Chipotle Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Pros
  • All the free food you want on your 15 minute break (in 120 reviews)

  • free meal when you work at 50% when you're not working (in 98 reviews)

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

  • Fast paced environment (for those who don't like that) (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Good first job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Chipotle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was allowed to eat there as much and as many times as I wanted. Flexible with hours. Good people.

    Cons

    Apparent disjoint between management and upper-management. Communication was not always ideal. I usually was not given enough hours.

    Advice to Management

    Upper/senior management should try to be less spooky. They seemed to drop by at our store just to scare employees into making the place spotless. I would have enjoyed talking to them more, in retrospect.


  2. Fun Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Vacaville, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Vacaville, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Fun work environment
    -Work isn't hard
    -As much free food as you want as long as you eat it in the store
    -Raise after 6 months
    -Opportunity for promotion

    Cons

    -Hard to get the amount of hours you want (either they give you too many or not enough)
    -You have to stay late a lot of the time

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any advice for management, where I work the managers do an awesome job!


  3. Chipotle

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Crew in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, free meal, good pay (for fast food), usually good coworkers

    Cons

    hard work, many stores demand a lot more than you'd expect from a fast food joint

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for top performers


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  5. Awesome job, sucky management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle part-time

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and great co-workers.

    Cons

    The managers suck. They're attitudinal and are pushy. They screw you over and get upset when you ask them about it, then they lessen your hours to 5 hours a week, then they look for any simple reason to fire you. Good luck!

    Advice to Management

    Grow up, please.


  6. Good start to leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Crew in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast track to management
    Great leadership ethics
    Free meals on duty
    Paid Breaks

    Cons

    Average pay for the hard work
    recognition only by hard work and high standards
    if you want to lead you have to build and put the work in


  7. Working for Chipotle

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One of the major pros for me would definitely be the free food while you're working and 50% off ONE meal when you're not. Also I find a majority of the customers who come in are happy people which is nice plus in my opinion to help someone has an even better day. At the specific location I worked at after a while all the employees become friendly towards each other which helps for a nice work environment. Chipotle works with student schedules and now have some tuition reimbursement for college students. health benefits included

    Cons

    During my whole time working there there was sort of an inconsistency of hours. At this establishment they say there is real thing as a part or full time worker because they give hours based on the positions the store is needing for certain days. Also this isn't the type of job where you get any sitdown time except for a 30 minute break ( which is paid)

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the management is to be a lot more active when it comes to new hires, when I got the job I had no call back or email from them saying I was hired, just an email for workday ( their online system for workers to check hours and start the background checking process).


  8. I love chipotle

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love it there!! Its not like horrible journeys. Its defifnently new hire friendly. They make you feel good and they all help you work together

    Cons

    The only thing is that management are very strict which is understandable

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring for the employees and thank you for our free meals������


  9. grill

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

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great crew members, great food, fast paced, lots of opportunity, decent pay

    Cons

    Random hours, inclined to work during breaks, lack of care for employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    FUN

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Vero Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Vero Beach, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loads of fun! Great, fast past working environment. Great for my first part time job.

    Cons

    Dealing with rude people from time to time. All a great learning experience though.


  11. Crew member

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Bel Air, MD
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Bel Air, MD

    I worked at Chipotle (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, fast paced environment. Shift seemed to go by really fast when there were a lot of customers.

    Cons

    No downsides I can really think of at the moment except was a bit boring if there were no customers and not much to do.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and don't talk down to them even if you're their superior.



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