Chipotle
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Updated Jul 5, 2014
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3.2 544 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Chipotle Co-CEOs Steve Ells & Montgomery F. Moran

Steve Ells & Montgomery F. Moran

(289 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Chipotle is a well thought-out company that allows employees to move up quickly given the right management.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy to move up if you are willing to put in the work.
    After working for a year, the benefits are nice.
    The food is tasty and free when you work.
    Great culture and principles to understand.

    ConsNo work/life balance.
    If you are looking to move up, do not expect much free time at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk more about becoming Restauranteur with your employees. Also, talk more about the perks and how everything works when moving up more and more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Thank you so much for your review. We take these seriously, and will be sure to pass along your comments to our leadership teams. Keep up the good work! Thanks. -Jen
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    firing wrongly

    Crew Member (Current Employee)
    Chevy Chase, MD

    Prosgood pay
    good food
    fast paced
    Great pay

    Consrude managers who have favoritism

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat each employee the same and dont fire people because of medical reasons although they call in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Chipotle is overall a rewarding experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGrowth opportunities are amazing. You tend to have while you work. Time files during your busiest time. Health benefits are great for Salary Managers

    ConsLow pay for Entry level crew members. Always on call. Dealing with Children who are in management position. The Lack of drug test bring in more problems then they solve.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDrug Test the crew.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Loving life at Chipotle!

    Chipotle Crew Member (Current Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsThe people are very friendly, everyone is interested in helping you thrive and they are flexible about requesting off work

    ConsEveryone has an opinion on how you should be doing things and some even contradict each other. Portion sizes are strict and you can end up getting repremanded even though the customer asked for extra. The training program is not sufficient

    Advice to Senior ManagementI know the training book is new, but its horribly organized! It should be organized by shift: Opening, mid-day, and closing. I still don't have a lot of knowledge in the book purely because I have not been scheduled to open. Also, our pay is a bit low for the amount of revenue my store does. My boss brags about our average daily revenue being 11,000 or more. Why is it that we make $8.75? Thank you!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Thank you so much for your review. We will be sure to pass these comments along to our training team. We hope to make your experience even better in the coming months. Keep up the good work! Thanks ... More
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    Decent Place To Work At

    Cashier and Crew Member (Former Employee)

    ProsCoworkers were really nice, atmosphere and the food, pay was decent, organic and hormone free food, my restaurant was very convenient in location. You get free lunch when you're working and half off when you're not, you are recognized when we perform your job well.

    ConsDoesn't give you 40 hours a week, upper management can be a pain sometimes and the work can be hard. You're expected to know everything right off the bat, took me some time to get used to all the stress. Manager would yell at us if things weren't done perfectly, felt like I was being rushed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need to be better trained,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We value your comments and will pass them on to our leadership teams. Hopefully we can use these to improve ourselves even more in the future. Thanks ... More
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood salary for fast food
    Flexible hours
    Free and discounted food
    Friendly environment

    ConsHeavy lifting
    Smell of food (on body and clothes)
    Poor development of crew members
    Some managers are lazy and lack the ability to train property

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain better managers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun place to work and lots of free food.

    Crew (Former Employee)
    Springboro, OH

    ProsGood opportunities and fun work.

    ConsHard work and trashy people to work with.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was fast paced and fun. Got a free burrito.

    Crew Member (Former Employee)
    Daytona Beach, FL

    ProsLearned a lot about food and handling customer's concerns.

    ConsReally long lines during lunch time, we needed the crew to fold the burritos faster.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI wish breaks were longer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An awesome place to work. Good people, good quality, and great healthy food.

    Crew Member (Former Employee)
    Stillwater, OK

    ProsThe people are fun, active, and generally great workers. Pay was pretty good, especially to start out. The food quality is great, the company, managers, and crew care about doing a good job and everyone keeps it really enjoyable.

    ConsCan be a lot of work. They ask a lot from their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more input from the crew.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Can be fun, but has downsides

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-Management tried to keep everyone positive and working
    -Pay is good for a frugal lifestyle
    -Easy to learn how everything works when you start working there
    -If you work with the right people then you look forward to shifts, have fun, are more productive
    -Great music in the restaurant

    Cons-Trying to encourage a positive work environment didn't work on totally apathetic coworkers, leaving someone else to pick up their responsibilities
    -Breaks were given at odd times sometimes
    -Nothing is recycled

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more assertive when you notice an employee is constantly lazy. Recycle.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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