Chipotle Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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    Crew Member Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and after about 2 weeks after I have forgotten that I turned in the application, they called me back for an interview. When I got there, there was about 6 other people, so I knew that it was going to be a group interview. It was pretty nerve-wracking especially if you have never went to a group interview before. We were interviewed standing outside in a circle, by one of the managers, and an assistant manager. The questions were fairly easy and what you would expect at a normal food services place. There were a few people who were really quiet so the manager directed a question or two at the those people near the end of the interview. After that interview was finished, I got a callback the next day, for a second interview. The second interview was pretty nice. I was the only person there, and I talked with another manager, who introduced herself, and told me about Chipotle and what they stand for. There was not a lot of questions, so I was sometimes added in some comments to gain more points just in case. I don't know if that helped. I got a restaurant tour, and met with all the crew members although I only was able to say hi to all of them, we didn't talk that much. After the tour was over, I asked some questions. and asked when I was going to know if i was going to be hired. She said that she was going to decide it right then and there with the other crew members. After about five minutes waiting outside, she walked out and told me that I am hired. Overall, the interview process was not easy, the manager from the second interview told me that I was the only one chosen from the group interview session that I went to, so you really have to try to stand out in the first interview to get a second interview. The interview process was smooth for me probably because there is so much information online about the interview process, and what they look for in their employees. Remember to talk about food with integrity, and keep in mind the 13 characteristics that they look for, and you'll be fine.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Cashier and Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed 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
  3.  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Directly with IT Project Manager and then hired as contractor, Simple and straight forward questions, first call was telephonic and next was face to face, If possible try to go with the company's consulting partner company than individually.

    Interview Questions
    • need to know what you are talking about, and able to explain what you did recently in the Job and how you can help the company with the current Job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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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
  6.  

    Crew Member Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Group interview. 2 managers. 2 interviews. 1st interview is hard do lots of research about the company and about food integrity. You have to do your best to stand out be the first one to speak all the time in the interview ! When you introduce yourself give all details about you and your experience because this may determine if you make it to the next interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Crew Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    They want you to be a people person, they want you to start chatting it up and getting along with the crew from the start. Your past experience doesn't matter, they wont even ask. You will start out as crew and earn promotions from there. Don't expect a typical interview or you will be caught off guard.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you aspire to? What are you passionate about? Tell me about yourself.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I want to work somewhere where my years of experience count for something. The company seems highly unorganized.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed 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
  9.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    i filled out an application online then i called them after to set up an interview and i went in nervous like really but the hiring manager was nice. he asked simple question cant remember all it was pretty quick like 10 min but im waiting for a call i i did it today.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very intense. I was interviewed three separate times before I began work. During the third time, every crew member that was in the restaurant at that time talked to me. They want to be sure you will get along with their current employees. I also spoke with the GM and the GM Apprentice twice. Their questions were very involved and they seemed truly enthusiastic in finding out who I am as a person. It was a tough process, but it was not stressful since my interviewers made me feel comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • Here at Chipotle, our motto is "Food with Integrity." What does that phrase mean to you personally?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Team Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed 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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