Chipotle Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
621 Reviews

3.4
621 Reviews
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Chipotle Co-CEOs Steve Ells & Montgomery F. Moran
Steve Ells & Montgomery F. Moran
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The perks of getting free food during your shift was amazing (in 82 reviews)

  • The company allows 1 free meal to its employees per shift worked (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • Not paid enough for the amount of work expected to be done (in 13 reviews)

  • Fast paced environment (for those who don't like that) (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome and Chill

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    Current Employee - Team Crew Member  in  Windsor, CO
    Current Employee - Team Crew Member in Windsor, CO

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

    Pros

    Well I haven't started yet but it sounds like they give me ample training and really invest in my own success as well as the company's. The CEO apparently comes in to interview people and I love that down-to-earth feel that he's involved with all his stores. The manager is relatively new and it sounds like he is really just trying to make it a really great place to eat and the employees work hard to keep the restaurant clean and well prepared. My favorite thing I've seen so far is that they get fresh food in twice a week, have no microwaves or freezers, and keep everything fresh and cut and marinate all of their vegetables and meets as well as having meats without added hormones. It was a very fresh and healthy feeling there.

    Cons

    Just what's expected, it's a lot of work to work there and it can get hot behind the grill and other heated appliances. It also does stink a little that the restaurant doesn't open until 11:00 A.M. just because I would rather have an earlier shift and then get off earlier but it's not a big deal.

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    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for they give you good pay, good benefits, the food is awesome. The people are great. They thrive for a wonderful culture where everyone acts as managers and will love what they do and everyone on the team. You can move up really fast

    Cons

    A lot of the time it is younger people working there so you have to worry about people. Selling out because of social lives and school. However they are great people so there will always be someone willing to help out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More help
    Clearer expectations

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall good

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    Former Employee - Prep Cook  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Prep Cook in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Great company values, work with you to improve your quality of work and better you as an employee, a lot of room for growth in the company.

    Cons

    People are constantly getting promoted that don't deserve it. Extremely picky about your work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    They pay you $10 dollars and hour and give you a free meal and many other perks.

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    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Carle Place, NY
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Carle Place, NY

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

    Pros

    The workplace is awesome. Your managers are always in a good mood. They train you well. The food tastes awesome. It is a very nice place to work at.

    Cons

    It is really heard to get more than 35 hours a week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great first job!

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    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Saint Cloud, FL
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Saint Cloud, FL

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

    Pros

    Usually a great crew and most people get along because they have a list of qualifications an applicant needs before entering the company, many will be very compatible

    Cons

    sometimes the pay doesn't feel like enough for the amount of effort you put in, and you go home smelling like onions and grill.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was great learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Line Worker  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    One of the best things about working here, is the free food you get at lunch, also the amazing staff.

    Cons

    If you are not ready for a REALLY fast paced work place, this isn't the right place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more patient with new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great food and great coworkers, but the pay is too little for the pressure.

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    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Crew Member in West Lafayette, IN

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

    Pros

    The free food with every shift is amazing
    Prepping is a lot of fun
    The crew I worked with was like a family. Everyone got along incredibly well.

    Cons

    Extremely high pressure
    Pay isn't great considering the stress your under to always live up to the standards and time expectations
    Advancement isn't as fast or easy as they suggest when they're hiring you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company To Work For

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Denver, CO

    I worked at Chipotle full-time

    Pros

    The Corporate office is a laid back environment where suits and ties are discouraged. There are fun social events hosted every month for the employees to get to know eachother outside of work. Steve Ells is an amazing person who cares about his employees and their health. They are understanding and flexible and want to help you succeed.

    Cons

    The training was poor and inefficient. I was not told what time to come in, or what to expect, or when I would end my day. It's hard to get a hold of people if you have questions and the office space is small which makes everything echo and you can lose your train of thought while at work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    it is okay

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    Current Employee - Chipotle  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Chipotle in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    free food! nice co workers fun process learning new things. i was happy i got hired so quickly and the pay was pretty okay.

    Cons

    very fast moving, manager doesnt give much attention to you, a lot of people i know coming in and bugging and harassing me while i work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more breaks, managers should be more friendly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    it is what it is , best fast food in all america

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chipotle part-time

    Pros

    good food , fresh meat , food with integrity

    Cons

    schedules , minimum wage , too much work ,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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