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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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Chipotle full-time (more than an year)Pros
- Fast-paced work environment
- Co-workers feel like family
- Exponential Self-growth and self-worth
- Flexible hours
- Easy to masterCons
- Potentially hard to learn (There's a lot to balance once you become serious about this job. It's easy to master once you've learned it, but many find it difficult to develop the drive to learn and assert their abilities within a store)
- Dependent on the team. You can't just come in and do a great job. If your team starts slacking, you start falling behind. It's just the way the system works, here.Advice to ManagementAdvice
If you really get into the Chipotle culture, you will find that stores are either run perfectly according to plan - inevitably phenomenal, best places to be - or someone's doing something wrong. Stores can be very prone to some people carrying others. Sometimes management may not schedule enough one-on-ones which, in Chipotle's environment, has terrible long-term consequences.
CONSIDER THIS: When you apply, your "expected pay" is taken seriously. If you shine in your interview, the hiring process will often involve a quick line of "You requested this amount of pay in your application, so we're going to pay you that." DO NOT request a low amount to look more appealing. I requested $2 pay above what I knew their standard to be and was hired within a half hour of my first interview.
Take this job seriously. It's very serious work that will train you well.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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Getting an Interview
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I applied online – interviewed at Chipotle.Interview Details
I went to apply online two days or so i got a phone from from them to come for a interview the next days witch sucks because did not gave me time to look over things from the website. During the interview I had to wait like for sometime while it was not busy at all. After the interview i had some questions and he was having a very difficult time answering them. Some of them were like what would a typical work day be at Chipotle and he wanted me to answer the questions myself.Interview Questions
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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.