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Chipotle Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
857 Reviews
3.4
857 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.  

    It's great most of the time, but there are times I want to quit.

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a very friendly environment, with people who want to climb up the ladder. I also love the fact that we are so dedicated to food with integrity.

    Cons

    The work sometimes can be tiring, especially during peak hours. Some co-workers do not actually empower you to be better at what you do, but rather make jokes out of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Na

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    Current Employee - Prep Person in Bel Air, MD
    Current Employee - Prep Person in Bel Air, MD

    I have been working at Chipotle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    like the job good people

    Cons

    one in line cooking on the grill washing dishes and preparing food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Bells and Whistles behind Pipe dreams

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    When I started working for Chipotle I was starting at a brand new store with a brand new staff. The time and money dedicated to training us shows how much the company cares about the "Chipotle Experience".

    Cons

    Not every manager is on the same page. Some may allow 30 min breaks whereas others make 10 minutes mandatory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break policy needs to be clear across the boards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    I would consider going back in the future

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    Former Employee - Crew Member
    Former Employee - Crew Member

    I worked at Chipotle full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, pays a little above minimum wage, management really tried to have us all work as a team, managers were typically attentive, occasional one-on-ones with managers to get your perspective on how things are running, and when people came in for job interviews the crew members had a chance to speak with them and give their boss their own opinions

    Cons

    Horrible customers, hard to get time off, we ran out of necessities regularly (as in we ran out of chips, bags, portion cups, etc), grossly unqualified employees getting promoted, very fast-paced, everything is your job (cooking, serving, cleaning, all at once)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My review

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    Current Employee - Restaurateur in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Restaurateur in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Chipotle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity when it comes to advancement

    Cons

    No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be unrealistic in your pursuit of perfection.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    This particular restaurant was awful but most Chipotles are a great opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Great environment, promotions are easy to come by

    Cons

    Had to stay after hours often, crew was awful, some managers didn't care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house at the Troy, MI location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Franklin, MA

    I worked at Chipotle

    Pros

    It was nice working as many hours as I want

    Cons

    Hard work and not enough money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for what it is if you can keep up

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Maple Grove, MN

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

    Pros

    Pay is very decent for entry level position and they encourage people to move up in the company. You can maintain a regular schedule and just grind it out.

    Cons

    They will expect you to earn every cent of your paycheck and there is a lot of work involved. If you have a decent work ethic this isnt so bad.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Works for me

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    They pay a little more than minimum wage and the culture.

    Cons

    Very busy, there really arnt any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    chipotle was a great experienced and everyone was very discipline and new what their job was. i love my job!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    decent pay
    great coworkers
    organized company
    healthy food
    great motivational managers
    good hours
    if you show good skilsl they have no problem whatsoever with promotions.

    Cons

    lots of works
    heavy labor
    gimey work at times
    Really exhausting close

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ive worked at two different stores and thought the one did an amazing job with encouraging and helping people work as a team.The other store on the other hand, the managers smoked and gossiped in the back and almost took their job too lightly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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