Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Chipotle
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- Assistant Manager (2)
General Manager Interview
I applied in-person – interviewed at Chipotle (Chicago, IL) in February 2015.
It was very hard had five interviews. This don't make sense they had me to do the video interview. OK great past that then two weeks later HR interview on the phone, ok passed that. Then two weeks later interview with recruiter ok great past that. Now interview with area manager three weeks later, now I'm thinking this is it OK great past that. Now she tells me she will let me know in a week after she talk to recuriter. She calls me we need u to go to job fair down town, I'm like really but ok I went. Paid 31.00 to park I figure it's a investment. Now it takes this one person to determine I didn't have the 13 characteristics, really. The other four seem to think so. Luckily I was hired by another company a week later.
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Other Interview Reviews for Chipotle
General Manager InterviewNo OfferEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle (Little Rock, AR) in November 2014.
Applied online and quickly recieved a reply with a link to an online interview. Very simple, basic question. You have 2 minutes to answer each question but 30 seconds before to consider your response. No do overs! Would have preferred an actual in person interview.
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Customers, sales, employees 1 Answer
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General Manager InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied in-person – interviewed at Chipotle.
Four interviews and working the AGM position for over a year to "prove" that you can do the job. Very difficult interview overall. More of acting the position of GM first and then going over how you were going to become an RT or turn the store around. Lots of pressure on performance.
- At a different restaurant than your home restaurant; spend 30 minutes observing and then diagnose why the restaurant is not yet restauranteur. Answer Question
Very little negotiation allowed; college degree was more of a disadvantage (superiors felt intimidated?) than an advantage, which was disappointing.
General Manager InterviewDeclined Offer
I went online to apply for the job. I got a call from HR to schedule an interview. The process is pretty quick. The first one was a phone interview and a few days later, I got a phone call for a face-to-face interview.
- What is your long term goals? Answer Question
General Manager InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Chipotle.
I had four interviews consisting of a video interview, phone Interview and 2 face to face interviews with different area managers. In the end I was not offered a position. I am fine with Chipotle's decision to not proceed with the hiring process, but I think that after going through four interviews an email explaining their decision would have been appropriate. I had to check my status online in order to get an update and still didn't receive a response after I emailed the recruiter asking for feedback as to what I could have done better. During the recruiting process Chipotle praised themselves as being very 'laid back'. I think after looking at the situation as a whole some of that transcends to unprofessionalism.
- Do you include members of your team in daily decisions. 1 Answer
General Manager InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Chipotle (Cincinnati, OH) in June 2014.
Had 4 interviews before they extended me the offer. The character who was going to be my future area manager was unwarrantably obnoxious and more interested in hitting on the female HR recruiter then talking to me about the job. They ask a bunch of questions related to people so be prepared. They didn't seem too interested in my past experience or education. Overall, it was a very easy interview and if you pass they invite you to the final stage of the process which they call an in store experience. Just show up on time and ask the crew lots of questions and you should be fine.
- Describe how a leader made an impact in your life? Answer Question
General Manager InterviewNo Offer
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Chipotle (Richmond, VA).
I had 3 interviews. Video, phone, in person. All communication was done through email. In person interview was with 3 people in a relaxed setting. I prepared very well for these interviews and did quite well. However, none of my preparation and qualifications mattered. Nor did it matter how I answered. Chipotle isn't looking for the best candidate to lead one of their restaurants. They're looking for someone that's young, hip, and cool. This is the reason for their high turn over rate. They have no leadership in their resturaunts.
- None, but I'm also a hiring manager so I was prepared. 1 Answer
General Manager InterviewAccepted Offer
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Chipotle.
There are many interviews, they focus in experience and to see if you are a good fir for their culture they want to see a upbeat personality so drink a red bull before you go.
They like to see high level of energy and flexible schedule to work those long hours
- They have you run a shift with a training store and see your performance Answer Question
General Manager InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Chipotle (Asheville, NC) in February 2014.
Submitted a resume and was contacted about doing an online interview, in which you are recorded on your computer. I will say it is a good idea even though I did not get the job but I still would have liked to get in front of a real person. I am sure it allows them to accept more people for the interview process
- Questions are normal interview questions nothing out of the ordinary Answer Question
General Manager InterviewDeclined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Chipotle (Fort Worth, TX) in July 2011.
Applied to ad FOR Store Mgrs.Given interview @Job Fair. Told AT interview "NOBODY'S hired INTO Mgmt." Bait & Switch offer of $8.50hr to 'work way up ladder'.NO gauruntees,NOT even a fasttrack program. Not ONE word of this disclosed upfront. As a GM of 20years I felt the whole thing was unprofessional.
Reasons for Declining
* I cut the interview short and explained that I would take my 20 years of Restaurant Management experience to someone who was looking to run an HONEST ad, conduct a LEGITIMATE interview for such a position and consider my credentials appropriatley. Not smart to leave a $45-50k career for an $8.50 hour "OPPURTUNITY". Company is rated as having GREAT pay & perks for Management but I don't think I would ever work for a company who engaged in such misleading recruitment practices 'just' to get you in the door to begin with.
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