I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Chipotle in January 2014.
Interview Details – Initially through Skype and phone leading to an in person interview. You interview with the whole department you are applying for and they take you through what you would be doing on a hypothetical workday.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 10 years? View Answer
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in April 2013.
Interview Details – The first interview was with the manager and then other employees in the same position I was applying. The second interview was with other people from the HR dept and then the director of the HR department. They don't ask you a lot of work experience questions, they more want to know what kind of person you are and if you will fit in with their people culture. Just be yourself and dress very casual, they don't like formal wear because the office is very relaxed. The one thing I didn't like is the job was a contract position and they made it seem like after 90 days you would be hired on full time, which didn't happen. Most people on not hired on until at least 6-8 months, sometimes more.
Interview Question – They don't ask technical questions-it's more of a character interview, if you are out-going, personable, fun to be around. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation-it was a contract position.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Chipotle in November 2013.
Interview Details – I felt that the team all really enjoyed their jobs but that there was a sense of exclusion. The interview process was 6 current employees (The team) interviewing me. This is intimidating because I felt like there was a sense of exclusion. There was a tone of high school to the group. They explained this by saying that because they work in a team it is important that everyone approve of the new team member. I think that is crazy because I can't think of any situation that I have ever been in where every single person is cooperative and friendly. I was friendly nonetheless, but the structure of the interview struck me as odd. It was about one hour of six different people firing questions at me. I thought that I handled them well, but ultimately they decided that I wasn't a fit for their group.
Interview Question – What is your idea of a top performer? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Chipotle in November 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online after seeing the job on Indeed.com. Contacted a Chipotle recruiter via Linkedin. Within five days of applying online receive link to do a recorded video interview through a program called HireVue. I had to answer five questions within three minutes. They were standard interview questions. Submitted video on a Monday and on Tuesday received a call to come in for an interview on Thursday.
The office is beautiful and everyone dresses in jeans. Another person arrived for an interview at the same time. The "department"of 9 split into two groups and so for 15 minutes I was interviewed by five people and then then was interviewed by the other four coworkers for another 15 minutes. I felt much more comfortable with the second group. I didn't really get to ask many questions about the company. The time goes by very fast.
I noticed that no one over 45 seems to work at the corporate office. I was not impressed with some people who interviewed me, very poor handshakes. Others were great interviewers. No one asked to see my resume.
It seemed like a place I would want to work, but I don't think my personality was a good fit for some of the team.
Interview Question – If you were to explain this position to a stranger what would you tell them? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter and then had an interview with them. Later that day I was sent an email with a link to an online interview. There, they ask you a question, give you 30 seconds to prepare, and then record your answer.
Interview Question – How would a friend describe you and how would your mother describe you? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in April 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process was a bit like speed dating. They put multiple potential employees in separate rooms while their managers move from room to room spending 5 minutes with each applicant. It is a very casual work environment. I am used to working in a business suit everyday and the individuals interviewing me were wearing jeans and sandals. I waited for 30 min with others being interviewed and felt like I had higher quality interaction with my peers than in the actual interview. It seemed very rushed and unorganized.
Interview Question – Point out on your resume the biggest contributing factor for why you should get hired here. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Chipotle in April 2013.
Interview Details – Two interviews, each an hour long. The initial interview was with half of the Compliance team (roughly 4-5 people), and they asked generic questions.
The second interview was with the other half of the team. After asking me what my idea of a top performer was, one of the managers used the interview as an ego-boosting session for himself. He went on a the minute rant, discussing his accomplishments, and assuring me that he (and his team) were all top performers. After leaving the interview, I did not wish to work for him or with him of "top performers".
Interview Question – When asked what a top performer was, I mentioned that it was a person who added an element of fun to the work environment. The hiring manager told me that if they wanted to have someone fun in the office - they would hire a comedian. View Answers (2)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Chipotle in July 2012.
Interview Details – I went to a job fair where I was first interviewed. The interview was avg. The manager who interviewed told me he would call me later on that same day to schedule a second interview. However he did not. I think went another Chipotle fair and was interviewed by the store I'd originally wanted. He asked me about my goals, asked me about what I knew about the company and their goals. He wanted motivated people with the 13 characterstics they promote on their website.
Interview Question – The most unexpected question was "list everything you know about this company." I felt that what I knew wasn't enough Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was offered the job and though I waited long and often during the actual hiring process, it was simple
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Chipotle in April 2012.
Interview Details – The interviews take about a week because the restaurant is a restaurateur location, so the expectations are higher than a non-resturateur location.
Negotiation Details – A higher payment rate than the last position at the company. Have high expectations to mirror the company you are applying.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Chipotle in October 2011.
Interview Details – A total bait and switch! I came in for a "manager" interview and was told that everyone starts on the food line, making $8/hour. The lady told me that with two promotions I could be an assistant manager... so it actually WAS a management position! Looking for work is difficult today, so completely wasting my time and theirs is lame. If you think you're going to a management interview, you might want to just stay home.
Interview Question – Tell me something you're proud of. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – They lied about the position.
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