Chipotle Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Pros
  • You get free food if you work and the income is a bit higher than most other places (in 120 reviews)

  • You get one free meal the days you go working and 50% off when you not working (in 98 reviews)

Cons
  • Not paid enough for the amount of work expected to be done (in 17 reviews)

  • Very fast paced, values can some times feel like they are in the way of productivity (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Experience has been great, I learned a lot of food prep and practiced management skills.

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager

    I have been working at Chipotle full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free chipotle, plenty of opportunity, they encourage you to do better and give honest feedback.

    Cons

    This is more than likely store specific but the upper management were friends and it was hard to become a "team."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take off the blinders, get rid of low performers and run with your top performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Very hot behind the line. Managers were not very friendly.

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Team Member in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chipotle part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    decent pay, friendly coworkers. easy interview

    Cons

    hot, very fast paced. not much time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    willing to help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Best job I've ever had

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    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Chipotle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Encouraged to move up and be better by not only management but coworkers also
    Fun and positive work place
    Everyone is friends and helps eachother

    Cons

    Very fast paced, hard to keep up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great Work While in school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    Free meals and friendly environment

    Cons

    manual labor can be exhausting at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Fast-paced,

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Louisville, CO

    I worked at Chipotle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Higher level of skill demanded from employee
    Real kitchen skills taught
    Dedicated team of workers
    Great company values (sustainability and food with integrity) talked about regularly
    Good culture of people aiming to succeed

    Cons

    Long hours with difficult shifts (most of the time not a good balance with outside life)
    High demand on each employee
    Difficulty to achieve promotion
    Very high standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training could be done in a much better way (at least at the where store I worked. Most new employees are completely overwhelmed within the first day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. A very fast passed environment where you are constantly challenged and expected to have high standards

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    Current Employee - Chef in Machesney Park, IL
    Current Employee - Chef in Machesney Park, IL

    I have been working at Chipotle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Constantly working, little down time, always something new to learn.

    Cons

    Very demanding while you are working. Hardly any downtime. You'll know you worked a shift at Chipotle when you're done!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Good choice.....

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    Great culture., bonus for developing GM'S.

    Cons

    Long hours, very busy , lots of expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The company is friendly, and they care about their employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Pros

    Free food on the clock and 50% when not working.
    Perfect for college student.
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Stressful
    Not enough money for the amount of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Worked within a family environment

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Chipotle part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Worker benefits. Free meals

    Cons

    Rotation of assignments. Really wanted to work in other stations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. I had a good experience at chipotle, everyone was friendly and worked hard.

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Chipotle part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food during breaks, good coworkers, variety of tasks.

    Cons

    Sometimes you work long hours, you deal with hot equipment and sharp knives so you could injure yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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