Chipotle Interview Questions

Updated Oct 19, 2014
Updated Oct 19, 2014
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aventura, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aventura, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    It took a couple of weeks. i went on had a 1:1 interview they were very nice asked me why chipotle ? asked me how would my friends describe me ? asked what do i know about the company. then after they gave me a tour around the restaurant n called me back in three days for my second interview. it went well they gave me a paper to study and then will call me back in for my third interiew. its really a process but at the end of the day its worth it . good luck to you .

    Interview Questions
    • What do you have different than all the other candidates .   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Crew Member Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    So in my city if Indianapolis, I was at an interview for Chipotle. It was supposed to be at 4 pm, but I didn't even get interviewed until 4:45. The kicker is, there were about 3 customers in the 40 some odd minutes I waited. The manager was really rude and acted as if he didn't even want to interview me. Why would you ask me for an interview if you were going to be rude and act as if you weren't going to hire me before you sat down? Very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't want to work with such a rude staff and manager.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
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    Cashier and Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online on a Monday, got an interview for that Saturday. Went to Chipotle at 9 for my interview and it was a quick group interview with 4 other people. They said they would call back whoever gets a second interview. About 2 minutes after the initial interview was over, I got a call for the second interview. They gave me 2 sheets of paper with their motto and a paper about the companies values and the 13 characteristics which they would quiz me on at the third interview. Third interview went well and I got the job, however I never started.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Never got a call back after I was hired, I had to call and they would never give me answers.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier and Crew Member Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Application is online, and then they pretty quickly send an email to set up a time for an interview, but it's an hour time range when everyone will be interviewed (individually). Be prepared to wait since the managers are also doing their jobs in the kitchen while finding time to interview people.
    Try to be very positive, and look at the website and their mission and treatment of food.

    Interview Questions
    • They were all pretty basic why do you want to work here, what skills would you bring to the team, how would your friends describe you? kinds of questions   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Team Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Basically I got there 20 minutes earlier, the manager was very welcoming. He asked me where I live with school I go to. he wanted to get to know me a little better. When the interview started he asked questions like what do I like about Chipotle, what do I like to eat there etc. The thing that shocked in the most was that I knew what food with integrity was. He asked what was so special about Chipotle, and basically I just gave him the whole definition of chipotle. From that on I knew I had the job already. After the interview, I emailed him thanking him for having the time to interview me. About 3 days after he emailed about a 2nd interview.
    I.Went to the second interview and met the the other manager. The other manager wanted to get a feel for who I was.
    After the second interview, I.got an.email anhour after notifying me they wanted to hire me.

    Interview Questions
    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 a weekinterviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    I applied on line, and about a week later I received an email to come in for an interview. The interview turned out to be a group interview, and it was fairly easy. Basically, have knowledge of chipotle and their history. Know who the founder is (steve ells) and about food with integrity (no rbgh in dairy products, all meat is all natural, food is cooked fresh daily). You also need to stand out! Don't be afraid to be the first to answer questions, and make sure to ask the interviewer questions at the end. After that, I got another email for a 2nd interview. It wasn't an interview at all, but rather you go behind the scenes and get to know the crew members. If they like you, you will get hired, and if they don't, you won't. Two days later I got the call that I was hired!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They tell you your pay when you get sent the new-hire information.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    Walked in talked to a manager immediately likes to know that you will work hard, came in for a second interview and it went well there was a lot of general questions they like to see if you will be a good person to work with and that you can work hard.

    Declined Offer
  9.  

    Crew Member Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed at a job fair and got a call back from the manager for a second interview within the week. I was offered the position after the second interview, accepted it, and went through orientation the next week. Never called in for work.

    Interview Questions
    • When was the last time you felt really uncomfortable in a situation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Providence, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Providence, RI
    Interview Details

    They interviewed at a different location because it was a restaurant opening. They asked me about my current food service experience and how I can be an asset to the team.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application online for various locations and ten minutes later I was called in for an interview that same week. The interview was held at a nearby chipotle, one I didn't apply to, and we were interviewed in a large group. It was very hard to listen and answer questions because there were around 15 other people there. You had to try really hard to stand out. That first interview didn't go so well and I never heard back. The following day I got called for another interview at another chipotle location. This time there wasn't many people, but it was still a group interview. They only talked to three people at a time though which made it very easy to make yourself shine. The next day I got called for a second interview that same week too. I went back to were I interviewed and noticed there were only a couple people from the interview before which means we had made it past round one. Instead of doing a group interview though, we were individually interviewed twice by the GM and apprentice. After I was interviewed by the GM the apprentice talked to me a little bit about herself and the company and the benefits that come with working at chipotle and when she was done talking I said "I would love to be a part of that" and then she goes "oh but you are dear" and I was confused for a second and then she goes "you're hired!" My best advice would be to be very happy, bubbly and talkative. They liked my upbeat energy especially since you need that sort of personality at chipotle. Secondly try to educate yourself about the company as much as possible. Throughout my interviews I would use some fancy words used within the company like restuaranteur and "food with integrity." YOU MUST KNOW WHAT FOOD WITH INTEGRITY IS! Overall don't be nervous, have fun and good luck!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    In a crew member position you don't get to negotiate. They told me I would be getting paid $9 an hour and asked if that was okay. Of course I wasn't going to say no so I said "YES!" Advice: be outgoing, don't be shy, learn about the company, always have a smile on, be the first to answer questions, remain positive and have fun and good luck! :)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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