Chipotle

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Chipotle Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
794 Reviews
3.4
794 Reviews
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Chipotle Co-CEOs Steve Ells & Montgomery F. Moran
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get free food if you work and the income is a bit higher than most other places (in 120 reviews)

  • You get one free meal the days you go working and 50% off when you not working (in 98 reviews)


Cons
  • Not paid enough for the amount of work expected to be done (in 17 reviews)

  • Very fast paced, values can some times feel like they are in the way of productivity (in 28 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    KMIT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company has great values, real ingredients, real food prep

    Cons

    not enough training, too much responsibility not enough pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Crew Member

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Team Member in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at Chipotle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free Food while you work, you are able to move up and knowing that all career path starts at the lower level is inspiring. They also, the emphasis the company value and its history. You end up being very proud to work for this company.

    Cons

    Money isn't that great when you see what work you have to do. The training is while you're on the job. In my case, on day one I was put through the crazy rush hour during dinner time. Line wrapped around the store. I couldn't do anything right, it seems. They really should not put new people through that if they are so specific on how to serve customers. I don't know if this manager is still there, but he was a lunatic. He scream, yelled and sometimes threw things because he was dissatisfied at how we were serving the customers. I have been to several Chipotle stores and I quickly found out that not all Chipotle stores run the same. There were not a "right way" or the "Chipotle" way as I have been trained and taught. This inconsistency can be problematic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moving upwards to manager is a boys club and when it came to promotion, they oversaw people who worked much harder than the "popular" kid. Also, reaching Restaurateur status is mainly for upper management. It would have been amazing for the workers to reap some kind of benefit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    team crew member

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle

    Pros

    The benefits are good here. you have paid breaks so that is a plus as well.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectation But then again that will help you in the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a good experiance

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Chipotle

    Pros

    You get free food during your shifts and your breaks are paid. The people you work with are great.

    Cons

    Underpaid for the level of skill to work in the kitchen, extremely high paced environment, management can suck sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Soend more time out your office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    crew

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

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    food was free whenever you want

    Cons

    managers are horrible and won't help you with schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay away

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle

    Pros

    Co-Workers are very helping. The mangers there make everyone feel loved and welcomed.

    Cons

    It can be hard for a employee to give advice or suggestions to the managers about something from the customers.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Busy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Great Hours
    Meet new people

    Cons

    Long Closing Hours
    Non stop movement
    Get called in a lot on off days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, try not to overwork them, don't pressure them to become managers if they don't want to be

  9.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chipotle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company has many goals set in each restaurant and the staff works hard to reach these goals. The restaurants are very clean and the crew members are very welcoming. the customers loved coming back to the restaurant that I worked at.

    Cons

    Sometimes the company (well at least the chipotle I worked at) cares so much about its goals that they ended up forgetting about the crews needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kitchen Manager in Training

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle part-time

    Pros

    Great people, you learn A LOT about high standards in food handling and you build a lot of kitchen skill, fun.

    Cons

    Very low pay rate for the work you do. Especially working the Grill and Prep stations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay rate is too low.

  11.  

    Chipotle

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    Former Employee - Crew in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Crew in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Chipotle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you like to be active in a job, you will always have something to do here.
    It's not a boring routine, depending on your co-workers and ambition.

    Cons

    Customers can get hectic. But that's expected.
    Manager was extremely power seeking, had bad temper, took advantage of his postion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cooperate should run a month to month secret camera test to really see how the managers are treating their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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