Chipotle Interview Questions

Updated Jul 2, 2015
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chipotle (Cherry Hill, NJ) in June 2015.

    Interview

    What they really look for is what is called a "Top Performer". You can sit there talking about how much you you've worked in food before and how you love chipotle's guac all day, but the qualities of a top performer show in their personality. They are looking for not just people that are hard workers but people that have the culture and values of Chipotle already ingrained in them. They do hire temporary line workers too, with not needing as much personal quality, but a manager that is set on building a strong team will hire only the best, and they are trained to pick up on people that are faking it, so if you fake being a top performer in the interview, they'll find out in your work and are swift to correct their mistakes. It's not all just line work either, so don't expect an easy job with good pay and benefits, Chipotle is not for the labor sensitive, we've had 20 people come and go in a week, that's why you see a lot of them are constantly hiring.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about chipotle? Why do you want to work here? What do you plan on getting out of working here?   Answer Question
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rowland Heights, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Chipotle (Rowland Heights, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    After applying online, I received an email saying that I had an interview about 3 days from then. I went to the interview and when i arrived there, me along with about 6 other people went through a group interview being asked standard questions. I then got a second interview which happened to be another group interview but with only 2 more people, and the last interview was ANOTHER group interview with about 4 other people. The fact that I had to go through 3 group interviews and study packets they gave me for the interviews made me think that they're doing a little too much as for a fast food restaurant goes. I guess they really want people that look dedicated and willing to go the extra mile.

    Interview Questions

    • Name one thing you think would be something that you won't like about Chipotle if you do get hired.   1 Answer
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chipotle (San Diego, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was scheduled for 3pm and I did not get interviewed until 4:40pm because they were busy. Once we were being interviewed the managers make you feel very comfortable and they are fun to be around and laugh a lot I really enjoyed this and I called back for a second interview less than an hour later

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about chipotle?
      Why do you want to work at chipotle?
      What's your favorite animal?
      What does the word empowerment mean to you?
       
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Chipotle (New York, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    There are 3 parts to the interview. i first had a group interview then i call the back after a week and the called me to come back in for a second interview. that interview lasted like 6 minutes then they talked with the crew and went ahead with the third part where i went to the back station and met the crew. i spoke to them and got more acquainted with a few. now its been 3 days an i'm waiting on a call back.

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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview

    it was short and good not hard at all really pretty easy.
    asked really good questions not hard at all again easy.
    come in and sit and they might give u something to study if u do good

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    Line Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Chipotle (Pittsburgh, PA).

    Interview

    Applied online, got an email for an open interview that night. About ten people showed up. They interviewed us 3 at a time. Simple questions, do your research on the company. They want to know your friendly, entergetic, and have a good attitude.
    I left that and they emailed me again that night for a second interview with a given time about 4 days later . Unfortunately I was just visiting the city, and was leaving and two days and would not live there for another month. So I came in to talk to a manager and was hired by that manager on the spot.

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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Chipotle in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied late April for a new Chipotle opening in our local mall. Heard back 4 days later asking me to go in for an interview. Since Chipotle opens at 11am, the only people there during my interview were two interviewers, interviewees and crew members prepping for the day. The first interview was a large group interview so I made sure to sit up front and made sure to ask questions so I wouldn't get lost in the crowd. They said we would hear back the same day if we got a second interview. No call, no email so I assumed no job. But 2 days later I received a call around 9am asking to come in at 1pm for a second interview. I went in and this time the restaurant was open and I waited for an hour before I got to tour the kitchen. There I met the GM and had a spot on interview in the middle of the kitchen all while he was chopping tomatoes. After, I waited while they deliberated. 5 min later, I was escorted outside to talk to another GM who said everyone really liked me and we processed all my information/background check requests. Just be sure to research (13 characteristics/Steve Ells/Food with Integrity) and be friendly! Show you care. Don't be rude to other applicants or "one up them". You are constantly being observed (plus they might be your potential co-worker as well). They look for genuinely kind and enthusiastic people. Really simple. But they'll see right through you if you're not genuine. Great people and GMs.

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    Crew Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Chipotle (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Easy and quick they know exactly what they are looking for and they can tell by your personality, you don't neccesarily need to have experience you just need to have the right attitude

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    General Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Chipotle (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I was emailed a time to come in for an interview. When I got there I realized it was a group interview with 6 other people. Interview was at 1030 didn't start til 11. The workers sat around and was eating and playing(store didn't open til 11). They were all being so unprofessional. Cursing and just being loud. We then was broken up into two groups. Then two workers interview us(regular workers, not even the managers). So that was a bad start already because how do I even respect you if you were just being so unprofessional. Interview was short. Felt comfortable talking to them since you know they weren't super strict or a manager.. Later that evening received an email that they wasn't interested. But I wouldn't have accepted the job for this location anyways because they were not professional. Two days later got called for a different location and got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself.
      Why chipotle?
      One word that describes you.
       
      Answer Question
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    Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chipotle (Akron, OH) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for the job online. I found it through snagajob. I submitted the application on Thursday and the store manager called later that day. I missed her call because I was outside until late. I texted to apologize because she left a personal number and then I called the next morning and left a message. She texted back and set up my first interview on Monday (three days later). I got there early and had to wait a little while but it was fine because I liked watching everyone to get an idea of what I might be doing. The store manager came out and we had a one on one interview (unlike what most of you have said) in the main eating area. The questions were easy and I felt I did well. She invited me back the next day (Tuesday) for another interview. This time it was with the GM and an apprentice. Both were one on one, so a lot of the same questions. But again, easy questions and I felt I really hit it off with both of them. The GM said that he would have the store manager call the next day when she was in to set up my third interview. (Which is a ton of interviews just for a fast food place but they were all pretty easy and short, just a lot.) The store manager didn't call me the next day. I texted to ask because I had to text to ask what time I was supposed to come in for the second interview too. It has been four days and still no response. I am going to call the store on Tuesday if I don't hear back by then.
    ---Update 1---
    So I called the store on Tuesday and they said that they manager I needed to talk to wasn't in that day and to call back the next day. I did and talked to the store manager. She asked me a few more questions and told me she would call back after the lunch rush to schedule my third interview. I waited, and waited. At around 2:30 I texted her and said that I had to go somewhere with my little sister but that I would call later that night to schedule the interview. She texted me back and said to check my email. There was a link with my username and temporary password for their work site that all the employees are in. I was a little bit surprised because I thought I still had one more interview but the manager said that, nope, it's for real, so I was hired. I went in to take my documentation the next day and they said they would call me in for orientation some time this week. Still waiting for that, but I am an employee now though! Kind of a crazy process but I'm not complaining too much.

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