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Chipotle Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
759 Reviews
3.4
759 Reviews
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Chipotle Co-CEOs Steve Ells & Montgomery F. Moran
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    My work experience at chipotle was a learning one as well as a joyous opportunity. At chipotle your considered family.

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    Former Employee - Cashier and Crew Member and Prep in Fairfield, CT
    Former Employee - Cashier and Crew Member and Prep in Fairfield, CT

    I worked at Chipotle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Natural Foods with local farms and free ranged animals with grass fed diets. That's amazing your getting Good fast food for a descent price. Chipotle is raising the standards for fast food.

    Cons

    Chipotle tends to be unorganized as a company in general sometimes to be totally honest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize better and make sure the people that you promote to manager are actually benefiting and making positive changes for the company and crew not just themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Alot of hours and managers are very friendly and great

    Cons

    Too many hours not a steady schedule and expect you to do what a manager does without the pay

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Climbing the ladder

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

    I have been working at Chipotle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get free food if you work and the income is a bit higher than most other places. You get to learn about the people who you work with and chipotle teaches you a lot of life lessons!

    Cons

    Promotions are there but sometimes it just takes too long to even be validated. It is a lot of work with the amount of people that you have on the shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management... I'm really amazed at where you guys are at but there are a lot of people out there that lose motivation to want to move up the ladder because the upper management doesn't come in to promote people. Most of the promotions are due to politics and playing the "hero" card. When they don't need to promote anyone, they won't come in at all even though you are ready to move up and they even promote people who are not close to being ready just for the sake of having someone in that position. Please set people up for success and when they are ready, then promote!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I really did enjoy work there and would work there again

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    Former Employee - Line Worker in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice Coworkers
    Nice customers
    You'll never get sick of the food and 50% off
    Can get days off
    Didn't really have any coworkers that slacked off

    Cons

    Lunch hour can be hell
    Will occasionally get attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not promote just anyone that has been working for the company for a long time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Job was fine but making burritos gets old

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Making burritos is relatively easy.

    Cons

    Making burritos gets old after a few weeks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    If it wasn't food, I would attempt to make it a career

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    Current Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Huntington, WV

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

    Pros

    More than enough opportunity to advance in company, management works along side you at every moment.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, values can some times feel like they are in the way of productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Culture, but my location was a little unorganized

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Pretty good pay, relaxed, good opportunity to learn about franchising, good opportunity to try to move up in a management role because rotation is consistent to about two years.

    Cons

    no variety in work, management at my location was organized and in danger of getting replaced, inadequate training to start working the first week. I worked as the dishwasher/ dining room cleaner for five weeks straight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to actually instruct new hires what they need to do and the proper standard that Chipotle expects of its employees. It would be really helpful to show the new hires the training videos on the first few days before actually working, because they are indeed very helpful.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    If you would like to advance and are willing to put in the effort this job is great.

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    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Wauwatosa, WI

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

    Pros

    The work environment here is so live. Everyone does their job but also has fun doing it. They do crew meeting and give chances for the crew to speak up about what's on their mind.

    Cons

    One big con to me is if you have to call in sick they ask you for a drs excuse on the first day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    great teamwork environment, great benefits: free food when you work and 50% off when you don't. They also offer health insurance and other discounts at other places.

    Cons

    Sometimes management sucks but it depends on which one you work at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    carefully choose all managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Hard work, decent pay, great food and company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Lubbock, TX

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

    Pros

    Free delicious meal every day you work
    Paid break
    Plenty of opportunities to work more
    Encourage to move up from management
    50% off meals when not working
    Don't deal with many rude customers
    High standards

    Cons

    ****Hard fast pace work****(this job is not laidback)
    Work can get repetitive
    Hours can be a little too rigid, make sure you are clear on when you want to work
    Takes a while to get comfortable with the job responsibilities
    High standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More proper training with new crew members

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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