option but I didn't really care
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in White Plains, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in White Plains, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online at Chipotle, a few days later they call and ask for an interview the next week. The location was going under construction and it was a one to one conversation with the general manager. I arrived 5 min. late due to public transportation but I was lucky enough for the manager not being there. He was a decent person and asked several questions which I answered with much confidence and got the job on the spot. This being my first job interview and first job I gladly accepted, plus the pay was pretty decent for starter like me.

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of Crew Members would you like to be by your side?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Havertown, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Havertown, PA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Open interviews weekly. Be prepared to wait (up to 2 hours) for a manager (or crew member) to have a free minute to ask you what you know about the company. Know what a "chipotle" is, who Steve Ells / Monty (co-ceo's) are, what "food with integrity" means, and what makes a person a "top performer." Previous food prep experience is valued but in no way required. They conduct zero background checks. Hence, previous felons, illegal aliens, and military veterans can sneak into this job easily. Dress casual, do not overdress. Smile and appear excited. Laugh a lot.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    "I hope 8.50 is okay and that you can handle younger people telling you what to do."
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Chipotle in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went personally to a Chipotle and asked for the job. They immediately interview me and then ask me to fill an online application, so they could call me later. They call me after 2 days for a second interview and hired me immediately. They gave me shirt and hat and told me I started the next week.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me about my life and how I see Chipotle as a business. Before this, I'd study some "Food and Beverage Management" training so I knew what to say. But they are looking for what they call the "13 characteristics". They want to see you are a happy person, ambitious, high energy, that you are not the type of person who just wants the money. Not every Chipotle will look for this, depends on the management.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate Schedule. I have every Sunday free cause I go to Church, which is kind of far from my Home and Workplace.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Team Crew Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    So I applied to be a Part-Time Team Crew Member and a few days after I applied I received an email that told me when and where my interview would take place and to only email back if I couldn't make it. I showed up about fifteen minutes early and had to wait for about ten minutes while they waited for an interviewer to show up. I was interviewed by two men who were very friendly. I brought a few copies of my resume, cover letter, and references with me which was good because they didn't have copies. The interview was very chill. They asked why I wanted to work there, why I liked the company, and my long term goals. Then they told me a bit about their company and asked how and why I think I would fit in with it. I asked my questions and they told me more about the company and then told me they would contact me later that day to let me know if I would get a second interview. They called me maybe an hour later to offer me a full time position but not at the location I applied but not too far away either. I already had a part time job but he gave me an offer above what I was being paid there so I took the job. The next day I met with the team who were extremely friendly. The manager showed me around and I got to ask questions of the team. So basically it took one interview to get the job but meeting the rest of the crew was also very important. All in all a great experience and Chipotle really seems to invest their time in you to make you better.

    Interview Questions
    • After he told me about Chipotle and it's ideals and work goals and he asked me how and why I think I would fit in with it. Why I want to work there, my long term goals, and would I be willing to work at a different location but still close to where I was.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I told them that I would accept anything but he said I shouldn't sell myself short and offered me $9.00 an hour for part time and offered me $9.50 an hour if I would quit my other job and it sounded like if I had wanted more I maybe could have got it. They said they would do whatever it takes to get me to stay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy 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

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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

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 Current Cashier and Crew Member in Lubbock, TX

Pros: “Free delicious meal every day you work Paid break Plenty of opportunities to work more Encourage to move up from management 50% off meals when not working Don't deal with many rude…” Full Review

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