Chipotle Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Pros
  • All the free food you want on your 15 minute break (in 120 reviews)

  • free meal when you work at 50% when you're not working (in 98 reviews)

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

  • Fast paced environment (for those who don't like that) (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    Working at Chipotle as a Crew Member

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Current Employee - Crew Member

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You don't have to worry about working for a company that's doing bad things like harming animals, using dangerous chemicals in their food, producing very unhealthy food etc. When you serve food to your customers, you know you're giving them real food. Working in the kitchen shows me that they really just use real, healthy ingredients. It's nice to know that you're representing a company that has real integrity.

    Cons

    It's a lot of work, you have to know how to do prep, line and grill. You hardly ever leave on time and a lot is expected of you. You can only really take your break when the line dies down so you're gonna be working hungry a lot.

    Advice to Management

    The management at the Chipotle where I work is really friendly and approachable, all the managers work in prep, grill, line etc, it's not like they're some unreachable force or something. I'm not like a star employee or anything, I get confused and make stupid mistakes sometimes and bother them with a lot of questions but they've always been super nice and helpful!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good first job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Chipotle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was allowed to eat there as much and as many times as I wanted. Flexible with hours. Good people.

    Cons

    Apparent disjoint between management and upper-management. Communication was not always ideal. I usually was not given enough hours.

    Advice to Management

    Upper/senior management should try to be less spooky. They seemed to drop by at our store just to scare employees into making the place spotless. I would have enjoyed talking to them more, in retrospect.


  3. Amazing company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, learn how to make great food and work in the kitchen, fire a ton of people, you can learn how to be a great leader.

    Cons

    you have to fire a lot of people, pay is low enough to keep you, but not high enough for you to be okay with staying at your current position.

    Advice to Management

    you know.


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  5. Good for a fast food job, wouldn't make a career out of it.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant Team Member - Crew in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Restaurant Team Member - Crew in Williamsburg, VA

    I have been working at Chipotle (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Management respectful towards employees.
    - Fair compensation, free meals on days you work, half price otherwise.
    - Room for advancement.

    Cons

    - Very fast paced, high volume. Easy to fall behind.
    - No raise received after a year of employment (for me, anyway)
    - I received very little training before being thrown into the thick of things.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more employees so that the line is never manned by just one employee. Offer better/more training before throwing new employees onto the line.


  6. Crew

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People I work with is friendly

    Cons

    Nothing is really a con


  7. Good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can learn to be a productive team member and there is free food on your shift, half off when you're not working.

    Cons

    If you dont like working face paced- rushing in a lot of things you do, this might be different for you. Keeping energy in a face paced environment is a skill.


  8. Sweet

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place and company to work for. Cool people, friendly guests, good environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, mean customers sometimes, not much room for growth or advancement.


  9. I love chipotle

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love it there!! Its not like horrible journeys. Its defifnently new hire friendly. They make you feel good and they all help you work together

    Cons

    The only thing is that management are very strict which is understandable

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring for the employees and thank you for our free meals������


  10. Fun Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Vacaville, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Vacaville, CA

    I have been working at Chipotle (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Fun work environment
    -Work isn't hard
    -As much free food as you want as long as you eat it in the store
    -Raise after 6 months
    -Opportunity for promotion

    Cons

    -Hard to get the amount of hours you want (either they give you too many or not enough)
    -You have to stay late a lot of the time

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any advice for management, where I work the managers do an awesome job!


  11. Chipotle

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Crew in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, free meal, good pay (for fast food), usually good coworkers

    Cons

    hard work, many stores demand a lot more than you'd expect from a fast food joint

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for top performers



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