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Chipotle – Why Work For Us?

CULTIVATING FUTURE LEADERS

 

START YOUR CAREER ROLLINGundefined

 

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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undefinedWE'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.

 
 

  A DAY IN THE LIFE

 

 
 

CHANGE JOBS CHANGE THE WORLD

HELP US CULTIVATE A BETTER WORLD AND BE PART OF SOMETHING INCREDIBLE
 

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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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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time (less than an 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.

    -Holiday parties/events

    -Guilt-Free Employer

    -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.

    :)

    Cons

    I have no complaints that are relevant to the happiness my job brings me. :)

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    Keep doing what you are doing, My Friends!

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Chipotle Interviews

Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015

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    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Chipotle.

    Interview Details

    I applied on-line. Got called in for an interview after two days. I went to the interview and it was a group interview, though only a man and I. The interviewer was male, and very young, early 20's. Him and the other man in the interview ignored me most of the time and cut me off to ask him more questions. I knew I was not going to get this job right away. The other man being interviewed had no idea what he was talking about, stumbled a lot and said things such as "um" or "uh" quite a bit as well. If I would of known the interviewer was going to ignore me I would of never went.

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Chipotle Awards & Accolades

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120 Most Trusted Brands, Entrepreneur Magazine, 2014
Libby Awards: Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurant Chain, PETA, 2013
Fastest-Growing Restaurants, QSR Magazine, 2013
Most Inspiring CEO in America - Steve Ells, Esquire, 2012
100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009
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Additional Info

Website www.chipotle.com
Headquarters Denver, CO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1993
Type Company - Public (CMG)
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

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... More

Mission: To change the way people think about and eat fast food.

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