Chipotle Reviews

Updated July 28, 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 (18)

    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)

    not bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Chipotle part-time

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers Cool managers Eat for free Not that long shifts Good for students good part time job

    Cons

    taking out the trash literally always doing something never independent work managers eye always on you

    Advice to Management

    Keep making burritos as good as they can get because they sure are good.


  3. Great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Chipotle full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Learned how to speak to customers & work in a very fast moving environment.

    Cons

    sometimes it can be hectic but overall its an amazing place to work


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  5. great job for right person

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager In Training in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager In Training in Charleston, SC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great hours, free food, opportunities for advancement really easily and as much as you want or don't want, cool free shirts, job experience if you want to advance culinarily .

    Cons

    Hard, hard work. High expec rations. You have to be social with co-workers to do well.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Place for Starting Job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Getting free food is always good. Pay is meh, but the hours are good. Management is nice.

    Cons

    Pay is meh. Having to deal with some annoying customers. Can get really busy, so it can become stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Don't have much to say. All the managers were pretty good, but there was some preference towards employees.


  7. Crew member.

    • 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, the interview process is really easy.

    Cons

    There's no anything bad to say about working there, i guess everything depends on the manager you have.


  8. Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Lead Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Cashier in New York, NY

    I worked at Chipotle (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    One con is Free food, 50% percent off all beverages, flexibility, and ability to joke around. Encounter many different personalities.

    Cons

    The cons are that you wont always enjoy who you work with, but thats every job.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with each other, be on the same page


  9. It's ok

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

    I have been working at Chipotle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pay is pretty much ok

    Cons

    Work to hard for the amount of money you make


  10. Great hours, great work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Chipotle full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    If you're willing to put in a ton of work you could become KM in less than a year, more work more promotions! If you train and teach people that really helps too. Show initiative and you'll get good hours.

    Cons

    You have to be "on" all the time. Literally one of the 13 Characteristics is to be"infectiously enthusiastic" and that can be draining. The whole "chipotle culture" aspect takes away from the actual work. People forget we're just running a restaurant not trying to win a beauty pageant.

    Advice to Management

    Management differs from store to store. It really helps if you have someone who's passionate about it.


  11. Its fun

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very fun if you are responsible, fast-paced, and can multitask. If you are a patient person but can work very quickly, you are more than likely to enjoy working here.

    Cons

    The only downsides I can think of when working here is the customers' attitudes. Some customers yell at you over very little things. I got very mad at times but at the end of the day, the good customers made up for the others bad attitudes.

    Advice to Management

    Please give some kind of training to the people you hire before putting them on the line! I got very discouraged on my first day because my training was very rushed and I messed up a lot. It makes the restaurant look bad.



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