Chipotle Reviews

Updated August 29, 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 (28)

    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
    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)

    Definitely work, but not all bad

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Team Member in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free meal every shift + half off any other time (saves you money while also paying you) Paid breaks Most managers want to help cross-train and teach you new skills Fun job because you get to see EVERY student (honestly...) Great corporate culture and vision

    Cons

    Shifts (especially opening or closing) can be seven+ hours Most employees are great to work with, but some don't take it seriously (no call, no show) Food service is what it is, y'all.


  3. Great job

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

    Pros

    free food when your 50% when your off duty

    Cons

    hard work, sometimes it gets busy and stressful


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  5. Good company... with the wrong people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Pikesville, MD
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Pikesville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company really cares about crew.

    Cons

    Crew doesn't care about crew.


  6. New hire

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I Work He Line But Have Opportunities to Move Up Soon in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - I Work He Line But Have Opportunities to Move Up Soon in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The group I work with are amazing people who really care about you and motivating y to move up and feel confident,

    Cons

    It's very fast paced and intemendating.

    Advice to Management

    Please get to know your new hires more. I feel separated at times.


  7. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Faxpeditor
    Current Employee - Faxpeditor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork-oriented environment. One person's success is everyone's success. You receive praise when you do something well or correctly, which motivates you to always do better. When you mess up, it is everyone's job to elevate you, not put you down, but to make you better. Pay is good for fast food. Company promotes within.

    Cons

    You smell like food, customers can be ridiculously rude. Each station can be strenuous on your body.


  8. crew member

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, busy place to work, managers are mostly okay, working on the line is really easy

    Cons

    Gets really busy really quick, must be prepared and have everything you need in advance.

    Advice to Management

    Work a little harder to accommodate your employees schedules and availability.


  9. Team Member

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Chipotle part-time

    Pros

    You get free food, you get a free t-shirt and hat, and you can work with other cool people. Plus you learn all the recipes.

    Cons

    Corporate demands a lot of management in terms of implementing the Chipotle culture, which is fine. But then management expects you to learn all that, which is impossible, because the management themselves don't even know all this stuff and they get angry that you don't either.

    Advice to Management

    Management should promote the employees strengths, and help them work on learning new skills. This was the best part of working at Chiptole, learning new skills.


  10. Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Cashier and Crew Member in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They start you off above minimum wage, tips aren't great, about $3 per person per shift. Free food each time you work and a paid 30 minute lunch break. Now offering tuition reimbursement for students.

    Cons

    Slave shop. Non stop work hardly any down time.


  11. Love it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a Family environment

    Cons

    There are no cons here

    Advice to Management

    None



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