Chipotle Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
645 Reviews
3.4
645 Reviews
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Chipotle Co-CEOs Steve Ells & Montgomery F. Moran
Steve Ells & Montgomery F. Moran
353 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Paid break free food on lunch break and 50% off when off some co workers cool (in 110 reviews)

  • You get one free meal the days you go working and 50% off when you not working (in 84 reviews)


Cons
  • Not paid enough for the amount of work expected to be done (in 15 reviews)

  • If you are not ready for a REALLY fast paced work place, this isn't the right place for you (in 24 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fun, Intense, Changes you for the better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Manager  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a very fun and rewarding environment. You are usually surrounded by great people and great managers. There are lots of opportunity here if you plan on moving up in the company. Amazing culture depending on which store you work at. If you are looking to learn leadership skills, this is the place to do it.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to deal with people who don't want to be there to work. Pay is not bad but could always be better. Takes a lot of time to move up in the company (if you want your own store).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great. Best place I've ever worked for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One of the best jobs ever!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Perrysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Perrysburg, OH

    I worked at Chipotle part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, high morale, and fun customers. People move up rather fast in the company. Free employee meal, and 50% off when you're not working. The biggest pro is the delicious food!

    Cons

    There are only 2 shifts, you're either opening or closing. Lunch rush and dinner aren't any fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone is great at their job does not mean they are manager material.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great burritos

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle for less than a year

    Pros

    Free food was a bonus, decent pay, good cooking experience

    Cons

    Smelled delicious after work, but it gets old fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase store hours. I worked in a college town where we missed tons of late night business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Part-time job in college, Crew Member

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

    I worked at Chipotle part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - the store is usually busy on campus, which means there's always something to do, never a dull moment!
    - found a few coworkers who were especially cool, we had a lot of fun playing at work (joking, talking, etc)
    - shifts can be traded easily if you can't make it to work last-minute
    - hourly wages started above minimum wage, even with no experience
    - management was friendly and caring, as long as you're hardworking and nice to them, they treat you well

    Cons

    - clothes get GROSS, everything smells like burritos, have to shower immediately
    - sometimes you get scheduled to close one night (11:30pm or so) and open the next morning (7am or so)
    - i know some coworkers didn't get along with the management, and they hated it at work, ended up quitting

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Chipotle is a rewarding expericence

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Chipotle part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    50% discount and flexible hours

    Cons

    Very demanding and requires a lot more dedication than expected

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good wages but VERY fast

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Mineola, NY
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Mineola, NY

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Chipotle pays higher than minimum wage and has a flexible schedule. If you work enough hours you may receive an employee meal. Discounts on food bought regularly.

    Cons

    Often asks employees to work overtime only as they are leaving (if you get off at 8pm, they will often ask at 8pm), Pace is often hectic and fast and getting enough hours is very hit or miss. Sometimes you have too many hours and sometimes you have too few hours. Not consistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No more quesaritos or put them on the official menu for an extra charge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

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

    I worked at Chipotle part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture that was developed. Awesome co wooers. Gives raises every 6 months. Fun atmosphere. Stressed customer service and working as a team.

    Cons

    Working on weekends for some, work cam be repetitive after a couple years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chipotle

    Pros

    Flexible with scheduling, willing to work with me to design appropriate shift scheduling. Co workers were incredibly friendly and willing to help, which is useful, particularly in training.

    Cons

    The money is probably not worth the work involved, can be pretty demanding and the base pay is relatively low.

  10.  

    Chipotle is a great company to with lots of opportunity for growth and advancement if you put in the effort.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chipotle Crew Member  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Chipotle Crew Member in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The work is fun and fast paced, team members are great to work with since all share the 13 characteristics

    Cons

    Difficult labor and work ethic that is applied by some managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    could work on things

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Chipotle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It was a ok job
    loved pay
    loved the free food

    Cons

    never got help when I first started
    need to be faster
    should cook chips and taco shells while on the clock

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be kinder to your workers
    and if they have one no call no show bc of something
    give them another shot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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