Chipotle Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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  1. It was fun but a lot of work

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Chipotle (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -free meal per shift
    -50% off when not on shift
    -always something to do

    Cons

    -they should pay more for the amount of work we do
    -rude customers when the line is long

  2. Helpful (1)

    Crew member been working there for less than 5 month.

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    Current Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook in Glendora, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook in Glendora, CA

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Free food
    -Work around school schedule

    Cons

    - Uneven workload distribution
    -High turnover rate
    -I witnessed over 10 people get fired in 4 months
    -Grill and prep are overwork and underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Work on develop a "culture" where workers are actually happy

  3. crew

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food and great opportunities

    Cons

    Favoritism keeps you from moving up

    Advice to Management

    Get it together

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  5. Kitchen Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good money, cool people, i really enjoy working with friends since all of my colleagues are students at my university

    Cons

    very busy and hectic, no time-offs, sometimes i don't like my job since my boss doesn't like me that much, very favouritism

    Advice to Management

    establish better relationships with your employees and try not to overmanage everything, people want to work and like to work so theres no need for pressure

  6. Assistant General Manager

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    Current Employee - Apprentice General Manager
    Current Employee - Apprentice General Manager

    I have been working at Chipotle (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are amazing. Being able to elevate other people is the base of Chipotle's values. It's a great way to start your culinary/management career.

    Cons

    Lack of staffing, poor scheduling, and constant turn over from staff due to inconsistent training, and stress from the volume of the store.

    Advice to Management

    Do more one on ones, listen to the crew, and connect with the other managers. Don't micro-manage your fellow management team, empower them by giving them responsibility and let them learn new things. Sometimes, people will make mistakes, but that doesn't justify taking every responsibility away and stunting their oppertunities for growth.

  7. Grill/Cook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They provide flexible hours for the most part

    Cons

    Pay is fairly low compared to other jobs

  8. Great job for a highschool or college student.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for extra money in school

    Cons

    Not paid enough for work you do; Told about advancements yet few people do advance.

  9. I loved the people who i worked even my bosses, that was one of the best things about working at Chipotle.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This was my first job and it was great because it didn't require work experience. Free food is like the best pro, after work you could hang with your coworker and eat for free. I hated that you couldn't take the employ meal home.

    Cons

    I hated working there, it seems fun but its a lot of work. They expected me to do too much, most of the time i'm in the back. Every one things working on the line is easy, but the only thing that sucks about the line is you can't leave and you have to put up with customers that want 20 burritos all different. I worked there for 5 months and I was always on prep, marinating chicken. Overall its not as fun as it seems, but you'll find really cool chill people to work with and that makes it kinda better.

    Advice to Management

    Somethings I thought having more than one boss was great but they never worked with each they were all on different pages and unorganized.

  10. Okay place to work for HS students

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Team Member in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Chipotle part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    fun atmosphere
    free food
    endless soda
    made friends with some staff members

    Cons

    cleaning at night sucks
    some staffers are mean

    Advice to Management

    bring in a night shift to clean the kitchen

  11. Fast-paced environment, with great employees.

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    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Current Employee - Crew Member

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great workers and really care for their employees. Great pay ($9/hr starting pay, but most employees I met got at least one raise within their first 3 months). Everyone is very passionate about the food and truly believe in the food with integrity. Everyone is very motivating and they are all about praising everyone for their good work. The employee discounts and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Very fast-paced. They expect a lot from their employees. Training was very fast, and was actually put to work before I was trained and even went to orientation. By my 3rd day, they had me on the line without a trainer. Expect you to learn all of their definitions they give you within your first 2 days. I worked there for 3 days and ended up quitting because they had me scheduled for more hours than my maximum hours listed, and expected very much of me. On 2 of the days I worked there I was held over 2 hours after my shift ended each day.

    Advice to Management

    Train employees a little more before you put them out to work. Hire more employees (we were very understaffed). Don't go over peoples maximum hours they can work. Keep people on track with their hours and don't hold them over their shift as often.

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