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Chipotle Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
169 Reviews
5.0
169 Reviews
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Chipotle Co-CEOs Steve Ells & Montgomery F. Moran
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169 Ratings

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.  

    Magnificent training, development and fun to work at!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Melrose Park, IL

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    Free food!!!!!! What's not to like?

    Cons

    Time off is there, but if dedicated, you may find yourself overworked...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to hire those who truly have all 13 characteristics... Some people are allowed to be on the roster when they shouldn't. At least this is true at my location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    An amazing company and culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Strategist (Operations Support Role) in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Strategist (Operations Support Role) in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    The culture here is amazing. I've worked for many well-respected Fortune 500 companies, and I am still so impressed by Chipotle every day. People here really truly care about making those around them better. We work hard, but also play hard and it feels like family. For the most part, everyone really walks the talk. In addition, the Food With Integrity mission is literally changing the world. I am shocked that I still haven't gotten sick of the food, and still continue to learn new things every day.

    Cons

    Because everyone gets along so well and it doesn't feel like work, sometimes work can really bleed into personal life, so this is not for everyone. In addition, there are always a few people that do not fit the culture, but at the regional leadership level, it can be slow to remove those people from the team, which does not fit with what we preach at the restaurant level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure those in support staff roles, the national teams and senior regional leadership also fit the culture and are empowering their teams. It's not enough to tell people how to inspire others without doing it yourself. Sometimes, we do not hold the leadership team accountable they same way we do the restaurant teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing experience working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    The skills and experience earned.

    Cons

    The long hours and customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hard work low pay rood employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rialto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rialto, CA

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    Free food and drinks all day long

    Cons

    Long hours,hot environment,rood employees always in your face about every detail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your crew to stop bossing the new people around its the #1 reason why they all keep quiting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Rewarded by making the people around you better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    Growth opportunities great people culture great food culture

    Cons

    Busy environment customers in some areas are very demanding and rude but like I said it depends on the area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    loved it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Chipotle

    Pros

    food was amazing, liked the culture

    Cons

    mopping was hard -- cleanup in general

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Empty Promises

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Florissant, MO
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Florissant, MO

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

    Pros

    Fun Environment
    Pays more than average

    Cons

    Long work days
    Unfair work load
    Upper management doesnt keep promises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure store managers are taking care of crew members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Definitely builds your skills!

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

    I worked at Chipotle

    Pros

    Lots of work, good hours if you asked for it. Managers really believe in the culture of Chipotle and you got a free meal each shift you worked!

    Cons

    Very hard-working, always constantly in action.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew in Centreville, VA
    Current Employee - Crew in Centreville, VA

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

    Pros

    Fun working. Flexible schedule hours people are really nice
    You get free lunch and other times you will get half price of burrito

    Cons

    Hard work too much cleaning it will tire you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Crew Member

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment, employees care for one another.

    Cons

    Long hours standing and it can be hard to deal with disgruntled customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage app use more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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