CULTIVATING FUTURE LEADERS
START YOUR CAREER ROLLING
One of the many reasons why Chipotle is unlike other fast food companies is the fact that nearly all of the leaders are promoted from our crew. Many restaurant companies hire "professional" managers to run their restaurants and almost never look to their crews for new leaders. But last year at Chipotle, 97% of our general managers were promoted from our crews and because our company is growing, there's plenty of opportunity.
Countless people who came simply looking for a job now find themselves leading dozens, or even thousands of people while enjoying a career that is totally fulfilling, fun, and financially rewarding beyond anything they thought possible. It's pretty simple: If you work hard, you'll get noticed and before you know it, you'll be on a roll.
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WE'RE NOT LIKE OTHER FAST FOOD COMPANIES AND IT STARTS WITH OUR PEOPLE
When Steve Ells started Chipotle back in 1993, he only intended to open one restaurant—not a chain of more than 1,200. Because of that, he broke all of the rules and Chipotle became a new kind of fast food restaurant. In fact, we do just about everything differently and it starts with the people we hire to work in our restaurants.
We've learned that experience in other fast food restaurants isn't of much value at Chipotle. That's because we really cook food at Chipotle. And that's just the beginning of what we do differently. Our Crew members learn what they need to do on the job and in turn, they become the future leaders of our company. It's on-the-job training like you have never had before.
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“CHIPOTLE is the place to be if you are someone who can feel empowered in the workplace, and on all ends! ”
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- Culture & Values
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I have been working at Chipotle part-time (less than a year)Pros
From the meals, down to the whole infrastructure of how this company works, and treats its employees, Chipotle truly knows how to provide an exceedingly better experience each and every day.
They actually keep up on your progress and want, more than ever, for you to get better and better at what you do. Their whole company culture is based off of how much better you can make the person next to you. This fuels a great deal of motivation, empowerment, and refinement in each of the awesome processes that take place while you work. In fact, knowing that teaching and working your knowledge with somebody outside of yourself is one of the best ways to cement said knowledge, I find it to be very, very wise of them to do this. It has propelled me tenfold, within the short month and a half I have put in here, so far.
The next Pro on my list would definitely have to be the fact that everyone communicates efficiently. Having a team of Top Performers means that the crew will surely take after the example of the Management in the aspect of communication, and problem solving, which they actively engage in with the team on a daily basis, during our chip talks. They do a good job of empowering us through that communication, so we may make the same type of choices in wake of any problem.
The last one I will rant about is the food. I have been in love with this place since I was 14, and now I am even more in love, knowing how it all comes together, and what it takes to run at the efficiency we do on the daily. But aside from that, being able to take part in fresh whole food, with naturally raised chicken, and No-GMO's to slow me down, is the biggest bonus of all. I am fueled, and my body reacts accordingly during my shifts. I have noticed a vast improvement in my muscle function and my energy levels since starting here.. vast..
And if that isn't enough, here is a list of a few more reason I love my job!
- Family-like and friendly crew, upper management, and corporate employees, whom also care about your progress, and well-being.
-They work with your schedule always, as long as you truly have an arrangement that needs to be met.
-They pay more than most fast food places when hired on, by almost a dollar or so.
-They have hours to give due to the deployment requirements for the line.
-2 Meals per 6+ hour shift.
-They make an effort to source mostly organic, Non-GMO foods, when possible, from local farmers. This helps the farming and agriculture industry a great deal in terms of family owned farms, who need this kind of business to keep them going, and extend their methods for higher yields. This would create more fresh, whole-foods for more people.
I have no complaints that are relevant to the happiness my job brings me. :)Advice to ManagementAdvice
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Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Chipotle.Interview Details
I applied online and about five days later I got an email telling me to come in for an interview. When I got there, there was about 10 other people sitting waiting for the same interview, since they do group interviews. In total there was 12 of us who showed up and they split us into groups of six. I felt like this interview was very unprofessional. The main interviewer mostly rambled on and they asked questions irrelevant to the job position, like "what would you do if I gave you a million dollars?" and "where in the world would you want to travel?" and that was it. Only those two questions, and of course the "do you have any questions for us?" They were basically looking for people who wanted to ask them a lot of questions and who have no problem talking a lot rather than people who actually have work experience. Personally, it felt very dull and boring.Interview Questions
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- What would you do if I gave you a million dollars right now? View Answer
When Chipotle first opened, the idea was simple: demonstrate that food served fast didn't have to be a "fast-food" experience. We only use high-quality raw ingredients, classic cooking methods and a distinctive interior design, and provide an exceptional customer experience—features more frequently found in the world of fine dining. As a fast-growing company, we’re always...
Mission: To change the way people think about and eat fast food.